• On Aug 18, 2017
    Tracee from OH 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'm visiting DW in January. We're going to Epcot on Jan 4th because of early morning magic hours, but a 5k is scheduled at 6am. Do registered marathon participants automatically get to stay in Epcot after the 6am race?

    Hi Tracee!

    Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. One of the greatest benefits of staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel is being able to take advantage of Extra Magic Hours and fully maximize your time in the parks!

    The Walt Disney World 5K will finish in the parking lot outside of Epcot, but runners do not receive park admission with their registration so they will not automatically stay in that park. If they do choose to stay there once they finish their race, they will enter as a normal Guest and do not receive a special admittance. I would not let this affect your plans or deter you from taking advantage of your Extra Magic Hours. For example, I will be running the Walt Disney World 5K and my family has plans to head to Magic Kingdom that day. 

    Please let me know if you have any other questions before your trip!

    -Lindsey ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Illinois

My name is Lindsey and I'm a wife, mommy, engineer and self-proclaimed "Disnerd!" I've always loved Disney and the joy it brings to so many people. I've been to Disney more times than I can count, but I found an even greater passion for all things Disney after discovering runDisney events. There is no better motivation to train for a race than a trip to the most magical place on earth! Learn More About Lindsey

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