• On May 6, 2020
    Jessica from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi, my 11 year old son and I plan to run the Princess 5k in February. Do all resorts have bus transportation to the race and when should we board a bus by? How long of a walk is it to the Epcot gate from the finish line if that is allowed? Thank you!

    Howdy Jessica!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  I have had some of my favorite memories running the Disney Princess 5K with my family!  I am so excited to help you with this question!

    The Disney Princess 5K is a blast from the moment you arrive at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo until you receive your 5K Finisher Medal!  There will be specific Walt Disney World Resort hotels that will be providing transportation, and if you are not staying in one of those, then I highly recommend reserving a Disney Minnie Van!  If your resort hotel is providing transportation to the Disney Princess 5K, then Hakuna Matata, No Worries!  The buses will drop you off very close to the waiting area where you can dance and get warmed up to some fun beats!  There is no greater joy than dancing at four in the morning with your kiddos!  We were able to board the bus from our Walt Disney World Resort hotel at 4 a.m., and we had plenty of time to enjoy all the festivities before the race began.  After the race, you will be quite a distance from the front gates of EPCOT.  There will be buses located very close so you can be transported back to your resort hotel.  Then, you can get refreshed for a great day at the parks.  Also, don’t forget to bring your Medals to enjoy throughout the day!  I hope this helps with all of your questions, Jessica.  If you have any more questions, please come back and share them with the Disney Parks Moms Panel! 
    Keep an eye out for the Walt Disney World “Special Offers”!  You should be able to find a resort hotel that works perfectly with your upcoming trip in February.  I can always find a special offer that works perfectly for my family, and I know you will too!

    Also, check out the Disney Parks Blog for all the up-to-date things coming in 2021!  Since the Walt Disney World Resort opened in 1971, 2021 will be a fantastic celebration of the Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary!  We all know that Mickey Mouse knows how to throw a party and I can hardly wait to see the celebration to come!

    If you have any more questions as you are planning, please stop back by the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  We love to help with all your planning questions!  Happy planning, Jessica!

    See Ya Real Soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Tamela, Alabama

Howdy, y'all! I'm Tamela from Alabama and Walt Disney World has been my home away from home for over 40 years. My husband and our two sons love our Walt Disney World vacations and we love helping others with theirs. I have experienced the Walt Disney World resort as a child, teen, single adult, couple with and without babies, and beyond! I love to help plan multi-generational and large group vacations. I look forward to helping you plan your next Walt Disney World vacation. Learn More About Tamela

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