By Don Gworek
This was the third running of Disney’s Princess Half Marathon, and its popularity continues to grow. It’s probably the most Disney of all of the runDisney events, with what seems to be more characters, entertainment and music per mile than the January half marathon. The highlight of the race is surely when you run down Main Street U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom and see the castle glowing on the horizon.
Here’s a video run-along so you can see (or relive) some of the highlights:
Both sides of World Drive are closed to vehicle traffic, and this year the median saw the return of the Pirates of the Caribbean sailing ship, normally seen in Magic Kingdom parades. In distance you may see what looks like Spaceship Earth. It is actually a hot air balloon Disney has used for many years in various locations across the country to promote Epcot.
The last leg of the half marathon is down and back through the center of the Future World section of Epcot.
Waiting after the finish line is a beautiful jeweled finisher medal.
You also can be pixie-dusted after finishing by a Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique lady.
The weekend also included a Beauty and the Beast Royal Family 5K and Disney’s Royal Family Kids’ Races. For more from the weekend, watch Episode 14 of Orlando Attractions Magazine – The Show.