• On Jul 21, 2014
    Charlene from VA 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.

    Registered for my first runDisney event at WDW (Princess Half). I am a DVC Member and would like to use my points for my stay. Which DVC resort has best location in proximity to the race (as far as convenience location, etc.).

    Greetings, Charlene!

    Congratulations on registering for your first runDisney Half Marathon during the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend! I think this event is the perfect choice for your first race experience. 

    As a Disney Vacation Club® Member myself, I know that selecting your accommodations is part of the fun in planning your visit. Here are my suggestions for locations that have been successful for me during a race weekend. 

    Disney's Beach Club Villas- this casual property is my favorite of all the Disney Vacation Club® locations. Not only is it centrally located for all race activities, but it's ample access to various dining locations as an Epcot® Area Resort and fantastic resort amenities make this my top suggestion.

    Disney's BoardWalk Villas- This charming property offers the same advantages as Disney's Beach Club Villas as far as location and dining options.

    Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort- I ran my very first Disney Princess Half Marathon while staying here and it worked out great! The best part was the considerably lighter traffic we encountered driving into the race and parking at Epcot®. The Monorail is now the transportation method used to transport runners to the Start Zone, which adds to the convenience of this property. 

    I hope these suggestions are helpful, Charlene! Please let me know if you have any additional questions are you plan and prepare for a fairytale weekend.

    Have 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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