Let me start with when I left.
I was flying Westjet from Calgary to Toronto then Toronto to Orlando.
Imagine my delight when I saw the plane for the flight to Toronto
By the time I got to Pop Century Resort it was late close to 1am.
The next day I took a few pictures I was in the 1950's section which was fine, it was close enough to the main building. At Pop Century the gift shop and cafeteria are in the same place unlike the All Star Resorts where they are separate rooms. Room are identical to All Star but the theme is fun and colourful.
The RunDisney transportation to the event was different too. There was a massive cheerleading event going on at the same time.
The RunDisney bus was picking up on the same side as the rest of resort transportation unlike All Star Resorts where it's usually closer to the baggage area.
Now I didn't get to choose my magic band colour so I wound up with grey but then I saw these cool villain add ons. Got these on Friday before I headed to the expo.
I picked up my packet and I had preordered the pin, at Princess they gave me the pin right when I got my bib but at Everest I was given a coupon that I had to take to the gift shop.
The gift shop was the small Club House in Champion Stadium at ESPN. The store is small and Expedition Everest was limited. There was the pin, an I Did It tshirt, a mini medal for RunDisney Vinylmation and that was about it. There was other RunDisney merchandise like the jacket, and 3 different colour Sweaty Bands with the RunDisney logo, also a mini ear magnet with 3.1.
The rest of the expo was tiny compared the Half Marathon Expos.
I wore them all through the park the day after Expedition Everest and they were super comfortable. They run smaller as I normally take 7.5 in Nike and had to go with 8 with these.
It rained pretty much all day Friday and Saturday, weather reports said it would stop by 7pm but that wasn't the case.
My plan was to take the first bus at 7:30pm to the start area, it was a good plan except the first bus didn't show up until closer to 8pm. We were told there was traffic issues my bet it was due to all those cheerleaders.
Not sure if you can tell but the rain kept going and I was pretty soaked before the race even started.
There were 10 corrals in all and I was in corral F, there was no one checking bibs as you entered the corral unlike Princess or Tink or any of the Half Marathons. I saw an I in my corral.
The good news the rain did stop before we hit the course.
The next obstacle where tires and there was no way to avoid those so I plowed through.
The final obstacle was a crawling under a cargo net, I skipped that one as well as my knees can get angry and didn't want to risk crawling with the scavenger hunt yet to come.
Crossed the finish line, stopped the Garmin and got my first clue.
There will be another Expedition Everest challenge in 2015 but I don't think I'll do this one again.
Though now I know I need to train for the after party at Tower of Terror 10 mile and Wine & Dine Half.
Tomorrow I'll tell you more about the rest of the trip.