Winter dashes against the Pros: the NFL Pro Bowl Fan experience recap
In anticipation of the superbowl and in an attempt to escape to a warmer climate, we headed down to Orlando for a little work(out)/play at the NFL Pro Bowl Fan experience. It's a free event open to the public that coincides with the pro bowl game being played at Camping world stadium in downtown orlando. The Pro Bowl fan experience, however, takes place at the Disney's Wide World of Sports complex. I signed both girls up for the kids 100m dash (ages 2+) and spent the 2 weeks leading up to event getting them excited with sprinting "exercises" (an excuse for them to run around the house for once!)
We got there fairly early enough to snag a parking spot right outside the gates (seriously LUCKY b/c otherwise you are walking at least 1 mile to the front gates. It gets CROWDED)
We had seats to watch the NFC players practice but really they were just going through the motions and dancing on the field (music was pumping the whole time). We saw Russell Wilson, Drew Brees, and tons of other players I really don't remember lol.
They had a whole fan experience where you got to test your skills in a series of challenges where you compared yourself to NFL athletes
Like how fast can you run a 40 yard dash? But the real event was the kids 100m dash. You go in waves, toddlers first.
After the race you get a medal and pose for pictures with a few mascots. I'm from Tampa so we had to get a photo with a buccaneer!
But the best surprise was in a secret back area, you got to get a photo with Mickey. He was totally game to do a sprinter's stance (thanks!!)
and give a few high fives for a race well done!
and the great part of it all was some quality time with my dad (aka "pop pop!")