Upcoming Road Closures Are Coming to Walt Disney World – Here’s What You Need to Know!

It’s that time of year again! The Disney Princess Half Marathon is just a month away, and the Walt Disney World Marathon begins tomorrow (January 5), making way for an eventful weekend. If you’re participating in any of these runs, then we at Disney Tips wish you the best of luck!

However, we also wish you the best of luck when it comes to navigating the parking, the traveling, and the transportation. This weekend may bring the Walt Disney World Marathon, but it’ll come at a cost: road closures.

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Starting tomorrow, the Walt Disney World Marathon begins with a 5K. Here are the traffic restrictions you can expect while visiting Walt Disney World Resortduring this time:

  • Due to the Half Marathon, expect road closures on January 6 beginning at 10:30 p.m. through January 7 at 10 a.m.
  • Due to the Marathon, expect road closures on January 7 beginning at 10:30 p.m. through January 8 at 12:30 p.m.

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In February, the Disney Princess Half Marathon will take place from the 24th through the 26th. You can expect road closures on February 25 beginning at 10:30 p.m. through February 26 at 10 a.m.


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Unsurprisingly, these weekends will be extra busy for Walt Disney World. In order to beat the crowds and the traffic restrictions, consider leaving your car behind at the Resort hotel and relying on Disney Transportation instead. With busses, boats, monorails, the Disney Skyliner service, and more, there are plenty of ways to get around Walt Disney World Resort.

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It’s important to note that trying any fancy life hacks that involve parking your car in an undesignated area may result in your vehicle getting towed, so beware of breaking the rules while visiting Disney Parks!

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.