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  • On Jul 29, 2013
    Lindsay Asked

    We keep hearing that we should avoid the parks on weekends if at all possible. We'll be visiting in Jan (for marathon weekend). We're not sure if we should plan to spend ONLY Mon-Fri at the park, or if a 'busy weekend' in Jan is no big deal?

    Hi Lindsay,

    My family has been many times to the Walt Disney World Resorts for Marathon Weekend. My husband ran his first marathon in Walt Disney World and ran the Goofy in January along with my sister.

    You will find that the parks are empty during the morning but fill as the afternoon comes and then tapers off in the evening as the runners prepare for an early morning. 

    Epcot is the most impacted on Sunday morning as the marathon finishes in the Epcot parking lot.

    I think it is fine and fun to be in the parks this weekend as the runners all wear their medals in the park.

    Wishing you a magical vacation!
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