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  • On Jul 12, 2012
    Heather 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 am a new mom of twins and am excited to run the Goofy Race, January 2013. We would like to stay at a Disney resort. Where do you recommend given that we will be traveling with 10 month olds? Are there any accommodation discounts available for runners

    Hi Heather!  Congratulations on your babies!  You must be one busy lady and I am very impressed that you are taking on Goofy!  What a wonderful accomplishment for you.  I think it is so important for moms to stay active and take care of ourselves, as it can be easy to focus solely on our kids!

    For marathon weekend, all of the Disney Resorts will be host resorts.  This means they will all provide free bus transportation to and from all race weekend events.  Since they are all host resorts, you have the freedom to choose a resort based on budget and theme preference.  The Deluxe Resorts are closer to the parks, but ALL of the resorts have free transportation methods right to the parks and Downtown Disney. 

    The new Art of Animation resort and some of the other value resorts do offer family suites which may be a good option for you and your little angels.  It's a little roomier than a normal room. 

    If cost is not a problem, I love staying at the Beach Club, Yacht Club, or Boardwalk.  They are all situated around a beautiful lake and it would be a great place for you to push around a double stroller!  There are also several restaurants on the Boardwalk, and each resort has a great pool. 

    There are not any discounts for runners during marathon weekend.  This is because there are so many runners and also because January is considered value season, so the rooms are already discounted off normal rates. 

    I hope this helps!  Please let me know if you have any other questions as you prepare for your Goofy!!
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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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