Angela, D and I all went to ATL to hop on a plane Friday late morning to head to sunny Orlando, FL. Going from temps in the 30′s to temps in the 80′s was everything a girl could ask for. The plane ride ended up being really bumpy, so they cancelled the drink/snack service. :( (The plane ride back was worse, plane dropped a couple of times making it really hard for me to read!)
When we arrived we took the Disney Magical Express to our hotel (Art of Animation)- this was great service and made everything so easy! As soon as we got to our room, D and I changed to head to the pool.
Afterwards we met up with 9 other girls (Whitney was going to meet us at the dinner) and headed to Epcot to the Disney Princess Pasta in the Park. This was so much fun! They had a huge buffet spread, Disney princesses there for photos and a DJ which equals dancing!
Then around 8:15, we all headed out because they had special seating for us for the firework show!
Next after the fireworks the park was open for hotel guests until 11pm – SCORE! All the fast passes were gone, so we only rode two rides. First stop was Soarin’ (?), which was really cool. The second ride was FastTrac, which was awesome…you design the car you are going to ride in.
If you do the Disney Princess Half Marathon, I would definitely recommend purchasing Pasta in the Park tickets. It was totally worth the cost. What a fun night!
Saturday our only plan was to go to the expo (more pool time!). Angela, Whitney, D and I met and headed that way around 12:30. Apparently the best time to go was during lunch because everyone else talked about how packed it was, but we did not have any problems. Bib pickup/Race Shirt pickup was so easy and then of course we had to do a little shopping. I purchased two RunningSkirts at an awesome price….pretty much a 2 for 1 deal!
After the expo we headed to Downtown Disney to grab an early dinner because we were suppose to be up by 2:15 am, to catch the 3am bus to the race start! Craziness!!
Next up…..Disney Princess Half Marathon Race Report