Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Jun 30, 2015
    Allison from TX 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.

    Hi Faith, my sister and I purchased AP's. We will run the W&D Half-Marathon in Nov. and now want to run the Glass Slipper Challenge in Feb. You suggested staying at an Epcot area hotel for the W&D. Is that also your recommendation for the Princess

    Hi, Allison! 

    I want to thank you for your patience in my reply. I've just returned from a wonderful family vacation from Walt Disney World® Resort, which has me excited for your upcoming race-cations! 

    While an Epcot® Area Resort is the best option for the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon, your choices open up a bit for the Princess Half Marathon Weekend; mainly because ALL Walt Disney World® Resort hotels are host hotels. So regardless of where you choose to call your castle during this royal race, event transportation will be provided to all race activities. 

    That said, I still like the Epcot® Area for the convenience of race-morning travel time as you are close to the Start Zone Area and you'll be the least affected by traffic - your journey back on the bus is also shorter than other resorts. 

    Another option for this race is a Monorail Resort. I like this area for the Princess because of being near the Magic Kingdom, and race transportation will be by Epcot® Monorail at the Transportation & Ticket Center. In addition, you still have a lot of dining and recreation options. My favorite in this resort area is Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. You can stroll right over to the Transportation & Ticket Center to catch the Monorail. This is where I have chosen to stay during the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna®, which has the same starting line and finishing line as the Princess Half Marathon.

    I hope this helps get you started with your Princess Half Marathon Planning, Allison! Please let me know if you need any additional suggestions within the various categories of accommodations. With options in the value, moderate and deluxe levels, there is a "home" to meet every runners' budget. 

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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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