Disney World Cancels Established Policy, Effective for All Guests

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Walt Disney World is known as “The Most Magical Place on Earth.” Disney World is no stranger to change updates, closures, etc.

Disney World has four theme parks: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Guests from all over head to Disney World to explore the wonder of Disney magic. Disney World holds special events that bring in thousands of guests to experience this once-in-a-lifetime event.

EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, runDisney, Disney After-Hour Events, and many more events bring crowds hoping to deal with lower wait times and get special offers.

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runDisney is a series of long-distance running events organized by Disney that combines the magic of Disney’s theme parks with the thrill of distance running. These events offer a unique and enchanting experience for runners of all skill levels, from beginners to seasoned athletes. Founded in 1994, runDisney has since become a popular and iconic part of the Disney brand, attracting participants from all over the world.

One of the features of runDisney events is their location within Disney’s world-renowned theme parks and resorts. These races take place in various Disney destinations, including Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Disneyland Resort in California, and Disneyland Paris. Runners have a chance to run through the iconic Disney parks, past iconic attractions, and even interact with beloved Disney characters along the way.

runDisney offers a range of race distances to cater to runners of all abilities. These include 5K races, 10K races, half marathons, and full marathons. Some events also feature challenge races, where participants can run multiple races over the course of a weekend, earning unique medals. Each runDisney race has a theme and participants are encourged to dress up.



While thousands of Guests sign up for runDisney, some participate in a different way by volunteering. WDWMAGIC reported on the change in Disney’s policy on free tickets for volunteers for runDisney.

Volunteers play an important role in making runDisney events successful. Volunteers help ensure the safety and enjoyment of participants by performing a wide range of tasks before, during, and after the races.

Were you looking forward complimentary tickets for being a volunteer?

About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.