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  • On Nov 25, 2015
    Dayna alice from CA 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.

    We do Run Disney at Disneyland! Know all the places to stay within walking distance to the start/finish line for the Half Marathon. Decided to to to Walt Disney World for their Run Disney Half Marathon. Now I need HELP to find the closest hotel. Please.

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Dayna! 

    I hope you are looking forward to heading to the east coast! I would love to know which of the half marathons you will be participating in at Walt Disney World® Resort. With four currently available, knowing which one you are running will help me guide you through a fantastic runDisney experience. 

    Running in Walt Disney World® Resort is a lot different than Disneyland® Resort. The biggest difference being walking to the race start from any resort is prohibited, and not possible really. All runners are required to take race transportation via dedicated bus, Monorail, or parking at Epcot with a personal vehicle. The good news is, if you are running the Walt Disney World® Half Marathon in January, the Princess Half Marathon in February, or the Star Wars - The Dark Side Half Marathon in April, ALL on-property Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels are "host hotels," so you could stay at any of the 25+ resort hotels that fit your budget and transportation to all race activities will be provided, including transportation to the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. 

    *The Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon only offers select hotels are host hotels.

    Here is my advice on selecting the perfect Walt Disney World® Resort Hotel for your race-cation. Just select the highlighted link to read all about it! Not being able to walk to the race is just one of the differences you'll experience, I'd love to hear from you again so I can help you get this all sorted out! 

    I hope this helps get you started, Dayna! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any additional questions you may have. 

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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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