Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Oct 5, 2015
    Krstin from FL 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 signed up for the Walt Disney Marathon in Jan 2015. I will be traveling by myself. I'd like to save as much money as possible. Which hotel would would offer an affordable rate and still have transportation to the race?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Kerstin! 

    Congratulations on registering for the 2016 Walt Disney World® Half Marathon! I hope your training is off to a great start, January will be here before you know it. 

    One of the best parts about this particular race weekend is the fact that all Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels are considered host hotels for runDisney's premier race event. So regardless of where you choose to call home, you will have access to event transportation to all race activities, including the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo. 

    My top suggestions for affordable resort hotels include: 

    • Disney's Pop Century Resort - Affordability and location make this a great option. 

    • Disney's Art of Animation Resort - Why not feel like a princess and book a Little Mermaid room at Walt Disney World Resort's newest resort hotel. 

    A great feature is both resorts offer in-room mini-fridges, great for storing your pre-race food needs. 

    Want more suggestions? Read all about my top choices across all levels of accommodations at the most magical place on earth. Just select the highlighted link! 

    I hope this helps get you started, Kerstin! Please let me know of you should have any additional questions as you continue  planning and preparing to run Disney. 

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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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