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Also, bib #3325
Also, bib #3325
Thank You Steve!
To all who have run BOTH Wine & Dines (2010 and 2011):
How did this race/after party compare to last years?? I heard last years was pretty poor--I thought the 2011 race was great, well organized, and that the afterparty was not jam packed and lots of fun.
This year was significantly better. It only took me about 15 minutes to hobble from the finish line, through bag check and the beer line and into the party. I am slow (2:57 ish) but I still had almost a full two hours to stuff my face post race. Last year I had to stand in the bag check line for a good 30 minutes and only had time to hit two booths before everything started shutting down.
I will say that I did not feel as if there was as much on course entertainment this year. I also noticed that the Osborne lights were not quite as spectacular as last year. I still enjoyed it and will probably do it again. I just hope to be a little quicker next year!
I have always hated the BEP's. I truly hate their music. If you took some poetry refrigerator magnets and thru them at the frig, whatever sticks, it the integrity of their lyrics and music.While it is fresh in my head - on course entertainment.
Some sort of band at around mile 1 or so - playing Black Eyed Peas - again. Really, someone needs to invent some new "pump up music". I like the Black Eyed Peas, just not over and over and over and over and over and over and over.
Lit up stilt walkers around mid way down Oceola Parkway.
A one man band on Oceola Parkway (guy with a guitar - not a guy with a drum in his back)
The snail ? from Spectromagic at the approach to Animal Kingdom
Pluto in Din-o-rama
As I said above, I HEARD the Green Army Man, but when I got to his area he was not there.
Carl from UP in DHS
Darth Vader in DHS
I think thats about it.
It looks liek they ran the exit out of the AK park was behind Dinosaur instead of in front of it and then the side of it between the entrance and Dinosaur. Looks like some of DHS is a bit different too.Course was slightly different this year. That out and back is gone, which is great. Finish line is now nearer to the parking lot.
Were there characters at the SpectroMagic Sleeping Beauty Fairies' floats?
Yes, the three fairies were present. Other characters I saw:
Dance of the Hours Hippos and Ostriches - yes, i forget about that. On Oseola on the way back
Terk (Animal Kingdom entrance) Missed him
SM Peacock float w/ bug ladies (turn towards MGM) Dont remember that
Pixar Parade float w/ cast under the Sorcerer's Hat at MGM No idea how I missed that
Mickey and Minnie were at the turn right before the finish line, which I thought was very weird.missed that too
I have always hated the BEP's. I truly hate their music. If you took some poetry refrigerator magnets and thru them at the frig, whatever sticks, it the integrity of their lyrics and music.
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