Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jul 16, 2015
    Luisa from Guatemala 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.

    Faith, My dream is to Run at Disney, I wanted this year to go to Dine & wine half maratón but SOld out. We are going to WDW anyway, next year I wanted to see what can be better to run at Disneyland or WDW? Any ideas? we are 4 family

    Hello, Luisa! 

    Participating in a runDisney event is absolutely magical! I'm excited to hear you are ready to experience the magic, too. Now the hard part, selecting the right race weekend to be a part of - here are my top choices for Disneyland® Resort & Walt Disney World® Resort runDisney races. 

    Disneyland® Resort
    Disneyland® Half Marathon Weekend is my favorite runDisney event! I love the course and the old-school theming this race seems to pay to classic Disneyland®. The field of runners is also considerably less than Walt Disney World® which will help you from feeling overwhelmed. In addition, if you are staying at a Disneyland® Resort Hotel, the starting line and finishing line are right within walking distance. This means extra sleep! I also prefer the less humid weather that typically occurs in California over Florida. 

    Walt Disney World® Resort
    Disney's Princess Half Marathon Weekend is a fantastic race for families. The royal atmosphere and mostly female runners, make this a great first race - it was my first runDisney event :) Now, if you're looking for a runDisney race experience during a long vacation, Walt Disney World® Resort is, of course, the larger of the two Disney Parks Resorts. 

    Of course, since you still have plans to visit Walt Disney World® Resort, I would take your first runDisney adventure to Disneyland® Resort. 

    I hope this helps with your decision, Luisa! Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I am here to help you plan a memorable runDisney-cation at either Disney Park! 

    Faith 
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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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