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Video Captures the Royal Experience of the Disney Princess Half Marathon at Walt Disney World Resort

Robert Hitchcock

by , Content Director

Recently in a kingdom not so far away, more than 24,000 Princesses and Princes made a 13.1-mile journey through Magic Kingdom Park and Epcot at the Disney Princess Half Marathon presented by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Some runners took just over an hour to complete their journey, and for others it took a little longer. No matter their ability they all followed the same path, triumphantly ran through Cinderella Castle, celebrated at the finish line, earned the coveted Disney Princess Tiara Finisher Medal and created runDisney memories that will last a lifetime.

What was their experience like?

With the help of 6 photographers from the Disney Yellow Shoes team, 13 cameras and tens of thousands of images, we can share their journey in just over two minutes.

Once upon a time ……

A special thanks to Disney photographers David Roark, Matt Stroshane, Kent Phillips, Ryan Wendler, Chloe Rice, Todd Anderson, and editor Bryan Smoker for their creativity in bringing this story to life.

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  • Thanks so much for posting this! It put such a smile on my face! I was there & was part of this amazing event! Thanks for helping me re-live & remember the coolest thing I’ve ever done!

  • I’m one of the ones jumping too! Would love to have a link to the pictures! This was a fun project! Thanks RunDisney!

  • And I was one of those who got caught in the ensuing bottleneck trying to get through the castle. Please never pull another stunt like this.

  • I was one of the “jumping” princesses. Any chance we might get those photos (since it ate up some valuable course time)? Lovely video!

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