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New night race coming?

Discussion in 'Running at WDW' started by Texas84, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. Texas84

    Texas84 DVC Fan Boy Premium Member

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    At the Disneyland Paris expo, runDisney announced that they are working on a new night race. No details were given. The speaker stated that W&D was moved to the morning due to the extended hours at AK. The speaker also said there has been demand for a new night race. So stay tuned!
     
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    surfsupdon Well-Known Member

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    Loves it! Night racing at Disney started my running kick way back when
     
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    Hope it's a "Halloween-centric" excursion
     
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    I'm hoping they bring back the Everest Challenge.
     
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    Maybe they will bring back the Tower of Terror race for a third time. Besides the unknown future of the Studios when the race was dropped, I couldn't figure out why they did it. It seemed like it was a popular race.
     
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    surfsupdon Well-Known Member

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    We just finished both a Cali and a Florida race Weekend....anybody hear anything about some new Races???
     
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    Simba's Mom Well-Known Member

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    How late does DAK stay open? When the W&D was at night, the first runners reached the Animal Kingdom after 10:15 or so. I thought the latest AK was open was 9:00. Maybe they needed more time to set up, get ready for the runners. Either way, I know DH loved it at night and would love to see another night race.
     
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  8. surfsupdon

    surfsupdon Well-Known Member

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    That's the joke. I am sure AK was, on paper, supposed to stay open till 11 or so. But it doesn't. It closes from 6-8 this time of year. The night of this years race, the park closed at 7:30. Even after emptying the park by bus, we could have had a night race.

    The real reason was the loss of money associated with an immediate afterparty that gets delayed. Because last years race was delayed, the afterparty started much later. So all of the food and drink that were purchased, were not all used as expected. By having the after party separate from the race, the party is available from 10-1 for EVERYBODY. Instead of 11:30-1230 for only the fast runners, and then the party slowly filling up as more runners finished.
     
  9. Texas84

    Texas84 DVC Fan Boy Original Poster Premium Member

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    Rivers of Light was supposed to be open long ago and runDisney had to plan around it. The logistics have to be worked out far in advance. Current closing times are irrelevant to long-term plans that fell through.
     
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    surfsupdon Well-Known Member

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    Agree with you.

    But even with Rivers of Light, I do not see AK staying open regularly past 9pm. I just don't.
     
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    Greenlawler Well-Known Member

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    Anything new on this?

    DW and I are going to add a race this year.
     
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    surfsupdon Well-Known Member

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    Nothing yet that I have read, or heard.
     
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    Greenlawler Well-Known Member

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    Well dangit....My boss paid for our family Disney trip this year so we went ahead and grabbed AP's.

    Looks like Food and Wine then.

    Princess is already booked and next year falls outside of our AP window.
    Did Dark Side last year and would just prefer not to do that one again.
     
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    surfsupdon Well-Known Member

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    I hear you. Yeah, I am not doing Star Wars races, I'm just not into Star Wars having never seen the movies.
     
  15. Texas84

    Texas84 DVC Fan Boy Original Poster Premium Member

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    We need someone to monitor the expos. They always do a 'history of runDisney' presentation. I'll try to catch the one at Light Side.
     
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    surfsupdon Well-Known Member

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    Anybody with news? New night race? Hello?
     
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    I was hoping for some info at the January Marathon Expo, but nothing. I'd love to see The Dark Side go to a night race.
     
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    Texas84 DVC Fan Boy Original Poster Premium Member

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    Nope. Nothing new.
     
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    surfsupdon Well-Known Member

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    Great idea. I've never seen a Star Wars or Star Trek but I'd def run bc the race were at night!
     
  20. Texas84

    Texas84 DVC Fan Boy Original Poster Premium Member

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    Races with a challenge most likely won't move to a night race. Look for a new race.
     
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