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  • On Apr 12, 2023
    Kay from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am staying at The Contemporary and have a flight out at 9:45 on Sat April 15. I see there is a race this weekend. Will road closures impact me at this hotel?

    Hi Kay! Welcome to planDisney!

    If you're currently on site and enjoying your time at Disney's Contemporary Resort, I hope you are having a magical visit! The Deluxe Disney Resorts surrounding the Magic Kingdom is one of my favorite places at Walt Disney World. There are countless dining options and shops to visit while not exploring the parks.

    Kay, you are correct. There is a runDisney event taking place starting April 13th. The Disney Pixar Monsters 10K is taking place on April 15th, beginning at 5 AM. This is the race that is happening while you plan to travel to the airport. After looking over the race course provided on the runDisney website, it seems like the course will not impact your travel from Disney's Contemporary Resort to the Orlando International Airport. The race will start in the EPCOT parking lot and will primarily be run inside EPCOT and around Disney's Boardwalk. This race is not scheduled to be run on World Drive, which is the main road that you will travel on to take to the highway in order to get to the airport. The 10-mile race taking place on Sunday may have some disruptions. 

    Since you're staying at Disney's Contemporary Resort, I hope you have had a chance to dine at Steakhouse 71. This restaurant has been on my radar since its opening and is home to one of my all-time favorite dishes. The Bacon & Eggs is an incredible dish, which boasts the perfect flavors and textures. If you don't have an Advanced Dining Reservation, you can swing by the Steakhouse 71 Lounge (which is first-come, first-serve) to try it out there.

    Kay, I hope this information helps you plan for your departure day! Stop back and see us again at planDisney!

    Have a magical day!
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