Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Mar 31, 2015
    Jordan from PA 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.

    Me and my husband are hoping we can afford to do the PHM next year as well as stay and go to the parks. Do you have any budget tips such as when to book rooms for the race, or any special packages?

    Hi, Jordan! 

    Thank you so much for your patience in my reply! I've just returned from a magical family vacation from Walt Disney World® Resort; which has my excited for you! One of my top tips when budgeting for accommodations is to price vacation packages from the different official Disney sources that are available to runners. Here is an outline of how I start pricing that perfect "castle." 

    • Travel packages available through runDisney -  though travel package information will not be released for the 2016 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend until we get closer to registration opening in July, pricing any packages that may be available through runDisney is a great place to start. The Travel Tab on the runDisney website is a great source of information. 

    • Official runDisney Travel Partners - I've used Get Travel on several occasions for discount tickets and accommodation reservations. On average, I seem to save about 25%-30% off full rack rates. Visit the Get Travel website and select the Events Tab, then type in runDisney. 

    Special offers through Walt Disney World Resort® - In October, a specially priced late-winter room-only promotion will be available that will include dates during the Princess Half Weekend. This is another option I've often had success with. Another great feature of this offer is if you book your room before it is available, your reservation can be modified to reflect the special pricing! 

    Generally speaking, It's wise to book your room as soon as registration opens! Especially when you can modify your reservation at a later date. 

    I hope this helps get you started, Jordan. Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I am here to help!

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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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