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Many RunDisney fanatics consider 3-4 day race weekends as a race-cation option, but some of us with families wonder if it is a good idea to bring the kids…and maybe even our spouses. How do you balance your races and early start times with park visits, advanced dining reservations, and other entertainment? Is it even possible to do it all, or is “Family Race-cation” a paradox of epic proportions?
It can be argued that any Disney trip requires 3 important factors: research, planning, and communication. Lots of it.
The research part is easy. Pick up The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World (a new edition is released every year), and A Runner’s Guide to Walt Disney World (also updated annually). Read as much of them as you can and the earlier you do this, the better. I have never planned a Disney trip without an Unofficial Guide and we’ve had tremendously successful trips — we’ve seen everything we want to and still have time for an afternoon break. Megan Biller’s book offers the runner more race weekend specific information. [Read more…] about Four Phases of Planning a RunDisney Family Race-cation