• On Dec 7, 2017
    Ashley from UT 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.

    My sister and I are running the WDW Half Marathon in January. We are staying at Art of Animation. What time is recommended for getting on the bus the morning of the race?

    Hi Ashley!

    Thanks for coming back to visit us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel. You are going to absolutely adore Disney's Art of Animation Resort! It is one of my favorite on property and even though my family will be staying at another Walt Disney World Resort hotel for Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, we still plan on stopping by for my son to explore the Cars area.

    If you haven't already, I definitely would recommend checking out the Digital Event Guide because I think it will assist greatly in planning your upcoming runcation. For the Walt Disney World Half Marathon, bus transportation begins at 3:00 AM from your hotel to the staging area near Epcot. Participants must board no later than 3:30 AM to make it to their corral on time. If you want to try and get photos with any characters prior to entering your corral, I would recommend being queued up around 2:45 AM to try and get on the very first bus. It's certainly an early morning, but it will all be worth it when you dash across the finish line and collect your adorable Donald Duck medal!

    Please come back and let me know if you have any other questions!

    -Lindsey ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Illinois

My name is Lindsey and I'm a wife, mommy, engineer and self-proclaimed "Disnerd!" I've always loved Disney and the joy it brings to so many people. I've been to Disney more times than I can count, but I found an even greater passion for all things Disney after discovering runDisney events. There is no better motivation to train for a race than a trip to the most magical place on earth! Learn More About Lindsey

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