Princess Half Marathon
  • On Nov 28, 2022
    Maya from MD Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do I have to purchase park tickets to run the Disney Princess Half Marathon?

    Hi there, Maya! Thanks for sending in your question to planDisney. It sounds like you're ready to lace up those running shoes. Over 25,000 princesses descend upon Walt Disney World Resort each February for a chance to run through Cinderella Castle. That magical moment makes all those training runs worth it! 

    Since the runDisney races begin before the park officially opens for the day, no admission is needed. My Prince Charming sometimes cheers me on as I run down Magic Kingdom's Main Street, U.S.A., and at the finish line outside of EPCOT, and the wonderful thing is no tickets are needed for spectators either. Some runners like to head back into EPCOT after finishing for some medal photos and a celebratory meal, and for that, you would need a ticket. My favorite post-race lunch is the Prosciutto e Melone Pizza from Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria

    Make sure to arrive at least a day or two before the Disney Princess Half Marathon so you can pick up your bib and race packet at the Health & Fitness Expo. There is some unique merchandise and vendors, and I also like to stop and chat with Jeff Galloway for some motivation. He has some terrific training plans on the runDisney website that involve the run-walk-run interval method. I've used his program to help me complete many half-marathons with a smile on my face!

    I hope you enjoy running those magical miles, Maya! If you need anything else, feel free to write back anytime!

    Eean
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Meet the Panelist: Eean, Pennsylvania

Hi, I'm Eean from Pennsylvania! I may have an unusual name, but my passion for Disney is not unique. It's incredible how many people you can find who love talking about "The Most Magical Place On Earth!" I'm that mom who always has her ears perked at PTO meetings, in the grocery store aisle, or at my monthly Bunco club for an opportunity to give someone a planning tip to help make their vacation even more magical. Learn More About Eean

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