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  • On Jan 16, 2016
    Kathryn from SC 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 was thinking of doing the Wine and Dine in 2016. Are there only select host resorts? Also, what special parties or ticketed events for the race weekend (after party or pre-party) would you recommend? Will there be a character breakfast after the 5k?

    Hi Kathryn!

    Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Yes, generally for Wine and Dine Half Marathon weekend only select resorts are host resorts and provide bus transportation to and from events.  (this could change for 2016, but not likely)  If you visit the Travel page on the runDisney website, you can see which resorts were host resorts in 2015.  Host resort information for 2016 should be updated in the near future, and will probably be very similar.

    I'm not sure if there will be a "Pre-Race Taste" party like last year because it was held at an attraction that is soon closing at Disney's Hollywood Studios.  Either way, if you are choosing only one to go to, I would recommend the Finish Line Party.  This party is included in the price of your half marathon registration. Non-runners can purchase tickets to the party and meet you there.  

    A lot of runners head to the International Food and Wine Festival booths during the Finish Line Party, but we like to ride the attractions. There is usually a minimal wait on some very popular rides.  My boys rode Test Track several times in a row this past race weekend!  

    There are no current plans to have a character breakfast after the 5K.  This could all change as they finalize race weekend plans, so be sure to follow runDisney on Facebook (Run Disney) and Twitter (@rundisney) for updates!  

    I hope this helps!  Please let me know if I can help you in any other way to get ready for Wine and Dine weekend.  It's my all-time favorite runDisney race!
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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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