Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Jun 6, 2013
    Jo 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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    I have run a number of half marathons already and I'm wanting to sign for the Disney World weekend for my first full. While there I would like to visit the parks too. Is it best to do this before or after the race? What is the most popular?

    Hi Jo!

    The Walt Disney World Marathon is perfect for a first full marathon race!  The 2013 was my first full marathon and it was a blast!

    This is a great question!  People have different reasons for doing either before or after, but I prefer to do my park time after a race.  You can find a whole list of pros and cons for both on the runDisney Blog.  Click on this link for the pros of doing parks before a race, and this link for doing the parks after.

    I hope this helps!  Please let me know if you have any other questions leading up to your race!
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