Dear fellow Princess runners,
I’m writing this from the plane, so yes, it’s second hand knowledge that I’m sharing here. But I believe it to be a true representation of what’s happening today.
Holy crap on a royal cracker people, this runDisney expo goes down as the most embarrassing example of consumerism I’ve seen in a long time. The Princess Half, once again, shows it’s ugly side.
Reports on Facebook as follows:
Cast member punched.
Wine glasses thrown and broken.
Tumblers ripped out of each other’s hands.
Cast members being ignored when they asked the pushing princesses to back away from the jacket display.
Guys. Really? I just can’t with all this insanity.
It’s “stuff.” Stuff that’s branded with runDisney and does not necessitate losing our manners and minds.
And frankly not really high-quality stuff. Let’s be real here. Cheap Chinese imports, mostly.
So we’re acting like fools over something that’s likely going to break or is printed incorrectly anyway.
It’s been an awful display splashed all over social media today that leaves a bitter taste in my mouth that we act like this. One of my friends said it best: it’s just gross.
We’re runners. We’re better than this.
Yes, I know, it’s Disney. And as one of the biggest brands in the world there is a high demand for their items. And can we blame them for inciting this frenzy?
Nope. They are doing their job when it comes to sales and making money.
I feel the issue lies with us. Can’t we as a group be better than this animalistic behavior?
I’m asking everyone to straighten out tutus, consider the real reason you are there (no, it’s not an overpriced tumbler!), and try again tomorrow with a fresh attitude on the day.
Let’s be safe, have fun, and perfect that princess wave (so I don’t have to start using a special finger salute instead) ?.
Patty Holliday has been running Disney since 2011. She knows just about every tip, trick, and hack there is to cover the runDisney Magical Miles at Disney World and Disneyland. She knows every mile isn’t *always* magical- but with training, tips, and a little bit of pixie dust, they can be a lot of fun! You can also find her at noguilttravel.com and noguiltfangirl.com