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  • On May 15, 2012
    Bill from CT Asked

    Hi Lori, Completed my 1st Disney marathon this past Jan. My wife and daughters were so impressed with the weekend, we are all running the 1/2 or Goofy in 2013. I have read that it costs runners more than normal guests when booking a package. True? Thanks

    HI Bill!  First, congratulations on completing the 2011 Marathon!  That is a great accomplishment, and I know it was a fun race.  I am very impressed that you are all running the Goofy.  What an awesome family activity!  I hope to do that with my husband and two sons one day!

    I was a little stumped on your question, because I had never heard that before.  So, I took the question to the other Disney experts here on the panel.  A lot of them have participated in many runDisney events as well.  Basically, the runner's discount is a discounted rate on the resorts and packages and cheaper than just booking it independently.  From time to time, Disney does offer special rates that could possibly be a better deal for a vacation than you would get with the runner discounted rate.  If you had already booked your resort, Disney is very accommodating at allowing you to add the better discount at a later date.  There have been several instances in the past when I had already booked a trip and then a discount was later announced and they gave me the better rate.

    The only person that had actually been able to get a better rate for race weekends than the runner's rate was one of our panelists whose husband is in the military.  She was able to book using the military rate (well-deserved) and it was less expensive.

    I hope this helps answer your questions!  Please let me know if you have any others leading up to your family's Goofy Adventure!

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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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