Donald at the Race Finish
  • On Dec 6, 2016
    Philip from NY Asked

    I'm running the Disney Marathon this January. Can spectators enter Animal Kingdom before the park opens at 9 am to cheer us on. It's mile 13 approximately and I should be there around 8:30. Hoping my family can meet me with snacks!

    Hi Philip!

    Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Animal Kingdom Park is where I always make sure I have someone waiting with a Diet Coke for me during the Walt Disney World Marathon!  I seriously need that caffeine boost at that part of the race.

    Spectators cannot enter the park, but they can stand at the entrance and out toward the parking lot.  That's a very popular spectating spot. You can have them meet you there with your favorite racing snack.

    It's a good idea to look at the Official Event Guide when it comes out in a couple of weeks.  There will be pages devoted to spectator information.  You can go over it with them and assign a spot to meet.  

    I hope this helps!  Please let me know if you have any other questions.
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