Dirty Little Disney Secrets


My name is Shandale, and I’m a Disney World Addict.

I think about Disney World everyday. I talk about Disney World everyday. I plan out fake Disney World vacations that I know I can’t take just to keep me sane until it’s time for the Disney World vacations that I can take.

Family reunion? I’m probably not going unless it’s at Disney World. Want to have a girls trip for all of my BFFs? In Las Vegas? Are you crazy? It needs to be at a Disney Park…or else I’m magically unavailable that weekend.

Boss wants me to work overtime? Sure! More money for my next Disney World trip.

My kids don’t want to go to Disney this year? Pfft. No worries, they’re old enough to stay home under the supervision of their grandparents while I go alone.

Yeah, I’m a Disney World Addict and I don’t care what you think about it. Now if you’ll excuse me, while you’re busy complaining about how many times I’ve gone to Disney World, I’ve got more fake trip plans to refine.

See Ya Real Soon! °O°


42 Weeks Later…

42 weeks later

No, I’m not referring to how long it’s been since I’ve posted to my blog. Although it might as well have been that long. :/

In the Spring of 2015 I got some bad news. Ok, well it wasn’t really bad news. More like disappointing news. My kids told me that they wanted a break from going to Disney World. Not life changing information, but I did curl up in the fetal position and cry for a hour. Yeah, that’s not true but believe me when I say that I would have been content to do exactly that.

They not only didn’t want to go to Walt Disney World, but apparently wanted a “staycation” instead of finding a new travel destination. All of this time they held fast to their decision. I was fine with that, and they were fine knowing that I’d be making a few short solo trips to Disney. About 42 weeks after they decided that they were over going to Disney World, I was asking both of my boys were they sure they didn’t want to go anywhere for vacation in 2016. This time, I got a different answer.

Yes, that’s right. Less than a year later, my kids have decided that they would like to go ahead and go back to Disney! I went to my bedroom and did a series of celebratory dances. With this new knowledge, I decided to talk to my sister and my parents and see if I could plan a big family trip. So now, we’re all going to Disney World together later this year!

I’m really excited about this trip because for my parents, my sister and me it will be the 30th anniversary of our first trip to Walt Disney World. My nieces and nephew have only been 2 other times, so they are excited to be able to go back too! I’m not giving away any details in this post, but this trip is going to be so great! We’ll be celebrating more than one thing on this trip and get to experience some things none of us has ever done! AHHHHHH!!! I can’t wait!

See Ya Real Soon!


I’ve Done the Unthinkable- A Selfie Stick Confession

no_selfie_sticksLong before the selfie stick ban at Walt Disney World parks, I was having a hate/hate a little less relationship with selfie sticks. The thing is, seeing people walk around using selfie sticks annoys me. Yeah, it’s a personal problem. But at the same time I totally see the usefulness of these contraptions. Let’s face it, even with the selfie mode on our smartphones, it can be tough to get the perfect group selfie or desired solo selfie with just an arms length reach.

But during my past 2 visits to Disney World, I encountered selfie stick users who were mad with power and were using their sticks with reckless abandon. In February, one of the offenders was in line somewhere behind me for Rock N’ Roller Coaster. When the group of us was let into the studio for the ride pre-show, I saw her phone floating around in front of several of my fellow guests’ faces while she giggled and squealed with excitement. She had to be asked 3 times by a Cast Member to stop recording in this room as they ask that there is no photography or video recording of Aerosmith during the pre-show. Once we were queued to get onto the coaster, I looked over to find her 2 rows away from me with her selfie stick leading her onto the ride car. Another Cast Member had to come over to tell her that she had to put that thing away for the ride.

Then in March, I encountered a couple at Downtown Disney who was pretty much everywhere that I went and using their selfie stick to take pictures of themselves at each store or restaurant. No big deal…until I realized they were also taking pictures in front of people who they deemed were wearing something ugly or funny looking. Or at least that’s what they did about 4 times when I was passing them. I heard the woman, then the man taking turns saying stuff like “Oh! Get us with that man wearing the sandals with socks!” Then they took a selfie with the man in the background. At the Lego Store, they were taking selfies with the Lego sculptures then all of a sudden I hear “Wow, look at her hair. Get us with her!” Then, Click, selfie with some random stranger they seem to be making fun of. I eventually backtracked my path to get away from them because they were really annoying me and I also didn’t want to be the target of one of their mean selfies because I’m not trying to start an argument that will end up escalating and getting me kicked out of Disney. I’m not THAT crazy!

At Magic Kingdom on our last day of family vacation another selfie stick bandit was using his stick to record the Festival of Fantasy parade. Again, no big deal, until he worked his way to the front of the crowd (and right next to me) and proceeded to wave that freaking stick around enough to get in the way of several of us. I was most annoyed that he was in some of my video of the parade as I tried getting Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs (even though Jiminy Cricket is next to her). Snow is my favorite and as she got close to where I was standing, all I could get was this….

A Selfie Stick Bandit Strikes Again

A Selfie Stick Bandit Strikes Again

Ugh. Dude, you were right in front. Why did you need the selfie stick? Maybe I’m just bitter because his stick was in my entire footage of Snow White as you can see…

Again, I get why people use selfie sticks. But sometimes this use intrudes on people around the user and can be really be a pain in the butt. That’s why what I’m about to say is shocking.

I bought a selfie stick.

Yes. I really did buy a selfie stick.


Ms. I-Kind-of-Pretty-Much-Hate-Selfie-Sticks-Even-if-They’re-Useful.

I didn’t even plan on buying one but I ran across one and saw how inexpensive it was, and I had just been planning some videos for my YouTube channels and didn’t even realize that a selfie stick was the answer to how I was going to record some of the things I have in mind.

Even if there wasn’t a ban on selfie sticks in Disney Parks, I wouldn’t use it at the parks just because it’s a little too much in crowds like that. But there’s no denying that I am now among the ranks of the selfie stick owners, and all I can do is strive to wave my wand in the least annoying way possible. Wish me luck!

See Ya Real Soon!

My First Disney World Memories

I visited Walt Disney World for the first time in 1986. I was just about 2 months shy of being 12 years old when we went. That very first visit was such an amazing adventure in my mind and it was the start of my life-long love for Disney World.

My mom and her sister had been planning on taking all of us for I don’t know how long. I mean literally, I have no idea how long they planned our trip. I just remember that one day my mom and aunt told everyone that we were going to Disney World. “Everyone” consisted of my mom, dad, my sister, me, my aunt, uncle, and their 3 kids (2 boys and one girl), and my Godmother, who was my aunt’s mother-in-law. The rest of the kids and I ranged in age from 9-15 years old.

Thinking back, I was just kind of like “Oh, that’s nice” about the news of our Disney World trip. I didn’t really know much about it except that it was an amusement park of some kind. Heck, we’d gone to small amusement parks before so this was just a different one that we were going to spend 3 days driving to. Yes, back then the speed limit and the number of us in tow made it take 3 days to drive there from Texas.

We all rode in my aunt and uncle’s Suburban and pulled their 10 person camper/RV. We were going to be staying at the Disney campground…which I didn’t learn the name of until we arrived. Some of the highlights that stood out about our road trip include when we had a blow out and the tread from the tire made a loud sound like a machine gun (or what I thought a machine gun sounded like thanks to TV) and scared the ever living crap out of me. We couldn’t find a campground to stay at that first night and we stopped in Louisiana at a Popeye’s Chicken where I had my first taste of Cajun spicy chicken (because it was late and that’s all they had left) and I loved it! The last highlight of our road trip was me being freaked the heck out at the K.O.A. campground on the second night because the shower room had spiders in all of the shower stalls. I told my mom I didn’t want to shower because of the spiders and she made me shower anyway. I really, really hate spiders. :/

So my very first Disney World experience was arriving at Fort Wilderness Campground. I remember thinking how nice everything looked. We were really close to the comfort station where there were super clean, air conditioned bathrooms and showers (with NO spiders). This was super amazing because we thought we’d have to all use the bathroom and shower in the RV. 10 people sharing one RV bathroom was not going to be fun. During that visit we walked to different areas of the campground and just enjoyed being all together when we were there. I also figured out that Florida had very soft water compared to back home and it took me forever to rinse the shampoo out of my hair.

The trading post (read, gift shop and country store) was where I fell in love with how well Disney themed everything! It was the cutest place and all I remember is that I wanted a stuffed toy of Goofy wearing pioneer clothing complete with a cute racoon skin hat. I didn’t get him though. Instead, both my sister and I got these old looking pioneer guns. I got the pistol and she got the little shot gun. Those things were awesome! They were just toys but were very well made with wood and metal. We thought we were so cool! We kept those things for years!

My favorite memory of the Fort Wilderness Campgrounds is when we went to Chip and Dale’s Campfire Sing-a-Long. Or at least that’s what I think it was called. I remember at first when we got there, there were just a few families with small children. I was telling my sister and my cousins that it was dumb for us to be there because we were all too old for this. But then more people showed up, some without any kids at all, and the sing-a-long began. I smiled from ear to ear the entire time and I was captivated by how fun it was! After it was over, we were waiting to meet Chip and Dale when a Cast Member came over and started talking to the entire family. She turned to all of us kids and asked if we knew how to tell Chip and Dale apart. I glanced over at the chipmunks and for the first time even thought about the fact that I didn’t know who was who. She taught us that Chip has a chocolate chip nose, so we could always tell them apart by their noses. You would have thought she told me some highly guarded government secret. When we got home, I told my friends about this Chip and Dale revelation and they couldn’t have cared less.

Anywho…the majority of my memories from this first trip were from our time at the campsites, but I do have to say that our visit to Magic Kingdom and Epcot are what made me fall in love with Disney World. Our very first time going into the Magic Kingdom, I was just walking around in awe with my mouth hanging open. It was just all too much! I was seeing and hearing so many magical things, and seeing the castle! Back then, the characters just walked around all willy nilly and people just waited in an unorganized form to get pictures and autographs. For some reason, the only ride I remember going on from that trip was the long gone If You Had Wings in Tomorrowland. I know we went on almost every other ride that we could fit in because my aunt had managed to plan enough for us to see a lot. She hustled our little butts all over both of the parks to get in as much as we could while we were there. At Epcot I felt like we’d stepped into the future and I was amazed by World Showcase. Even though I was so tired by the end of our vacation, I didn’t want to leave.

Luckily, my parents fell in love with Disney World too and my sister and I were able to go back almost every single year with them until about 2001. After then, they began to lose interest (and also started having knee issues) and decided that they wouldn’t go anymore. I’m not to that point yet, even though my kids are. Hopefully in the future my kids will be ready to go back and make more memories with me! Until then, I’ll be making memories with some of my friends! I can live with that for now!

See Ya Real Soon!

Is This Real Life?

Ok, so it’s been a little while since I came back home from being stuck at Disney World. Then I went back in March with my kids for our family vacation. I won’t be posting a trip report from that visit but you can check out my YouTube channel to watch the vacation videos from that trip. But since I’m not doing a written trip report, there’s something important that happened that I did not get on video….

A couple of days before we returned from our family vacation, my kids hit me with shocking news.

They want to take a break from going to Disney World…

What the WHAT??!!

What the WHAT??!!

Yeah, so after I pinched myself to see if I was dreaming (a horrible, horrible nightmare) I asked them why. I wanted to know if they have grown to hate Disney World because we’ve gone almost every year of their lives, or if they just want to rip my heart out of my chest and smash it into the ground as payback for my bringing them into the world and loving them more than life itself.

My 17yr old said he still likes Disney World but that we’ve seen everything before and there’s no reason to go every year. Ummm….first of all, we have NOT seen everything. And second of all, I always ask them before vacation every year where they want to go and he tells me Disney World. Whatever.

My 12yr old said he’s tired of doing the rides and that we go 2-3 times every year and he’d rather stay home and play his video games. Correction, we try to go ONCE a year and haven’t even managed that. Plus he also has chosen Disney World each time I ask about vacation. In fact, he was the one who was more anxious to go because we didn’t end up getting to go in December. Again, whatever.

After a few more minutes of discussion about this bombshell they hit me with, they actually asked if we could go home early. Ummm…no. But I told them I would go ahead and allow them to still be my sons and live in my house once we got home. Although disowning them was pretty tempting. How are my own kids gonna tell me they want a break from Disney World? I’m still waiting for them to say it was all a joke…a long, long 3 month joke. :/

I’m chalking it up to their ages…but I’ve agreed to take them somewhere else next year and I’ll make a few short solo trips to Disney. We’ll see if they change their minds around vacation time next year.

See Ya Real Soon!

Stuck at Disney World Part 4

It’s time for the final installment of my Stuck at Disney World trip report! If you missed out on the first 3 parts, you can read them by clicking
HERE for part 1
HERE for part 2
HERE for part 3

Alrighty then…so after visiting and riding a few rides at Epcot and Animal Kingdom, I was ready to try my luck at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Because it was after noon, I knew I needed to get to Toy Story Midway Mania first. The line for that ride just gets longer as the afternoon rolls around.

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The Standby wait time was posted as 55 minutes. I couldn’t even attempt to book a FastPass+ yet, and really, the chances that I was going to get one for this attraction were slim to none. So I waited in line for a little less than an hour. Even riding alone, this was super fun! If I was more patient, I would have gotten back in line to ride it again. When I left Toy Story Mania, I noticed that it had rained while I was inside. Score one for not getting rained on for once! My next target was Rock N’ Roller Coaster.

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This line moved pretty quickly and though I don’t recall what the wait time was posted as, I remember that I was on the ride in about 20 minutes. There’s not a separate Single Rider line at Rock N’ Roller Coaster but you can sometimes get onto the ride quicker when you’re going solo. About the time that I got done here, my friend Kenn messaged me and let me know he was at Hollywood Studios too. So I waited for him to meet me and we got in line for RnR again. 🙂

Edited to add: My good friend Shari just texted me to mention that there IS a separate, legit single rider line at Rock N’ Roller Coaster. My bad…I have never tried riding this where the line was long enough for them to open it, I guess. During this trip, there was just the Standby and FP+ lines open and once I got past the ride’s pre-show, a CM was directing single riders to the far left into a separate, short line. Thanks for clearing this up Shari! 🙂

After I rode the coaster with Kenn, we went to get in line at Tower of Terror. This was another long wait. We waited a little over an hour and I was getting grouchy from waiting. Yes, I’m admitting that I was annoyed at waiting. I usually plan well enough that I don’t wait anywhere near an hour for most everything that I want to ride. But since Tower of Terror is one of my favorites, it was still worth the wait!


Once we were done getting dropped a few times in our elevator car, we decided to go to The Great Movie Ride. I absolutely have no memory of the wait time for this attraction, which leads me to believe it was a relatively short wait. Otherwise, I would have remembered being cranky.


I was hoping we’d get the Gangster scene, but we got the Cowboy scene. I’ve gotten the Cowboy scene the past several times. But at least it was a cute Cowboy. I would have taken a picture of him but I felt like that was just a little too creepy. :/ After our ride through the movies, Kenn and I got something to eat. We already discussed going to Magic Kingdom, but I was going back to my room first so that I could talk to my kids and rest a bit. I’d wanted to watch Wishes, but it was at 8:00pm and I knew I probably wouldn’t get to Magic Kingdom until around 9:00. So while Kenn headed on to Magic Kingdom, I headed back to All Star Sports.

I stopped for a selfie with Louie in the courtyard near my room.

I stopped for a selfie with Louie in the courtyard near my room.

After a nice little break, I was ready to head to Magic Kingdom to finish up my 4th park in one day. The park was only open until 11pm, so I wanted to ride as many attractions as possible since I was headed home the next morning. I met back up with Kenn and we started out with Pirates of the Caribbean. Then we rode The Haunted Mansion, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Splash Mountain before heading towards Tomorrowland.

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I know we rode Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, and I have a vague memory of riding Space Mountain. I don’t remember for sure if we rode Tomorrowland Transit Authority (a.k.a the People Mover) but I love it so much that I feel like I probably made Kenn ride it before we it was time to leave.


The park was about to close so we headed towards the entrance/exit so that we could get to the buses. And right as we began to pass Cinderella Castle, the best thing happened… The Kiss Goodnight started!! This was the first time that I ever saw the Kiss Goodnight in person! I’ve always left Magic Kingdom before it was done in an effort to avoid the long lines at the buses and ferry boat. That just made my night! I took video of it but of course no pictures since it would just show the castle. There’s a clip of The Kiss Goodnight in my Stuck at Disney Part 2 video on my YouTube Channel. I’ll eventually post the video of the entire show. Anyway,  Kenn and I said goodbye and went our separate ways and on to our resort bus stops.

Once I got back to my room I packed my bag and got ready for bed. I had to be up at the butt crack of dawn to catch Disney’s Magical Express back to the Orlando airport and finally head home. Getting stuck at Disney World was so fun! It was unexpected but it turned out to be such a great time!

See Ya Real Soon! °O°

First World Disney Problems

Yes, I’m going to post the final installment of my Stuck at Disney World trip report. But first, enjoy this silliness!

Stuck at Disney World Part 3

Well, my extra time being stuck at Disney World is ending quickly! If you missed the first 2 parts of this shindig, you can read them by clicking
HERE for part 1
HERE for part 2

Otherwise, let’s get going!

Tuesday February 24, 2015
So, I was lucky enough to have a park hopper ticket for one more day at the Disney World parks. I got up early and got ready to go to Epcot. I’d already made FastPass+ selections the day before for Animal Kingdom but I wanted to get to Epcot at rope drop to ride a few rides first. I also wanted to be able to visit all four parks in one day but my hopes of riding the attractions I wanted to ride were not very high. I hate waiting in long lines and I knew there might be some long lines if I was going to ride some of the things I like the most.


In any case, I got going early and got to Epcot for the 9am rope drop . There were quite a few people there but about 5 minutes before opening, the Cast Members at the entrance opened some other entry stations. For some reason the majority of the people in line flat out refused to go to those lines so a bunch of us moved into those spots and I was almost right at the front of the line to get in now! I started chatting with the family in front of me and found out that they were from Texas too. They live in Houston but turns out they have family who lives in Lubbock which is only 13 miles from where I live! It’s a small world, after all. 🙂



I usually take several pictures of Spaceship Earth

I usually take several pictures of Spaceship Earth

Anywho…once the park opened, I made my way to the first attraction I wanted to ride…Test Track.

Side note: I don’t love the new version of Test Track. It’s not as entertaining as it used to be, but the outside part at the end is the same and that’s my favorite part. So I still like to ride it each visit.

When I got closer to Test Track it showed a 30 minute wait. I’d hoped it was going to be about 15 minutes but I’ll take what I can get. It actually wasn’t until I got even closer that I remembered that there’s a Single Rider line! Yay! And there was literally no one in the single rider line yet…so I walked right on to the ride in less than 5 minutes. Gotta love that! I didn’t bother exploring the stuff in the lobby after the ride because I wanted to make it over to ride Soarin’. I checked the wait time on the My Disney Experience app and it was only 15 minutes!


I hustled…or actually hobbled (my blister from the half marathon was hurting already) my way to the Land pavilion and got into the line for Soarin’. I was on it pretty quickly and afterwards I saw that Living With the Land had no one in line. I know a lot of people think Living With the Land is boring, but I still find it interesting, so I walked on to it. Once I finished at the Land pavilion, I tried to decide what to do next. I was doing really well on time, so I planned on checking out Journey Into Imagination with Figment before riding Spaceship Earth.

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Yes. I like Journey into Imagination. And Figment. I liked the Dreamfinder version the best, but I still enjoy the current version. Now that I’ve addressed that unnecessarily, let’s move on with our lives.

Ok, so Journey Into Imagination was a walk on, as usual. So after I was done there I headed for Spaceship Earth which was showing only a 20 minute wait. Once I actually reached the attraction, I was debating whether or not to skip it this time and get something to eat instead. I hadn’t had breakfast yet and I was starting to get a rumbly in my tumbly. Ultimately, I chose to skip Spaceship Earth and head to Animal Kingdom to get something to eat and use my FastPass+ I had for Expedition Everest, Kilimanjaro Safari and Festival of the Lion King.

It was a little before 10am when I headed to the Epcot exit. I decided it would be nice to ride the monorail over to the Ticket and Transportation center and then take a bus to Animal Kingdom. But I remembered that there have been some instances of the monorail breaking down mid-ride and I didn’t want to take the chance that I might get stuck and miss my Expedition Everest FastPass+. So I ended up just taking the bus from Epcot to AK.

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By the time I arrived at Animal Kingdom, it was about 10:30am, and since my FastPass+ wasn’t until 11am I decided to get something to eat first. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’m not a foodie. I pretty much stick with your basic counter service choices and since Pizzafari is kind of where my kids always want to eat while we’re at Animal Kingdom, I decided pizza was a good idea! It was a nice, relaxing breakfast and I ended up chatting with the family sitting a couple of tables away. That conversation was mostly about running shoes and cats. I don’t remember how it even got to that, but it did.

After my late breakfast, I had enough time to casually make my way to Expedition Everest.

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My wait once I arrived to Expedition Everest was less than 10 minutes which meant that once I was done I had about an hour to wait for my FastPass+ for Kilimanjaro Safari. I thought about the fact that I’d rather ride a few of the attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios instead so I talked to a Cast Member at a FastPass+ kiosk. I found out that if I cancelled my existing 2 FP+ reservations, I would not be able to make any more the rest of the day. Hmmm. But if I let them expire, then I could try adding FP+ for other rides at DHS later.

I decided to go ahead and head to the bus stop and make my way over to Hollywood Studios. So next time, I’ll be trying my luck at the popular rides there!

See Ya Real Soon! °O°


Stuck at Disney World -Part 2

After my return flight home was cancelled near the end of Princess Half Marathon weekend, I found myself having to stay at the Walt Disney Resort 2 extra days! If you missed the first part of my extended trip report, you can check it out by clicking
HERE for part 1

Monday February 23, 2015 (continued)
I walked into the lobby of All Star Sports and found it decorated with lots of balloons. A couple of people who had just finished checking in were carrying balloons away with them so I’m not sure if it was a special event or if the Cast Members were just handing out balloons randomly…but it was pretty festive looking!

Lobby of All Star Sports

Lobby of All Star Sports

I was helped almost right away and I got checked in quickly but the Cast Member that helped me went above and beyond by calling someone (in housekeeping, maybe?) and finding a room that was ready! That was such a big help and I was so glad that I could go ahead and get settled into my room! So once I received my room assignment, I headed out. I was in Building 4 which is in the Center Court area. Obviously it’s a tennis themed section. Here’s some of my views along the way!

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After the short walk to building 4, I found room number 4328 only to find that my MagicBand would not work to open the door. I double and triple checked the room number on my resort map that I received at the front desk and tried my band about 4 times just to make sure it wasn’t user error. But nope…my MagicBand had lost its magic….

This was the first time that I’ve ever had a problem getting into a room at Disney World. I’ve been lucky enough to not have had a faulty key card, Key to the World Card, or MagicBand up until this moment. So yes, I had to walk back to the lobby to get my MagicBand reprogrammed so that I could get into my room. But really, considering that all I had planned for the day was laundry and resting, I wasn’t too upset.

Once I got my MagicBand situation sorted out, I got into my room! Yay! All of the Disney Value Resort rooms pretty much look the same on the inside (except for slight differences in things like curtain patterns, carpet color, bedding patterns and such) but it had been several years since I’d stayed at Sports. It seemed like it had been remodeled since the last time I’d been there and of course the little mini fridge (or drink cooler…whatever you want to call it…it keeps perishable stuff plenty cold) was one of the newest things since those were added to all of the Values only a few years ago.

I took a few minutes to unpack my toiletries and I changed into my “I Did it!” race shirt because it was the only other clean shirt I had. I wanted to go wash my clothes so that I would have clean clothes for the next 2 mornings and just to have everything clean. I stretched my legs a little again before heading out to find the guest laundry facility.

I ended up going to the laundry room next to the main pool which is called the Surfboard Bay Pool. I got my clothes started in the washer and the posted sign informed me that the wash and dry cycles were 30 minutes each. Originally I planned to just sit and relax near the pool while my clothes were washing, but I’d already figured out that too much sitting down made my legs start getting stiff and sore all over again. So I decided to walk all around the resort while I waited for my clothes to be done. I don’t necessarily encourage anyone to leave their clothes unattended in the laundry room, there have definitely been times that people have had their clothing taken from the washers or dryers, but I didn’t feel too worried about my stuff getting stolen so I went exploring.

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I went to each section of the All Star Sports Resort before I went back to check on my clothes. I still had a couple of minutes to wait once I got back to the laundry room before I could move my stuff over to the dryers. Since I’d already walked around all of the Sports resort and I had another 30 minutes to wait for my clothes to dry, I decided to head over to All Star Music which is right next to Sports.

It was very nostalgic to walk around the Music resort because I stayed here so many times with my family when I was younger. I didn’t get around to all of this resort but I saw enough to make me remember the fun trips and good times with my sister and our parents! 🙂

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By now I needed to get back to the laundry room at Sports, so I made my way there. When I got back to check on my clothes, most everything was dry but a few things were still damp and I still had some time on the dryers. Once everything was done I got all of my clothes folded and neatly into the mesh bag that I’d received at the end of the half marathon the day before. I walked to Stadium Hall and made a stop at the End Zone food court to grab a few snacks before heading back to my room. I spent the rest of the day watching television, calling my kids and taking a much needed nap before grabbing some dinner.

It was a nice and relaxing day but I was excited that I was going to hit the parks one last time the next day. I already had plans to go to all four parks and since I’d be touring solo I knew it was gonna be easy to do!

See Ya Real Soon! °O°

Race Recap Video #2

Here’s the second race recap video from my weekend at the Princess Half Marathon! °O°