Gran Destino
  • On Dec 15, 2019
    Aimee from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My husband and I are staying at Coronado on January 12, the day of the WDW Marathon and I understand there will be road closures to contend with until 12:30. What are the chances that we can get to Epcot in the morning (8:30ish)? Thanks!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Aimee! I recently returned from a stay at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort for an anniversary trip with my husband. You are in for quite a treat! Make sure to spend time enjoying the restaurants and lounges, as they are some of Walt Disney World Resort's best. Three Bridges Bar & Grill is a fantastic place to have a light meal, while Dahlia Lounge, located on the rooftop of Gran Destino Tower is my favorite nightcap spot!

    I've participated in several runDisney events, and in my experience, the parks operate just as they usually would with a few exceptions. Your resort will have Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend race information and signage throughout the lobby, and you may receive a letter in your room if theme park transportation is affected by the event. In all likelihood, Park buses will be running on schedule, but it's always advisable to budget in some extra time in case of traffic. Typically, it takes about 10-15 minutes to get from Disney's Coronado Springs Resort to Epcot, and I would plan to be at the bus stop no later than 8:00 AM to be there for Park opening. If the race is still going on, Cast Members will be staged at points, and certain areas in Epcot may have crosswalks so guests can cross the course safely. The crowds should be light in the morning hours, and as the day wears on, you might start to notice an influx of guests wearing their runDisney bling and race shirts. 

    I hope you and your Prince Charming have a magical trip next month, Aimee! See ya' real soon!

    Eean
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Meet the Panelist: Eean, Pennsylvania

Hi, I'm Eean from Pennsylvania!  I may have an unusual name, but my passion for Disney is not unique.  It’s amazing how many people you can find who love talking about, "The Most Magical Place On Earth!"  I'm that mom who always has her ears perked at PTO meetings, in the grocery store aisle, or at middle school basketball games waiting for an opportunity to give someone a planning tip to help make their vacation even more magical.

 

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