A 25 Hour Trip to WDW

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A 25 Hour Trip to WDW

Post by zhoover » Mar Fri 11, 2016 4:06 pm

When the Star Wars Dark Side Half-Marathon registration re-opened a few weeks ago, I signed up. The only way I'm getting away with going (we're having our second baby next week, exactly a month before the race) is that I'm flying down the 16th, running the morning of the 17th, then flying back that same evening. A work-friend-and-regular-running-pal is coming with me. We're staying at Riverside and DON'T plan to go into a park the night of the 16th. I'm going to post the itinerary I've drawn up in my head below - where am I going wrong? I've never stayed at Port Orleans before - what shouldn't I miss?

1:15pm - flight arrives at MCO. We have 2 hours and 45 to get DME to Riverside and get race transportation to ESPN before the race EXPO closes at 4.
4:30 - after packet pick-up at ESPN, get race transportation to the Boardwalk for Manhattans at Belle Vue.
5:30 - post-Manhattan walk on the path from the Boardwalk to the 'Studios to get the bus back to Riverside.
6:40 - dinner at Boatwright's at Riverside, then hang out at the pool until bed. The race is at 5 friggin' AM.
Post-Race (7-8AM) - race transportation back to Riverside, shower and pack. Maybe get a drink.
9:30AM - get boat transportation down the Sassagoula to Disney Springs for shopping, drinks and lunch at Jock Lindsay's
1:pm - board back to Riverside for DME back to MCO. Drink at airport.
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Re: A 25 Hour Trip to WDW

Post by Amy » Mar Fri 11, 2016 8:17 pm

Congrats on the upcoming baby ~ that is dedication to go run and not even get to enjoy any of the parks! We stayed at Riverside on our last trip but I can't think of anything offhand that you would really have to, or even have time to!, fit in your schedule.

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Re: A 25 Hour Trip to WDW

Post by zhoover » Mar Fri 11, 2016 9:52 pm

Is Ye Haa Bob worth checking out?
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Re: A 25 Hour Trip to WDW

Post by Amy » Mar Sat 12, 2016 9:00 am

zhoover wrote:Is Ye Haa Bob worth checking out?
We never went in and sat down while he was playing, but we passed by there a few times and it sounded like a lot of fun. From the show calendar he is there on the 16th from 8:30 - 11:45, so you could probably check out the first part of the show after your dinner at Boatwrights. He plays in the River Roost Lounge which is right next door. I don't know how relaxing you would find it if you are trying to wind down and go to bed though, it seems to be a pretty high energy show. But it's probably worth checking out anyhow :goofy_bounce:

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Re: A 25 Hour Trip to WDW

Post by wewantsdaredhead » Mar Mon 14, 2016 9:26 am

Yee Ha Bob is definitely worth checking out, but I agree with Amy---you might not have time for anything else!
I ma curious to hear how Jock's place is--we haven't been there yet.
I love the boat ride down the Sassagoula--its very relaxing.

I am running SW too! Maybe I will see you down there....

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Re: A 25 Hour Trip to WDW

Post by zhoover » Mar Mon 14, 2016 11:29 am

Maybe we could plan for lunch and a drink at Jock's after the race, unless you've already got other plans! Jock's is very cool - I stopped in a couple of times during our November trip.
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Re: A 25 Hour Trip to WDW

Post by jlpeaches255 » Mar Wed 16, 2016 10:06 am

zhoover wrote:Is Ye Haa Bob worth checking out?
Ye Haa Bob is amazing to watch even if you only have a minute! He is actually one of the reasons we choose Riverside again for our next trip. We arrive on April 18th.

Congratulations on the new baby and good luck with the Race!

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Re: A 25 Hour Trip to WDW

Post by wewantsdaredhead » Mar Wed 16, 2016 2:59 pm

zhoover wrote:Maybe we could plan for lunch and a drink at Jock's after the race, unless you've already got other plans! Jock's is very cool - I stopped in a couple of times during our November trip.
Sounds like a winner--I don't think we have anything going on post-race. I will let you know if I can work this out...

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