• On Aug 18, 2019
    Kevin from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We arrive at the Contemporary the afternoon of 2/22, head to MK on 2/23 and leave for a Disney cruise the morning of 2/24. It is Princess 1/2 marathon weekend. Anything specific/ suggestion that we'll need to be aware of/ avoid? Thanks!

    Hello there, Kevin! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop back by and ask your Walt Disney World Resort vacation question!

    There are a variety of fun events produced by runDisney and the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend is potentially one of the most popular ones of all time! During this royal race weekend, you may experience some alterations in Park Hours and road closures but you will definitively be able to navigate these with a bit of pre-planning!

    Since you will be arriving on the afternoon of February 22nd, you will likely only experience delays on the morning of February 23rd. Fortunately, since you are staying at Disney's Contemporary Resort, it should not be too difficult to arrive at the Magic Kingdom via the Monorail! The Disney Princess Half Marathon will begin at 5:30 am on Sunday, February 23rd and should be coming to a close at around 9:00 am that morning. Generally, the parks in which participants will be passing through open later in the morning to reduce the impact on general park-going Guests. I would recommend checking on the Park Hours web page to see what time the Magic Kingdom will be opening on the morning of February 23rd. It is quite likely that your morning will be minimally impacted if it is at all!

    If you are planning on driving anywhere on the morning of February 23rd, I would strongly recommend checking with Cast Members at Disney's Contemporary Resort to see which roads will be closed for the race! This way, you can plan to avoid these areas before heading to your destination!

    Have fun continuing to plan for your 2020 vacation!

thumbnail image for Wyatt

Meet the Panelist: Wyatt, Colorado

Hello! I'm Wyatt and I'm so very excited to provide you with all the best tips and tricks for getting the very most out of your Disney World vacations! I'm married to a fellow Disney enthusiast and, while we don't have any human children yet, we are delighted to be pet parents. Professionally, I work in private practice as a mental health counselor. I'm also knowledgable regarding disability services and accessibility at Disney World due to my own history of chronic illness.  Learn More About Wyatt

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.