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    I'll be arriving Thursday evening and will be flying out Sunday afternoon.

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    Going to be on our first visit to WDW, arriving February 13th and flying out Monday evening after the half. We borrowed a bit from Mouse Planet advice and broke up our vacation into two sections - the first at Pop Century, the second half at Ft. Wilderness Cabins. (Our visit's long as this is also our first real vacation as well.) And it'll be our second half after the surprise bonus of the Black Friday entry into the Tink. So we'll be wearing coast to coast medals on the plane ride home, so long as we stay well away from our nemesis Balloon Boy. So very glad we were at the very start of Corral E for the Tink, and we've upped our training schedule as while it made the Tink for us to get the 10 minutes at Mile 10, we don't want to be that close again.


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    I really wish the waivers would be posted.


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    Hey there Princesses, Princes and team supporters! We have decided on a meet time and place. We will be meeting on Saturday, February 23 at 6 p.m. in the outside seating area of Pollo Campero in Downtown Disney. That way people can get food and meet with us, or grab something elsewhere in DTD as a pre-race meal. We would love to see anyone who will be at WDW that weekend, and we will also have details for the Team MousePlanet cheer station for race day. Hope to see you all there!


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    I'll be there!

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    Still no waivers.

    Who else will be at the meetup? Pammer? Mommy2NicknMax? RunningFool? All are welcome!


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    My wife and I will be at the meetup.


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    Quote Originally Posted by stan4d_steph View Post
    Still no waivers.

    Who else will be at the meetup? Pammer? Mommy2NicknMax? RunningFool? All are welcome!
    I'll be there! Will be fun to finally meet everyone.

    Site says the waivers won't be up until two weeks prior to the event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stan4d_steph View Post
    Still no waivers.

    Who else will be at the meetup? Pammer? Mommy2NicknMax? RunningFool? All are welcome!
    I would love to meet you all! I plan to be at Epcot after the 5K so I will try to make it over to DTD for the meet!
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    Hooray! Glad to hear more will be joining. Spread the word!


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    Please take note: the Princess Half weekend Expo will be at the Coronado Springs Resort, not at Wide World of Sports.

    Schedule:
    Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
    9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22, 2013
    9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2013

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    Quote Originally Posted by stan4d_steph View Post
    Please take note: the Princess Half weekend Expo will be at the Coronado Springs Resort, not at Wide World of Sports.

    Schedule:
    Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
    9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22, 2013
    9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2013
    That's definately new and rather odd. I wonder what is going on at Wide World of Sports?
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    Gotta be something to do with the Altanta Braves spring training camp opening that weekend at Wide World of Sports. Yah think?

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    Ok. One last odd interesting piece on the expo. Under Runner Info / Event Communications on the runDisney Princess site is a copy of the pre-arrival email that was sent on January 2, 2013. In it, they mention Coronado Springs as the new location for the expo under the Stay Close to all the Action section. It is also a ChEAR Squad email, not a runner email. What is odd is my January 2, 2013 email from runDisney (yeah, I'm a packrat) doesn't have a Stay Close to the Action section and instead has Training Tips. No mention of the change in expo location or of the expo in general. I understand the need for different emails for difference audiences but that's kind of a big change that should have gone out to everyone.

    Cue the theme from the Twlight Zone...

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    It's definitely a change that they haven't advertised. They also changed the wording on the waivers this week. It had read that they would be available approximately a month before, and since we passed that date, the wording changed to 2 weeks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by stan4d_steph View Post
    It's definitely a change that they haven't advertised. They also changed the wording on the waivers this week. It had read that they would be available approximately a month before, and since we passed that date, the wording changed to 2 weeks.
    When I first read your statment about waivers, I thought you were saying that the wording of the waivers had changed. And I was wondering who read those waivers THAT closely that they remembered the last one enough to know there was a difference in the wording!

    My guess, they didn't realize HOW MUCH work it would be to do two weekends in a row with major events and are a little behind on Princess - and they got tired of answering emails from people about 'where are the waivers'!
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    Even if they are behind, that's no excuse to be so shifty with the changes that have been made. Just post something up on the blog about needing to change the Expo venue and postpone waivers and be done with it. People can complain all they want, but at least we will be informed and not having to hunt through text for changes in unexpected places.


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    100% agree with you, Steph.

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    Another change to the expo schedule was just tweeted by @runDisney. It will be open a half hour earlier and later than the previous schedule:

    Schedule:
    Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
    8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 22, 2013
    8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2013


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    Quote Originally Posted by stan4d_steph View Post
    Even if they are behind, that's no excuse to be so shifty with the changes that have been made. Just post something up on the blog about needing to change the Expo venue and postpone waivers and be done with it. People can complain all they want, but at least we will be informed and not having to hunt through text for changes in unexpected places.
    They are still so behind on the blog that they list space left in the half marathon (96% capacity) - it hasn't been updated since January 23rd! They also make it sound like everything sold out in 24 hours and seemed to forget to mention that the sell-out was helped with all the pre-sales they were running at the expos and for APs / Disney Visa card holders.
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    MousePlanet Staff Copy Editor. Keep calm and carry on! Learn how you can travel with just your carry-ons, at my Travelite FAQ! Go Team MousePlanet! Dream goal: Qualifying for the Boston Marathon. Successfully reached my 2013 goal to do all runDisney half-marathons. Oakland Marathon ('14: 4:21:09); IMS Arizona Marathon ('14: 4:22:02; 2nd in age group); Inaugural 2014 WDW Dopey Challenge; Marina Bay Half ('13-2:00:02 7th in age group); Yellowstone Half ('13-2:21 3rd in age group); Wine & Dine ('13-1:53:07 5th in age group); Nike Women's Half SF ('13-1:58:04); Santa Barbara Wine Country Half ('13-1:57:26); Summer Breeze Half ('13-1:50:54 current PR); Princess 1/2 ('13-2:14:12); Tinker Bell 1/2 ('13-2:08:16); Disneyland 1/2 ('13-1:55:04; '12-2:55:08; '11-3:39:02; '06-3:39:32), WDW 1/2 ('13-2:09:52; '12-3:46:09; '06-3:08:12; '05-2:21:05; '04), Big Sur 1/2 ('12-2:26:18; '04-2:11:21); WDW Marathon ('03); Honolulu Marathon ('92, '81). Half Fanatics (#3868) & Marathon Maniacs (#8951) Double Agent!

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    I'm 3885.


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    Quote Originally Posted by stan4d_steph View Post
    I'm 3885.
    I'm 12705. Which means I'll have to go to Runner Relations and get a corral reassignment again. At least this time my shirt size is OK. Yay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lani View Post
    Thanks Lani!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lani View Post
    I'm 12705. Which means I'll have to go to Runner Relations and get a corral reassignment again. At least this time my shirt size is OK. Yay.
    It's my first time with a women's size shirt, so I hope the size I picked is right.

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