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  • On Jun 24, 2014
    Susan 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.

    Is there good transportation from the art of animation resort to the half and full marathon in January? What is the easiest hotel to stay at to get to the start? I'm going to be by myself going to the race and don't want to worry.

    Welcome back, Susan! 

    Thank you for continuing to reach out to the Disney Parks Moms Panel for your vacation planning questions! You mention the half and full marathons during the 2015 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna®, will you be participating in the 10th anniversary of Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge? If so, congratulations! 

    Disney's Art of Animation Resort is an excellent choice and in a great location when participating in a Walt Disney World® runDisney event. In addition, this resort will be providing dedicated Event Transportation to all race activities in well-appointed motorcoach buses. I've utilized runDisney event transportation alone for many races and can assure you will have no worries! More than likely you will get to have a great conversation with a fellow runner as there will be many traveling to the Start Zone alone. 

    My biggest piece of advice in reducing anxiety is to make sure you head to the race early! By catching an early bus, you will eliminate the worry of needing to rush to your corral after having encountered heavy traffic like the later busses will.

    I hope this information helps to ease your mind, Susan! You will have no worries traveling to the race alone. And as always, please do not hesitate to ask any additional questions you may have. As the runDisney Specialist on the Disney Parks Moms Panel, I am here to help make planning your race-cation as magical as possible.

    Happy Running!

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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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