EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Apr 26, 2012
    Melissa from TX 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.

    if we purchase the ChSq Plat pkg for guests do we also have to purchase Race Retreat pkg for them to use that area? do all runners have access to RR area or do we have to purchase that on top of race fees? want to get it right since on budget-Thanks :>

    Hi Melissa!  Great question!

    The ChEAR squad package will include use of the Race Retreat tent AFTER the runner's leave.  Generally, the runners have to be out by 5 a.m. and the chEAR squad people can enter at 5:30 for a hot breakfast, drinks, Disney character meetings, sofas, and an all-around great place to wait for their runners to finish.  It's also a great place to meet up with runners when they are done.

    For runners, you do have to purchase the Race Retreat package to use it.  The tent wouldn't be large enough to hold all of the race participants.  It is an added expense, but I highly recommend it if you can swing it.  I like to get to the starting line really early to get ready and warm-up, but sometimes it can be quite chilly that early in the morning.  The tent is climate controlled.  It also has everything you would need to eat and drink.  There are private bathrooms and also a private bag-check area where you can check your bag and then pick it up after the race.  There are tables with chairs to sit at and even sofas to lounge on. 

    If you have the Race Retreat package and your friends have the chEAR squad package that includes the Race Retreat tent, then you can both use it after the race is over.

    I hope this information helps.  Let me know if you have any other questions!!
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