Thousands of runners are preparing to jump into lightspeed for the Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side Weekend on April 21-23. During this imperial running event (which officially begins on Friday, April 21 at 6:00 a.m.), Guests and Cast Members driving in certain areas of the Walt Disney World Resort may find that select roads will be closed to traffic to allow the runners to safely enjoy the event. In addition to that, some of the offerings at Epcot and Hollywood Studios may be impacted by the event.


Guest impacts at Epcot on Sunday, April 23:
  • FriendShip Boat Transportation to and from Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be delayed until 11 a.m.
  • Guests will have the option to use bus transportation from the Epcot Resorts and Epcot.
  • Express Transportation will begin at approximately 1 p.m.
There will be in-park impacts at Epcot on Sunday, April 23 until approximately 10:30 a.m. Guests will receive buckslips at Auto Plaza and Main Entrance informing them of race impacts. Be sure to plan a little extra time to cross the race course, as there will be only three in-park crosswalk locations at Epcot:
  • Pin Central East towards Test Track/Mission: SPACE
  • Future World Bridge near Agent P Kiosk
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Guest impacts at Disney's Hollywood Studios on Sunday, April 23:
  • Friendship Boat transportation to and from Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be delayed until 11 a.m.
  • Guests will have the option to utilize bus transportation to the Epcot Resorts and Epcot.
  • Express Transportation will begin at approximately 1 p.m.
  • There will be no Extra Magic Hours on the morning of Sunday, April 23 for Resort Guests.
There will be one in-park crosswalk location at Disney's Hollywood Studios at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard. Guests will receive buckslips at Toll Plaza and Main Entrance.

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