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  • On Apr 28, 2015
    Dana-maree from NJ Asked

    HI! My husband and I are coming November 4-10 for the Food and wine festival and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas. I have 2 questions. 1. Should we avoid Epcot on the 6-8 because of the half marathon? 2. Is there any other Christmas festivities going on?

    Greetings, Dana-Maree! 

    I hope you are looking forward to a fabulous fall vacation to Walt Disney World® Resort. Vacationing during the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival presented by Chase® is one of my favorite times to visit. 

    You do not need to avoid Epcot® during the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend. While this event does bring extra guests on property, crowd levels are estimated to be very reasonable with Sunday being the only day that gets above a 5 out of 10, the day runners are ready to "enjoy" themselves. And the race itself will not hinder your plans, it does not start until 10:00pm on Saturday.

    For festive Christmas fun during your visit, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party will be the only yuletide activity up and running during this weekend - it's actually the kick-off of this most merry party. Most resort and theme parks will not yet be fully decorated; Epcot will not install its holiday theming until after the Food & Wine Festival. However, you may find the holiday spirit beginning to magically appear a little each day during your stay at other locations. 

    Hope this helps, Dana-Maree! Please do not hesitate to reach out to us for all your vacation planning questions.


    Faith D. 
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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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