Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Oct 5, 2014
    Stacie from IN 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.

    I am coming to WDW Nov 5-9 for JJ 5K. Staying at SS. My mom is coming with me but not in 5K. 1st run Disney event. Recommendation for expo and race days? Is there a viewing area at start/finish for spectators or ideas for mom for that am? Her 1st visit!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Stacie! 

    I hope you are looking forward to the 2014 Mickey's Jingle Jungle 5K! With a course through Disney's Animal Kingdom, it's sure to be a wild time. 

    My advice for the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo is to check out the runDisney Speaker Series while you're there! It's the best way to get any last minute advice before your race. From hearing all about nutrition from the official runDisney Training Consultant, Tara Gidus, to getting inspiration for your running costume from Leslie Kay, creator of DisneyBound, the runDisney Speaker Series has you covered. I also suggest bringing your mom along with you to check out the amazing facility that is the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. 

    Spectator viewing for the 5k is limited. In addition, with a 7:00am start time, you'll need to board a Race Transportation bus at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa by 5:00am to be in your corral in time - you should be back to your resort early enough to be ready to hit the theme parks shortly after park opening. However, if your mom really wants to get out and about while you are running there are a few early morning options, here are a few suggestions.

    • Hollywood Studios- This lively theme park is offering morning Extra Magic Hour on the day of your race starting at 8:00am -she could enjoy a some time strolling through "Hollywood."

    Senses Spa at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa- Book her a spa treatment while you pound the pavement. Services can be booked as early as 8:00am.

    I hope these suggestions are helpful, Stacie! As always, please do not hesitate to ask any additional questions you may have. 

    Have a great race! 

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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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