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  • On Oct 16, 2017
    Kyle from Gauteng Asked

    I just wanted to find out how much does the Disney marathon effect the goings of park visitor? Is it advised to visit Disney world after the Marathon week, if it is my first time visiting Disney world?

    Dear Kyle,

    Thank you so much for stopping by to visit us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your great question about planning for your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation! I see you are from South Africa - I spent a beautiful academic year in Pietermaritzburg in college and I have such fond memories of traveling around your incredible nation!

    The Walt Disney World Marathon weekend is indeed a big event, and you will absolutely see an increased crowd that weekend depending on where your activities take you. However, I have been there on that weekend before and I can assure you that there is plenty of extra Disney transportation and many extra Cast Members on hand to ensure that all guests visiting that weekend are well cared for!

    If you would prefer to be in lighter crowds, you might consider a trip that is not during a scheduled runDisney event, such as the following weekend for example. I'm not sure if that works with your planned schedule. Also, be sure to check out My Disney Experience so that you can plan your Advanced Dining Reservations and FastPass+ selections ahead of your trip!

    Have a magical vacation!

    - Jan K. 

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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a Disney Parks Moms Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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