Your Guide to the 2020 Disney Princess Half-Marathon Weekend: Expo Hours, Bus Schedules, and More!

The 2020 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend has begun at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex! Runners from around the world have gathered to test their dedication and endurance at the Most Magical Place on Earth!

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Disney pulls out all the stops for this event, with discounts, food, merchandise, and a lot more. We’re breaking it all down to guide you through, so you can focus on the run!

Expo Schedule

While today is the first day of the Princess Half Marathon Weekend, the racing hasn’t started yet! You still have time to grab your bib, browse the expo, and enjoy some great perks for runners at the Wide World of Sports complex.

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The runDisney Expo is the hub for the event, and you’ll need to stop by before your race to grab your bib! While you’re there, feel free to browse a selection of marathon exclusive merchandise, or to visit booths teaching guests about the importance of health and fitness.

The Expo hours are:

  • February 20th: 10 AM – 8 PM
  • February 21st: 10 AM – 7 PM
  • February 22nd: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM.
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As always, buses connecting the Expo to Disney Springs begin operating 30 minutes after the Expo opens, departing every half hour until close. If you need to get somewhere faster and don’t have your own vehicle, you can also call a Minnie Van via the Lyft app.

Race Schedule

Of course, you’re not here for merch! …Well, not just here for merch. You’re here to run!

Amazing how she can run in glass heels… ©Disney

To help you plan, we’ve listed the start times for each of the main races in the event.

Moana 5K: February 21st at 5:30 AM

Pocahontas 10K: February 22md at 5:30 AM

Cinderella Half Marathon: February 23rd at 5:30 AM

Ariel Kids Races: February 22nd:

  • 100-Meter Dash (Ages 1-4): 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
  • 200-Meter Dash (Ages 4-9):  11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Diaper Dash (12 months and under): 12:30 to 1:00 PM

Runner’s Square

  • February 22nd: 3:30 AM to 5:30 AM (Pre-race), 6:30 AM to 9:00 AM (Post-race)
  • February 23rd: 3:00 AM to 5:00 AM (Pre-race), 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM (Post-race).

Disney Springs Discounts

Runners get a ton of discounts and perks at Disney Springs, including a free pretzel from The Polite Pig.

©The Polite Pig

You can get an up-to-date list of discounts from the Disney Springs booth at the expo, but here’s a preview! Seriously, it’s almost every store and restaraunt at the Springs!

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To be eligible, just show your race bib or medal during the event weekend!

We hope you have a great time at this year’s #PrincessHalf! Best of luck to all runners!

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Austin Lang is an Orlando local with a love of Disney, puns, and Disney puns. He's been a contributing writer for AllEars since 2019, and has been sharing his quirky view of Disney life ever since.

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