• On Oct 12, 2016
    Katy from SC 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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    We are planning to vacation at disney in january of 2017. Our first day in the parks is Sunday, the day of the WDW marathon. We are staying off property- should we park at disneysprings and ride the bus to MK? Worried about road closures for the race.

    Hi Katy!

    Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Driving to Disney Springs and taking a bus to the parks is actually a really good idea.  There will be road closures and delays around the resort area until about 2:00 PM. They will gradually open back up, but if you want to avoid them all together, that is a good option.

    Runners will be through Magic Kingdom park before it opens, so that is also a good park to hit on the Sunday of the Walt Disney World Marathon.  Roads closest to that park will open back up first, so driving there would not be very difficult. It is definitely the least affected park that day.

    Be sure to check at your front desk for road closure information.  Google Maps and the Waze app are also good to use as they normally have updated road information and alternate routes.

    I hope this helps!  Please let me know if you have any other questions. 
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