• On Jan 23, 2019
    Danielle from MA 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 will be running in the Princess Half Marathon 2019, and staying at the Yacht club. Do you know if the back entrance of Epcot will be open for me to enter Epcot for the race?

    Hi Danielle,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  I'm so excited to hEAR you will be running the Disney Princess Half Marathon next month! I've previously run the Princess Half Marathon twice and loved every magical mile. 

    Unfortunately, you will not be able to enter Epcot through the International Gateway prior to the race. For Disney Princess Half Weekend, complimentary race transportation will be available from all of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels including Disney's Yacht Club Resort. In 2017, I stayed at Disney's Beach Club Resort and was able to utilize the runDisney buses both to and from the race. You can ask any Cast Member at the front desk of your resort where race transportation will pick up runners on the morning of the race. If you have theme park admission, you could enter Epcot following the race and walk back to Disney's Yacht Club Resort through the park. That being said, I've never had to wait for a bus when heading to the start or when returning from the finish area of a runDisney race. 

    I hope this information is helpful to you, Danielle. If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to stop by again. We would love to assist you further as you prepare to run like a princess!

    Happy Running,
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Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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