A lot of people are very upset if the runDisney merchandise sells out before they get there. I’ve been okay with that, and actually have an extra Dopey magnet that I can offer up to anyone who did the Dopey and wasn’t able to get one. Solidarity with my dopey brethren. Anyway. Generally speaking, I haven’t really liked the merchandise–last year I remember there being a lot of fun things (like my “it takes character to run a marathon” shirt) but this year’s slim pickings made it easy to resist spending a shit load of money. Thanks, Disney.
Fast forward to the best park in the world, Epcot (yeah, Disneyland, you heard me right, you can kiss Epcot’s ass) and that store by Spaceship Earth Art of Disney. My sister decided to surprise me with a little something that we saw and that showed up in my mail yesterday! Naturally, if you have artistically inclined friends they could do this for you and do it much more cheaply (the drawing was $40). It says “Walt Disney World Dopey Challenge 2014” in left corner and has an “EPCOT” stamp on the bottom left. Also available were running Minnie, Mickey, Donald, and Goofy drawings. I suspect it was one artist who did these–the samples were only out when he was working and went away when someone else was. With the Disney frame it came to $70 but my sister just got me the drawing and said last night, “Go to Home Goods and pick up something cheap.” Either way, I like these a LOT more than the stuff runDisney was offering and to be quite honest, they were priced the same way. Shipping is $9.95 and you need to a wait about a week after ordering if you want to pick it up in the store.
Aside from the medal, shirt, injury, and exhaustion any favorite race souvenirs?