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  • On May 4, 2012
    Karen 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.

    If we visit for 2 weeks in January13 over the marathon weekend will it cause much disruption? Would we be better to avoid the parks on that weekend and plan our out of Disney day trips such as Seaworld and Kennedy Space Centre to avoid the crowds? Thanks

    Hi Karen!

    Thank you for visiting the Moms Panel!

    Traditionally the Walt Disney World theme parks are among the most crowded during Marathon Weekend.  What this means is the potential for big crowds and long lines (possibly up to two hours) for the most popular attractions.  You can still make the most of your time at the parks by using Extra Magic Hours (available to Walt Disney World Resort hotel guests only) to spend time in the theme parks outside of normal operating hours.  

    The second week of January through to the first week of February will usually be the least crowded time at the parks, so apart from Marathon Weekend, January is a very good time to visit and enjoy the parks at their quietest.

    If you have any other questions, please come back and ask me - I would be happy to help you plan your magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Susan, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Sue from England, and am very proud to be a member of planDisney since 2012.  Walt Disney World is my happy place, and I look forward to answering your questions when you are planning your magical vacation at Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Susan

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