Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jan 12, 2012
    Tabitha from CO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My husband and I are planning on running the WDW marathon in January 2013 (and so excited). I was wondering if any park admission is included in the fees and if not, are there discounted tickets available for us? We will probably be staying off-site.

    Hi Tabitha!  Good for you guys!  I am planning to do that same race as my first ever full marathon!  The fees for the race do not include park tickets.  Admission to parks would be sold separately, and as of right now there are no "racer" discounts.  You can always look for ticket discounts through various sources.  One of my favorites is www.mousesavers.com. 
    One thing I do recommend is staying on property.  I cannot stress enough how convenient the bus transportation is in getting to the starting line.  I just got home from this year's marathon weekend, and the traffic on race day morning was pretty bad.  On marathon weekend, ALL of the Disney World hotels offer free bus transportation to the start line and also back to the hotel after the race.  There are Disney Resorts that will fit ANY budget.  Obviously, you may have another reason for staying off property, but I did want to pass that information along. 
    Good luck this year with your training!  Maybe I will see you there!
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Meet the Panelist: Lori, Indiana

I am currently a homeschool, soccer mom to two active teenage boys. My family loves everything about Disney! Walt Disney World, Disneyland, runDisney, Disney Cruise Line and Disney Vacation Club have been a part of countless magical memories for us through the years. I cannot wait to help you make your own magical memories at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Lori

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