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  • On Jul 14, 2014
    Kara from TN 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.

    I am registering for my 1st Princess Half Marathon experience, and am making it a family trip to celebrate my daughter's 6th birthday the week after the marathon. What are your suggestions or advice on travel plans, tickets, experiences to invest in?

    Congratulations, Kara! 

    I know the excitement you'll experience as you plan and prepare for an enchanting weekend of running and celebrating your princess's birthday.

    Here are some tips:

    Travel Plans- Visit the Travel Tab on the runDisney website or call directly at 407-939-irun for quotes on Resort Hotel accommodations. Also check into any Special Offers available through Walt Disney World® Resort - look for this information to become available in October. Once on property, I advise scheduling most of your theme park days for after the race. You won't want to wear yourself out before you get to the starting line. Also consider Advanced Dining Reservations at locations that offer foods similar to what you've been eating through your training. Try new dining experiences after the race.

    Tickets- Specially priced theme park tickets are not available for this race event, but try checking into a second party service like Undercover Tourist. 

    Experiences- I think your daughter would love the My Disney Girl's Perfectly Princess Tea Party at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa as a unique way to commemorate both her birthday and your race accomplishment. I also suggest letting your daughter participate in the runDisney Kids' Races. Let her dress as a princess and earn a Finisher's Medallion in the 200 meter dash. You can even run along with her. She'll be so proud having a medal to wear around the parks like mommy.

    I hope this is helpful in giving you a starting point, Kara! If I can help you with any other questions please do not hesitate ask.

    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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