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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!

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10th Anniversary Princess Half Weekend - Recap!

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This past Princess Half weekend was amazing!  It has been a couple of years since I have done the Princess Half and the 10th anniversary was the best time for me to do it and I was so glad I did!
I did things totally different that I normally do for a race weekend and I'll be covering all of those stepping outside the normal in my podcasts over the next few weeks.

I did things like Stay Off Site,  Stay at a Monorail Resort, Buy the Race Retreat, Stop for Pictures on the race course, and use the Minnie Vans.  I know those seem like pretty normal things, but for me I have a routine…. A comfortable, efficient way to get things done over a race weekend.  But… I wanted to be different, try new things so that I could talk about them with you.  After all, I want to be the one to make mistakes - not you!

Check out my podcast and see how the Princess Anniversary worked out for me!  You can find Beyond the Kessel Run - Your runDisney Galaxy Broadcast on Podbean, Stitcher, iTunes, and Google Play.

Download episode #58 (right click and save)