Don’t Let This Problem SURPRISE You in Disney World

If you’re planning to visit Disney World in 2023, you need to look carefully at whether popular events will be taking place during your trip. And while you might know about the big things — holidays, opening dates, etc. — there may be one type of event you’re forgetting about — runDisney races.

2022 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend

These race weekends can bring some BIG crowds to the parks. But crowds aren’t the only thing you have to worry about if you’re driving to Disney World during a race.

Aside from crowds, you’ll need to be prepared for road closures if you’ll be visiting Disney World during a runDisney race weekend. During the 2023 runDisney races, some Disney World roads will be operating with traffic restrictions or be CLOSED entirely to accommodate runners.

Princess Minnie at the Finish Line for Disney Princess 5K

Some roads will be closed or have traffic restrictions during the following dates/times:

  • January 6th, 2023, at 10:30PM through January 7th, 2023, at 10AM for the Walt Disney World Half Marathon
  • January 7th, 2023, from 10:30PM through January 8th, 2023, at 12:30PM for the Walt Disney World Marathon.


Roads will also be impacted on February 25th, 2023, from 10:30PM through February 26th, 2023, at 10AM for the Disney Princess Half Marathon.


Here’s a look at the notice from the Disney World website.


Be sure to allow plenty of additional travel time to get where you need to go during these dates.

Disney World changes in some BIG ways during runDisney races — you can click here to read our FULL post all about it. You can also click here to check out the medals for the runDisney Springtime Surprise races. Stay tuned to DFB for more Disney news!

Check out the dates for the 2023 and 2024 runDisney races here!

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How have you been impacted by runDisney races during your trips? Tell us below!

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