Don’t stop moving
After getting back to our room at Bay Lake Tower, we decided to rest for a little bit before we headed to Magic Kingdom.
Tip 1: After you run a marathon, keep moving throughout the rest of the day, even if it is painful!
Tip 2: Wear your race medal. People will understand why you’re walking funny.
We set up our FastPass+ before we got to the park, and after taking a few pictures in front of the castle, we made our way to Space Mountain. Riding Space Mountain after running 26.2 miles was very painful! I do not recommend it. After that, we rode Peter Pan’s Flight, which was much more enjoyable. You should definitely stay away from the rougher rides when your entire body hurts!
Dining in style
We were able to snag last-minute dinner reservations at California Grill! California Grill is “Signature Dining” at Walt Disney World, which means it has a more upscale experience than other table service restaurants. The views from California Grill are perfect for watching Wishes and admiring Disney’s Magic Kingdom property.
Once we were seated, we decided to order appetizers. I chose the Crispy Rock Shrimp Salad, and my mom got the Sonoma Goat Cheese Ravioli. While we waited for our appetizers to come out, our waiter asked if we would like to take some pictures outside. Of course, we said yes!
Both of our appetizers were delicious. I really loved mine and would have gladly eaten a bigger portion for my dinner!
We each decided on the Oak-fired Filet of Beef for our main course. Our server said he could tell we had dined there before, because we chose some of the best dishes. The filet was cooked to perfection and melted in our mouths. The tomato risotto was creamy and delicious. I would definitely recommend ordering it.
Even though we were full, we couldn’t pass up the dessert menu. I chose the Warm Homemade Fritters, and my mom decided on the Creme Brûlée. We washed down our dessert with coffee (decaf) and then headed outside to watch Wishes.
Even though it was chilly, we still enjoyed the picturesque views of Wishes. We could hear the music perfectly.
The meal was indulgent and satisfying and complete with fireworks – a perfect celebratory meal!