Newsflash: Disney 2017 is booked + we may have entered a little ballot….!

Yesterday we booked our next Walt Disney World Holiday! Let the countdown begin!


We will be off to Disney World for 2 weeks on March 18th 2017. This is a Hookway family trip as Gideon and his twin brother will both be turning 30 when we are out there so the whole family is going! Most of them are flying out on the 14th, but we are flying on the Saturday due to work commitments. Happily (for us) though this means we will be out there for an extra 4 days after everyone else has gone! Whayhay!!


For this trip, we have decided to stay at Disney’s Caribbean Beach! This is a resort we have never stayed in. I’d love to eventually stay in every Disney hotel so it will be fun to tick another one off the list! The resort has also just undergone a renovation so should be looking lovely and fresh at the moment.

Unfortunately there are no rundisney events scheduled during our trip, so we won’t be able to compete in any Disney races. We’ll still plan on getting some run’s in though on the rundisney/new balance trails that are dotted all around the resort. This may become especially important because we MAY have entered a certain ballot that opened today….


We’ll have to wait till October to see either of us gets a place, but if we do our holiday will be about 1 month before the race so we’ll have to get in some serious long run’s whilst we are there!

Alternatively perhaps we’ll find a local 10k to take part in. I had a blast running in Florida during our last holiday, even in the crazy heat, so it would be fun to do it again in some form or another!

Do you have a disney vacation planned? Have you ever stayed at Caribbean beach? How did you find it? Do you run at Disney? What are your favourite trails? Let us know in the comments! 


4 thoughts on “Newsflash: Disney 2017 is booked + we may have entered a little ballot….!

  1. I stayed at the Caribbean Beach Resort on my first visit to Disney World. Think we were based at the Trinidad South block. Each block has their own smaller pool, with a larger pool at the central Old Port Royale block if memory serves. Not bad at all, but quite atypical of other Disney resorts of that style like the All Stars, Port Orleans etc.

    Very jealous! And best of luck regarding the ballot entry.

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    1. Awesome!! We have stayed at All Stars in the past and at wilderness Lodge and Saratoga Springs, but never a mod, so i’m interested to see how it will compare! Looks great though- especially the food court! I love me some food lol!


  2. I have a vacation planned as well! My boyfriend and I are hooked! were actually running the half in January there. I have never stayed at the Caribbean Beach, I have heard wonderful reviews about it though, and I know all throughout the boardwalk area there are trails to run! Everytime we went to Epcot or the boardwalk we always say a ton of runners go by.

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    1. We are well and truely hooked too! I definately think the boardwalk area is a good place to go for running, you could probably stretch it to 5 miles if you ran from Epcot around BW, swan and dolphin and down to HS! Hope your training goes well and you enjoy the half in Jan! I’d love to go back for another rundisney race (once funds allow!)

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