Overall Rating
Overall Rating (40 Reviews)
4.3
(40 Ratings)  (40 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.3
SCENERY
3.7
PRODUCTION
4.5
SWAG
4.3
Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend is an enchanting occasion for princesses and princes of all ages, featuring events for all skill levels, coveted regal medals and Disney entertainment! Meet some of your favorite Disney Princesses, pose for photos and make your way to the finish that ends happily ever after! … MORE
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    lelejones FIRST-TIMER '24

    I love running and running is how I find peace...with that being said! this run is for those who just like to have a good time. If you care about … MORE

    I love running and running is how I find peace…with that being said! this run is for those who just like to have a good time. If you care about your personal speed, stats, etc..this race isn’t for you. It seems like most of the runners participate mainly for their love of Disney, which is fine, however, I participated first because I LOVE running. The course is really congested, with an average of 17k participants, the majority seem to be none runners…A lot of people stop and walk right in front of you, they never look back or move to the side or even raise a hand! I found this to be very dangerous. Sometimes it would be a row of 5 people, casually walking.
    The production was amazing-it is Disney! the swag was nice and the medal was really cute!

    Also! it’s important to note- showtime for the race is around 3:30-4am with a run start time of appt 5am, but that doesn’t mean you start at that time because you’re grouped by corrals (A-E) and within the corrals they have start waves.

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    ChristaMoges FIRST-TIMER '24

    This was a bucket list run for me & I’m glad I did it but don’t plan on doing any other Disney races. I did the challenge so ran the … MORE

    This was a bucket list run for me & I’m glad I did it but don’t plan on doing any other Disney races. I did the challenge so ran the 10k with my daughter & half with my best friend.
    1. Expo – very well organized. There were characters you could take photos with, the race shirts were cute (not my favorite fabric but like the design). Not a lot of samples being handed out & the only thing you received was the shirts. We were there the morning of the second day & they were already sold out of a shirt that I wanted so I was bummed about that (but it saved me from spending $80). We also had to drive to Disney Springs to purchase holiday ornaments that they had on display but weren’t selling at the expo.
    2. Pre-race – we were told to arrive by 4am & there was some entertainment (photo ops with characters, music, etc) before the race. We didn’t actually start either race until around 6am so it was a lot of standing around. Because my daughter & friend hadn’t participated in other races at their distance we were in the last corral for both races which meant a lot of standing around before you even get started which is pretty stressful. I don’t know what would be better but it seems silly to have “slower” runners start in the back because they have less time to finish than the “faster” runners in the front. The balloon ladies started right behind my daughter & I.
    3. Course – the courses themselves were less exciting than I had envisioned. The 10k was more enjoyable than the half marathon. The 10k was about half on the highway & then you entered through the back of Hollywood Studios ran through the Boardwalk area & then to Epcot & through Canada to the front & the finish. The half was 5 hours of highway to begin with, a short loop through Magic Kingdom, then back to Epcot for a very short run through the park to the finish. The course maps were available ahead of time I think I just thought there would be more running in the park. There were real bathrooms in all of the parks which was nice. There were lots of characters on the course but the lines were really long & we didn’t want to stop for too long. Entertainment was good with a few DJ’s, music, comedians, etc. plenty of water & Powerade stops. Only one stop had nutrition & it was some gummies. Any of the course not on the highway was crowded. There were points where you could really only walk because everyone in front of you was. It was well organized- just a lot of people (obviously since I
    4. Post race – loved the medals, good snacks provided & loved the medals.

    Overall it was a fun time & I’m glad I did it with my family/friends but will not rush to sign up

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    hayleymaynard REPEAT RUNNER '23

    As many who participate in runDisney events know, these are well organized events. The early wake up time can be brutal but it is all worth it. Lots of highway … MORE

    As many who participate in runDisney events know, these are well organized events. The early wake up time can be brutal but it is all worth it. Lots of highway running in between the parks, but running into Magic Kingdom at or before sunrise is such a fun experience.

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    mgavinellison1 FIRST-TIMER '23

    This was my first Disney Race and for me it was just too commercialized. It was over 14.5K people there and because I was put in Corral D, I had … MORE

    This was my first Disney Race and for me it was just too commercialized. It was over 14.5K people there and because I was put in Corral D, I had to literally bob and weave and sprint the first four miles to break from the walkers. People are there to have a good time to say they were and completed the race. There are not many serious runners at for these races. Oh, I was not a fan of waking up at 1:30AM to catch the 2:30AM bus for a race that did not start until 6:30AM.

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    lsn1986 FIRST-TIMER '23

    This was my first Princess Weekend, but not my first runDisney race. Rundisney always puts on a superb race. The course can get a little bottlenecked and crowded at some … MORE

    This was my first Princess Weekend, but not my first runDisney race. Rundisney always puts on a superb race. The course can get a little bottlenecked and crowded at some parts but that really is the biggest negative. I’m not usually going for a PR at disney, instead, I’m going for the experience. You get to run through the castle and Magic Kingdom park, you get to stop for character photos along the course, and Princess Daisy or Minnie will greet you at the finish line! It’s just a magical running experience.

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    Daimos FIRST-TIMER '23

    The 5k is a fun run and not timed. Lots of selfie spots along the way (Epcot). Although there are lots of runners in around 10,000, it is well organized … MORE

    The 5k is a fun run and not timed. Lots of selfie spots along the way (Epcot). Although there are lots of runners in around 10,000, it is well organized with complete amenities around. Runners and staff are very friendly!

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    katefaheyruns FIRST-TIMER '22

    This is a fun race. Production does a great time and even waiting around in the corals is fun! I love that they had fireworks for every wave start! This … MORE

    This is a fun race. Production does a great time and even waiting around in the corals is fun! I love that they had fireworks for every wave start!

    This was my first Disney half marathon and I was not prepared for the Florida heat and humidity! The course is fun going through Magic Kingdom and EPCOT, and plenty of aid stations with water and Honey Stinger Chews.

    The course is pretty easy but you do run over an overpass which makes this one of my highest elevation runs ever and makes for a challenging area of the course. It’s also towards the end of the course when I was already tired.

    Overall it was a fun race and nothing beats running through Disney! I’ll definitely do another Disney race but next time I’m doing a different weekend as I have not liked the Princess weekend medals the last couple of years.

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    Lexifer FIRST-TIMER '22

    With all the stuff going on, all the sites to see, and all the activities along the route, this is very likely not to be the race UPR. However, it … MORE

    With all the stuff going on, all the sites to see, and all the activities along the route, this is very likely not to be the race UPR. However, it will be by far the most entertaining race ever. The most supportive and massive crowd support, I cannot wait to go back!

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    csimpson99 REPEAT RUNNER '22

    Disney Princess weekend does not disappoint. I ran all three distances: 5K, 10k and Half. So much fun running with thousands of your Princess (and Prince) friends. Lots of on … MORE

    Disney Princess weekend does not disappoint. I ran all three distances: 5K, 10k and Half. So much fun running with thousands of your Princess (and Prince) friends. Lots of on course character stops if you are fast enough to beat the balloon ladies. Too bad they don’t put the princesses in the later miles, since those lines tend to be shorter. this year February was quite warm. Remember to pack layers since you never know. Park time is doable over the weekend just remember that your alarm goes off early to be on the startline bus at 3 a.m.

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    katefaheyruns FIRST-TIMER '22

    I did the Fairytale Challenge in 2022 which included the 10k. The 10k was a great course! It was and easy course with beautiful scenery as we went past several … MORE

    I did the Fairytale Challenge in 2022 which included the 10k. The 10k was a great course! It was and easy course with beautiful scenery as we went past several Disney resorts and got to see the behind the scenes of Hollywood Studios!

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    mwpotter5 FIRST-TIMER '22

    I just had a really fun time running this race. I wasn't going for a PR or anything and I made sure to stop for pictures with the characters. This … MORE

    I just had a really fun time running this race. I wasn’t going for a PR or anything and I made sure to stop for pictures with the characters. This was very well run, pretty easy course, and pure joy.

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    Not near enough porta potty’s on the course. Still a long line 3 miles into the race. Traffic disaster when it came to parking despite arriving before 430am cut off. … MORE

    Not near enough porta potty’s on the course. Still a long line 3 miles into the race. Traffic disaster when it came to parking despite arriving before 430am cut off. Took 2 hours to park and nearly missed the race. Wayyyyy missed my corral. Course was way too congested. Literally came to a standstill around mile 3.5. Need to either reduce number of runners or move course around based on construction.

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    As all Disney races, this one was magical. Perfect for my first half marathon. Running through the castle is one of the best things I've ever done! MORE

    As all Disney races, this one was magical. Perfect for my first half marathon. Running through the castle is one of the best things I’ve ever done!

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    jessiejofath FIRST-TIMER '19

    I had one of the worst runs ever, but the race itself was great. Pretty flat. A lot of great people. The medals are so cute!! I would do it … MORE

    I had one of the worst runs ever, but the race itself was great. Pretty flat. A lot of great people. The medals are so cute!! I would do it again eventually if i ever get the chance.

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    ashleekucinski FIRST-TIMER '19

    Pros: -Really flat course is perfect for a PR...if it's not 93% humidity like it was for me -Really cool to run through Magic Kingdom and Epcot, but the majority … MORE

    Pros:
    -Really flat course is perfect for a PR…if it’s not 93% humidity like it was for me
    -Really cool to run through Magic Kingdom and Epcot, but the majority of the course is on a highway/backlot
    -Corrals are extremely well organized.
    -Pre-race entertainment to hype you up (although the National Anthem singer messed up the words…yikes)

    Cons:
    -Really early (5:30am) start means you run in the dark for much of the race if you’re in an earlier corral
    -Definitely arrive very early to manage the inevitable traffic congestion (lots of charter buses with runners who stayed in the resorts)
    -Expo is too big (three different buildings within the Wide World of Sports), but there are not many cool things. The Run Disney stuff was a little too cheesy/princessy for my liking, so I didn’t buy anything. 🙁
    -Long walk from the entry area to the start line – it was about a 20 min walk, and there were no porta potties near the start line, so you have to make sure you time a trip to the bathroom well
    -Finish line food is mediocre at best. For the price of the race, I expected a full blown meal, but instead received an applesauce pouch, banana, and unappetizing tortilla chips.
    -NOT RECOMMENDED to run after three days of park hopping. My legs were gone, and the heat/humidity didn’t help. Otherwise, I think the course could make for an easy PR.

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    VTKRAMER REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Mid February and the day was warm:and exremely muggy. The course is great, though it does get narrow in some places. Lots of water stops, lots of aid stations around. … MORE

    Mid February and the day was warm:and exremely muggy. The course is great, though it does get narrow in some places. Lots of water stops, lots of aid stations around.

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    mseeyoremi REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Very female oriented race but males are able to do it if they choose. Some groups even dress up on costumes going all out. Weather tends to be hot and … MORE

    Very female oriented race but males are able to do it if they choose. Some groups even dress up on costumes going all out. Weather tends to be hot and humid for time of year.

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    Christie629 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    Great fun for the race weekends. Costumes and characters. Don't run these for time but for the experience. Ran this with friends. It was super hot race day - mid … MORE

    Great fun for the race weekends. Costumes and characters. Don’t run these for time but for the experience. Ran this with friends. It was super hot race day – mid 80’s by 9 AM.

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    swilso50 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    Princess Weekend is one of my favorite races! No pressure to pr, fun costumes, great community, and on course performances are all great! Early wake times and long bus rides … MORE

    Princess Weekend is one of my favorite races! No pressure to pr, fun costumes, great community, and on course performances are all great! Early wake times and long bus rides can make for some antsy people, remember you’re all there for the same reason- the fun time, great memories, and amazing bling! Smile!!

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    oakley121511 FIRST-TIMER '18

    This race isn’t worth all of the hype in my opinion. I didn’t have a race time to enter, so I got stuck in the very last corral. There aren’t … MORE

    This race isn’t worth all of the hype in my opinion. I didn’t have a race time to enter, so I got stuck in the very last corral. There aren’t a lot of spectators due to lack of spots that they can watch from. The race starts pretty early, and you have to be there and hour or 2 prior to the start in order to get to your corral. The items at the pre race expo are cheaply made and expensive. You do get a nice tech shirt and cool medal for finishing. Post race food is lacking (oreos and tortilla chips with cheese). Did it once, and won’t do this race again.

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