• On Jan 17, 2017
    Indah from United Kingdom Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I'm booked to do the HM Star Wars dark side, staying at AKL. Will there be transport running from my hotel to ESPN to pick up run pack? Will there be transport for my family to watch the finish line at 7ish?

    Hi Indah!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I actually just got back from a stay at Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge and I think you are absolutely going to love it! I must recommend you check out Boma- Flavors of Africa while you are there. It would make a great post-race dinner and make sure you don't miss out on the Zebra Cupcakes, they are divine!

    I'm glad to tell you that for Star Wars Half Marathon- The Dark Side all Walt Disney World Resort hotels are considered host hotels and will provide complimentary transportation to all race weekend events. So whether you are heading to ESPN Wide World of Sports for the Disney Health & Fitness Expo or to the starting line, they'll have you covered! Just ask the Cast Member that checks you in where race transportation will be picking up from because it's usually a different location than the theme park buses. 

    Your family has two different options for chEARing you on. If they'd like to be up early with you they can board the runner bus in the morning. While it is definitely an early start, they'll have the option to move around and try and spot you at different points. If they'd rather snooze a little and catch you at the finish line they'll be able to take the complimentary resort transportation to Epcot, where the half marathon will finish!

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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Illinois

My name is Lindsey and I'm a wife, mommy, engineer and self-proclaimed "Disnerd!" I've always loved Disney and the joy it brings to so many people. I've been to Disney more times than I can count, but I found an even greater passion for all things Disney after discovering runDisney events. There is no better motivation to train for a race than a trip to the most magical place on earth! Learn More About Lindsey

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