• On Sep 18, 2019
    Carissa from IL 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 running the Disney Princess Half Marathon. Do my "fans" have to purchase one of the chEAR Packages to watch me race? Will there be viewing area available that you will not have to purchase?

    Hello, Carissa! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Congratulations on running the Disney Princess Half Marathon! This was my first runDisney race back in 2016, and I’ve run seven other runDisney races since then. There really is nothing quite like a runDisney event, and having your ChEAR Squad motivating you along the way definitely adds to the magic. 

    While there are dedicated seating options available for those who purchase a ChEAR Squad package, there are still several viewing locations where fans can cheer you on without making that purchase. In years past, one of these locations has been Magic Kingdom Park. Prior to 8 a.m., fans have not needed a Theme Park ticket to access the area along Main Street, U.S.A. to wave their signs and shout encouragement to their runners. I know that a part of that is changing for the 2020 Walt Disney World Marathon weekend, and at least part of the viewing area at Magic Kingdom Park will require a ChEAR Squad purchase to access. More information will be available as we get closer to the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend, though, so I would encourage you to keep checking the runDisney website for additional details. You should also receive a link to the Digital Event Guide as your race date draws near, and it will contain information about where spectators can see you along the course. In the meantime, you can check out last year’s Digital Event Guide to see the spectator viewing locations for the 2019 race.

    I wish you the best of luck with your training and with your race, Carissa! Please let us know if there are any additional questions we can answer to help you prepare for your 13.1 magical miles.

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, South Carolina

Hiya, pals! I'm Amy from South Carolina. I'm married to my Disney-loving best friend, and together we've raised two princes and a princess. Whether I'm teaching my high school journalism students, planning Disney Bounding outfits with my daughter, or researching which new adventures we'll encounter on our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation, I find a way to incorporate a little Disney magic into everything I do. I look forward to helping you discover the magic, too!  Learn More About Amy

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