• On Oct 12, 2016
    Holly from FL Asked

    Is January 5th 2017 a good time to visit Magic Kingdom since the the Disney Marathon will be going on? We only visit once a year so I want our visit to be enjoyable and not so stressful. Should I pick another day?

    Hello Holly –

    Thanks for stopping by for a visit at the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I understand your dilemma about finding the perfect time to vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort, and I am happy to offer you some advice and assistance with your vacation planning.

    To be honest with you, I am not a runner, and I did not understand what an amazing event the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend was until I saw it first-hand. I have visited the Resort during the Marathon (at the time I had no idea it was going on) and I met the most amazing people (the runners) wherever I went from the Hotel Resorts to the Theme Parks. They brought a unique energy and joy to everyone around them.

    Now, you definitely need to make sure you have your Dining and Disney Resort Hotel Reservations booked well in advance as these things will become scarce during this time. Other than that, I did not notice any long lines or delays in the Parks with the Marathon going on. I felt no stress (since my dining was already booked – it would be stressful if you do not have anything). If you are concerned about crowds or have not yet secured dining and hotel resort reservations, you may want to wait until after the Marathon is over.

    Holly, it is always a good time to visit the Walt Disney World Resort! I hope you make the best choice for your family, but if you need more help, please come back and see us again.

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