Pop Century Pool
  • On Jan 8, 2018
    Kristen from TX Asked

    My husband and I are running our first runDisney race in April. Do you have recommendations for accommodations on a budget, but still adult friendly, for this race?

    Hello Kristen!

    Welcome to the Disney Park Moms Panel! It is a pleasure to answer your first question.

    I am so excited for you and your husband! I have just run my very first half marathon during the Walt Disney World Marathon weekend, and it was one of the best experiences of my life! I cannot describe how happy I felt, and it was also my first runDisney event so it was a very special day.

    During the event I stayed with friends at Disney’s Pop Century Resort. This is a great value Disney Resort hotel that appeals to adults. Make sure to request a renovated room, they are fantastic and you and your husband will be comfortably set up. I shared a room with 3 other friends and we had plenty of room, so you are going to be fine traveling with your husband. You can note this request on your reservation by calling (407) 939-1936 or by asking so upon check-in. In this case I suggest ignoring online check-in and going in person to Front Desk upon arrival to once again see if it is possible to have a renovated room.

    In addition, transportation from the hotel to the races was excellent, and the food court was open very early in the morning so that runners could enjoy breakfast before their races. Please note the resort is going through renovations but we were never bothered by any construction noise, as they started after we had left our room and were finished by the time we got back. Another great feature of this resort is the running trail that you can use to go for that last run before your race.

    Thank you for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Kristen! I hope this helps you while planning and may the Force be with your during Star Wars Marathon – The Dark Side.

    Have a magical run!
    Thiana
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Meet the Panelist: Thiana, Brazil

My name is Thiana, and I'm a university professor and certified translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my best friend, and we have a lovely girl who is an aspiring Jedi knight, and loves the Disney Princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, playing and listening to music, or planning our next vacation - the Walt Disney World Resort is our top destination. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories. Learn More About Thiana

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