EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Dec 31, 2015
    Karen from FL 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 are going to Disney from January 7-9th 2016. I know that this is when the marathon takes place. Will this effect the crowds? We would like to go the Epcot, Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom. Can you suggest which days would be best for each park? Thanks

    Hi, Karen,
    Your trip is coming up! That's super exciting.

    I've visited the parks and participated in a run during a past Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. I know most of the races wrap up before the parks open.

    On January 9th, some runners will end the half marathon in Epcot after the park opens in the morning. The Cast Members are great at managing visitors who want to cross through Future World during that time. There are only minimal delays. Saturday should be the only day, and Epcot is the only park that will have any interruptions during your stay.

    I hope you have a wonderful visit to Walt Disney World! Let me know if you have any other questions before you arrive.

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Meet the Panelist: Jen, Missouri

I’m a mom, wife and goldendoodle dog owner who is not afraid to ride a fast roller coaster again and again. I love to travel - which is good since I telework with a job in Washington, DC. I’ve visited Disneyland and Walt Disney World multiple times and it’s fed into my belief that you’re never too old to have fun. I run when I can and recently earned my runDisney Coast to Coast medal! I also love photography and founded an online special needs community. Learn More About Jen

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