January 2014 Disney Trip: Part 1

Now that I am caught up with my race recaps (whew!) I wanted to share a little about or January trips when we WEREN’T running! Our first day in Disney in January for Dopey, we went to the expo Wednesday then had dinner that night at California grill. I was a good girl and wore flats, but totally forgot I had only brought a dress…and I got taped at the KT Tape booth that afternoon. Whoops! I got some strange looks.


We love the newly remolded California Grill, and got to eat there for the second time since the re-opening.



Bobby was a happy boy with his sushi


We went to bed early, and got up to run the Family Fun Run 5k the next morning. After the race and breakfast, we headed to EPCOT for the morning.


Where I somehow got roped into being part of a “play” in the UK.


We rode Soarin’ and Space Ship Earth, and grabbed some lunch.


We were pretty tired and headed back to the room for a nap. As soon as we got there, I got a call about shooting some video and still shots for an article in the Orlando Sentinel about Dopey, so we grabbed my costumes, hopped back in the car and headed to the Sports Complex…where we filmed in the pouring rain!


We made it back to the hotel just in time to grab drinks from the concierge lounge and change before heading to dinner at Ohana. I had to leave to go meet some friends for drinks, so I left Bobby at dinner (no kidding, and he was fine with it!) I met my friends, and came back and picked Bobby up at the Poly. Don’t feel too bad for him, he had a book and my iPad! It was off to bed after that, we had the 10k to run the next day.

We were up at 2:45 for the 10k, and we came back to the hotel to shower and eat before driving to Hollywood Studios.


Not going to lie, we didn’t last long. With no nap the day before and two early wake up calls, we were spent. We rode a couple rides, grabbed some lunch at Toy Story Pizza Planet, and then went back to the hotel for a glorious nap. That night, we just hung out around the hotel relaxing and enjoying the weather. No dinner plans, just sitting. Aaaahhh


We also roasted some marsh mellows with the kiddos!



I really love the Wilderness Lodge, it’s such a beautiful and peaceful resort. We found some chairs to sit in and listen to the waterfalls before heading upstairs for some dinner.

Again it was early to bed. We had a half marathon in the morning!

QOTD: When you go to Disney do you ever take time to relax or are you just go go go the whole trip?

*I would LOVE to help plan your family vacation to Disney World, Disneyland, on any cruise line, to Universal, you name it! It costs you nothing extra and I do all the work. heather@travelwiththemagic.com

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  1. Looks like such a fun trip!

  2. I am ALL for rest time! I always try to tell people it’s worth it to make the rest of the trip that much more enjoyable but the magic of Disney always lures people in….but I get the “we should’ve listened to you” after 🙂

  3. So fun! I’ve never been to the Wilderness Lodge, but I need to go – those roasted marshmellows look so yummy! We definitely try to relax when we go to Disney, it makes all that walking around much easier lol :0)

  4. People usually say that it doesn’t matter which resort you stay at because all you will do is go there to sleep. I disagree, especially during race weekend. I like to spend a lot of time at the resort relaxing. And during race weekend I hope to do a lot of sleeping! We are staying in the MK area this week so I hope to get over to WL and visit. Where are you staying this weekend?

  5. So much fun! I will admit that I am go, go, go when I am in Disney because I don’t want to miss a thing!!!

  6. If my family’s only at Disney for a couple days, we are go-go-go! Marathon weekend however gave us time to relax, and when two in our party were doing the full, 4 of us went to get pedicures at SS Senses. That was a great way to relax.

  7. How fun! The bf and I are going to Disney in March. I haven’t been since I was a kid and he is going for his first time! It is just a weekend getaway but we can’t wait!

  8. Looks and sounds like a fun couple of days! I love the WL, too…such a beautiful and relaxing place! Yum, Cali Grill sushi!!

  9. Love the Wilderness Lodge club level. We had the best time there in Oct. Can’t wait to go back

  10. Disney is just so FUN!

  11. When at Disney I’m go-go-go all the time! Even during Marathon Weekend, we were at the parks each day after the races. While it was exhausting (and I’m still not sure how Preston finished Dopey more upright than I did after doing the 10k and half), we wouldn’t have spent our week at Disney any other way!

  12. Kate @ Life on the Pavement... says

    We take time to relax in the pool in the evenings, but even that can be chaotic! 🙂

  13. Sounds like fun. I love the WL. We only do the parks in the mornning and evening, and spend each afternoon at the pool at the WL!

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    January 2014 Disney Trip: Part 1

    Now that I am caught up with my race recaps (whew!) I wanted to share a little about or January trips

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