• On Nov 23, 2016
    Melanie from SK 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.

    Hi Lori, I've heard registration for the 2018 WDW marathon weekend will open in Feb 2017 - will it really open this early? Also, are all hotels host hotels as usual, and will there be a Castaway Cay challenge in 2018? Thanks a million :)

    Hi Melanie!

    Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    You've heard correctly!  The 2018 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend is scheduled to go on sale February 14, 2017 (Valentine's Day gift, anyone?) at Noon Eastern Standard Time.  That is earlier than in the past. I suggest checking the runDisney website for updates and also signing up for email reminders.

    As of now, it is the plan for all Walt Disney World Resorts to be host resorts again for marathon weekend. Details on that will soon be found on the Walt Disney World Travel page of the runDisney website or by calling 407-WDW-IRUN (407-939-4786).

    The Castaway Cay Challenge has not yet been finalized or decided upon.  Details on that will also be updated on the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend registration page when/if they bring it back for 2018.

    I hope this helps!  Please let me know if you have any other questions.
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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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