Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 9, 2014
    Marilyn from Aruba 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 will be running the dopey challenge in 2015 where would be a good place to celebrate (lunch) after the marathon ?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Marilyn! 

    Congratulations on your decision to participate in the 2015 Dopey Challenge during the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna®. I had the opportunity to participate in this year's inaugural event and I absolutely loved it.

    Epcot® theme park is my top choice for finding a fabulous lunch to celebrate your race accomplishment. You can find some amazing dining options along the World Showcase promenade.

    Here are a few of my favorite places to dine post-race: 

    1. Teppan Edo, Japan Pavilion. Here you will find delectable Asian cuisine perfect for post-race fuel. Lunch is served from 12:00pm-3:45pm and advanced dining reservations are recommended.

    2. Via Napoli, Italy Pavilion. This Italian restaurant offers authentic cuisine with influences from Southern Italy. My favorite menu item here is the Quattro Formaggi Wood Fired Pizza. Lunch is served 11:30am-3:30pm and advanced dining reservations are recommended.  

    3. Biergarten, Germany Pavilion. This dining option offers you the opportunity to celebrate Octoberfest with a mouth-watering German buffet set amongst the atmosphere of a lively Bavarian Village. Lunch is served here from 12:00pm- 3:00pm and again, advanced dining reservations are recommended. 

    Another tip I'd like to pass along is to remember Advanced Dining Reservations can be made online 180 days prior to arrival, and are highly suggested to ensure you get your top dining choices. 

    I hope these suggestions are helpful, Marilyn. Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any additional questions as you plan and prepare for the 2015 Dopey Challenge! 

    Happy Training! 


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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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