Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Weekend road closures for 2013 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend


This weekend Walt Disney World hosts the 2013 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. With over 58,000 runners in attendance, you can expect to see larger crowds in the parks, along with some road closures and transportation disruptions.


On Saturday, January 12, there will be road closures and one-way only along World Drive, Floridian Way and Epcot Center Drive between 4am and 10am. Sunday, January 13, will see more widespread road closures and diversions between 4am and 1pm.  

Here is a full rundown of the event timings, and best of luck to all the runners (including myself) taking part!

Disney's Health & Fitness Expo 
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex 
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2013 
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 11, 2013 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2013 

runDisney Kids' Races 
ESPN Wide World of Sports Track & Field Complex 
3:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2013 
11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 11, 2013 
11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2013 

Mickey Mile 
ESPN Wide World of Sports Track & Field Complex 
4:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2013 
12:30 p.m. on Friday, January 11, 2013 
12:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2013 

Pasta in the Park Party 
Epcot® 
6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2013 
6:30 p.m. on Friday, January 11, 2013 
6:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2013 

Disney Family Fun Run 5K 
Epcot® 6:30 a.m. on Friday, January 11, 2013 

Walt Disney World® Half Marathon presented by Cigna 
Start/Finish: Epcot® 
5:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2013 

Walt Disney World® Marathon presented by Cigna 
Start/Finish: Epcot® 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 13, 2013

Downtown Disney® After Party 
Downtown Disney Westside 
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 13, 2013