• On Apr 7, 2016
    Carlos 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.

    Hi Lori! Planning on doing the Full 2017 WDW Marathon and my question is regarding family members and the Expo. Is the Expo open to the general public? What days and times you recommend to attend the expo with your family? Can't Wait!!!!

    Hi Carlos!

    Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    You are going to love the Walt Disney World Marathon. It's a great course with lots of fun and magic along the way!

    The Health and Fitness expo is for everyone.  Your family is welcome to join you!  The expo tends to be the most crowded early in the morning and is more crowded the first couple of days it's open.  If you're not too worried about possibly missing out on a few items of race merchandise, I recommend going Friday afternoon or even Saturday.  It's much less crowded then and, in my opinion, much more enjoyable...especially with a family. 

    You can pre-order certain items during the registration process.  So, if you have your heart set on the race pin or jacket, definitely pre-order those as they tend to sell out quickly.  I have noticed in the last year, though, that runDisney is doing a better job at holding items back and restocking throughout the expo weekend.  I ran the Goofy Challenge this year and didn't go to the expo until Friday afternoon.  I found everything I wanted (and more!) and the crowds were light and manageable.

    I hope this helps!  You can find more information about Walt Disney World Marathon weekend on the runDisney website, and please let me know if you have any other questions. 
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Meet the Panelist: Lori, Indiana

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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