Sunday, November 26, 2017

Beignet Dash at Port Orleans


Most people don’t want to think about running while on vacation, unless they are signed up for a RunDisney event. But, the Beignet Dash is such a fun, unique event that happens every Sunday at Walt Disney World’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort. I saw it on Facebook several months ago and started searching on the Walt Disney World web site for specific details. I continued to fail at finding anything straight from The Mouse. That was, until just a few weeks ago. I searched one more time on disney.go.com and finally found some details from a question asked to the Mom’s Panel.

So, you’re asking “What is the Beignet Dash?” Well, it’s a 1.5 mile run through Port Orleans Resort every Sunday morning. It begins and ends between building 5 and Doubloon Lagoon Pool. Check in is at 7:30am and the run begins at 8:00. The entry fee is $15 for each participant. When you register you will receive an official race bib. When you complete the run, you will get a plastic medal, a goody bag with Mardi Gras themed trinkets, and a voucher for beignets at Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory!

From what I’ve read, you can walk or run in this “race.” It’s very low key and enjoyable. Everyone is welcome, even if you aren’t a guest at Port Orleans. The one thing I could not find was if strollers were allowed.

Would this be something you would be interested or willing to do on your next Walt Disney World Vacation? I personally would love to try this adventure. I’m always up for trying something new at Disney and the beignets are just the motivator I need!

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