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Trip Report **COMPLETED** The Princess 10K (and other adventures) !

Doc Disney

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Congrats on the run! How fun that you get to do that with your mom :)

We did the Jingle Jungle 5K like 5 years ago, and the waiting really is the worst part!
I feel like waiting for a 5k for some reason would make me even more annoyed :happy::hilarious:

Following along. I'm a little late because I just got home from my trip on Sunday. I'm bummed that we didn't have a chance to meet up while we were down. Maybe next time.

We had done an Illuminations Fireworks cruise last year. I would definitely recommend it. I actually want to do a MK fireworks cruise next. They provide snacks and sodas (or pops for you western NYers), and have blankets on board. You can place an order for real food and beverages if you want. The boats leave from the Yacht Club and cruise down to DHS and back before heading to Epcot. There they tie all the cruise boats together for the show. That part isn't that great as the show isn't really that "private". The best part is that it's one price for the boat, so you can have as many as 16 (I think) people. When we did our cruise, it was just my wife and me and my aunt. Since we had more room, we had @blgauger and Dylan join us. Had a great time!!!
Hm....ok. I'm considering this for my Mom's Birthday but it would just be the 2 of us so... not too sure
I may hit you up for additional information
I feel so bummed we didn't meet either although its entirely my fault and my sleep deprived brains inability to put phone numbers in right
 

Doc Disney

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Your take on the 10k is interesting; I feel that was about 5k but I really enjoy the 10k distance. Maybe that is because I usually run 10k races as a training for a half marathon. And while I did not enjoy how cold it was last year during the half in January, I am grateful that it wasn’t warm (as I too had been training in cold weather).
I did enjoy the 10K distance for sure . I feel like I would do that more often

Congratulations on finishing the race!!! I’ll cheer you on your next race :)
Thanks for cheering me on!
 

Doc Disney

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I'm here! Congrats on the race. It looks like so much fun despite the heat and the massive crowds. I feel you on doing the half. I think I'll probably sign up for the half just so I can run in MK, even though I swore I was done with long distances :joyfull:

Looking forward to the rest!
I feel like we actually ran through more of the park than the half but it just wasn't the MK ...:joyfull:

Congrats on the run! Looking forward to the rest of your adventures with mom!
Thank you !
 

Doc Disney

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Totally agree about the standing around. One year I did the marathon and stayed at the Grand Flo. I was able to catch the Monorail to the race start and the man working the Monorail told me that it was 27 degrees. That is probably no big deal for you since you are from Buffalo but being from the south that was No Bueno. Standing in that parking lot waiting to walk over to the starting line was miserable.
Oh my goodness as used to cold weather as we are I can not imagine waiting around that long in it!

Congrats on the race! And as always I am in :)
Thank you :)
 

Doc Disney

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I'm trying to get my sister to do a RunDisney race so I can tag along. Of course, I told her that I would cheer for her from my bed... 😂
:hilarious: I was surprised how many spectators were out and about race morning. The one time my Dad was there we did not see him until the end!

I don't know how I missed this trip report but I'm all caught up now :)
Woohoo thanks for reading !
 

Doc Disney

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A little late but following along! My friend and I ran the half marathon that weekend and it was crazy humid and hot even for those of us who live in Florida. Love your pictures from the 10K-I wish I had signed up for that race because Mulan is my favorite princess, but I definitely would not have made it through the half if I had. The 10K distance is my favorite to run-long enough to feel accomplished but not exhausted.
Oh man congratulations on doing a half that weekend! I don't think we would have survived honestly.
 

krisri18

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I feel like waiting for a 5k for some reason would make me even more annoyed :happy::hilarious:



Hm....ok. I'm considering this for my Mom's Birthday but it would just be the 2 of us so... not too sure
I may hit you up for additional information
I feel so bummed we didn't meet either although its entirely my fault and my sleep deprived brains inability to put phone numbers in right
When is your mom's birthday? Perhaps it overlaps with other forum friends' trips and you can split it?
 

Doc Disney

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Day 2 continued
Back at the hotel we both showered then headed down to Roaring Fork for some breakfast.
My Mom had the Mickey waffles with just the strawberries and whipped cream (they can come with a ton of toppings like caramel and bananas) and I had the breakfast platter (eggs, biscuit, potatoes, sausage and bacon).
Both things were just OK
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My Mom was not too thrilled I made her sit outside (birds issue) :joyfull:
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Anyway, we did not have any plans until later in the afternoon so we headed to the Boulder Ridge pool and relaxed
Took some selfies ...
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It was definitely warmer than 78 but IG was always getting the temps wrong
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Now that our race was over it was extra nice to be in the sun relaxing
At some point we got some fries from Geyser Point. It took them like 15 minutes to make them but they were delicious!
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It was actually really hot out so we ate our fries from one of the nooks inside (our room was being cleaned)
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Then we headed to the boat dock so we could head to the MK :)
Oh but first we took this picture...this rug is off one of the elevators (can not remember which floor) and it reminded me of Hoop Dee Doo :hilarious:
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On the boat!
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Next up: some MK
 

Doc Disney

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Day 2 continued
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We shopped and wandered around a bit
I took some random photos as usual
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We wandered closer and closer to our first FP taking some sitting breaks along the way :hilarious:
First for a PP picture
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Then some other random photos..
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Next up: more MK
 

Doc Disney

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I know some members travelling then 😉
:happy: I have to look up the price anyway I feel like I may get sticker shock hahah

OK... I feel like an old lady.. I have no idea how to put the temperature on my IG pics...
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Hit the button I circled and it will give you all sorts of options like the temp :) - this is through the story part of IG not if you were going to post something

Love your pink shorts with the ruffles!!
Thank you! I just got them last month - they are from the Loft
 

Doc Disney

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Day 2 continued
Again more randomness
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Finally we made it to our first FP!
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A more accurate temp..
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We look hot as heck :joyfull:
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Its really anyone's guess where this light is from because I have no clue ....
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Oh ... we went to the Tangled restrooms next I guess - my memory from this day is super fuzzy (sleep deprivation)...maybe the light is from there.
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How about this light ??? This one I know ...making into a game now apparently :happy:
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Next up: more MK!
 

Rista1313

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Hit the button I circled and it will give you all sorts of options like the temp :) - this is through the story part of IG not if you were going to post something
LOL... this is how I know I'm old.... I tried to do the story thing... but I just didn't get it... I was a hot mess trying. I finally just deleted it and gave up. I need a younger person to show me! OK... I'm only 48, and I'm very techy, but apparently not with IG stories.
 

Spash007

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LOL... this is how I know I'm old.... I tried to do the story thing... but I just didn't get it... I was a hot mess trying. I finally just deleted it and gave up. I need a younger person to show me! OK... I'm only 48, and I'm very techy, but apparently not with IG stories.
I'm 30 and have no idea what you're talking about. :hilarious: I understand what IG is, but have never touched it and have absolutely no idea how it works!
 

Doc Disney

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LOL... this is how I know I'm old.... I tried to do the story thing... but I just didn't get it... I was a hot mess trying. I finally just deleted it and gave up. I need a younger person to show me! OK... I'm only 48, and I'm very techy, but apparently not with IG stories.
I'm 30 and have no idea what you're talking about. :hilarious: I understand what IG is, but have never touched it and have absolutely no idea how it works!
:hilarious: If it makes you feel any better I just had to teach my one friend how to even add a friend on IG and she is younger than me.
 
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