• On Mar 15, 2016
    Crystal from SC 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.

    Regarding running the marathon at DW: how does it work if you're running through a park after it has opened (projected 5:30 time with a corral starting @ 6:00?) Is it clearly roped off, or do you have to dodge patrons? Thanks!

    Hi Crystal!

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

    The Walt Disney World Marathon does run through parks and most runners will be going through at least two of them during normal park hours.  The path is very clearly roped off and the runDisney and Disney Cast Members do an EXCELLENT job at keeping everything organized and running smoothly.

    Running through the parks is actually my favorite part of the race, and I especially love it when there are guests in the park.  Even the guests who didn't know they would be encountering a race get in the spirit and cheer you on enthusiastically.  Since the parks with visitors come late in the race, it is a welcome boost to your mentality!  I think you will love it, too.

    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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