Here’s the thing: I love Disney. I love running in Disney. But, I also know one other thing: that is simply not the case for everyone everywhere ever. Some people hate Disney. Typically, these people like to be really vocal about their distaste for Disney World, the Disney Corporation, and in turn the evils of capitalism. Fine, I get it, you don’t like Disney. No big deal, different strokes for different folks. It’s all good.
But it occurred to me that maybe we should have a checklist of sorts for people who aren’t Disney people and might be considering doing a Disney race. Here are some basic questions you can ask yourself before signing up to determine if a runDisney race is right for you!
If you answered “C” maybe a Disney race isn’t right for you, and that’s fine. Don’t waste your hard earned money on something you don’t like, that’s why I politely bow out of going to Indian restaurants with friends. If you don’t like Disney, you won’t like running Disney.
If you again answered “C,” well… Disney isn’t cheap. We know this. The thing about Disney is, if you do enough research you’ll know going into how much it’s going to cost because Disney fans meticulously document things like restaurant menus (and prices) online. If you think it’s too much money and not a good value for your money, you’re better off spending your money and time on something that makes you happy. If you answered “B” then maybe you do some pricing before you commit. Races sell out really fast, but you still know the registration date far enough in advance that you can price things out and have a good idea of the costs.
Here’s an important one. If you do not like running at night, Wine & Dine is not the right race for you. It’s very simple. And if you read the race information, you’ll know that Wine & Dine starts at 10 pm, not 5:30 am like every other Disney race. Maybe the wake up call is too early for a morning race, or maybe you wanted to run through the Castle and only certain races do that. Whatever, just read the race information beforehand. Check out some race recaps online before you register. There’s no reason to go into this blind with no idea what you’re getting yourself into–it is in fact a lot of money to spend on something if you’re not super duper crazy about it.
If you answered “C” to everything, still went, and proceeded to bitch about every tiny last thing then you need to just shut up.
Anyone ever run a race they decided just wasn’t for them? Race information you wish you’d had beforehand?