PHOTOS: Even the Rain Couldn’t Keep the Marathon Weekend CROWDS Away in Disney World

The 2023 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend is officially here!

runDisney can sometimes bring the crowds!

Part of the runDisney series of races, from January 4th to the 7th, 2023 runners and their families will descend on the parks to take part and enjoy a nice Disney vacay.

If you’re planning an upcoming vacation during a marathon weekend (or just happen to be visiting this weekend) you might be interested in how busy the parks will be. We took a walk around and the crowds are a little unexpected!

When we first arrived at Animal Kingdom this morning, the crowds were actually less than usual.

Animal Kingdom entrance gates

However, by 10AM, we started seeing guests start to fill the park. Maybe the rainy weather or the need for a nap after a long race was holding them back!

Crowds starting to appear

The rain definitely brought people indoors. Check out how hopping Creature Comforts was!

Creature Comforts crowds

The line for Kilimanjaro Safari went all the way back to Tusker House.

Long lines

Animal Kingdom wasn’t the only park with crowds though! Over in EPCOT, guests were braving the weather to head into the World Showcase.

Lots of ponchos

Here is a look at the area by Joy of Tea!

Perfect day for tea!

We’re only on the second day of the marathon weekend, so stay tuned to our site for more updates on crowds and traffic!

Want to know when runDisney events are taking place in 2023 and 2024? See all the dates here!

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