It's here! The granddaddy of them-the pinnacle of the weekend and Dopey.
We woke up at 330 and not going to lie-I was over it. I felt rested but couldn't wait to sleep in the next day. We did our morning routine and got out of the hotel around 400.
We waited in line but not as long as the day before and got on a bus rather quickly. We had a congested commute but got to Epcot with enough time to check our bags (where I left my sunglasses! I freaked but it was okay) and walked to the corrals and peed and got in the corral for the national anthem.
The corrals were let off with a bit more time in between and we took off about 5:57. It was the warmest of all of the days but still chilly.
The DJ was still there but with a different sign (notice the boat behind him!) and we headed into MK. It really never gets old. We tried to use the same bathroom as last time and got yelled at by multiple people (even though there was a steady stream of people coming back). I was so not into it so we just went to the Alice bathroom and it was fine.
The downside of the track was I hit a major mental wall. I think some of it was music related so I switched to my half playlist (which pumps me up) but the sun was coming up and the racetrack is QUIET. I finally said-okay my mental game is off and Devin said he felt the same way. We decided to chat for a bit and see if we could pick up our spirits and it worked.
We kept going and came across Robin Hood, little John and friar tuck and of course they lost t at Devins costume and loved it!
Before we entered AK, we saw the cutest animals ever with bibs on so we had to stop and get a pic with the piggy! so adorable. I think Jiminy was out by the train but I can't remember.
We entered AK through the back and headed over to Everest where it didn't really go according to plan. So they shuttled us through the regular line, which has never been done before and people kinda freaked and were told single rider would be 30 min (not true-there was only 10 people in line). We debated for a minute and decided to just hop in line and stretch and got through in about 10 min which isn't bad). I think the regular park guests were confused but oh well. Riding Everest was one of the many highlights during the marathon and I'm so glad we did it (even though It added at least 15 min to our finishing time).
As we exited through the back (the same exact way as wine and dine but I don't remember because that is exactly where it started to pour like crazy) we hit the half way point and came upon great crowd support right outside of the AK gates. Between the Everest adrenaline and the crowd support, I was feeling great!
This is where I will stop for today. Come back tomorrow for the second half of the marathon!