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  • On Feb 21, 2023
    Terelle from SD Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! What is the best way to get to Magic Kingdom for early entry on the day of the Disney Princess Half Marathon if staying in the Walt Disney Swan/Dolphin Resort area? Is the Minnie Van a good/bad option with road closures? How much travel time to allot?

    Hi Terelle! Welcome back to planDisney.

    The influx of "sole" sisters for the Walt Disney World Princess Half Marathon Weekend has begun. Walt Disney World Resort will see many tutus, tiaras, and running shoes this week. Along with the Mardi Gras visitors and President's Day vacationers, this is a hectic week, I advise you to allow extra time to reach your destinations throughout your stay.

    The Walt Disney World Princess Half Marathon will see runners exploring EPCOT and Magic Kingdom Park on Sunday, February 26, 2023. The runners will start at 5:00 AM in waves from EPCOT and head towards Magic Kingdom Park. I would expect runners to still be in the area of Magic Kingdom Park at Early Theme Park Entry and for road closures to still be in effect.

    My advice is to stick with Walt Disney World Transportation or your hotel-provided transportation as drivers will be informed of the best alternate routes and up-to-date information as roads reopen. If there was ever a time to splurge on Minnie Van™ Service, Sunday morning would be the day to do it! Minnie Van™ drivers are Cast Members and they too should be in the know of all road closures. Regardless of which option you choose, I highly suggest you add an additional 30 minutes to the scheduled travel time.

    Keeping it Magical,

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