Magical Miles

Resort Review: Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Enjoy the grandeur of a New England-style lakeside hotel at Disney's Yacht Club Resort! Bask in the views of Crescent Lake and the Boardwalk at this Epcot resort. Located in between Epcot and Hollywood Studios, this resort is just a walk (or boat ride) away from either park. Bus transportation is available to Magic Kingdom, Animal [...]

How to Approach a runDisney Health & Fitness Expo

The official start to any runDisney event is the Health & Fitness Expo! This is where you pick up your race bib, race shirts, listen to speakers and do a little shopping. We have compiled tips on how to navigate the expo, but another question may remain - how should you approach it? Here are [...]

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

From mid-September to early November, there is a party that you won't want to miss at Walt Disney World! Mickey has invited his friends, and maybe even a few villains to his not-so-scary Halloween party! This ticketed event occurs multiple evenings each week. Officially beginning at 7 pm, Magic Kingdom is closed to everyone but [...]

A Pampering runDisney Celebration

After months of training, race day is here. You line up, run through the parks and cross that finish line! While there are many celebration options, one of the best is one that includes relaxing. That's right - a pampering celebration may be just what your runner body needs! Throughout Walt Disney World property are [...]

Resort Review: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Enter into Victorian elegance at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa! This flagship resort offers the feel of the golden era along with beautiful sophistication. With white sand beaches and views of Magic Kingdom, this deluxe resort is a stay you are sure to remember. Located along the Seven Seas Lagoon, Magic Kingdom is just [...]

A Look at the Final Expedition Everest Challenge

In early May, runDisney hosted the final Expedition Everest Challenge. This 5K scavenger hunt wasn't the biggest event, however it was another nighttime race that entire families enjoyed together. Amanda from Dixie Delights was able to experience this final expedition with her husband and graciously offered to recap their race! Take a look! We caught [...]

Must-Stop Photos during a runDisney Race

Throughout a runDisney race, there are many opportunities to stop for photos. While some may be obvious, there are a few other great places to snap a quick photo during your race! Characters. While this may be the most popular, it is one that is definitely worthwhile! The biggest piece of advice is to be [...]

Is an Annual Pass Worth It?

It's no secret that many runDisney runners visit Walt Disney World quite often (some more frequently than others). When planning your runDisney races you may wonder, would getting an annual pass be worth it? Truthfully, there are many factors involved. Cost Obviously the biggest factor is the cost of an annual pass. The basic annual pass [...]

Deluxe Villas during a runDisney Race Weekend

When it comes to a runDisney race weekend, there are a lot of resort options on Walt Disney World property. However, one option that is often overlooked are the deluxe villas. Also known as Disney Vacation Club properties, these deluxe villas offer extra space and amenities. Let's take a look! Deluxe villas are available at [...]

Runner’s World Challenge Package Breakdown 2016

This is part 4 of our series on the Runner’s World Challenge during the 2013 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. For previous parts, see Runner's World Challenge Overview, as well as Runner's World Challenge Issues and Concerns, and Runner's World Challenge Experience. UPDATE: Beginning in 2015, Runner's World Challenge is only available for the Dopey Challenge. It does [...]

Best runDisney Course Moments: The True Magic

Throughout a runDisney race, there is sure to be a lot of excitement. With character photo stops and DJs pumping music, there are many magical moments. However, each race course also brings a unique experience along with it. This is our series on the best runDisney course moments! The past few weeks, we have highlighted some of [...]

Resort Review: Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Enter the world of the 1800s in New York at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, highlighting relaxation with the muted theme of horse racing. Located near Downtown Disney and nestled between golf courses and lakes, this resort is expansive and offers a room type for every family. This deluxe villa resort is just a short boat [...]

Best runDisney Course Moments: Disneyland Edition

Throughout a runDisney race, there is sure to be a lot of excitement. With character photo stops, spectators and DJs pumping music, there are many magical moments. However, each race course also brings a unique experience along with it. This is our series on the best runDisney course moments! Our west coast friend Carlee was kind enough to [...]

runDisney Training: The Importance of Sleep

Disclosure: Megan was sent a Garmin Vivofit to review from Verizon Wireless. It will be returned upon her review completion. As always, all opinions are her own. When it comes to training for a runDisney race, we focus on a training plan. We work on mileage. We figure out our fueling. We may even work [...]

Running vs. Spectating a runDisney Race

For many, runDisney races are the chance to run through the parks! No matter the distance, runners can experience the magic of a race complete with characters, music and lots of fun. However, there is also another great way to experience a runDisney race - as a spectator! Both of us have had the privilege [...]