It involves getting to Epcot early, doing the attractions and rides in the morning/early afternoon, then hitting Canada at about 3-4pm for a pint of Moosehead, then Britain for a pint of p*ssy lager, then France for a glass of wine, and onward through the 11 countries in the World Showcase, trying a different alcoholic beverage in each one. It took us a good 5 hours last time, and I dont remember what was going on by the time we reached Mexico, except that we started with 2 people and finished with about 40! Then its fireworks and a bus back to the hotel. And a horrendous hangover!
Staying at Disney hotels is definitely the way forward on race days. We stayed at the All Star Sports last time, and will probably do the same in 2016. Its no-frills, but its clean, its comfy, its fun and the transportation to and from races is a HUGE benefit, especially for the longer races!
As Charlie4 mentions, the food in the resort cafeteria isnt really geared towards runners (its burgers, pizza and hot dogs!), but if you have a car, you're never more than 10 mins from a Walmart or a load of restaurants.
Also, if you're travelling without kids, Id recommend the "Around the world drinking challenge" at Epcot in the Monday night. Its unofficial, and Disney dont really recommend it, but it was a lot of fun. Lots of medal-clad runners on bar crawl around the World Showcase. We made a lot of friends that day/night!
To say my Garmin went somewhat AWOL around Canary Wharf is a massive understatement. Unless its telling the truth and I zig-zagged my way through skyscrapers and docks for about 2 miles. Which I doubt. Oh, and I may have taken a diversion in the Blackfriars tunnel and taken a quick dip in the Thames. I doubt that too.
Given that times are all done by chip now, it seems strange that London doesnt employ a New York-style wave system at the start. Firstly it would ease congestion on transport getting to the start if there was 20-30 minutes between waves, and more importantly, it would likely ease congestion on the course letting 12,000 go at a time rather than unleashing 36,000 in one go along some pretty narrow London streets.
I cant believe how many people turned out to support this year. Ive never experienced an atmosphere quite like that one yesterday. The noise in some places was absolutely deafening! Some places looked 6-7 deep with spectators on both sides of the road, and in Surrey Quays they seemed to be climbing on walls, fences, lamp posts and bus stops just to watch the runners. Aside from the tunnels, I cant think of a place where spectators werent lining the route!
Also, special mention to the 20-or-so people in tuxedos and dinner dresses singing (it was Simply The Best as I went past!!) up on the balcony as you approached Greenwich. Whether they'd been on it all night or made the effort specifically for the marathon, it looked like they were having quite a party up there!!