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  • On Sep 10, 2014
    Kristin from ON Asked

    Hi Faith! I have enjoyed reading all of your questions and answers on the blog. We are staying at Saratoga Springs for the WDW 1/2 and my family will have a car. Do you suggest using the bus transportation or using our own car? Thank you!

    Hi, Kristin! 

    Welcome! I'm so glad you have enjoyed catching up on the runDisney questions and answers here on the Disney Parks Moms Panel website. I hope you've found some helpful tips along the way! 

    Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa is a beautiful property! I always feel so relaxed there, like I'm really on vacation. And the amenities will serve as a fantastic post-race retreat as you relax and soak your feet in High Rock Springs Pool. 

    When it comes to race morning transportation, you may need to make that call the night before, depending on factors like weather. Here are some considerations for both options. 

    Event Bus Transportation
    • Ease of travel without having to worry about keys. I spent the 2014 Walt Disney World Half Marathon petrified I would lose my car keys after driving in and realizing my race attire wasn't equipped to hold them anywhere. 
    • Much shorter post-race walk! Bus transportation back to your resort is located near the finish line/family reunion area. 
    • You can relax and let Disney do the driving as you chat and enjoy time with your fellow runners.

    Personal Vehicle
    • Extra Sleep! 
    • The ability to hang out in your car for a few extra minutes if it's cold or there is inclement weather.

    In general, if I have a vehicle, I drive, but regardless of your choice, I highly recommend you head to the Start Zone by 3:30am. Especially from Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, as you will have to travel the long way to access parking at Epcot® Theme Park. Epcot Center Dr. will be closed to vehicles, making your resort one of the farthest away and hardest hit by traffic along Lake Buena Vista Dr. and World Dr. 

    I hope this helps you, Kristin! And if you should have any other questions, send them my way!

    Have a great race!

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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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