Disney Girls Trip Part 2: Before the Race

I left off with our packet pickup at the Animal Kingdom Parking lot. From there, we hopped a bus to EPCOT. We had some fastpasses and then dinner reservations at Via Napoli. We were there during the Flower and Garden festival, so it was fun to see all the topiaries.

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Hi Epcot!

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First things first, we needed some caffeine. I tried the new S’mores Frap at Starbucks. It was delicious!

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Then it was time to laugh at our funny pictures on Spaceship earth They did not disappoint.

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We rode Soarin, then headed over to the World Showcase to make our way to Italy for dinner. We really worked up an appetite with the long walk.

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I rewarded myself for a job well done on the long walk with some yummy food.

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PIZZA! We may or may not have eaten the whole thing…

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After being sufficiently filled with carbs and lots of cheese, we waddled towards the exit and called it a night.

The next morning started off the way every day should start, with a Mickey waffle!

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Hello Caribbean Beach resort!

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We got on a bus for Hollywood Studios, ready for our first full day.

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it was so strange with the hat completely gone.

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Once again, we caffeinated, then we hit up Toy Story Mania.

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For some reason I thought the coach was being taken away in April, and was bummed I forgot to go get a photo during Princess. However, it was still there, so we stood in line of course.

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We had lunch at Mama Melrose. I have note eaten there in about 7 years, and it was surprisingly better than I remember. I had some pasta to get me fueled up for the big race, and then we headed back t the hotel to nap. It was such a gorgeous day outside that I decided to nap outside our room in a hammock. Ever have one of those naps where you aren’t really sure if you fell asleep or not? That was me. Oh well.

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We grabbed some dinner at the food court and then just hung out in the room. It was so odd waiting around for a night race, we didn’t need to be on the bus until about 8:15, which, let’s be honest, it normally when I am about to start heading for bed!

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Next up will be my race recap, stay tuned!

QOTD: Have you ever run a night race? Do you prefer it? Favorite ride at Hollywood Studios?

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  1. What a fun girls trip!!

  2. I love TSM and Rock n Roller Coaster. They do need some new rides at HS though, and I’ve heard rumors they’re looking into that.

  3. So much fun!!! Can’t wait to read the recap!

  4. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie says

    I’m really excited for Wine and Dine as it will be my first night race. I think I will be a big fan of not having a 3 AM wake up call : )

  5. Sounds like a nice and relaxing day despite having to stay awake for the race! Fav ride at HS is toy story! 🙂

  6. I did Wine and Dine last year and it was my favorite-very different to relax all day and take naps before the race. I can’t wait to do it again this year!

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  1. runningwithsass says:

    Disney Girls Trip Part 2: Before the Race

    I left off with our packet pickup at the Animal Kingdom Parking lot. From there, we hopped a bus to EPCOT

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