Non-runner marathon week question!

Greetings! I am new to the forum and Disney planning and would welcome advice! We are thinking about booking a trip to WDW for a family of 4 arriving on Saturday, January 6, 2018–when the half-marathon is scheduled and the marathon the next day. Can you still get to the parks at opening times on those days? I haven’t been able to figure out if the buses will run from resorts to the parks like normal.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts or direction!

Yes, you can still get into the parks but there may be areas blocked off for runners depending on the time.

Buses will run like normal, but with streets blocked for runners, traffic is worse and sometimes it takes a little longer to get to the park if the bus can’t get around the traffic easily. I actually took the bus to MK @ 6:25am on marathon morning when they weren’t supposed to start running until 7am (according to my resort’s front desk).

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