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Old 12-22-2011, 03:59 PM   #31
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I may be in, but it depends on registration cost. It's already expensive just to get to Florida from where I live, so having to pay $100 or more for registration really hurts. I do love the night races, though and I'm a sucker for an inaugural medal, so I may have to save every penny to make it there.
I think with the private party and all one can expect the costs to be very close to the current 2012 half marathon costs.
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:38 AM   #32
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I think with the private party and all one can expect the costs to be very close to the current 2012 half marathon costs.
With the escalation in 2012 half marathon costs as the year progresses, the race entry form may have a loan application attached.

2012 half marathon price increases:
Tinkerbell January $120 to $140
Princess February $130 to $150
Disneyland September $150 to $180

I guess women spend more at the expo justifying a price break on race entry prices
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Old 12-23-2011, 05:19 PM   #33
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My 2 girlfriends and I did the Princess half back in February and it was out first. We had an amazing time and I have been itching to do another Disney race. One of the friends and I will be definitely doing this one. We both live in South Florida and are AP holders so this is an easy one for us.
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:47 PM   #34
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Decisions...

I was all set to do the W&D 1/2 and now they changed it so I'm torn. Do we keep our original plans and run the TOT run or switch them to W&D weekend???? The definite downside to the W&D is Veterans Day/jersey week so it will be more crowded. Anyone done the W&D 1/2 and the TOT run they used to have? Just wondering opinions on both. Thanks! We are planning to stay for a week after either one.
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:30 PM   #35
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I was all set to do the W&D 1/2 and now they changed it so I'm torn. Do we keep our original plans and run the TOT run or switch them to W&D weekend???? The definite downside to the W&D is Veterans Day/jersey week so it will be more crowded. Anyone done the W&D 1/2 and the TOT run they used to have? Just wondering opinions on both. Thanks! We are planning to stay for a week after either one.
Honestly, you cannot really decide based on the old ToT course versus the unknown course. The old ToT course was at best a funky 8 miler heading over from the DHS to the ESPN complex and then taking an unpaid road back to Osceola and then into DHS. It would be hard to squeeze and extra 2 miles onto the old course as it existed. Saying all this, the old ToT course was a nice course for what it was.

On the other hand, the W&D course is a nice little track. THough I found the trek through AK a little darker than I like, but not overly dark.It is basically an out and back with the longest trek through DHS you will ever take; at least until we know the ToT course.

I guess I am trying to say you have lots of time to decide from an entry and course perspective.
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Old 12-24-2011, 10:57 AM   #36
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I'm in! Running with the Disney Villans sounds exciting! And thoughts of after party and hopefully getting to ride Aerosmith and ToT is bonus! We have our vaca planned around Princess and now ToT!
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:10 PM   #37
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well we had already booked BWV for that week to do the W&D.....so I guess i'm in too!! I'm interested in seeing the course, and really think it SHOULD be less than the 1/2 as it's 3 miles shorter. the after party in DHS actually works in our favor, as this is an adults only trip, and Park Hoppers are so expensive to add on, we planned on doing only Epcot for F&W, so were afraid we would miss RNRC and TSM.....so this works for us. now we can ride what we want, and not have to buy park hoppers.
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:13 AM   #38
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I would really love to do this race. Can't wait till more details come out. We will probably be there around that time anyway, so might as well make it for this race. Its also on my daughter's 18th birthday (September 29, 2012). I would love for her to do it with me. Running isn't really her "thing". She has done several 5K's with me, but just because I ask her to. She is considering training for this one. I really hope she does. I guess I sometimes forget and just assume everyone else loves running as much as I do! lol
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:44 PM   #39
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Hi there...
Can I ask some newbie questions? We've never been to WDW (I went when I was young) and I want to sign up for this Twilight 10 miler, so...
1) I'm doing the Tinkerbell 1/2 in Jan (my 1st 1/2), and I don't know anything about an after race party, however I see mentions of it here. What exactly is it?
2) Being a WDW novice, is it WAY better for racers to stay onsite as opposed to offsite?
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Old 12-31-2011, 03:11 AM   #40
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From the Disney Blog:

...This new race, scheduled for Sept. 29, will follow a similar course – through the set of “Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show’’ and past Mickey’s Sorcerer’s Hat – but features runDisney’s first-ever 10-mile distance that finishes, appropriately enough, near The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror attraction. If you “survive’’ the experience, you’ll be treated to a shiny new medal and a rocking post-race party with your family and friends that features live music, Disney characters and exclusive access to attractions such as Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, Star Tours, Toy Story Mania! and, of course, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.

My opinion: Staying onsite, taking advantage of disney transportation to and from the race, huge benefit.
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Old 12-31-2011, 07:57 AM   #41
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Hi specialks!

I'm almost jealous of your newbie status, I've been to the parks over a thousand times but I still remember that first time magic! You're going to have a blast!

An after-race party involves having an area of the park (though usually not the entire park) open to only people who ran and their guests. Typically only a few 'e-ticket' rides are open, in the case of the TOT 10miler the two big rides will be the ones listed on the RunDisney page (Star Tours, Toy Story, Rockin' Roller Coaster, and the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror). Restaurants and food vendors in that area will be open. While some post-race refreshments will be free, expect to have to buy food/drinks later in the night. Bands and stage acts will play, but don't count on seeing the day time shows, like the Beauty and the Beast stage show that takes place near TOT. The really neat part of an after-race party is the reduced amount of people. It feels awesome to walk down the street of a theme park with just a few people around, knowing that the place was opened up just for you and your 'friends'.
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:21 AM   #42
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so does that mean they won't sell tickets to the general public like they did for Wine and Dine? I hardly considered that a "private" party after the race.
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:26 PM   #43
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I'm 99% sure I'm going to do this. However, I just signed up for my first-ever full marathon today (USAF Marathon) which is on 15 Sep, so as long as I don't severely injure myself, 10 miles should be 'nothing'. I also intend to do the W&D Half in Nov, as it is my birthday weekend and my only opportunity for CtC (running Tink this month).

This will be my 3rd "Inaugural" Disney race, which is pretty good considering '09 was the first time I ever ran Disney races - the final Race for the Taste & ToT 13K. Of course, these are the two races that ended & became the W&D Half.
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so does that mean they won't sell tickets to the general public like they did for Wine and Dine? I hardly considered that a "private" party after the race.
Yeah, these after race parties are far from private. Id like to imagine myself walking down the street at Hollywood Studies with a reduced amount of people, but those last two Wine and Dine after race parties were way over crowded!
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I'm leaning towards signing up for this race right now, especially since I won't be able to do Disneyland this year. I still have to figure out if I can do it financially and make sure my work schedule can handle it, but I should have that figured out before they open registration.

I'm excited to see what exactly they have planned for the race!
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