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  • On Jun 5, 2024
    Chabely from PR 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! Husband & I will be arriving Jan 10-15. We will be staying at Pop; I just found out there’s a Disney marathon those days so I’m a little worried. Will the parks close? Which park should we start with? Will the resort transportation be affected?

    ¡Hola, Chabely! Welcome to planDisney, we are happy you've returned with another question!

    Disney's Pop Century Resort is great for guests who want proximity to EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios! I love staying at Pop with my family. The nostalgic theming is always fun to pinpoint to my kids, and it's fun reliving childhood memories by looking at the wall of memorabilia in Classic Hall. Keep up with all the fun activities (including the Mickey Tye Dye T-Shirt activity!) at Pop by taking a picture of the Recreation Activities Guide in the Classic Hall lobby. 

    The 2025 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend will begin January 8-12, 2025. All races start at 5:00 AM (subject to change). Since you are on the Disney Skyliner route, start with Hollywood Studios as your first park, then Disney's Animal Kingdom Park the next day. Round off your theme park days with EPCOT, then Disney's Magic Kingdom Park. You don't have to worry about Disney Bus Transportation being affected! runDisney participants receive special transportation to their running events, so regular theme park transportation should be good to go! Crowds may be bigger in the afternoons than in the mornings, I suggest rope dropping at each park and if the parks get too busy, you can always head back to Pop Century in the afternoon for pool time to relax before heading back in the evenings. 

    Chabely, I hope all of this information was helpful! Thank you again for stopping by planDisney! If you need extra pixie dust while planning your visit, send me questions anytime! You've got a friend in me!

    Magic Awaits!


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Meet the Panelist: Frances, North Carolina

Hey ya'll! My name is Frances, I am a mom and military spouse from Texas who currently calls the Tarheel state home. My family and I enjoy visiting the Walt Disney World Resort as often as we can because we love the joy and magic every trip brings us. We consider Walt Disney World to be our "home away from home!" If you are dreaming of adventure in the great wide somewhere, then you have got a friend in me! I enjoy sharing my passion for Disney with everyone I meet! Learn More About Frances

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