A Royal Welcome


Hello Friends! What a day! y time in WDW has been amazing so far thanks to runDisney and FitFluential. There is still a whole lot more in store so stay tuned. I am Tweeting as much as I can but I have NO cell service in certain areas so I am sorry for the delay sometimes!


Thursday morning my dad dropped me off at the airport at 6 for my 8:40 flight. I landed and hopped on Magical Express and checked into Animal Kingdom Lodge. The good news is I had a savannah view room, but the bad news is it was all the way at the very end of the hall. Those of you familiar with AKL know what I am talking about. It’s quite the hike!




I even brought my stalker zoom lens and made a few new friends off my balcony.



I texted the lovely Kelly Olexa, and we decided to head to the pool for lunch and relaxation.


After an hour or two, Meghann arrived and joined us at the pool. Kelly had to do some work, so Meghann and I decided to hit up Animal Kingdom. We had time before dinner and a 4 day park hopper to use!


It was interesting being at the park so late when most people were leaving.



Meghann rode Everest (I don’t like dark rides) by using our awesome media fastpass that lets you get a fastpass for the current time. it. is. awesome.


We split a soft pretzel (so glad we did later, we ate LATE!) and headed back to the hotel to get ready for dinner. We met the others in the group in the lobby. But first, we had a goody bag in our rooms!DSC_0204






we had an amazing time with amazing people and ate amazing food!  Callie, Meghann, Kelly, me, Brittney, and Christie. Ok, time for the expo, (I am writing this Friday) more later!

QOTD: What is your favorite place to dine in WDW?

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18 Responses to A Royal Welcome

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    Alaina says:

    I don’t know if it’s my favorite, but I definitely had quite the experience at the Ohana when my friend and I were picked to stand up in front of the restaurant with fast food hats on and carry a pineapple around the restaurant. They set us up! 😛

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    Jen says:

    Ahh so fun! I’ve never heard of those media fast passes! You better take advantage of that! Keep trying to tweet, I’m living vicariously through you this weekend! :)

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    jule says:

    I was there last year and soooo wish I was able to go back this year! Take pictures of some of the great shirts at the expo – those of us stuck at home are all living vicariously through you!! I love the sparkly tank I purchased last year (and the OneMoreMile stall had shirts and tanks with some terrifically funny sayings on them! :) ). My medal is absolutely beautiful and i will always treasure it. We stopped at every mile marker and took pictures, as well as with almost every character. It was definitely about the experience and not the time – hope you and all your friends have a magical time!!!

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    Amy Lauren says:

    Looks like you’re having fun so far! I’m super jealous that you get to run a half marathon around Disney World anyway, much less the goodie bag and amazing food :). Enjoy yourself and take it all in!

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    Looks amazing!!! Good luck tomorrow!

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    Tara Burner says:

    so jealous… looks like you all are having a blast!!!!

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    Taryn says:

    That looks awesome!! Looks like you are having a great time…

    Good luck!

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    Gah – I wanna be there!! Good luck tomorrow! You’re going to rock it!

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    hey girl it was a pleasure meeting you this past weekend at Disney! thanks again for stopping by our booth :) glad you are having such a great time at the princess race weekend!!!

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    elizabeth says:

    goofy challenge was my first trip to disney since i was 5-catching up on your posts but must say favorite park was magic kingdom and we only ate at the polynesian restaurant for bfast and i loved it! love all your pics-and this hotel you are in is WAY nicer than where we stayed for goofy (through TNT). love it!

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    Ricole Runs says:

    Wait… you had a view of WILD ANIMALS from your HOTEL ROOM??!! That is the coolest thing ever. I’m so jealous of all your perks and can’t wait to hear more about all of them!

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    Sara says:

    Love. Love. LOVE!

    I love Ohana! SO GOOD!!!

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