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  • On Mar 7, 2012
    Liz from NC Asked

    We are planning a Disney trip for January of 2013 and while checking dates noticed that the week we are planning to go is the same week as the Marathon. How crowded are the parks during Marathon week? Should we pick a different week during January?

    Hi Liz!

    Thank you for sending in your question to the Walt Disney World Moms Panel.  Marathon Weekend is a popular weekend at Walt Disney World, but not crazy like a summer weekend or a holiday weekend.  To get a good feel for the crowds in January, I suggest visiting the independent website TouringPlans.com.  That's the website for the research team behind the tour book "The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World".  They are famous in the Disney fan community for producing a crowd calendar that predicts the crowds in specific parks on specific days.  I believe that is the information you are looking for.  Their predictions are based on a lot of math and years of data collection.  As an engineer, I'm a huge fan of their work.

    I hope this helps!  Write back if you have any more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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