Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Aug 16, 2010
    Ashley from GA 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.

    Are the parks really that crowded durning the marthon run weekend? Also should I be concerned about booking a room? Lastly, if I book a room now and then a winter promotion is announced can I call and have it applied to my already booked vacation?

    Hi Ashley!

    As with any event that occurs AT Walt Disney World, you will notice an increase in the crowd levels.  Will it be as crowded as peak times?  No.  But you will notice a slight increase in wait times because there is an influx of people on property for the marathon. 

    When booking, I always err on the side of caution and book early.  If a promotion is announced, you can always call and see if they can apply it to your current reservation.  Sometimes you'll need to change resorts because all the allotted rooms for the promotion are booked.  Look here for information on the free dining promotion in 2011, they list times in January as being included.

    Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Texas

I am a former Kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home Mom to my 2 boys and daughter.  I've been married to my High School sweetheart since 2000, and we consider ourselves experienced Walt Disney World travelers with little ones. Learn More About Amanda

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