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Old 04-04-2013, 02:43 PM   #751
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I agree. We have done a few kid free visits and none were better than last year when we did it for the F&W Festival. This is definitely the time to go kid free.

We booked our flights and we have a reservation at the Swan so now it really seems real to me!
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:21 PM   #752
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Ugh! I don't know where we should book. We could do the Swan with a military discount, or book The Boardwalk and hope for a military discount or a 30% off deluxe promotion to come through for us. I really don't want to delay much longer in getting rooms booked. What to do? We've never stayed at Swan & Dolphin and I'm concerned that we won't love it...(Well, mostly concerned that my parents, who are coming to watch the kids while we race won't like it.) They REALLY like Disney deluxe resorts though we honestly can't justify them at full price.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:29 PM   #753
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Ugh! I don't know where we should book. We could do the Swan with a military discount, or book The Boardwalk and hope for a military discount or a 30% off deluxe promotion to come through for us. I really don't want to delay much longer in getting rooms booked. What to do? We've never stayed at Swan & Dolphin and I'm concerned that we won't love it...(Well, mostly concerned that my parents, who are coming to watch the kids while we race won't like it.) They REALLY like Disney deluxe resorts though we honestly can't justify them at full price.
I enjoyed the Dolphin. It is a nice hotel. It isn't Disney though. It did lack the magic and ambiance. But it is hard to see the discount and turn it down.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:34 PM   #754
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Im a huge fan of the Swan and Dolphin. To me they are just as Disney as the Disney resorts, but a bit more luxurious. I can't imagine any place I would rather be at 4:00 am after running through WDW all night, than in one of their heavenly beds.
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:59 PM   #755
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Stayed at The Swan last October and it was a disaster. Room and bath old and not clean, humidity issues causing windows to fog in room, halls, and lobby. Got there and room key machine was broken. Do Not recommend Swan for folks used to Deluxes.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:31 PM   #756
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Great Race!

I'm in this fall, too. Talked my sister into it also...
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:10 AM   #757
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My husband and I celebrated our 5th anniversary in WDW. We said then that we would make it a tradition for the 5s (5, 10, 15, etc.). But then we decided to celebrate DD's 2nd bday in WDW this year and had planned to do something else for #10. Enter in the Princess Half 2013 weekend - SO SO SO much fun and the start of my runDisney addiction. I've now convinced my husband (who hasn't run one step in the 10 years we have been married) to do the Wine & Dine 2013 Half for our big #10. It is the week before, but close enough

He is a healthy individual and LOVES to walk. Each time he parks the car we are in the furthest spot away. But like I said - not a runner. So if we do this, we will be keep more of a speed walk pace. Having done the Princess - I figured this was no big deal - we would fit right in!! But as I've been reading recaps on-line this week it appears that the crowd at this one is a faster crowd. Will we be okay speed walking? I figure we will average 13 min per mile (so well below the requirement), but I also want to know that we won't be alone!!!

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My husband and I celebrated our 5th anniversary in WDW. We said then that we would make it a tradition for the 5s (5, 10, 15, etc.). But then we decided to celebrate DD's 2nd bday in WDW this year and had planned to do something else for #10. Enter in the Princess Half 2013 weekend - SO SO SO much fun and the start of my runDisney addiction. I've now convinced my husband (who hasn't run one step in the 10 years we have been married) to do the Wine & Dine 2013 Half for our big #10. It is the week before, but close enough

He is a healthy individual and LOVES to walk. Each time he parks the car we are in the furthest spot away. But like I said - not a runner. So if we do this, we will be keep more of a speed walk pace. Having done the Princess - I figured this was no big deal - we would fit right in!! But as I've been reading recaps on-line this week it appears that the crowd at this one is a faster crowd. Will we be okay speed walking? I figure we will average 13 min per mile (so well below the requirement), but I also want to know that we won't be alone!!!

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You will absolutely be fine. The Princess seems to draw more brand new racers who are in groups, which slows things down a bit. Last year I walked through the Studios. I wanted to remember some of it.
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:08 AM   #759
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My husband and I celebrated our 5th anniversary in WDW. We said then that we would make it a tradition for the 5s (5, 10, 15, etc.). But then we decided to celebrate DD's 2nd bday in WDW this year and had planned to do something else for #10. Enter in the Princess Half 2013 weekend - SO SO SO much fun and the start of my runDisney addiction. I've now convinced my husband (who hasn't run one step in the 10 years we have been married) to do the Wine & Dine 2013 Half for our big #10. It is the week before, but close enough

He is a healthy individual and LOVES to walk. Each time he parks the car we are in the furthest spot away. But like I said - not a runner. So if we do this, we will be keep more of a speed walk pace. Having done the Princess - I figured this was no big deal - we would fit right in!! But as I've been reading recaps on-line this week it appears that the crowd at this one is a faster crowd. Will we be okay speed walking? I figure we will average 13 min per mile (so well below the requirement), but I also want to know that we won't be alone!!!

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You guys will be fine. There were plenty of walkers last year!
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I will be running my first half marathon!! And no better place to do it!!!
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:11 PM   #761
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Me too! I think I may be more excited about the kids free weekend than the actual race. First half for us too.
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I am not familiar with the kids free weekend. What does that mean?

This will be my first half marathon as well.
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The prior posters just meant that they left their kids at home and enjoyed WDW with their spouses!
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The prior posters just meant that they left their kids at home and enjoyed WDW with their spouses!
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LOL.
I thought it was some sort of Disney promotion and was worrying that WDW was going to be packed shoulder to shoulder with people trying to take advantage of the promotion. Silly me.
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