“A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive.” - Walt Disney

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wait, HOW Long 'Til We're There?

HOW many days???
141 DAYS!!!

After dozens and dozens of phone calls, endless minutes on hold, and with the help of several friends, by the end of the day on Monday I had a secured a dinner reservation at the yet-to-be-opened Be Our Guest restaurant in the newly expanded Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World for the Monday night after the marathon!
In what has become my family's post-Disney-race-tradition, we will spend the Monday after the WDW Marathon at the Magic Kingdom, showing off our medals and soaking in a little Disney "magic."  We usually indulge in a "splurge" meal at one of the table-service restaurants in the park that day as well, and in recent years that restaurant has been The Crystal Palace.  But this year we figured what better way to celebrate earning our newest Disney medals than in Disney's newest restaurant?  There has been so much media surrounding the new Fantasyland Expansion that my excitement has been building for years.  Can't wait to experience the new Beauty and the Beast restaurant ourselves!
As the fervor of excitement over actually getting the reservation on the day and time we wanted waned, it led to thoughts of the next trip...and checking countdown...the next visit to the mouse isn't for another 141 DAYS!!!  Sadness.  No real time for sadness, however!  There's lots going on between now and then.  And I know that our next awesome Disney trip will be here before we know it!
Do you have any destination-race traditions?  Something you have to do or someplace you have to go pre- or post-race when you're running out of town?

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