Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Mar 17, 2015
    Beth from GA 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.

    I'm hoping to run the Walt Disney World Half Marathon in January, and I've been researching it here and on the RunDisney blog. I've seen many photos of runners on the course with characters. Are there Disney photographers taking these? Do you have to pay?

    Hello, Beth! 

    Taking photos with characters along the race course is one of unique benefits of participating in a runDisney event! It's not very often you can get a photo of yourself with Captain Jack Sparrow and his crew while running a half marathon. 

    There will be professional photographers stationed along the course to catch you in action as you run. They will also be stationed at some, but not all, of the character photo stops. These photos are taken by the skilled photographers of Marathon Foto, an outsourced company skilled at capturing running events. These photos will not be free of charge. Shortly after the event you will be emailed your images and you can choose to buy one, all, or none. There will also be photo packages available. 

    However, there will be Cast Members stationed at every photo opportunity to take photos of you with your personal camera or smart phone. Just have it ready to go when it's your turn and they will happily take that special photo for you. 

    I hope this helps, Beth! Please let me know if I can be of additional help as you begin planning your runDisney-cation. And don't forget to mark your calendar. Registration for the 2016 Walt Disney World® Half Marathon goes on sale April 28th. 

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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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