#JAMbalaya #Pandamonium WDW Marathon Weekend 2019 Report! (Updated: 2/19/19)

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  1. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    What happened to “I’m not doing runDisney anymore”...
     
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  2. jennamfeo

    jennamfeo DatRunHo - Powered by Pizza

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    Doesn’t mean I can’t be bossy from the comfort of my own home in January! ;)
     
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  4. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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  5. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    The perfect way to cap a perfect week!

    So y'all know @Keels is awesome right? She invited me and a few others on a Illuminations boat cruise and of course I couldn't pass that up. It was even more exciting knowing this would be my last time to do this with Illuminations leaving later this year. So we left Epcot and headed to the Yacht Club dock which is where these sail off from. We left early enough that we would get to see parts of Fantasmic and the Star Wars fireworks.

    The boats come stocked with snacks and drinks. They even had oreos! runDisney seriously needs to bring back the oreos...

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    Skyliner station from the boat...

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    We could head and sort of see Fantasmic...

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    Star Wars!

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    Now onto Illuminations!

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    After the fireworks I headed off back to Pop Century. I ended up getting a cupcake in the food court but I really wasn't thrilled with it.

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    Up Next: A Toy Story kind of morning!
     
  6. lhermiston

    lhermiston Beer-powered running machine

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    Did you dock for IllumiNations between UK and France?
     
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  7. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    Yes under the bridge.
     
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  8. Neon Cactus

    Neon Cactus Old Run Disney Addict

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    Great pictures of Illuminations and I always love the Tower at night. I've done the Magic Kingdom fireworks cruise before but this looks like you get a better view of the overall show.
     
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    Yeah not sure I would like the MK boat cruise as much with the show being so heavy on projections now.
     
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  10. Neon Cactus

    Neon Cactus Old Run Disney Addict

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    That was it exactly. It's a totally different show when you can't see the projections. They pipe the music in and it was still fun and a new experience, but it wasn't much different than just watching it from the Poly or Narcoossee's. Except for the Oreos. I'm trying out the dessert party in April, which I haven't done before.
     
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  11. ZellyB

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    Fantastic pictures. Seems like a great way to see the show!
     
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  12. evre13

    evre13 Hi, I'm new here.

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    Chiming in a little late, but your DATW day looked so fun -- I have actually done it once without sharing, but we did it very (verrrry) slowly. It seems like y'all just powered through!
     
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    Sounds like a great experience! I was wondering what Illuminations would be like from the boat. Looks like a good view.
     
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    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    It was!

    It was a lot of fun! We did power through a bit.

    It was an awesome view!
     
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    You were so dang excited for these fireworks!! Your pictures turned out AWESOME!!!

    I'm sad that cupcake was disappointing because it looks really good.
     
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    Thanks!

    I know right? I was really excited for it.
     
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    A Toy Story kind of morning!

    My final day at Walt Disney World... I always try to plan my trips so I can as full of a day as possible on my final day. My flight was until around 9-10PM so I could take full advantage of the day. The plan was Hollywood Studios and of course Toy Story Land!

    I don't have any photo evidence but I am fairly certain I did Aliens Swirling Saucers first which was maybe a 20 minute wait or so. Then I went into line for Toy Story Mania! This was another 20-25 minute wait.

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    I was best in vehicle.

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    Then I decided to grab some breakfast. Last time I tried the s'mores sandwich and this time I did the turkey and egg sandwich.

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    This was actually quite good. Next up would be trying the bowl.

    Then I met up with the Keels squad and we rode Slinky together!

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    After Slinky we grabbed a beverage at Woody's. Then we headed out of Toy Story Land. The Keels squad left the park and I said my goodbyes to all of them as this was the last time I would see them.

    I headed off to Rock n Rollercoaster for my next FP.

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    I then did Star Tours as my last ride at DHS.

    Once done with that I headed out of DHS and onto Magic Kingdom to pick up some last minute items and get a peoplemover ride.

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    Speedway construction

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    Tron

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    I headed off towards Frontierland to check wait times and met Big Al!

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    He gave me a big hug. He saw my medal and said he was too big to run.

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    It was time to say goodbye to the Magic Kingdom and onto Wilderness Lodge for a new experience I was really excited for.

    Up Next: Storybook Dining!
     
  18. ZellyB

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    The Slinky Dog picture is fantastic!!
     
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  19. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    It is!
     
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    Squeezing a lot into that last day! Nice score on TSM :thumbsup2
     
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  21. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    Yep! Thanks!
     

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