Disney World Offers After-Hours Park Access And A Special After-Party For Marathon Participants

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The 2021 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend powered by AfterShokz is starting this November, and runDisney is actually honoring the return to Disney marathons with “a wickedly delicious party at EPCOT” after the race! The “runDisney Post-Race Party” will be for the marathon runners and include “after-hours access to select attractions, character sightings and specialty food and beverage”. One highlight that is recommended is the “specialty themed night-cap called the ‘Evil Elixir.'” Apparently this “sinister concoction features a mixture of white rum, blue curaçao, sour apple pucker, pineapple juice, white-grape juice, and Sprite, a wickedly delicious drink even a true villain would approve of”.

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At the end of the weekend, participants will also want to “wine and dine” during CORKCICLE’s EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. The food at the “exclusive Global Marketplaces” will definitely be worth it, and you can listen to local bands’ live music while you’re snacking! This event will start at 5 p.m. EPCOT will also stay open late, just for marathon participants! You’ll have until 12:30 a.m. to enjoy the Global Marketplaces, as well as “select EPCOT attractions like all-new Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, Test Track, and Frozen Ever After”. Be sure to observe Spaceship Earth’s special 50th-anniversary transformation after dark, too, and keep an eye out for Disney villains who might make an appearance!

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If these special offerings sound good to you, be sure to sign up for either the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon or the Disney Two Course Challenge to get complimentary admission to the Party (signups are on You can also buy more tickets for your loved ones if you’d like them to join in, and don’t forget to use the hashtag #WineDineHalf while you’re celebrating your achievement!

About Sharon

Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures!

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