Mom And Son Spaceship Earth
  • On Jan 5, 2015
    Teresa from SC 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.

    Which resort is better to stay at for attending the WDW Marathon in January? Our daughter will be running and we want to stay in the best location for getting into the park for the race.

    Welcome back, Teresa! 

    Choosing the right accommodations during a runDisney race event is essentially in assuring you have a magical experience while spectating your princess during the Walt Disney World Half Marathon! Here are my planning suggestions to help make that happen! 

    I would definitely choose a resort along the Monorail; Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, or Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa fit this bill. Your daughter will be able to take the Monorail to the Start Zone Area at Epcot, and you will be able to hop on the Monorail to Magic Kingdom to watch her run down Main Street USA in the shadow of Cinderella Castle! It's one of the most magical moments during the race (and also the only theme park you'll be able to spectate in). Once you see her in Magic Kingdom, you can then take the Monorail to Epcot and view her near the finish line! Post-race, you can all ride the Monorail back to your resort together and avoid road closures and one lane traffic.

    I also suggest purchasing a ChEAR Squad package! With this, you will have a reserved standing area in Magic Kingdom and reserved grandstand seating at the finish-line with hot & cold beverages to enjoy while you wait, making your experience as a spectator considerably more comfortable.  

    This information is a great place to start as you begin planning, Teresa! And please do not hesitate to ask any additional questions that you may have. I am here to help. 

    Don't forget to mark your calendar! Registration opens April 28th! 

    Have a great day, 

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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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