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  • On Aug 31, 2015
    Danielle from PA 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 Moms! I planned what I feel is a perfect Disney World vacation for our family. Then Disney announced the Star Wars Marathon - Dark Side April 14-17. Our trip is planned for April 18-26. Will the marathon crowds impact our trip?

    The force will be with you, Danielle!

    You can rest assured Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend  - The Dark Side will not cause any considerable issues for your vacation. The majority of participants will either already have had plans to be there during that time and will choose to race, or will be making their way back home on Monday, the day of your arrival. Statistically, those that come in specifically for a runDisney race event weekend do not extend their stays much beyond the Monday following a race. Keep planning like a Jedi Master and carry on.

    I hope this helps to ease your mind, Danielle! Please let me know if you should have any additional questions. As the runDisney Specialist on the Disney Parks Moms Panel, I am here to help you understand how a race weekend may impact your non-race vacation. 

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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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