Disneyland November Avenger's Half Marathon Day 3
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December 1, 2016 at 7:31 pm #2238
Saturday November 12th:
We woke up naturally at 5:30am and the alarm was set for 6. We had breakfast at Denny’s again. Security lines were ridiculously long. Probably because the 10k races had finished not long before. It took at least 20 minutes to get through. Then more long lines to enter California Adventure. We were to the turnstiles at 8:30 for a 9am opening and they just opened the turnstiles. They allow you in and hold you off of Buena Vista Street. About 5 minutes before rope drop, they announced Radiator Springs Racers was down and they didn’t know if/when it would be up. So we changed course and waited to head to Tower of Terror (this closes at the beginning of January to be rethemed to Guardians of the Galaxy). They already have the signage down on the building and are already repainting the outside. Even though we were near the front, we still had a 30 minute wait. We prefer WDW’s version better, but wanted to get in one last ride before the theme changed. Toy Story had a 50 minute posted wait, so we opted to go to Screamin instead. It was posted 40 minutes, but was really only 15 minutes. We knew it was shorter than posted since you can see the entire line. Then off to Soarin with a 50 minute wait. We loved that they actually do a different ending and this one ended at Disneyland (WDW’s ends at EPCOT). We were hungry, so we grabbed an early lunch at Smokejumper’s Grill (I had chicken and Ryan had a burger and onion rings). We went over to get in line for the new Frozen Musical Stage Production that replaced Aladdin. So sad that Aladdin’s gone. We got in line for the 12:30pm show about 45 minutes early and we were still stuck in the upper upper balcony! That was a lot of stairs to climb, especially the day before our race!! It was a great show, they did a good job with it. Still miss Aladdin though! We stopped for a quick pic at the signage to Cars Land since it’s decorated for Christmas. We then went and met a patient/friend over near the entrance to the Grand Californian. My hubby is a Chiropractor and uses Rock Tape to help with stability and recover from injury. Well our friend had sprained her ankle just a week or two before the race. So he got her retaped so she could safely run the race.
We opted to head over to Disneyland and caught the end of their Christmas parade (I never did get around to seeing it on this trip!). So it was busy on Main Street. We were in need of caffeine, so we grabbed Starbuck’s to drink while in line for Hyper Space Mountain. It was a posted 100 minute wait but we only waited 70 minutes. They had just ended the Ghost Galaxy version and switched to the Star Wars version. We love this version the best!! We chatted with a military guy in line. He was there with his son, niece and girlfriend. I think we convinced him to go to WDW before he deploys next year! We then went to Indiana Jones with a posted 50 minute wait. Fun ride as always!
Since we have to get up early for our race tomorrow, we went to Downtown Disney to grab dinner at Tortilla Joe’s Quick service to get chicken and rice bowls (safe food the night before a run). We were back to our room by 6:45pm so we could wind down. Lights out at 9pm and alarm set for 3:15am!
Miles logged 7.5December 2, 2016 at 8:13 am #2256
The stairs!!! Oh no!!!December 2, 2016 at 8:26 am #2263
Ah those dreaded stairs. Definitely crowded today!December 2, 2016 at 9:57 am #2298
It was very crowded to have to go up to the tip top! FYI, there is an escalator up the very last section! But it was packed, so we kept to the stairs.
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