Mom And Son Running through park; RunDisney; incredibles shirt
  • On Jul 1, 2015
    Angela from VA 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, thanks for your suggestions. We haven't finalized our hotel, do you know if we can walk from the Epcot resorts to the start line? We think we'd like to stay in a room with a fridge for prerace needs, but aren't sure that's possible near Epcot.

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Angela! 

    I want to thank you for your patience in receiving my reply - I've just returned home from a magical Walt Disney World® Resort vacation with my family. I hope you're getting excited for your runDisney-cation!

    Epcot® Area Resorts are my top suggestion for accommodations during a runDisney race weekend. However, guests are not able to walk to/from the race area as the International Gateway Entrance (back entrance) to Epcot® will not be open to allow runners to pass through the theme park to get to the Start Zone Area. Additionally, runDisney announced in 2013 that runners trying to access the corrals and starting line on foot from surrounding resorts would be disqualified - it is not safe to try and navigate the roads and wooded areas of Walt Disney World Resort® on foot and in the dark. All guests will need to use race transportation, or personal transportation, to the Start Zone Area and then use the designated walkway to access the starting line and corrals (which is about an 8-10 minute walk from the start zone).

    The good news is, all Epcot Area Disney resorts have a mini-fridge for your pre-race needs; not to mention they are still the most convenient resorts for a runDisney race weekend with regard to race transportation, dining and recreation options. 

    I hope this helps, Angela! Please let me know if you have any additional questions with selecting the perfect accommodations for stay. I'm here to help you sort out all the available amenities each resort offers. 


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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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