Weekly Surprises, Delights for a Limited Time in 2013 (credit: The Walt Disney Company)

Weekly Surprises, Delights for a Limited Time in 2013 (credit: The Walt Disney Company)

Florida Travel News: Coming up in the parks – January 2013

With the new Fantasyland now open to the public, it’s an exciting time in and around Disney World, especially with 52 weeks of surprises during Limited Time Magic throughout 2013.

The following is a park-by-park overview of what’s taking place in Disney World in January 2013:

Magic Kingdom

The Walt Disney World Marathon will celebrate its 20th Anniversary with 65,000 runners for the event along with a list of celebrities such as Drew Carey, Gilles Marini and Joey Fatone. The marathon is scheduled for January 10th to 13th. It’s not only the biggest marathon festival weekend in the United States, but there’s also the new Mickey Mouse medal, special Anniversary entertainment along Mile 20 and an exciting post-race celebration at Downtown Disney.

Downtown Disney

Bowling is now luxe in the 50,000 square foot, two-story Splittsville with 30 bowling lanes, gourmet food, live entertainment and hip styling. Sample fresh rolled sushi at one of the sushi bars or sink into a plush booth and watch the games unfold before your eyes.


Rev into the New Year with Test Track where you can not only design your own custom concept car, but then buckle up and try out a sim car as you design is tested on hills and switchbacks. Even after your ride is finished, the interactive components of Test Track continue.

Tell us…

Which of these Disney World attractions are you most excited about trying?