Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Apr 28, 2015
    Dana-maree from NJ 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.

    HI! My husband and I are coming November 4-10 for the Food and wine festival and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas. I have 2 questions. 1. Should we avoid Epcot on the 6-8 because of the half marathon? 2. Is there any other Christmas festivities going on?

    Greetings, Dana-Maree! 

    I hope you are looking forward to a fabulous fall vacation to Walt Disney World® Resort. Vacationing during the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival presented by Chase® is one of my favorite times to visit. 

    You do not need to avoid Epcot® during the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend. While this event does bring extra guests on property, crowd levels are estimated to be very reasonable with Sunday being the only day that gets above a 5 out of 10, the day runners are ready to "enjoy" themselves. And the race itself will not hinder your plans, it does not start until 10:00pm on Saturday.

    For festive Christmas fun during your visit, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party will be the only yuletide activity up and running during this weekend - it's actually the kick-off of this most merry party. Most resort and theme parks will not yet be fully decorated; Epcot will not install its holiday theming until after the Food & Wine Festival. However, you may find the holiday spirit beginning to magically appear a little each day during your stay at other locations. 

    Hope this helps, Dana-Maree! Please do not hesitate to reach out to us for all your vacation planning questions.


    Faith D. 
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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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