Disney Magical



Orlando, FL
January 6th - 10th, 2021



The Margaritaville Resort is one of the newest hotels in Orlando. With pools, restaurants, a spa, and the fashionable Sunset Walk shopping center within walking distance, this resort is more than just a place to stay; it's a destination.


As a Destination Marathons guest, you'll get the VIP treatment, which includes: a shuttle to the start area, a private tent at the finish area, and so much more!


We're partnering with certified Disney travel agent Nicole Elzayek to give our guests access to her expertise. If you are interested in going to one of the parks, booking dining reservations, or taking a special Disney tour,  talk to Nicole!

Package Details

What's Included?

  • $295/night + taxes and fees for a private room in a shared cottage with other runners. Option to upgrade to a private room in the resort. 2 night minimum.

  • Stay at the brand new Margaritaville Resort (details)

  • You get a private bedroom + bathroom in a shared cottage

  • Shared full kitchen and laundry in every cottage

  • Margaritaville Resort fee included in price

  • Transportation to expo + start 

  • Pasta buffet on Saturday evening 

  • Secure gear check

  • Discounted massages and free post race stretching

  • Destination Marathons Hosts to assist all weekend 

  • DM goodie bag 

  • Parking (only at the cottages)

  • Access to last-minute emergency race items bag 

  • Complimentary access to a Certified Disney Travel specialist to help plan park visits, book special excursions (added cost), and secure reservations.

  • Option to add on up to 1 guest to your cottage package or up to 2 guests to your private resort room for +$85 /night per guest.

  • Option to upgrade to a private room in the resort for +$25 / night.

What's Not?

  • Airfare/ transportation to hotel

  • Meals (aside from pre race dinner)

  • Transportation around Orlando area aside from those listed (we recommend you walk around or use Uber)

  • Parking at the resort (cottages are free parking)

  • Park tickets (contact our certified Disney travel agent for ticket options and a free travel plan!)

  • Additional excursions

free personalized travel plan!

meet nicole

our disney specialist

Nicole is a certified Disney travel agent with Magical Enchanted Vacations. She's partnering with Destination Marathons to share her expertise and help our guests have a magical trip.




What started as a hobby has turned into a thriving business dearly loved by its employees. 


Tatiana, Atlanta 2020

Cannot wait to use these folks again! They thought of everything for the weekend of spectating the Olympic marathon trials + racing the next day. The little extras and welcoming personalities were the icing on top of not having to worry about logistics at ALL.

Jay, Wrightsville 2019

Great times! Very well organized, and I got to make many new friends along the way. Mark and his team go above and beyond to provide all that is needed for an awesome running vacation.

Robert, Boston 2019

Last year I froze while sitting in Athletes Village in the rain for over two hours. This year I stayed warm and dry thanks to Destination Marathons. My bags were waiting for me for easy pick up after the race.

Meet your hosts

Paul Martino

Lifelong runner, physical therapist, and former Executive Director of Let Me Run. Paul has run over 70 marathons in over 40 states. As a runner, volunteer and race director, he knows what goes into a great race weekend.


Berkley benton

Berkley is a "run for fun" kind of girl, and is one of those Disney freaks you sometimes hear about. She's done the Disney half and will be cheering you on the whole way!


Mark Janik

Mark started Destination Marathons to give runners the best race experience possible. He has been a runner since high school and has run many races including Boston.



What is your payment policy?

Great question! You can view it here.

Do you offer travel insurance?

Our certified Disney travel expert, Nicole, would be happy to talk to you about travel insurance.

How do I get to the expo?

We will be shuttling guests to and from the expo at designated times. Exact times TBD

Do you offer bibs?

Yes! See here for more details.

Can I purchase more than one bib?

Yes! Since our package is a 2 night minimum, you qualify to buy 1 bib per every 2 nights of your package. (2 nights = 1 bib. 4 nights = 2 bibs)

What if I want to add on an extra night or take nights off?

We want to tailor our package to fit your needs! That's why we're offering the option to add nights on to your package up to a total of 5 nights. Our package is a 2 night minimum.

Do you offer transportation around Orlando?

At this time, we are not providing transportation to or around Orlando.

Do you offer transportation to the parks?

The Margaritaville Resort has 3 buses that shuttle to the parks. One shuttles back and forth to the Disney Transportation and Ticket Center (from there, you can take Disney transportation to any park / Disney hotel). Another goes back and forth to either Universal's Transportation Hub or Sea World. Call the front desk 1-2 days ahead of your intended travel date to reserve your seat. The third bus shuttles folks around the resort and can be called via the front desk at any time.

Can I bring a guest?

Our base package for this race includes amenities for 1. Guests can be added on for $85/ night per guest and will receive the same amenities as you. Up to 1 guest per cottage package and up to 2 guests per private resort room.

Can I bring my family?

Absolutely! We're all about families here, that's why kids 13 and under are free. If bringing young children, you may want to consider upgrading to a private room in the resort.


Payment Policy

A $250 refundable deposit will hold your spot, or pay in full.

|60 days prior to trip| November 2nd, 2020 - Package must be paid in full. Last day to request a full refund

|30 days prior to trip| December, 2nd, 2020 - Last day to request partial refund (50% of amount paid) back

Refund requests made after December 2nd, 2020 will not be refunded and are at the discretion of Destination Marathons

Please contact us with any questions you may have. We would love to create a package that is tailored to you!


Race cancellation Policy

If Disney Marathon Weekend is cancelled for any reason, runners have two options*:

-Transfer payments made to a future DM race package

-Request a full refund in writing


If Disney Marathon Weekend is postponed to a later date, runners have two options*:

-Transfer your reservation (at the same package rate) to the new race date

-Request a full refund in writing


If Disney turns their races into virtual runs, our package will be considered null and void.  Runners then have two options*:

-Transfer payments made to a future DM race package

-Request a full refund in writing


*We kindly ask that you notify DM of your decision within 10 days of Disney’s announcement.


If Disney proceeds with Marathon Weekend amidst the threat of coronavirus, but you decide not to run, you may request a full refund in writing by December 2nd, 2020.  After December 2nd,2020 all payments received will be transferred to a future DM package of your choosing.

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