Crossing the Finish Line
  • On Dec 12, 2022
    David from TN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What roads will be closed during the runDisney event January 6-8, 2023?

    Hi David! Welcome to planDisney.

    So very soon you and many runDisney fans will be descending upon Walt Disney World Resort. I love the vibe and energy of Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. If you are not participating in the event, it is very smart to ask important questions that may impact your vacation experience. Definitely knowing which roadways will be closed is vital information.

    You my friend are a little ahead of the game. The digital guide has not yet been released which will include the course maps and road closures. However, here's what I can tell you about the two longer races that occur on Saturday and Sunday. The half marathon held on Saturday typically includes a route through both Magic Kingdom Park and EPCOT. On Sunday, the marathon will cover all four parks, finish just outside of EPCOT, and last into the early afternoon.

    If you are staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, I highly advise utilizing Walt Disney World Resort Transportation. The drivers will have alternate routes to help avoid the closures. Also, in the lobby, there will be a sign that includes transportation information for the runners which will definitely help you navigate your park experience. I recommend talking to the Cast Members as they too have to maneuver around road closures. Getting a local's insider knowledge is always helpful. You can also expect to have a warning notice on your My Disney Experience Mobile App about road closures as well. Regardless if you take Disney transportation or your own vehicle, you should plan extra time to reach your destination.

    Keeping it Magical,
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Meet the Panelist: Cindy, Louisiana

Hey Guys, I'm Cindy (not the one from the castle) but a simple girl from Louisiana. I'm ready to help you navigate all things Walt Disney World Resort. Especially, if you love EPCOT festivals, adult trips, girls weekend getaways and my favorite runDisney weekends. So send me your questions, I'm here to help. Learn More About Cindy

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