Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Sep 12, 2014
    Teresa from IA 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.

    My parents are coming to see me run the Princess Half Marathon Feb 2015. Will they be able to see me if we don't pay for the extra Chear Squad levels? Will it be ok to stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge? Will Disney have more specific tips for spectators at race

    Hello, Princess Teresa!

    I love that your parents are planning to cheer you on during the 2015 Disney Princess Half Marathon. Nothing is more motivating and inspiring than to have your royal court there for support. 

    There are a number of places along the course for your parents to catch a glimpse of you running without having to purchase a ChEAR Squad Package. Here are some suggestions:

    •Magic Kingdom Park- Nothing will be more magical than seeing you run down Main Street USA toward Cinderella Castle! And in addition to the magical ambience, your parents will have access to theme park restrooms. Making their wait a bit more comfortable. My biggest tip with this option is to make sure they arrive early, early, early! Magic Kingdom will open to spectators at 5:30am and no theme park ticket is required. To get to there, have your parents take event transportation with you to the Start Zone Area at Epcot and then take the Monorail to the Transportation & Ticket Center (also an option for spectators as you run right through there). From the Transportation & Ticket Center they can access the Monorail to Magic Kingdom. 

    • Finish Line- There are a limited number of complementary seats available at the finish line. If they are unable to secure seating, they can line-up along the course near the finish. 

    These suggestions are my top picks for spectating without a ChEAR Squad Package. For more information, visit the homepage for the Disney Princess Half Marathon and select the SPECTATORS tab, from there, select the View Your Runner option.

    I hope this helps, Teresa! Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.

    Wishing you a magical race,


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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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