My goal is to stay ahead on my recaps this trip so I'm blogging on the fly on the bus back to Grand Floridian!
We did MK this morning, early lunch at Be Our Guest and then headed to Contemporary to catch the bus to the expo.
Our expo bus driver was so horrible. We sat towards the front and my cousin remarked that we need to plan a Disney cruise (which we do! Castaway Challenge anyone?) and the bus driver added in loudly-no you need to take a real cruise. Disney cruises sprinkle pixie dust. Ummm-yeah that's the point. Then he missed the exit and we went about 5 min off property before he could turn around. Then he was complaining about how Disney used to be affordable and now people have to decide between feeding their kids at MK or going to college. Ummm really? On a bus full of people heading to a Disney expo? Blah-left a bad taste in my mouth!
Anyways, we walked in and Mal headed to get a sparkle athletic skirt and I went to get my bibs, picture and look at merchandise. The moment of truth: would I be A for the 5k and 10k? I WAS! I almost screamed out of excitement!
There were a lot of people and a lot of people that didn't know where they were going so the process was a bit slow but it was fine.
The pictures with the glass slipper bib were still easy and I went to get my shirts which I think are pretty cute!
I went to look at the merchandise and it was about 150 people long!! Crazy! They mostly had princess merchandise so I decided to try my luck at the real expo store.
My surprise: they had everything I wanted and looked pretty well stocked which was nice! I bought a green headband (to wear tomorrow), glass slipper wine glass, glass slipper magnet and a glass slipper jacket! The jacket was pricy (76 dollars with discount, 84 without) but I really liked it!
Afterwards, I went to check out the tinker bell half medals. I'm definitely need the minority as I really like the challenge medal! It relates so well to the movies and all of the pixies.
I then waited in a 10 person line for KT tape which took forever! People didn't know what they wanted tape and this couple hogged one of the tape guys but going back and forth and then getting another area taped. I got my shins done and it was pretty fast!
Afterwards, I walked around the expo and got a free sample of good sense and visited with Jeff Galloway where I was able to ask my 2 questions: 1. How do you slow down for long runs: adjust your interval or take more walk breaks. 2. Should I adjust my interval: he suggested to get to a 10 min/mile pace to try 90 sec running and 30 sec walking. I'm going to definitely try it out this weekend!
Then I walked around the booths, used the restroom and headed out to the hotel to finally unpack before heading to MK for dinner.
Overall the expo was good-lots of stuff to do and see. It seems like there are a lot of newbies as a lot of people were confused on where to go and what to do. I'm happy with my corral placements and the shirts and excited for the weekend!
What did you think of the Princess expo? Do you like expos in general?