• On May 29, 2017
    Carol from FL 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.

    Can you please advise me the best place to stay for my Disney run in January

    Hi Carol!

    Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Congratulations on signing up for a race during the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend! I'll be there too participating in the Dopey Challenge!

    Walt Disney World has an option to fit every budget, so this is the first thing to consider. If you are looking for a place to relax and take in a little luxury, then you are probably interested in a Deluxe Resort. If you aren't super interested in extra amenities, a Value Resort would probably suit your needs! The Moderate Resort category will fall just in the middle of this.

    If you are interested in potentially staying at a Deluxe Resort, my first recommendation is to stay on the monorail line if you are running the half or full marathon distance. Historically for these races, the monorail is open to transport runners to the start and I honestly don't think the convenience of that can be beat. This would include Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney's Polynesian Village Resort or Disney's Contemporary Resort.

    The great thing about staying at any of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels for a runDisney weekend is that all race weekend transportation is provided, so you really can't go wrong! I'd figure out which category works best for your budget then look at the theming of each and pick out a top three. If you are still overwhelmed once you have chosen your category, please feel free to come back and I can give you specific recommendations for each. Once you have it narrowed down, I'd give runDisney a call at 407-939-iRun and you can book your room!

    -Lindsey ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Illinois

My name is Lindsey and I'm a wife, mommy, engineer and self-proclaimed "Disnerd!" I've always loved Disney and the joy it brings to so many people. I've been to Disney more times than I can count, but I found an even greater passion for all things Disney after discovering runDisney events. There is no better motivation to train for a race than a trip to the most magical place on earth! Learn More About Lindsey

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