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  • On Jun 7, 2024
    Vincent from LA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am looking for someone to plan a trip for me and anther family- 2 of us ant to run the marathon and 4 of the kids want to run the 5k- can you help

    Hi Vincent,

    Thank you for stopping by planDisney with a question! 

    We are always happy to offer recommendations as you plan your visit to the Walt Disney World® Resort. Even though you've got a friend in me, it sounds like you may need a little more help! When I started planning our Disney trips, I used a travel agent. Once I had planned two trips with that travel agency, I felt confident enough to plan on my own. In the beginning, the travel agent really helped me figure out what needed to be planned. I can give you some ideas to consider and then you can decide if you want to plan independently or use a travel agency.

    First things first, take a look at the Disney Resorts Collection hotels. Decide which resort hotels you might prefer. You can also search by resort hotel category. My family prefers deluxe and deluxe villa resort hotels. A few of our favorites include Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, and Disney's BoardWalk Inn. When we are on a tighter budget, we will stay at Disney's Pop Century Resort or Disney's Art of Animation Resort. Disney's All-Star Movies Resort is also quite adorable and usually affordable for my family. Check prices for the dates of your visit. Also check the Special Offers to look for special room rates or ticket prices that might be available for the dates of your visit.

    It also sounds like you have plans to do a race with runDisney. We have several panelists like Heather, who have shared information about runDisney races. If this is your first experience, I would recommend that you actually use a travel agent familiar with the registration process. Looking at your anticipated date, I am afraid that, currently, the races are sold out. You can sign-up to receive updates from runDisney and I suggest that you check out Leslie's advice on signing up for alerts that may let you know if registration opens again.

    Vincent, fortunately, you have some time before your trip. I know you can get those plans in order! I am sending a wish to the Evening Star trusting that you can start pricing out trips and get those plans confirmed. Of course, when you get your plans made, it will soon be time to start preparing the matching outfits - you are almost there!

    Magic and memories,

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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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