I did it! I am now a princess! I just got back from a whirl wind, weeklong trip to Walt Disney World. The trip was amazing and I have lots to tell you about, like the Expo, meeting Jeff Galloway, several blogger meet up, the Tangled Royal Family 5k, and the main event—the Disney Princess Half Marathon!
Let’s start with the Expo. The Expo was like nothing I had ever experienced before. I went to the expo on Friday afternoon, around two. First was packet pickup. Packet pick up was a longer process than I anticipated. Since I had two packets to pick up, my half and my 5k packets, it took even longer. The lines were not all that long, there were just so many. There were two bib lines, then a line to get my pin, then two shirt lines and finally a line to activate my timing chip.
Inside the packets were my shirts, some pins and a clear plastic draw string bag. I was disappointed in the “goody bag” or lack of I should say. There was none! No goody bag of any kind. Big bummer! The 5k shirt is cotton unisex with Rapunzel and Flynn. The Princess Half shirt is a tech material women’s cut with the princess half logo. I like both shirts very much and proudly wore them around the parks after each race.
After getting my packets, next it was time to shop! My first stop was at the official merchandise booth. As I expected, the Dooney and Bourke purses were sold out. I was very tempted to get the “I did it” shirt, but decided against it. Several friends had texted me throughout the day with rumors that the runDisney booth had a few Disneyland half entries left for princess runners. I had to check that out. To my surprise, Jeff Galloway was at the runDisney booth greeting and chatting with runners. There is more to come in a later post about if got into the Disneyland Half and meeting Jeff Galloway. Before leaving the runDisney booth, I spent quite a while drooling over all the runDisney bling on display. They always have a way of drawing me in.
My next stop was SparkleSkirts! That was one busy booth. Ladies of all ages, shapes and sizes were having a blast trying on all the fun designs. I had a few minutes to chat with Leah, Queen Mum of Sparkle. I then choose the perfect Rapunzel purple SparkleSkirt! to wear to the Tangled 5k Royal Family 5k.
After that, I made a few more stops. I got a water resistant SPIbelt, a few Sweaty Bands, and then visited the Bippity Boppity Boutique booth with my daughter for a fairy dusting. We picked up some samples of Nuun, Luna Bars and rice. After all that Expo fun, we were ready to hit the parks!
A dream is a wish…