Donald at the Race Finish
  • On Apr 20, 2023
    Victoria from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi there I am registered to run the Run Disney marathon on January 7, 2024 and am looking for help to plan my trip to stay in a Disney world resort. Are there special offers available to Run Disney participants?

    Hi Victoria, 

    Welcome to planDisney! Wow, you are ready to go the distance at the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend! As a frequent runDisney participant myself, I can tell you that staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel makes that early morning wakeup a little bit easier!

    At this time, Disney Resort hotel reservations are not open for 2024. Historically, bookings for the next year open in late spring/ early summer. Once reservations open for 2024, make sure you check the Special Offers page to see if there are any vacation package deals that you qualify for. 

    Victoria, when you stay at a Disney Resort hotel for a runDisney race weekend, one of the perks you can take advantage of is complimentary transportation. Buses will be running from your Disney Resort hotel to and from the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo where you’ll pick up your race bib and shirts. On race day, buses are available to take you to and from the race. I’ve had some enjoyable conversations on that bus ride back to the resort when the bus is filled with race finishers! 

    And when you stay at a Disney Resort hotel, you’ll be able to book your dining reservations up to 60 days before your arrival. One of my traditions is a celebratory meal after we’ve completed our races. Do you want a character dining experience so you can take pictures with some Disney friends while showing off your finisher medal? Or maybe a Disney Signature dining experience? How about something from the Enchanting Extras Collection like a Magic Kingdom Fireworks Dessert Party?  There are so many ways to celebrate your accomplishment, Victoria!

    I hope this information helps you plan your Walt Disney World Resort visit. Enjoy training for your Walt Disney World Marathon, I know every mile will be worth your while! If you have any future planning questions whether about runDisney or Walt Disney World, please visit me again at planDisney! 

    Wishing you many magical miles, 

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Meet the Panelist: Kaitlin, Indiana

Hi friends! I'm Kaitlin, a wife and mom to two young boys. I can always be found with a list of the latest and greatest snacks and treats at Walt Disney World, and sometimes I'm even willing to share those snacks with my family. In the meantime, I'm here to help answer your questions about your vacation to Walt Disney World Resort!  Learn More About Kaitlin

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