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Old 07-28-2012, 02:51 PM   #691
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Is anyone who is not a runner worried about the crowds in January? I have a room only reservation for the 6-12 but I am thinking of moving it up to avoid the crowds. the guy on the reservation line said, don't worry, they don't run in the park...uhh, he was wrong, according to what I have read.
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:10 PM   #692
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Is anyone who is not a runner worried about the crowds in January? I have a room only reservation for the 6-12 but I am thinking of moving it up to avoid the crowds. the guy on the reservation line said, don't worry, they don't run in the park...uhh, he was wrong, according to what I have read.
They only run in the parks before park opening, they won't be going through when the public is there. It's been awhile since we went over marathon weekend, but I didn't think it effected the crowds too much. We only noticed that it was marathon weekend when we were on a Disney bus that went next to a lot of runners!
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:37 PM   #693
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They only run in the parks before park opening, they won't be going through when the public is there. It's been awhile since we went over marathon weekend, but I didn't think it effected the crowds too much. We only noticed that it was marathon weekend when we were on a Disney bus that went next to a lot of runners!
Not entirely true. For the half, there will be people running through Epcot until about 10, an hour after opening. For the Full, you may see runners in Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and definitely Epcot. In fact, they will be going through Epcot until about 1PM.
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:22 AM   #694
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Just booked our annual January getaway! We are staying at the Cabins at Fort Wilderness. We stayed there last january and absolutely LOVED it! Its so cozy when its so cold here in january!
We renew our passes in january-so we always stay for 5-7 days and enjoy lighter crowds and cooler weather.
I am so ready to plan!!!! and I love cooking my own food. I am bringing my crock pot this year! bring on the stew.
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Is anyone who is not a runner worried about the crowds in January? I have a room only reservation for the 6-12 but I am thinking of moving it up to avoid the crowds. the guy on the reservation line said, don't worry, they don't run in the park...uhh, he was wrong, according to what I have read.
I'm not worried about it at all. I can't imagine the crowds to be as bad as they were in June. We were able to do everything we wanted to, and we didn't even use one single FP. When we checked into our lunch ADR at Mama Melrose's, they did give us the Fantasmic package, even though we didn't have it. They said they had some left over and gave them to us. We ended up giving them to a family we were in line for Toy Story with. We had an ADR for Le Cellier that night and we couldn't make Fantasmic.

Well if my DH agrees to my crazy idea, I may have just put the last nail in the coffin for our January 2013 trip. I am a huge Olympic junkie and have to watch it every moment it is on tv. Two of the items in the top 10 of my bucket list are to go to an opening ceremony of an Olympic games, and go to Russia. Well in 2014, the year of our 20th wedding anniversary, the Olympic games are in Russia. I would love to go to it. If he doesn't agree to it, I guess I'll just have to settle for a WDW January 2013 trip.
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Old 07-29-2012, 04:30 PM   #695
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Is anyone who is not a runner worried about the crowds in January? I have a room only reservation for the 6-12 but I am thinking of moving it up to avoid the crowds. the guy on the reservation line said, don't worry, they don't run in the park...uhh, he was wrong, according to what I have read.
We found visiting hs or ak during the marathon great. Some of the runners will visit mk and Epcot for a short trip during their stay. We are visiting Disney the same time as you and I don't think either if us will have any problems. Where are you staying? The buses get a little busier on the weekend nights during the marathon.
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:30 PM   #696
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:11 PM   #697
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Kim that would be sooooo awesome!!!!
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:58 PM   #698
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We are arriving Jan 26th and leaving Feb 3rd. Staying at POR. It will be me and DH for our first anniversary, and my 2 sisters and 4 year old nephew. Quite a crowd, but we wanted everyone to be able to come for the week, instead of having 2 park days like they did last year for the wedding!
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:39 PM   #699
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Yes it would be. Plus I told my DH that it was either the 2014 Olympics in Russia or the January 2013 WDW trip. His only option was to pick one, not going on either isn't an option. So either, I get my dream trip to Russia, or I get my dream trip of being at the MK on my bday. It's a win-win for me. Luckily, the DH's uncle just got back from Russia (he works in the oil field), and has already given us some really good tips about going to Russia (I ignored the one about not going there at all). He said that it is most important to bring your own TP from home. He literally got a splinter from the TP in Russia. Then he said to make sure to get brand new US bills for converting into Russian currency. He said the got less for the non-perfect $100 bills that he got for the new and perfect ones.
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We are staying at POR January 6-11.

So excited! We stayed there for our honeymoon when it was Dixie Landings!
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We just booked our stay...and it looks like we're going to be at CSR for one more night than we originally planned, January 24-31, 2013! Sooooo excited!
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Booked my very first ADR ever! We are doing 'Ohana character breakfast on our last day. Not sure if I will do anymore. I was telling a friend today that this is the most stressful vacation I have ever planned.
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If you have the funds you should try some more places....there are so many more wonderful places to eat!! Garden Grill is fun for kids..one of my kids favorites
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:37 AM   #705
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Hi Everyone!

We're going in January for the first time this year. We'll be at WL from Jan 13-21. We had booked in December, but had to push it back. So, we missed free dining.
BUT, all our ADR's have been made, and even though I'm worried about the weather and marathon weekend, I'm so excited. Our youngest will have just turned 2 and I think he'll enjoy it so much more than he did last year.

Can you add me to the list, please?

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