I'm trying to plan a family trip to WDW on January. We were considering going down on a Thursday and coming back on a Monday evening or Tuesday morning. The weekend we were thinking about turns out to be marathon weekend (Friday-Sunday). We can't travel at the end of January, and I don't want to go down there over MLK weekend because I assume crowds will be worse over over a holiday weekend (even in January). I'm wondering just how bad crowds would be in the parks over marathon weekend. Also, would I be better off moving our trip to start on Saturday and end on Wednesday? This will be a first trip for a number of our family members, so I'm trying to avoid crowds as best we can in hopes of seeing as many attractions as possible during our short trip.