The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend is coming back for its 2nd year and is now open for registration! The race weekend has been pushed back a week this year to October 4 – 5, 2013. Hopefully temperatures will be cooler that week.
Exact times aren’t listed yet, but if the details remain the same the nighttime race will begin at 10:00 pm in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, taking runners to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and back to the Studios. Runners will re-enter the park at the Lights, Motors, Action Extreme Stunt Show, wind through the Streets of America and finish in the shadow of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.
The race is followed by the Disney Villains Hollywood Bash, which will begin at 10:30 pm. Spectators can purchase tickets to this party and enter before the race is over. Not only will runners and spectators have exclusive access to the Studios, but most headliner attractions will be open. The attractions include: Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (obviously), Star Tours, Muppet-Vision 3D, The Great Movie Ride, and Toy Story Mania! I’m hoping that some changes will be made to the party for 2013 since it was VERY crowded in the inaugural year.
Also taking place on the race weekend is the Disney Happy Haunted 5k Trail Run and Kids Races, both of which will be taking place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
Pricing for the events are as follows (these events sold out VERY quickly last year, so register soon!):
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ 10-Miler
- $135 by March 26, 2013
- $150 between March 27 and May 21, 2013
- $165 on or after May 22, 2013
Disney Happy Haunted 5K Trail Run
- $50 per participant
runDisney Kids’ Races
- $10 per Kids Dash participant
- $30 per 1-Mile Run participant
Disney Villains Hollywood Bash
- $54 by May 21, 2013
- $64 between May 22 and September 4, 2013
- $74 on or after September 5, 2013
If you participated in last year’s event, you will notice a significant price increase. A $45 increase to be exact. I’m going to look into this further, but we can only hope that this means more entertainment on the course and maybe some improvements to the after party. But still, that’s a significant increase. I’ve been thinking twice about registering this year and this might be the thing that makes my decision not to.
As usual for most runDisney events, packet pick-up will be required at the race Expo held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex beginning October 4, 2013. Visit the runDisney event page for more information on all of the events taking place that weekend.
Want to see my recaps from the 2012 race? You know you do!
- The Inaugural Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler: Race Recap
- The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Health & Fitness Expo
- Tower of Terror 10-Miler Post Race Snacks
Will you be registering for the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler?