Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Mar 16, 2015
    Michelle from FL 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.

    Is there a better hotel (more convenient) to stay at for the January 1/2 marathon? I will be travelling with my husband and three grown children.

    Greetings, Michelle! 

    Finding the right accommodations for a runDisney race weekend is one of the most important aspects of planning a race-cation. Luckily, there are a number a places to choose for all budgets! 

    I recommend looking into the Family Suites available at Walt Disney World's newest resort, Disney's Art of Animation Resort. Sleeping up to six guests, these suites offer all the comforts of home, with room to spread out, too - making race morning easy for everyone. 

    If you are looking at booking adjoining rooms, my favorite resort for Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend is Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resort. Easy transportation, great amenities, a host of dining options and proximity to two theme parks makes this location in the family of Epcot Area Resorts my favorite! 

    For a complete list of all my favorite resorts for a runDisney race weekend, just select the highlighted link. 
    I also have some ideas on how to save money on your accommodations

    I hope this helps get you started, Michelle! Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance. I am here to help you plan a magical runDisney-cation. 


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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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