• On Oct 11, 2019
    Hanxi from PA 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.

    How is the dine and wine marathon effect the crowds level, transportation, and traffic around Disney world? I am stay at one of the Disney spring resorts and want to do rope drop on sat for magical kingdom and sun for animals kingdom.

    Hi, Hanxi! I bet you're getting excited...only a few short weeks until you're hanging out with Mickey and his pals!

    I love runDisney race weekends! There's so much buzz (including Buzz Lightyear) and energy throughout the Parks! As with many race weekends, however, I don't think you'll notice a substantial increase in the overall crowd level at Walt Disney World Resort due to the Wine and Dine Half Marathon. In my experience, although there are more guests than usual at the Walt Disney World Resort hotels, the attraction wait times at the theme parks don't seem to be impacted very much (the one Park that may be busier than normal is Epcot, due to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival). 

    The only thing you will probably encounter is some road closures on race mornings, so factor in some extra time to get to your destination, especially if you're trying to get there for rope drop! I took a peek at the Park Hours Calendar, and it looks like Magic Kingdom Park will open at 8:00 AM on Saturday, November 2, and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park will begin greeting guests at 9:00 AM on Sunday, November 3. I recommend talking to the front desk at your Disney Springs Area Hotel and get their advice about the quickest way to get to the Parks on those mornings. Since many guests will be busy running those magical miles, the early morning hours will be the perfect time for you to ride your favorite attractions!

    I'm so glad you reached out to us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Hanxi! If there's anything else we can do for you, remember we're all ears!

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Meet the Panelist: Eean, Pennsylvania

Hi, I'm Eean from Pennsylvania! I may have an unusual name, but my passion for Disney is not unique. It's incredible how many people you can find who love talking about "The Most Magical Place On Earth!" I'm that mom who always has her ears perked at PTO meetings, in the grocery store aisle, or at my monthly Bunco club for an opportunity to give someone a planning tip to help make their vacation even more magical. Learn More About Eean

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