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  • On Oct 10, 2022
    Margaret from MN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I'm coming to Disney 1/7-14. Our first day in parks is 1/8, the day of the marathon. Are there any park closures that day, or parks that will be particularly crowded (or less crowded)?

    Hi Margaret,

    Welcome to planDisney and thank you for your question! Your vacation will be here before you know it.

    From my experience, the Theme Parks are on a normal schedule during runDisney marathons, however the Resort overall will have many more guests over the weekend because many will be around for the race. 

    There isn’t a specific Theme Park that I would say is less or more crowded. My suggestion would be to check the Walt Disney World Resort calendar later this year in December to determine the Park hours for each of your vacation days. Later this year, you’ll be closer to your travel dates which will help you determine if you should move around any of your Theme Park days.

    Since you’re traveling during one of the marathons, I also suggest that you book your Disney Park Pass reservations early, you can do so right now! If you go ahead and plan out the Parks you’d like to visit, you’ll lock in your reservations for you and your party. Remember, you can always change them in the future through My Disney Experience.

    I hope this “Bit By Bryanna” is useful as you prepare for your 2023 trip to the Walt Disney World Resort. If you have any other planning or vacation questions, please feel free to reach out, I’m always happy to help!

    The Magic Is Calling,

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Meet the Panelist: Bryanna, North Carolina

Welcome to planDisney! My name is Bryanna and I am a "Disney-lifer". I have traveled to the Walt Disney World Resort since my toddler years and I have not been able to get enough of the magic. Whether we are at the one of the Walt Disney World Theme Parks or a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel, it is a way to escape every day life. I have planned many family vacations and now it is my turn to help you. Through my experienced lens, I take joy in being a part of your magical journey! Learn More About Bryanna

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