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  • On Aug 20, 2014
    Marcy from MD 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.

    Re: Princess Half in Feb. My husband and 10-year-old want to eat breakfast at the Grand Floridian, to wait for the runners to pass by the resort. Will spectators be welcome at the Grand Floridian that morning if they are not overnight guests there?

    Glad to have you back, Marcy! 

    Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is a great location to spectate from. Not only is there considerably less people, there is access to clean restrooms - always a bonus!

    However, there are a few caveats to consider when choosing this location. 

    - Spectators are more than welcome! But be aware, transportation by vehicle to this "Grand" resort will be restricted beginning at 5am due to race road closers. 

    - Table service breakfast will be available beginning at 7:00am at the Grand Floridian Cafe and 8:00am at 1900 Park Fare. Their best option may be Gasparilla Island Grill, a quick service location available 24/7. Once you know your starting corral, it will be easier to determine when you may be passing by, as Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is located along the course at mile seven. This will help determine at what time you could possibly book an advanced dining reservation.

    I'd like to suggest considering the Magic Kingdom as a spectator spot.  If you're staying at a Walt Disney World® Resort Hotel, they'll be able to take event transportation to the Start Zone Area and then take the Monorail to the Magic Kingdom. Not only will the ambience be magical, albeit more crowded, but no theme park ticket is required! Once you pass through, they could take the Monorail to the Grand Floridian for breakfast, and then take it back to Epcot® to meet you at the finish line.

    If you'd more information on spectator locations, visit and select the SPECTATOR tab from the Disney Princess Half Marathon homepage. 

    I hope this is helpful, Marcy! Please do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have. 

    Happy Planning!


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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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