Princess Meet Up Plans


Hello everyone! I can’t believe Christmas was a month ago! (Please tell me you have taken down your decorations…)

If you are running Disney’s Princess half marathon, I hope you are as excited as I am that we are about a month away! You may remember awhile back I put a poll on my right sidebar asking what day and timeframe will work best for everyone for a blogger meet up.

Unfortunately, I cannot please everyone (unless there is interest in doing a second meet up at another time if a good number can’t attend the first.) So, I really hope all of the bloggers out there who are running the race will be able to swing by for a few minutes and hang out!

Here are the tentative plans:

WHEN: Saturday, February 25, 2012 @ 3:00 pm (I picked this time because it won’t interfere with lunch or dinner plans, and hopefully everyone will have had time to hit up the expo by then.)

WHERE: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa , outside of Gasparillas quick service restaurant, in front of the marina (with a great castle view!) I chose this spot for a number of reasons. 1.) It has a castle view, duh. 2.) There are a lot of outside tables and umbrellas for us to all hang out 3.) If there is inclement weather, we can just go inside of Gasparillas and meet up at their indoor tables 4.) If someone wants food or a snack they can run into Gasparilla’s and grab a drink or what not. Also, the Grand Floridian is on the monorail, so anyone coming from or going to EPCOT or the Magic Kingdom before or after the meet up will be very close by.


WHY: Blogger meet up! There will be pictures, giveaways, and a chance to network. If you have a blog business card, BRING IT! Bring a whole stack, hand them out, and make new friends. Who knows, you may even meet someone who lives near you. You may even find a running buddy for the race the next day!


Tables and chairs by the marina

If you are staying on property, the best way to get to the Grand Floridian is to take a bus to the Magic Kingdom then hop on the monorail. If you are at EPCOT, take the monorail to the TTC and switch to the resort monorail. If you are at another park, then just take the Grand Floridian bus.

If you are coming from the monorail, it will let you off on the 2nd floor of the lobby. Take the stairs or elevator to the 1st floor of the lobby and go out towards the back left down the hallway (the Gardenview tea room will be on your right) Go straight out the doors next to the Grand Floridian café and follow the covered porch/walkway to the left and you will see the Marina and Gasparillas.

If you are coming from a bus, it will let you out next to the lobby. Follow the covered walkway through the main entrance and then follow the ground floor directions above.

-If you are driving: Self parking at the Grand is across the street. Park in the lot, cross the street and stay on the walkway until you get to the main entrance/ building then follow the ground floor directions above.


The yellow X above marks the spot!

If you have any other fun ideas for the meet up please e mail me at I would love to hear them! I wanted to go ahead and get a day and time out there so people can start making plans.

*If you have not yet booked your travel for the race yet please e mail me at My services are totally FREE and I would love to help you plan your trip!

*Don’t forget to enter my giveaway!

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28 Responses to Princess Meet Up Plans

  1. 1

    the minute my kids are old enough to enjoy disney, I’M THERE.

  2. 2

    SAWEEET! I am so excited to meet everyone!!!!

  3. 3

    Ahh I’m going to try my bestest to make it! I want to meet all you other bloggers!

  4. 4
    Emily says:

    Hmmm, I don’t know if I’ll be able to make it, but I’ll put it on my calendar to try. If not – maybe we’ll run into each other at some point during that weekend! :)

  5. 5
    Tara Burner says:

    I soooo wish I was going….
    planning on princess 2013
    have fun!!!

  6. 6
    Megan says:

    SO exciting! I can’t believe it’s a month away!

  7. 7
    Sarah M says:

    I can’t believe it’s only a month away! I’m so excited for my first half! Looking forward to meeting many of you :)

  8. 8
    Karen says:

    I’ll be there! :0)

  9. 9
    Courtney says:

    Its been added to my calendar!! 😀

  10. 10
    Kayla says:

    Hey! I found you through the Disney Princess group on facebook! I would love to come and hope I can drop by, but don’t know for sure if it will work yet (we have a lot planned for that day!) I will let you know! :)

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  12. 12
    Ricole Runs says:

    I have it on my calendar, I really want to come and am going to try! Unfortunately I’m kind of at the mercy of the group I’m with and we’ll be at Epcot that day so I’m not sure I’ll be able to get away. Maybe I’ll see some of you at the race! Can’t wait!

    • 12.1
      Heather says:

      please come! That’s why I made it on the monorail, so people from EPCOT and Magic Kingdom can stop by easily without getting on a bus. Just hop on the monorail and come on! You can meet them back at EPCOT after. :)

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    Jennifer says:

    I’m going to try to be there. I would love to meet everyone!

  15. 15

    I’m going to do my best to be there!

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    Alec says:


    I am loving your blog! I emailed you about how I just found it yesterday and have been reading posts ever since LOL! Keep up the good work! I am really excited to meet everyone A WEEK FROM TODAY! It will be my first blogger meet up! Yay!

    Just keep running, just keep running!

  18. 18

    I’m hoping to make it. Thanks for organizing it!

  19. 19
    Malinda says:

    So excited to meet everyone! I’m on twitter @MalindaAnnHill and created a twitter list for those attending the @RunningWithSass blogger meet up! It’s under “Princess Blogger MeetUp” if you want to subscribe. :-)

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