The race then went to Disney's Animal Kingdom where they actually had some of the smaller petting zoo animals out. Everything from a hawk and owl to a snake to sheep and goats. I did spy one of our elephants in their night barn still even! Of course they had some iconic characters out there... I bet you might recognize a few:
There was also another cool thing that I got to do before exiting Animal Kingdom... I got to ride Expedition Everest! That's right, I totally rode a roller coaster in the middle of the marathon. They had just opened the attraction as I was going by so I jumped on it and got a front car seat. Only at the Disney World Marathon could you ride a roller coaster during the race!
After exiting Animal Kingdom, we headed towards the half way marker, as well as the ESPN Wide World of Sports facility... stay tuned for what happened in the second half of the race!