EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jul 29, 2013
    Lindsay 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.

    We keep hearing that we should avoid the parks on weekends if at all possible. We'll be visiting in Jan (for marathon weekend). We're not sure if we should plan to spend ONLY Mon-Fri at the park, or if a 'busy weekend' in Jan is no big deal?

    Hi Lindsay,

    My family has been many times to the Walt Disney World Resorts for Marathon Weekend. My husband ran his first marathon in Walt Disney World and ran the Goofy in January along with my sister.

    You will find that the parks are empty during the morning but fill as the afternoon comes and then tapers off in the evening as the runners prepare for an early morning. 

    Epcot is the most impacted on Sunday morning as the marathon finishes in the Epcot parking lot.

    I think it is fine and fun to be in the parks this weekend as the runners all wear their medals in the park.

    Wishing you a magical vacation!
thumbnail image for Beth

Meet the Panelist: Beth, New York

My name is Beth C. and I love Disney. Since I can remember Disney has been a part of my life including my first movie in the theater – "The Aristocats." Learn More About Beth

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.