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  • On Mar 7, 2023
    Ashleigh from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are planning out trip for April 8-16. Can you share what routes will be impacted by the Pixar 10 miler?

    Hey howdy hey, Ashleigh!

    Welcome back to planDisney and thank you for stopping by with your question about your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Your visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth is only a few short weeks away, and you're in for the rootin'est tootin'est time! Ashleigh, I'm a big runDisney enthusiast and I'll be running in the Disney Pixar Toy Story 10-Miler myself, so I'm happy to help you plan for road closures - you've got a friend in me!

    Part of the thrill of participating in runDisney races is the opportunity to run through the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks before they open for the day. The course maps for the 2023 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend haven't been released quite yet, but the event is expected to take runners through EPCOT and surrounding areas. In previous 10-mile races held at the Walt Disney World Resort, courses have traversed around World Showcase Lagoon, along Disney's BoardWalk, through Disney's Hollywood Studios, and then across sections of Buena Vista Drive, World Drive, and EPCOT Center Drive. Ashleigh, I would recommend avoiding driving in those areas between 4:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. to steer clear of any Space Rangers completing their 10-Miler missions! Better yet, if you can rely on Walt Disney World Resort transportation during that time, you can rest assured that you'll reach your destination without interruption.

    Ashleigh, there's lots of fun to be had during your trip to The Most Magical Place on Earth! Did you know that you'll be visiting during the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival? This fan-favorite Festival features terrific topiaries, beautiful blooms, and exquisite eats. I recommend checking out the Disney Eats Foodie Guide ahead of your visit so that you can map out your "must-eats!" Ashleigh, TRON Lightcycle / Run opens at Magic Kingdom Park just before your visit, so you'll be among the first Guests with the opportunity to enter the Grid! Also, Happily Ever After will be making its momentous return just before your trip - don't miss this fantastic fireworks display in Magic Kingdom Park.

    I hope you find this information helpful as you continue to plan your upcoming visit, Ashleigh. I'm wishing you a trip filled with laughs and happy memories! If you have any additional planning questions, please feel free to stop back by planDisney again. We're here to help with any question you may have - to infinity and beyond!

    So long partner,

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Michigan

Hello friends! I'm Lauren M. from the Mitten State. I'm a mom, scientist, runDisney enthusiast, Disney Vacation Club Member, and self-proclaimed connoisseur of Disney snacks! For my family, it's a mix of both new and nostalgic that keeps us returning to the Walt Disney World Resort year after year. Throughout my life, I've been fortunate enough to experience many milestones and unforgettable moments at Disney Destinations and I can't wait to help you make magical vacation memories of your own! Learn More About Lauren

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