• On Jun 5, 2015
    Kelsey from VT 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 the WDW marathon in 2016 (my first marathon!) I have heard that some rides will be open for runners, but I can't seem to locate a list anywhere. Can you help?

    Hi, Kelsey! 

    Welcome back. I hope the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ 10-Miler went well and you had a "thrilling" time. You are correct, there have been opportunities for runners to hop on an attraction or two while participating in the full marathon. Last year, runDisney posted a tweet that listed Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in the Magic Kingdom, and Expedition Everest in Disney's Animal Kingdom, as the official attractions available during the race. I anticipate they will do the same as we got closer to event day. Make sure to follow runDisney on their social media outlets to stay up-to-date.

    Last year was also the first time there was an official announcement form runDisney regarding attractions along the course being open. In the past, it was only Expedition Everest that runners were able to hop on and off, and it was only if they were running through Animal Kingdom Theme Park after its official 9:00am opening time. It wasn't an "official" on-course opportunity.

    And don't forget to keep on eye on your pace, riding attractions while you're running will affect your time. I hope this helps, Kelsey. I'm excited for you to become a marathoner! Please let me know if you should have any additional questions. 

    Happy Training,

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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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