Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Dec 17, 2015
    Naima from VT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I'll be running the full marathon in January. I'm trying to avoid heavy, fatty foods to avoid an upset stomach during the race. I'll be staying at Port Orleans French Quarter. Do you have any suggestions on where I can find suitable food?

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Naima! 

    You are very wise to be planning ahead for your nutritional needs during the Walt Disney World® Marathon. Avoiding heavy, high-fat meals 72 hours prior to running the 26.2 most magical miles on earth will help to keep your body running efficiently while out on the course. Here is my advice on dining at Disney's Port Orleans Resorts:

    Just a stroll away from Disney's Port Orleans - French Quarter is Disney's Port Orleans - Riverside; here you will find the Riverside Mill Food Court, which I find to have healthier options than the Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at French Quarter (you can get a beignet after the race). Riverside Mill Food Court offers a pasta bar which will allow you to customize your pre-race pasta meal! You can even get it to go and take it back with you to the French Quarter. 

    Another option is to consider grocery delivery from an outside company like Garden Grocer. You can order water, bananas, bagels, butter putter and any other healthy pre-race essentials and snacks you might want online from their website prior to your arrival. Your room will have a mini-fridge, making it easy to store anything you might want kept cold. 

    I hope this helps, Naima! Please let me know if you have any plans to visit a theme park prior to the race, and which one(s) you might be visiting and I can give you some specific theme park dining options, too. 

    Have a magical day! 

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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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