Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On May 17, 2014
    Kara from TN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Which is the best resort to stay at when doing the princess half marathon? I know they say host resorts but which on would be better? The Beach resort or the All Stars?

    Hi, Kara! 

    Picking out the perfect "castle" for the 2015 Disney's Princess Half Marathon Weekend is such a fun thing to do! And I love talking about Walt Disney World resort hotels. 

    When you say "Beach Resort", are you referring to Disney's Beach Club Resort or Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort? I would love to provide more detailed information based on which one you are interested in. Here are some of my suggestions in each of the categories Disney offers in resorts. 

    Disney's Pop Century Resort-  This resort is newer than the All Star resorts and has its own Disney bus transportation system. The theming is fun and the public spaces are a bit nicer, in my opinion. 

    Disney's Coronado Springs- While this is not my favorite over-all moderate resort, it is my favorite during a race weekend. Getting to the Start Zone area via race transportation is much quicker from Disney's Coronado Springs Resort than it is from other resorts in the moderate category. 

    Disney's Beach Club Resort- This is my favorite resort at Walt Disney World. Lots of dining options and a great location with excellent amenities if you don't plan on spending much time in the theme parks. 

    I also suggest keeping an eye on the Travel Tab on the runDisney website. This is where any special offers will be released as we get closer to registration opening up in July. 

    I hope this information helps give you a starting point, Kara! And please get back to me on which "Beach Resort" you would like more information for and I can give you a side-by-side compassion of just those two resort options. 

    Happy Planning! 

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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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