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  • On Dec 17, 2013
    Kendrick from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    This is my 1st time running in a run Disney race & first time with the Princess 10k. I need some help picking a hotel in Orlando, what time we should arrive for the race, should we purchase park tickets ahead of time & what should we expect on al

    Hi Kendrick!

    Welcome to runDisney!  I think you will be hooked on the races after the 10K:)

    I highly recommend choosing a Disney World Resort for your race weekend.  During Princess Half Marathon weekend, ALL of the Disney resorts will be "host" resorts and have bus transportation running to and from all race weekend events.  This is a huge benefit to staying at a Disney resort.  There are resorts in all prices categories (Value, Moderate, and Deluxe)  You can call 407-WDW-IRUN to book your trip and inquire about pricing.

    The race begins very early.  I like to be on one of the first few buses out.  If you are driving there from somewhere close, I recommend being on the road by 3 a.m. to avoid heavy traffic jams. 

    For park tickets, you can buy them in advance or when you arrive.   If you are staying at a Disney Resort, you should buy them in advance so that you can take advantage of making your FASTPASS + selections before your trip.  This is another bonus to staying on property.  The FASTPASS + system is still in testing phase, so at this time, only Disney Resort guests can make their FASTPASS selections in advance.

    I hope this helps!  Please let me know if you have any other questions!
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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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