Friday, January 16, 2009

Things I learned during our WDW 2009 Half Marathon Trip.

The Disney Marathon was more fun than I can express. Rather than rehashing all the details that others of you have already done so well. I thought I would put together a list of some of the things I learned during this trip. I am already looking forward to my next visit and beyond. Currently planning Mousefest for later this year and possibly Disneyland. No plans for the Disney half in 2010 but am looking at 2011. Many thanks to all of you for making this trip so special. Here's the list.

The phrase “We wants the red head” can strike fear into the heart of an impressionable young boy. Especially one with red hair.

Purchasing one of those clear lanyard tags for my Magic Your way card seemed like a good idea at the time.

Riding Space Mountain and having the lap bar unknowing shear off said tag from lanyard, can strike fear into the heart of an adult whom upon exiting the attraction realizes his park ticket/hotel key is missing.

Disney Cast Members who locate missing ticket on floor of rocket are priceless.

There is more wonder in the eyes of a child than a teenager. Although there were moments.

I attempted to forbid my kids from texting for the sake of a family vacation. Only to find myself experienced with how to use itap by trips end.

The Cheese soup at Le Cellier, really is delicious!

When dining at Whispering Canyon take the time to enjoy your diet coke. Other wise your waitress may bring you a larger glass and announce to everyone that the guy at table # 14 has a drinking problem.

Evidently the W in my last name stands for Wasowski. That’s Wasowski with one eye.

Seeing monorails pass overhead while running is really cool.

Samantha Brown was right. The Grand Marnier Orange Slush is yummy.

Dole Whips are better here than at the Iowa State Fair. Something about the atmosphere I think.

That other intro guy is a swell dude.

At these links you can look up your marathon photos. Half Full

Did I mention the Cheese soup at Le Cellier, really is delicious!

If your going to heat your pool in the winter. You might as well use it.

Seeing Lisa and Trace all dressed up and riding Big Thunder after their dinner at Victoria & Alberts. Priceless. (Wish I had a picture of that one.)

There is a hidden Tinkerbell outside Big Thunder.

At Epcot I learned that I can predict the future. (Well Sorta) This link will take you to a story I wrote over at Passamaquoddy last February.

Hanging out with friends that also have kids, makes the day more fun for everyone.

I have photographic evidence that giraffes do exist. This fella was right next to our safari truck.

And lastly, these people are great!


Basil said...

Hahaha...excellent tips!! It was great to meet you, maybe I'll see you for Mousefest. Until then...see you in cyberland.

Rae! said...

Great report!!!! I haven't had the cheese soup yet. Man that is a big glass of pop.

DisneyLand?? Really?!
I had a great time with you and your family. They are wonderful even if all the kids complain. LOL

Mouse fest?? HMMM... we will see. We will need a virtual run soon. I know your weather is a mess. Snow and all.

sambycat said...

let me add a couple:

Nando can pop up in the most unusual places, darling (or was that the grand marnier slush talking??)

the phrase "welcome home" - i'm guessing it means a bit more to y'all now...

Anonymous said...

It was extra special to see you again and run for a bit on Thursday morning before the half.
You are an inspiration to all of us runners.
I look forward to reading more of your blog entries.

Chris said...

The highlight for me was having Nando announce me on the show! ;-) And that Jeff W guy..he's pretty cool too...

Mmmmmm cheeeeese soup. I wouldn't have been able to try it if it weren't for Heath having forsight enough to make a rese for 4! Gotta give props to T.V. where they are due.

Oh, and I'll be sure to bring the kids in 2011!!! Little redhead and all!

DebWDW said...

I've heard about those glasses in WC, but have never seen them -- bet the kids LOVED it!

MikeF. said...

Thanks Jeff for the kind words on my blog. Plus your a swell guy yourself. But remember they are called ACTION FIGURES not dolls! ;)

Jennifer said...

Great trip report!

And yeah, I learned something similar about those lanyard card holders aboard Mullholland Madness at DCA. Happily, my 7-day pass and barely-used birthday gift card turned up just outside the exit, in the hands of a kind Cast Member.

Joggerblogger said...

Sounds like a great time - wished we could have been over to meet up with you guys. Running around the resort is ok isn't it. Looking around the parking lot at all the cool cars we don't get in the UK helps the time fly :-) I'm just hoping I'll be able run again in the future-it's doing my head in. Keep up the great work...

Craig Wheeler said...

Did you ever get your Lapu Lapu?