Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Nov 18, 2009
    Carolann from ON Asked

    My Family will be checking in at DPOR on Jan 10th. We have dinner res. at Liberty Tree Tavern at 6:45. Will we need to allow extra time to get from resort to dinner because of the marathon? Does the marathon run through MK that day? Thanks

    Hi Carolann,

    The Disney Marathon is an exciting event that does traverse through the parks; however, I don't think it will affect any of your family's touring plans.

    The race begins around 6:00 a.m. near Epcot.  Runners are expected to go no slower than 16 minutes/mile, and most go much faster.  At this pace, everyone will have cleared out of the Magic Kingdom (miles 10 & 11) well before the regular park opening.

    Running a marathon takes a lot out of you, so I doubt that many runners will be heading to the parks that afternoon.  Plus, there is a private party at Hollywood Studios in the evening for the marathon participants and their guests, so if anything, Magic Kingdom should be LESS crowded than usual on that day.

    Hope this helps.  Have a magical vacation!
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I am Diane from RI.  My husband and I have 3 children. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes.   Every aspect of planning a vacation is pure joy to me. Learn More About Diane

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