It's just over 24 hours to go until early registration for Disney World Marathon Weekend opens, but people have been prepping and getting ready for the moment when early registration opens April 16 at noon.
I've seen a number of people have found this site looking for how to register early, so to help out, here's how you can do it:
Disney Annual Passholders
If you hold a Disney Annual Pass, you already have your ticket to early registration. Simply visit your park's AP website (Here for Disney World, Here For Disneyland), log in and you'll find a link to the early registration page.
Just a caution, the link for annual passholders tends to leak to the general public. I've heard rumors that people who register with this link will have to show their annual pass when they pick up their packets, so if you see the link leak prematurely, use it at your own risk.
Disney Vacation Club Members
Members of the Disney Vacation Club also have access to early registration. Simply sign in to the Disney Vacation Club member site and you'll be granted access to the registration link. Just as with above, rumors are going around that proof of DVC membership will be required at packet pickup. If you're not a member and register with the link, you are taking a chance.
Disney Visa Cardholders
In the past, Disney Visa cardholders would be given the ability to register early for Marathon Weekend. This was allowed right up until last year's registration. Unfortunately it seems that Disney Visa early registrations are being phased out. This most likely is because the registration links easily became available to the general public. Unlike the DVC and AP sites, there is no Disney Visa members-only site to help provide information more securely.
It's not to say that there won't be early registration, so keep an eye on your email tomorrow if you're a Disney Visa holder. But it does seem highly unlikely at this point.
If you're thinking of registering for any of the races for Marathon Weekend and you have access to one of these early registration options, definitely use it! Disney races are selling out faster and faster, and waiting will only increase your chances of not getting in. Especially if you want to earn this awesome new medal:
|Photo from the Disney Parks Blog|