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Old 01-29-2014, 09:11 AM   #1
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Princess half questions please!

This is my first Disney race and first half, so I have a lot of questions. First one is about touring the parks the day before the race. Has anyone had any experience with this? Is it a bad idea?????

Second, does anyone know if there is access to a microwave before the half at POFQ? I have Celiac disease and need to eat a gluten free certified oatmeal. I was just wondering if the food court is open at like 3:00 am? Do they have special operating hours for the half?

Thank you! I am getting so excited!!!!!!!!
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My guess is you should be able to walk in and use the microwave, I would be shocked if you couldn't. As far as touring the parks before, I usually still walk around but take lots of breaks and put my feet up. I did this a couple weeks ago for Tink (I also ran the 10k) then went out to the parks and was fine for the half. I made sure to ice my feet really well when I got back to the room that night.
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Old 01-29-2014, 10:00 AM   #3
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My guess is you should be able to walk in and use the microwave, I would be shocked if you couldn't. As far as touring the parks before, I usually still walk around but take lots of breaks and put my feet up. I did this a couple weeks ago for Tink (I also ran the 10k) then went out to the parks and was fine for the half. I made sure to ice my feet really well when I got back to the room that night.

Good idea about icing the feet!
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Does anyone know which Disney park is the smallest to tour? It is Hollywood Studios?
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Does anyone know which Disney park is the smallest to tour? It is Hollywood Studios?
It seems like the smallest to me, plus a lot of the attractions are shows where you can sit down and get rest time off your feet, which seems like a good plan before the race!

I am running for the first time this year as well and can't wait...have fun!
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If push comes to shove you can always brew water through the coffee pot. Maybe once to clear the filter basket and once for the oatmeal?
I plan on bringing my own oatmeal with me too. I'm hoping some of the quick service places will be open that early, but if not I'll be making oatmeal in the room.

I will be touring the parks too, the family is coming with me. I plan to sit a lot. And just listen to my body. If need be, I will head back to the room and DH and DS17 can wrangle the rest of the crew.
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I just called POFQ and she said they will have special operating hours to accommodate the runners and yes, microwaves will be available! Woo hoo!
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Hollywood studios is a good idea, I would watch every show you could! Have a great race and DIG DEEP!
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