2019 was the first year for Boardwalk. Every other year, at least since 2006, went through Y&BC.Also in 2019 we ran along the Boardwalk. All my other marathons were run along Yacht & Beach.
Anybody challenge that??
Back in 2006 & 2007, half & full finishers received free admission to Pleasure Island for the post race party. In 2008, PI no longer had an admission charge, and when it closed, they claimed post-race party at Downtown Disney. The only perk was some of the restaurants had discounts - I recall 10% off at Bongos (excluding alcoholic beverages).
2011 was Marathon Monday. admission was free for marathoners (sorry half finishers) but was limited to MK only.
2010 was the after party at HS. Park closed to guests at 7:00, but ToT, RnR, GMR, & toy story remained open for half and full finishers until 10:00. $45 for non-runners. They had DJs, characters and cash bars set-up in front of RnR & GMR. Very sparsely attended, probably because it was 24 degrees, but was fun to walk straight on ToT 7 times in a row.
I was one of the disappointed runners. The medal was awesome, but the mile 20 definitely didn't live up to the hype. Original rumors teased an A-list performer in the baseball stadium, but that never materialized. I really liked the racetrack portion of the course, but still feel the WWoS is too long and drawn out.2013 was the 20th Anniversary and they promised something SO SPECIAL and UNIQUE during mile 20, which was exiting WWoS. All we got were giant puppetry costumes. I only remember Sebastian the crab.
So many runners felt the surprise was weak and poor. ‘That’s it?!’