Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Jun 28, 2013
    Hellen 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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    Hello ! We are planning a trip from January 7-15, and did not realize that was the marathon weekend. Will we still have access to all of the parks or will there be restrictions? Will it be overly crowded?

    Hi, Hellen!  You will have access to the theme parks during the weekend.  The races are typically run early in the morning or late in the evening, and interfere minimally with theme park guests.

    You will notice a bit bigger crowd, but really, many of the runners are tied up with runner activities.  They have an expo area, usually a private party, and many of them really are very focused on the race.  I would still make sure you book all of the dining reservations you are hoping to enjoy as soon as you can, as the restaurants will be quite busy through the weekend.

    I hope this helps with your planning!
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