The room was nice, not as magical as the Disneyland Hotel rooms, but the bed was comfortable and we had a good amount of space. Walking through the Grand Californian makes the walk to the parks not so bad.
Today was the last day for the Expo and Moms wanted to check it out, plus I wanted some official merchandise. My cousin wanted us to pick up the New Balance Minnie Mouse shoes for her. As someone who isn’t really a runner, I didn’t know what most of the stuff they were selling was really good for, so I just mainly browsed. In the official merchandise section I bought the RunDisney vinylmation and Moms bought me a marathon car magnet and the “I Did It” t-shirt. It added some pressure since I couldn’t very well wear the shirt if I didn’t finish.
– the Mickey shoes were nice, but weren’t Mickey enough for me to bite the bullet. If they had some Star Wars running shoes I would’ve been in trouble
– the Disney World Star Wars half marathon medals – the Disneyland medals
– these signs were all around the hotel
It was time to eat and we decided to eat in the parks. We were trying to decide between Plaza Inn or French Market Café. In the end the meatloaf at French Market won out. The Cajun Meatloaf with the Worcestershire sauce is one of my favorite things to eat anywhere, not just at Disneyland. The band was out and performing plus some of the train conductors at the New Orleans Square station were dancing along on the platform.
I noticed the train was in the station and they were letting people up there. I went up and took some photos and checked out the train up close for a little bit. I think with the Railroad closed it’s a great that people are able to get up close with trains, since you don’t normally get that view of them.
Disneyland Star Wars Half Marathon Trip Report – Part 3: A First and a Favorite