Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Jun 11, 2008
    Angela from NC 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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    HI, Moms-Love you folks! My family of 4 is visiting during the WDW Marathon in Jan. 09.Does this affect the crowds at all of the parks or does this event mainly cause crowding at MK? Also, which Princess meal is better-Akeshus in EP or Cindy's feast at GF?

    Hi Angela,

    I ran in the 07 Marathon, I think its a great time to visit because the crowds are very low.  The marathon starts extremely early and I'm pretty sure we were all out of Magic Kingdom before the park opened to non spectator visitors.  They do allow marathon spectators to enter pretty early so they can watch and cheer on the runners.  On the day of the full marathon most people associated with it will be in the parking lot of Epcot around the finish line.  My husband tells me that the Epcot park itself wasn't busy.

    From my prospective, the Animal Kingdom would be the worst park to go to on the day of the marathon.  We ran in many of the main Animal Kingdom areas later in the day after the park opened.  I think it would be best to go to Magic Kingdom during the marathon.

    I hope that helped
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