As with every RunDisney race, packet pickup is done via an expo. Typically, RunDisney expos are held at Wide World of Sports, however since the Braves had spring training games the expo had to relocate. This year's "Fit for a Princess" expo was held at Coronado Springs. Due to very limited parking (reserved for guests), expo attendees had to come to the expo via bus from Downtown Disney or their Disney hotel. Since we were staying at Coronado Springs, we just had to walk from our room to the convention hall.
As you walked into the expo, there was a HUGE open area dedicated for packet pick-ups. Each event (half marathon, 5K, race retreat, chEAR Squad, etc) had their own designated area for pick-up. Both the half marathon and 5K pick-up areas had a counters designated per bib number (which runners found on their waivers that we printed off the RunDisney website prior to coming to the expo).
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Minus the line at the RunDisney Merchandise booth, the expo was a success! I think with all that empty space in the bib pick-up area they could have made the merchandise area bigger. The expo was a little crowded, but it was expected. I did hear that as the day got later and on Saturday that the expo became very crowded! We walked by the convention area on Saturday morning and the there was a line of about 300-400 people outside just waiting to get into the expo hall! They had to close off entry and let people in as people came out. I heard from RunDisney veterans that this expo was very chaotic compared to the expos held the WWS.
And for a little bonus on the way out....
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