The Inaugural Star Wars Dark Side race was our first RunDisney experience, and we really didn’t know what to expect. We decided to err on the side of caution and did not buy park admission tickets, opting instead to lounge by the pool (Lola Gray loves a Disney pool party!) and check out a few Disney restaurants – we revisited the fantastic Hoop De Doo Review, which was as full off rootin’ tootin’ fun as we remembered, and ate a giant banana split at Beaches and Cream. I’m so glad we didn’t try to fit in a park day, because those early mornings were exhausting!
On this visit we stayed at the Art of Animation resort, which has been on Lola’s dream list ever since it opened. My hope is that we will one day work our way through all of the Disney resorts, but we have a long way to go!!
So far we have stayed at only value and moderate level resorts, and I honestly think I prefer the value resorts in many ways. The pools are better at the moderates, but we just really love the giant character statues at the value hotels and always have so much fun wandering around to find them all and take photos!