Check your email if you’ve participated in a runDisney event in the past couple of months.
You might find a survey sent out asking some interesting questions.
I can boil it down for you: would you pay more for unique characters, expo experiences and corral placement.
Oh yeah- they went there.
They also asked about specific race themes and characters you’d like to see.
I’d love to see more Disney characters in Avengers and Star Wars costumes: YES!
But a Pixar race? Meh. Not for me.
I’d be all over a villains themed race, however.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on some of these questions.
What add-ons are you willing to pay a premium for? And what do you wish they would add as far as a new theme for a race.
My first thought is that races like Avengers and Tinker Bell might be looking for new themes. Since I happen to love BOTH these races and their themes, I’d be giving that a big ol’ stink eye.
Don’t do it, runDisney.
Tink doesn’t seem to be bouncing back from the move to May. So find a new date. One that is appealing to mothers (hint- May is TOUGH for moms!). Avengers simply needs more park time and more characters: the things you run Disney for, right?
This one is interesting.
Two Princess Half Marathons? One on Saturday and one on Sunday?
Or maybe two Wine & Dine events?
Or the easiest might be two Walt Disney World Half Marathons? Run one on Saturday and run it again on Sunday during the marathon since they share a course?
I don’t know what direction things may be going, but some of these ideas are fascinating. And are sure to cause some drama (hello, Corral A for an extra $50, right?).
I’ve always believed runDisney was more about the experience you could (pay to) have that set is apart from a typical road race. These questions and possible direction certainly support that claim.
It’s not about the running; it’s about the Disney experience.
Patty Holliday is a Marvel loving, Disney obsessed wife, and mother of four. She’s a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)