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  • On Mar 17, 2013
    Diana from MD 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 planning on cheering on my family in the marathon in January 2014 and trying to decide where to stay. Will the back entrance to Epcot be open that morning, making staying at the Epcot area hotels, a convenient option? Thanks!

    Hi Diana!

    Your family is very lucky to have you for a cheerleader!  The awesome support along the Disney World marathon route is amazing for all runners!

    The back entrance (International Gateway) will be open to Epcot during normal park hours.  And staying at one of the Epcot Resorts would be a very convenient way to see them toward the end of the race, and then walk through Epcot to the parking lot for the finish.  Just keep in mind that you would need park admission into Epcot to do this.

    The Epcot Resorts are my family's favorite places to stay.  The Beach Club and the Boardwalk are the two resorts we almost always choose.  Being that close to our favorite park, Epcot, is a huge benefit!  We love ending our nights with a quick walk into Epcot to get some pastries in France, and then catch the nightly Illuminations show!

    I hope this helps.  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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