Team GP2C Q & A -
DISNEY PRINCESS RACE WEEKEND
TEAM HOTEL - Booking Questions
Q: Where do I stay?
A: We have a room block at two locations. The Wyndham is our team hotel. This is where we also host our team dinner and have bus/van transportation race mornings for team members staying at the team hotel.
The second option is at the Coronado Springs Resort, a Disney property.
See below for reservation information.
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort
located in the Walt Disney World Resort next to Downtown Disney
1850 Hotel Plaza Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
GROUP RATE (3 OPTIONS) -- (rates available 2/20/17 to 3/2/17)
* plus $8/night resort fee (includes parking, wireless internet, pool/fitness center access and more)
*additional 12.5% tax applies Disney Coronado Springs Resort
1000 Buena Vista Dr.
Orlando, FL 32830
CLICK HERE TO BOOK CORONADO SPRINGS RESORT
or call 407-939-4686
*additional 12.5% tax applies; no resort fee; airport transportation included
Q: How many days do most Team GP2C runners stay at the hotel? A: It varies across the board, but the ideal scenario is to come from Friday to Sunday or Monday. That
way, you can spend Saturday at the parks and Expo and attend the team dinner Saturday night. Some
of our runners make a family vacation out of the event and stay the week, while others arrive the evening before their race and leave shortly after their race. Q: How long is the discounted rate available? For example, if my family wants to extend our stay to
enjoy the parks, will we still get the discounted rate at the hotel? A: The discounted rate is available Thursday through Sunday PLUS up to three days before and three
days after that timeframe assuming room availability. Q: How many people does one of the hotel’s suites sleep? A: The suites have the usual number of beds plus a pullout couch, so a King suite will sleep four, and a
double suite will sleep six. Q: What if I have a family member or friend who wants to stay at the hotel, but will not be running? A: Your family and friends are welcome to stay at the hotel, as well, and they also will be able to get the
discounted room rate.
Team Discounted Disney Park Passes
Arrival Questions Q: Will the hotel provide an airport shuttle? A: No, the hotel does not provide shuttle service. We will provide you with a group discount link to airport transportation through Mears Transportation. Details to come. Q: How do I get from the hotel to the pickup location for my race packet and bib number? A: You can use the Disney Transport system or a ride service like Uber to get to Wide World of Sports on Thursday, Friday or Saturday; this
is where the bibs and packets must be picked up. The pickup location will also include a large expo
primarily featuring running-related businesses. Make sure you say “hello” at the GP2C booth while
Race Day Questions Q: How will I get to the race from the hotel? A: For Saturday's 10K and Sunday's Half Marathon: Team GP2C members who stay at the team hotel (Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort) will be able to ride on the team bus. The race is very early in the morning, so the bus will likely leave the hotel
around 3 a.m. There are also taxis available.
Q: Is there a shuttle back to the hotel after the race? A: Because our runners will finish the race at scattered times, we will not be able to provide a return
shuttle. The best way to get back to the hotel is in a taxi or Uber. Disney provides a free shuttle back to their host hotels, and from there you can switch to a shuttle that will bring you to Downtown Disney (across the street from our hotel). The shuttle method is very time-consuming, so if you are stressed for time we recommend a taxi or Uber.
Q: Will late checkout be available on race day? A: The regular checkout time at the Wyndham is 11 a.m. Unless they are completely booked for the
next day, they will allow an hour extension – so you can checkout up to 12 p.m. The majority of runners
complete the race by 9:30 a.m.