Family With Medals
  • On Oct 15, 2014
    Carrie from TN 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 running the 1/2 marathon in Jan & have booked the Beach Club. Will that be a marathon host hotel? Also, I've heard you can walk to EPCOT & with a Hopper, you can use the monorail to get to MK. Is this true? IF so, how long is the walk - we'll b

    Welcome back, Carrie!

    I hope you are looking forward to the Walt Disney World® Half Marathon. January will be here in no time! And you've made a great choice by selecting Disney's Beach Club Resort as your accommodations - it's my favorite, especially for a race weekend. You'll also be happy to know it is considered a host resort for this event, so all your transportation needs to race activities will be covered.

    With regard to traveling to Magic Kingdom from Disney's Beach Club Resort, your best option is to take resort theme park bus transportation directly to Magic Kingdom. While having a park hopper pass will allow you to walk through Epcot to access its Monorail Station, you will add considerable travel time. In addition to having to go through bag-check at Epcot's International Gateway, you can expect about a 30 minute walk through parts of World Showcase and Future World just to get to the front, where you will then have to exit Epcot to get to the Monorail Station. Once the Monorail arrives, you will be transported to the Transportation and Ticket Center where you will then need to transfer to the Express Monorail to Magic Kingdom, as the Monorail does not go directly between Epcot and Magic Kingdom. Once you arrive at Magic Kingdom you will then need to go through bag-check again. The bus is definitely the way to go. 

    I hope this helps answer your question, Carrie! If any additional questions should come up, please send them my way. 

    Have a magical half marathon! 

thumbnail image for Faith

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

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.