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  • Hi, Do you know if there are any WDW resort hotels that still have vacancies this January over the Dopey challenge time period? or would it be possible to stay a little further out (possibly off resort) and still make it to the start each day? Thanks,
  • - Asked by Kelly on 10/30/2013
  • Hi Kelly!

    I am getting really excited for the Dopey Challenge!  We are counting down the days and ramping up the miles in this house:)

    There are still plenty of rooms available on Walt Disney World Resort property.  You can book them online, or by calling 407-WDW-IRUN.  There are rooms in all price categories.

    You could also stay off-property, but I highly recommend staying at a Disney World Resort.  Guests at the Disney Resorts will have access to runDisney buses that will take you to and from all race weekend events.  This is a huge convenience, especially if you are doing the Dopey Challenge and will be racing four mornings in a row.  Otherwise, you will have to fight the traffic coming in.  The buses will also take you to and from the expo for packet pick-up and any other events you sign up for (Pasta parties, etc.)

    I have stayed off property before, so if you do choose to do that, just be sure to leave your resort by 3 a.m. on the mornings of the half and full marathons.  Traffic gets backed up early, and you don't want to have to worry about being late!

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