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Hotel near Disney Marathon

The Disney Marathon Weekend features three races that run through several theme parks.

The team at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek has been working hard to become the preferred hotel for runners and spectators visiting for Walt Disney World Marathon events.  This year, we held special weekend events in January (for the original Walt Disney World Marathon) and in February for the Disney’s Princess Half Marathon weekend.

And, of course, we welcome our guests who are checking in this weekend for Disney’s Wine and Dine Marathon.

As always, we’ve got a plan prepared to pamper you during Disney race weekends!

Here is a comment we found on Racevine, a site for runners:

“OK… I’ve done this [race] three times and it’s got to hold the record for the most fun race out there! The funny thing about this year is that all I want to talk about is my hotel. This year, I actually decided to stay at a non-Disney hotel. My experience last year at Disney weren’t that good. I chose the Bonnet Creek Hilton, a new hotel that is kind of tucked away next to Caribbean Beach Hotel. Off the hook. I don’t know how to describe it. From when I checked in, the staff were so excited I was there and running. They even had a contest going where you could guess your run time in advance. The person running closest to their guess won a stay at the hotel. How cool was that? They gave me a runners welcome kit. There were picture opportunities and free massages in the lobby for runners. They had multiple carb loading dinner options. They opened their restaurants and coffee shop early for us on race morning. They had free bagels and things for us in the morning when we were headed for their free race transportation. And then – to top it off – they had a team of cheerleaders there in the lobby cheering us on! In the middle of the night! Yes, at 3am! And when I returned with my medal, the staff continued to break into spontaneous applause. Wow! So, yes, you should run this race. Disney places “wows” all through it. I get cheers around every corner practically. But I would team it with a good choice of a hotel, the Hilton Bonnet Creek. The girl at the desk said they will be doing this again. I’ll meet you there!”

We understand runners, because many of our team members are runners!  This year, for instance, General Manager Tracy Walker and Marketing Manager Yolanda Ancayan have both run.

If you are running in January, you can stay close to the action with our MARATHON FIT package.  It includes: race morning transportation, a special welcome amenity, and other special runner perks.

To book your room, visit our Disney Marathon Package page.


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Attention Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek marathon fans!

Run Disney has announced that registration for the 2012 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend is NOW OPEN!  

Walt Disney World welcomes back veteran runners and beginners alike for a magical weekend of memorable events taking place January 5-8, 2012! 

This years event schedule will include:

  • WALT DISNEY WORLD Marathon Relay
  • WALT DISNEY WORLD Half Marathon
  • Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge
  • Disney Family Fun Run 5K
  • Disney Kids’ Races
  • Disney’s Health & Fitness Expo

At Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek   we salute our guests who participate in the WDW Marathon Weekend! We have a passion for celebrating good health and offer the Marathon Fit package during your stay.

Enjoy a FREE pasta carb-loading dinner at Harvest Bistro the night before your race, FREE transportation to the race, a FREE welcome fitness amenity, spa discounts,  plus special surprises we’ve planned  all weekend long, just for our marathon guests.

It is our goal to be the Orlando hotel that best understands the unique personal needs of marathon runners who visit Orlando. Let us take care of you (and your family) for the weekend!  In fact, we have many of our team members who will be running alongside you! 

Book today and stay tuned in the weeks to come for more details!

(Can’t wait for January?  Join us for Disney’s Wine & Dine Half-Marathon in October!)

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Need a way to inspire the family to get more active? Perhaps you are a seasoned runner looking for your next big run and you need a deliciously fun place to do it ?

Well look no further, because Disney is the hottest destination for memorable race events.

With a little over six months left to train,  Walt Disney World continues to offer the most unique race in Orlando with the return of Disney’s annual  Wine & Dine Marathon on October 1 to kick off Epcot’s 2011 International Food & Wine Festival.

Wine & Dine Inaugural Year Start Line Photo

Last year  during its inaugural year, runners had a blast! Running 13.1 miles at night through four Disney theme parks including ESPN Wide World of Sports, Animal Kingdom,  Magic Kingdom and ending at the entrance of Epcot.  This run is  guaranteed to be a magical experience.  Though if you are looking for something a little less beastly, enjoy the Disney Family Fun Run 5k . Bring your spouse, your children, your cousins and grandma (if she’s up to it) and get ready to make fitness a family affair!

And here’s the unique part… after you run,  it’s time to feast!

Runners enjoy the Finish Line Party where you get an exclusive taste of some of the delicious food and drink from the Food & Wine festival. This year, it will include access to many of Epcot’s attractions making it not only the best run of your life, but the most fun!

2010 Disney's Wine & Dine Marathon Course

And when it’s time for rest, we aim to make Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek the perfect destination for your race needs!  As the closest resort to Disney theme parks, we pledge to make your stay comfortable, as we cater to your unique needs.  Many of our team members are runners themselves, and we have created special programs and surprises that simply no other hotel is offering. Our feedback from  runners at past Disney races has been phenomenal… and we want to share our resort (and passion for running!) with you, too.

The 2011 Wine and Dine Marathon participants who take advantage of our Marathon Fit package will receive a fitness welcome amenity, up to 20 percent discount off any spa treatment at the luxe Waldorf Astoria Spa by Guerlain, one complimentary pasta dinner at Harvest Bistro the night before the race (with proof  of race registration), complimentary breakfast snacks the morning of the race plus complimentary transportation to the race for runners on race day!

Hilton Bonnet Creek's Guests of Honor posing for a snapshot before heading out to this year's Disney Princess Marathon in February!

With Disney’s Wine & Dine Marathon weekend open for registration, get ahead of the game and book your Marathon Fit package today before it sells out!  Ready… Set… Go!

(Coming for the Disney Marathon Weekend in January?  Join us for our Marathon Fit Weekend!)

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