Princess Half Marathon Weekend

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A galactic experience for the whole family!

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Running, trails, biking, challenges, nutrition; it's all things I care about and love to do.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The Past, Present and Future of Star Wars in the runDisney Galaxy!

Star Wars in the runDisney Galaxy has only been around just a few short years! This past Star Wars Dark Side Weekend was so much fun and had me looking back and hoping for more! Join me on the Podcast as I look back to the very beginning and where we will be in the Future!

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

My Minnie Van Adventure

Lyft Minnie Vans

For the Princess Half Weekend, we had a little trouble with  buses and ended up using the Minnie Vans!   Find out more on the podcast on how we used them - including the Exclusive Service to and From the Airport!
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Lyft Disney Minnie Van Service

You are utilizing the Lyft App to request the Minnie Van Service.  Your receipt will be sent through the email address that you registered for with Lyft.

No hidden fees with the Minnie Van Service - as you can see with Lyft service that I used from the Hilton Buena Vista Palace:

We also used the Airport Dropoff Service:

Details on how to do that are in the Podcast!

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

To Stay Off Site or Not - That is the Question!

Staying on Site of Off Site at Disney

Everyone has an opinion on this question - I know! 

And I've stayed off site and on site for runDisney races before; but, I always come back to suggesting staying on site because of the benefits of bus transportation to and from the Expo, to and from the race, and Disney resort benefits of Fast Passes and Extra Magic Hours. 

However, recently Disney has expanded their Fast Pass 60 day early registration and Extra Magic Hours to a group of Disney Springs Resorts. That sounded really appealing to me. So, I split off my stay for the Princess Half and stayed 2 days at the Hilton Buena Vista Palace just to test the water.

I spent the rest of my stay over the Half Weekend at the Contemporary. 

I looked at Room Rates, runDisney Bus Transportation, Park Transportation and Extra Bonuses ....

Let me know what you think - and send me your on site / off site questions!