I was trying for a jump shot. I should know better. They never take my good, posed shots.
Entertainment After the Race
I’ve never done the smaller WDW races, so I didn’t realize that after the 5k and 10k, they have a DJ and some characters hanging around and taking photos. I don’t remember that from the smaller races last year (they had them for the half marathon this year, but I don’t remember anyone for the marathon).
After the Race: Cape May Breakfast
Directly after the race, we went to Cape May to enjoy the breakfast buffet. I didn’t know characters were at Cape May. I had just heard I needed to see the Beach Club. I had a table service meal I didn’t know what to do with, so I booked a breakfast. The breakfast was awesome. The food was great and I’m a big kid. I love a character meal. It’s a buffet so it is easy to overeat. If you’re paying cash, character meals are very expensive. I think it’s $30 for breakfast, though, which is fairly inexpensive for a character meal.
They have Mickey Mouse waffles. That’s the best way to start a day.
After After the Race: Hollywood Studios
I don’t like to cut down on my park time, so after the race we headed for Hollywood Studios to ride Tower of Terror and Rock N’Roller Coaster. I HATE Tower of Terror. I would rather run 1,000,000 marathons than ride Tower of Terror. My mom loves it and won’t ride it alone. So, I rode it. Arg. I did get the best photo ever of us on the ride. My mom had to buy it to humiliate me.
We also stopped in to see Indiana Jones. We sat next to a young guy dressed as Indy. He wasn’t part of the show, but I could tell he wanted to be. I was kind of disappointed the cast members didn’t pick him as the volunteer, but maybe he comes there a lot.
We had reservations at the Sci-Fi Dine-in Theater for an early dinner. With the dining plan, you get a drink (which can include a milkshake if you like and I like), a meal and a dessert. With a reservation, you are guaranteed a car to dine it. They play little snippets of old sci-fi on the screens while you dine.
This is probably one of my favorite places to dine in all of Disney. It’s just burgers and drive-in food, but it’s such a cool atmosphere. I had a veggie burger ($14), a milkshake ($4.99) and a Sci-Fi Candy Bar which is mousse, sandwiched between cake and dipped in chocolate ($7.99). So, that’s about $30 for the meal. This is one I would probably pay for even if I didn’t have the dining plan.
Hollywood Studios is probably the smallest park and you can hit the highlights of it in just a few hours. I was a little disappointed that I didn’t feel like we should stay to see Fantasmic. It’s my favorite show, but I had a half marathon to run the next day. I knew after the half, I would need to rest up for the whole so, I knew I wouldn’t get back. Dang.
Oh well, I’ve seen Fantasmic many times.