Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Oct 4, 2014
    S from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi! Running the Star Wars half & coming w/ young toddler, husband and my mom. When would be best time to visit parks? Before or after race day? Prefer less crowded for toddler. Also- any family-friendly pre & post race parties? & chEAR squad w/

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Congratulations on registering for the inaugural Stars Wars Half Marathon Weekend presented by Sierra Nevada Corporation! I hope you are looking forward to the Disneyland® Resort hosting such an out-of-this-world event.

    My advice on visiting the theme parks during a runDisney race event would be to enjoy them post-race. Disneyland® Resort is a walking resort, so you'll be getting a lot of foot activity in before you actually have to run, possibly wearing yourself out before the big day. Additionally, most race participants head out the Monday following a race, also putting crowd levels in your favor for post-race.

    Also, if you're wanting to add a little bit of extra magic to your family race weekend, The Star Wars Wookiee Welcome Party is where it's at! This family-friendly, pre-race private party will be held in Tomorrowland and feature character meet & greets, access to select Tomorrowland attractions and dessert reception. This party is definitely a fun way to start off a magical race-cation, but act fast, this event is currently 87% sold-out! 

    ChEAR Squad is also a great way to add more magic with your miles. Additionally, the Platinum Package will be a great option for your family while you are running! With food, private restrooms and comfortable finish-line seating area, your family can enjoy the experience too.

    I hope this is helpful! Please do not hesitate to ask me any additional questions you may have as you plan and prepare to run in a galaxy far, far away.

    May the course be with you!

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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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