This weekend was absolutely incredible and jam-packed with events so I'll be breaking my report down into parts. First up is the Fit for a Princess Expo and pre-race stuff. I apologize in advance for the lengthy report! :)
Mom and I arrived in Orlando, where we took a town car to our hotel. We stayed at Disney's Old Key West Resort and it was incredible. Let me start by saying I'm pretty much a Disney World expert after living there for 7 years and going to the parks almost every day. I have stayed at tons of Disney Resorts, but never Old Key West, which is normally reserved for the Disney Vacation Club. It was gorgeous and really looked like Key West. The Cast Members (employees) all greeted us with "Welcome Home!" and it felt very fitting.
After settling into our wonderful room, we headed back to the lobby area to wait for a bus to the expo. Disney did a great job with transportation. Buses came every 20 minutes to take us to the expo and back. At the bus stop, mom began trying to pick out the runners which became sort of a game for us all week. It seemed Disney was completely split between people who were all about the half marathon and people who were totally unaware that it was going on.
Once we got to the expo, It finally started to sink in that I was really there. This was it! At the entrance to the expo building there were two lines, one to take pictures with Cinderella's coachmen and one to enter without a picture. We opted for no picture because we were still exhausted from the plane ride ( our flight was at 6am so we didn't get much sleep). Once we entered the building it was absolutely amazing.
|The free shirt from the Swag Bag|
|Sorry for the bad pic- but its a really cute tank|
The expo was wonderful. It was very crowded at times, but I learned a lot and I was really happy with it. Stay tuned for part two!