Mom And Son On Run
  • 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.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    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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