Lady and the Tramp Topiary at Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
  • On Mar 9, 2023
    Haley from MA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My family will be visiting with make a wish April 15-20. I am wondering if the marathon at that time will hinder our access to any of the parks?

    Haley, welcome to planDisney! I'm so happy you've stopped by with your question. 

    With the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival in full swing and warmer, summer-like temperatures, April is a beautiful time to visit the Walt Disney World Resort.

    Now, you are correct that for a portion of your visit, there will be a few runDisney events for the Springtime Surprise Weekend, but I'm happy to share that none of these "extras" will hinder your ability to enjoy the parks. Check out THIS  PAGE that shows all of the events that will be taking place from April 13th through April 16th. You'll see that all events are at EPCOT, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and the surrounding area. The runs all begin at 5:00 AM, so parks are open to regular guests after the runs conclude. You can take a look at the park hours for each park HERE to help plan your itinerary. 

    Haley, I truly hope that your family's Make-A-Wish trip is full of Magic and pixie dust. If you have any additional questions, please come on back to planDisney where my fellow panelists and I are happier than Buzz Lightyear directing Star Command to see a returning guest. 


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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Pennsylvania

Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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