Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Dropping In? #Tower10Miler Transportation Options

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Just 16 days until we "drop in" the Walt Disney Workd resort for the Tower of Terror 10 Miler Weekend!  One of the things I love about runDisney events is the event transportation provided to all participants staying in a host resort on Disney property.  For the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror weekend, the host resorts are:

All-Star Movies
All-Star Sports
All-Star Music
Pop Century
Caribbean Beach
Port Orleans - French Quarter
Port Orleans - Riverside
Old Key West
Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Beach Club
Boardwalk Villas
Polynesian Village
Wilderness Lodge

Buses will pick up from and drop off at each of these resorts for all of the weekend's events, including the Health & Fitness Expo, Happy Haunted 5K, Kids Races, and transportation from the Villain's Hollywood Bash after the Tower of Terror 10 Miler.  This includes transportation for spectators also!!  If you are staying at one of these host resorts, transportation information will be posted for you in the lobby of the resort!

The signs will look something like this so be on the look out for them!  It will have pick-up times and event times and it will tell you which bus line will service your resort to help you make sure you get on the correct bus to come back to your hotel.

Photo courtesy of my pal and fellow DisBroad Patty from My No-Guilt Life

Parking is limited at the event venues so runDisney STRONGLY encourages using event transportation.

However, if you are staying off of Disney property or at a non-host resort, you will have to provide your own transportation.  Driving directions are available here.  The important thing to note is that there is no parking nor drop-off at Hollywood Studios the evening of the race.  If you are driving or taking a taxi you will need to park or be dropped off at ESPN Wide World of Sports, where a shuttle will take you to the race staging area.  Those shuttles will begin running at 7pm on race day.

Also, for those of you staying at the Beach Club or the Boardwalk resorts, you could easily walk back to your resort after the race Saturday night Sunday morning!

Whichever transportation you use, just make sure to give yourself plenty of time!!  I do strongly advise against using the elevator... ;)

See you soon mortals!!!