Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Jun 11, 2013
    Kim Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I am looking ahead at planning our family's first Disney trip and would love to book it in time for my daughters 5th birthday on Feb 21 2014 but I am concerned the Princess 1/2 marathon will cause disruptions... will it be a problem at all?

    Hi Kim!

    A trip to Disney World is perfect for a 5 year-old little girl!  This will be a great trip. 

    You will see a lot of runners during your trip, but the crowd level won't really be affected in a huge way.  It will actually be much less crowded during the Princess Half Marathon weekend than it will be the weekend before it, due to President's Day.

    As far as the actual race causing problems, you won't really notice.  The road closures will affect traffic really early in the morning, but things will be back to normal by lunch.  The parks will open as usual, and the Disney bus drivers will know the alternate routes for any road issues. 

    I think you will have a fantastic trip!  Please let me know if you have any other questions as you plan:)
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I am currently a homeschool, soccer mom to two active teenage boys. My family loves everything about Disney! Walt Disney World, Disneyland, runDisney, Disney Cruise Line and Disney Vacation Club have been a part of countless magical memories for us through the years. I cannot wait to help you make your own magical memories at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Lori

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