In response to a request in one of my running groups, I pulled together a list of characters found on the Walt Disney World Marathon course in 2014.
The caveat here: I didn’t run this race. I pieced this list together from fellow runners and their memories. Thanks to everyone who helped me out!
Based on your speed and your corral placement, you may or may not have had the same experiences.
It’s important to note: these characters may change year to year! As a veteran Princess Half runner I can attest that *most* of the characters and groupings remain the same. Buzz is always in Tomorrowland and Woody over in Frontierland for example.
Don’t get upset if your favorite on this list doesn’t show up at your race- I’m sure someone just as magical will be in their place.
This order is loosely based on the order you will find the characters as you race through Walt Disney World’s four parks.
By the way, this is the last race you need to complete to earn all these babies:
Who you might see:
Captain Jack and the Pirates (I have yet to stop for this picture during the Princess Half Course!)
Flying Bird Kites (These were also on the Princess course this year and I loved them!)
Jack Skellington and Sally
Alice Characters: Queen of Hearts, Mad Hatter, Tweedles
Peter Pan and Wendy
Royal Mickey and Minnie (super long lines!)
Shining Armour Donald and Daisy
Princess Frog characters: Tiana, Naveen, Louis
Disneyland Railroad and Conductor
Cindy and Prince Charming with Perla and Suzy
Princess Aurora and Prince Phillip
Rapunzel and Flynn Rider
Lilo and Stitch
Bert and Mary Poppins
Winnie the Pooh and Tigger
Flick or Atta from A Bug’s Life
Reindeer or other Christmas themed characters
Vintage cars on the race track
Mater and Lightening McQueen
Pocahontas characters: John Smith, Meeko, Pocahontas
Pluto, Bolt and Dug
Evil Queen, Maleficent and Dr Faciler
Chip and Dale
Safari Mickey and Pluto
Incredibles: Mr. Incredible, Elastagirl and Frozone
Mike and Sully
Belle & Beast; Marie
Jasmine, Aladdin, Abu
Snow White and Prince
Dopey (expect a LONG line here!)
Mickey Mouse in traditional formal attire
Fab 5 in sports gear at the finish
Of course, your fellow runners can be characters too. Watch out for Dr. Dribble!
But man- this guy- this guy right here? He wins everything. I heard that he played sometimes and entertained the crowd in the corrals with Disney songs. My hero.
Coming next: characters from the Disneyland Half Marathon!
I’d love to hear about your experience! Who did I miss? Who can I look forward to in 2015?
Patty Holliday has been running Disney since 2011. She knows just about every tip, trick, and hack there is to cover the runDisney Magical Miles at Disney World and Disneyland. She knows every mile isn’t *always* magical- but with training, tips, and a little bit of pixie dust, they can be a lot of fun! You can also find her at noguilttravel.com and noguiltfangirl.com