• On Nov 5, 2009
    Mary from MO 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.

    I just found out we're going to WDW on Marathon weekend. Might the marathoners be gone that week? Or are we likely to be swamped? I picked Jan. 9-15th because those would be low volume dates. Should I just change my reservation dates?

    Hi Mary,

    I totally understand your concern!  You obviously have found out one of the best kept secrets to Walt Disney World vacations...value season!  In all honesty I would hang on to your reservation.  The marathon weekend technically starts on January 7, 2010 with events leading up to the marathon on the 10th.  I imagine that the majority of the marathon crowd comes specifically for this event, and the crowds will be at the typical January levels during your stay.

    We can expect an increase just after you leave, due to the long holiday weekend.

    Have a great time!
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