After the expo chaos of Dumbo 2013, runDisney has really stepped up the expo line organization at Disneyland starting last year. When it was time to start letting us into the expo, row by row they escorted us into the expo hall and to the merchandise area where we were queued up to go in. They only allowed so many people into the shopping area at a time which was great because you were actually able to shop without jumping over people and mass chaos all around. Huge kudos to runDisney! Now, if we can just get a similar process in place for at Walt Disney World race weekends, that would be AMAZING!
runDisney really did a great job with this year's merchandise. The Dumbo Double Dare merchandise was by far some of my favorite pieces today. They did a good selection of colors and designs and even different styles of items (for example, two style of men's and women's jackets for each race - a light windbreaker and a traditional jacket).
Everything in bib pickup went very smoothly (even with a quick stop at Runner Solutions to get Momma K's Coast to Coast wristband since her birthday was mixed up on registration) and the volunteers were all very upbeat which always makes for a great experience.