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  • On Jul 14, 2015
    Christina from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We are DVC Members, which resorts are the Host Resorts so we can utilize the special transportation during the running events? I'm considering Animal Kingdom Villas and not sure if that one is included? Our home resort is Saratoga Springs.

    Hi Christina!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I think Disney Vacation Club Villas make the perfect home base during a runDisney event. We usually get a 1 bedroom or larger, so that I can have the full kitchen in order to make my usual spaghetti dinner the night before a half marathon. Even a kitchenette in a studio can be a perfect spot to fix your pre-race fuel. Since my family doesn’t run these events with me, being able to head to bed early in the master bedroom, while the family stays up to watch a movie in the living room has made these weekends more convenient for the entire family.

    Which Disney Vacation Club Resorts are Host Resorts can vary, depending on the event. Usually, for Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, and for Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend, all resorts are considered Host Resorts, since these are very large races. If you will be running in Disney’s Wine & Dine Half Marathon in November, Deluxe Host Resorts are:

    Disney’s Boardwalk Villas
    Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
    Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
    Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort
    Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts

    Staying at any of these resorts during a race weekend would include transportation to all weekend race events, including the Race Expo. I hope this helps you with your planning. I have participated in several runDisney events, so feel free to ask additional questions, or visit our runDisney mom, Faith!

    Happy Training!
    - Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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