• On Mar 31, 2016
    Ktrine from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello! My sister in law and I just signed up for our first Disney race the Wine and Dine Half. Traveling out of state are we able to pick our packet up on Friday at the Expo? Also, we are a bit overwhelmed any and all info for planning would be great!

    Hi Katrine!

    The Wine and Dine Half Marathon is my favorite runDisney race!  Great choice.

    You can definitely pick up your race packets at the expo on Friday (or any other day during expo hours). The expo hours have not been finalized yet, but you will be able to find them on the Wine and Dine Half Marathon website under the RUNNER INFO tab soon.

    My biggest piece of advice is to stay at one of the Walt Disney World Resorts, if possible. All of the resorts will have bus transportation to and from each event. This is especially beneficial on the morning of the half marathon.  There will be road closures and lots of traffic. Sitting on a comfortable bus is a much less stressful way to get to the start.

    In order of importance for you:
    1. Hotel reservation (you can call 407-939-4786 for more information)
    2.  Make dining reservations (these can be made 180 days in advance)
    3. Park tickets:  Will you need park tickets to play at the parks? You can purchase those online or when booking your package.
    4. FastPass+ reservations:  If you are going to some parks and staying on property, you can make FastPass+ reservations 60 days in advance. (30 days if you stay off property)

    Get online and Google "runDisney race recap".  There are plenty of blog posts that walk you through a typical race experience.  Reading about it and seeing visuals can help you feel less overwhelmed!

    Of course, please feel free to send me any other questions you may have! 

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Meet the Panelist: Lori, Indiana

I am currently a homeschool, soccer mom to two active teenage boys. My family loves everything about Disney! Walt Disney World, Disneyland, runDisney, Disney Cruise Line and Disney Vacation Club have been a part of countless magical memories for us through the years. I cannot wait to help you make your own magical memories at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Lori

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