The princess half marathon Expo took place at Wide World of Sports. Last year the expo had been at Coronado springs so I had never done an Expo at wide world of sports before however I enjoyed it.
The first thing was trying to get there. Last year we just took a bus from magic kingdom however they didn't offer that so we asked transportation for help and they didn't know anything an weren't much help. We decided to take the bus to Contemporary and then the bus to the Expo. The monorail not working really hurt as here as it took much longer than we thought to get to contemporary-about 15 min. We could have walked but wanted to save our legs.
We walked up and waited about 2 min for the bus and were on our way to the expo. Tye ride was about 15 min. The walk from the buses was pretty long-at Least 10 min which I was not expecting.
Overall the journey took a while which isn't bad but we had gotten 3 hours of sleep and it was starting to show for sure as we were very tired.
We got free yogurt and walked to get our bibs. We also took the instagram free pic on our way to get our bibs.
Funny story-Mallory and I were right next to each other in bib numbers which has never happened before (even though we submit the same exact PR as we ran that race together). Maybe it's because we registered Pre sale? Whatever the reason, it was cool to be next to each other.
Glass slipper challenge shirt pickup was next door while everyone else was in the other building. Maybe this is standard , but I found it confusing.
One thing I did like is the small rundisney store here. Not much was left by Friday but it's nice to know you can find stuff here in the future.
We went to the main floor and it was packed. We spent a good 10 min trying to find our name on the New Balance wall to realize with other people that they didn't do a glass skipper wall which was sad. Happily they printed a list for us and it was at the 10k!
We went to the merchandise store and they had a lot of merchandise for princess but almost all of the 10k and glass slipper stuff was gone. All I wanted was a wine glass :( the coast to coast shirts were only in blue too.
Lesson learned: I need to go to the expo on the first day. I already have new balance shoes so I just want merchandise. Dumbo I will go the first day (it will be my bay after all and what better way to celebrate than a day at dis eyland!) so I can get a pink coast to coast shirt and maybe a wine glass. For wine and dine I will definitely go when it opens to get a wine glass and probably the same for avengers.
Stopped by the rundisney booth for buttons which were very cute. We stopped and looked at sparkle athletic before peacing out. At this point we were ready to pass out.
Most of the expos have the same vendors so if there's something you saw at one, you can see at another.
So why don't I have any pictures of me with my bib? Well it started raining when we arrived and turned to a downpour. I didn't want to risk my phone in the weather. Next time for sure:)
I really liked wide world of sports. If I was here during sprig training I would definitely want to catch a game.
Afterwards we went back to nap and head to dinner before bedtime and a 320 wake up call!
- Leave from your hotel as it makes it much easier
- Make sure to stop by your hotel after to drop off your stuff
- Plan on going early for merchandise (earlier if you want new balance shoes!)
- Look at a map before you go-I found it a bit confusing to get around an wish I had studied the map a bit more