2020 Star Wars/Disney World Races - trying to plan

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  1. BTArunner

    BTArunner #BTA

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    Hello all
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    Now, I know Disney has not announced dates for 2020 races yet, and probably wont for a good 3-5 months.

    We are trying to plan a family vacation, and as with most Disney vacations , We do them around races (Wine and Dine, Dopey), and want to plan out 2020 Family vacation around the (potential) Star Wars Challenge Race

    Looking at other races, you can generally guess when they will be time wise, but the last two years with Star Wars they have been at the beginning of the month (for 2019), the end of the month (2017), etc
    Basically, different times.

    I was wondering if anyone knew the formula. Are they arranged around Easter Weekend? Some other benchmark?

    We can book the hotel 499 days out, and want to, but want some educated guess on the correct weekends.

    Thank you!
     
  2. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    Star Wars half weekend is always placed around Easter to not interfere with those crowds.
     
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  4. BTArunner

    BTArunner #BTA

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    Thanks.
    Is it just a guess if it would be before or after? (Easter is on the 12th in 2020, and I would guess they would do the race weekend the following week, but of course that would be just a guess by me. The 5th would seem early, but it is that weekend in 2019, so who knows.)
     
  5. rteetz

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    I would guess after but you never know.
     
  6. vinotinto

    vinotinto Just Keep Swimming

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    I was wondering about this as well. My best guess is that it would be the weekend of April 24-26, but it could be the weekend before that one.
     
  7. JennysSeven

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    If you're concerned about hotel availability, you could always hedge your bets and book both weekends. You'd be tying up the $200 per room deposit, but you'll get that back when you cancel the extra weekend once they announce the dates.
     
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  8. nostalgic4disney

    nostalgic4disney Earning My Ears

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    Hi I was wondering about this as well. I believe it will be the 5th Anniversary Race. We ran the inaugural and thought it would be fun to run that race. I’m trying to make up my mind between 2019 wine and dine or 2020 Star Wars. I can’t do both $$$
     

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