• On May 2, 2016
    Dena from MD Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My family is looking to visit the parks in 2017 and we would like to know when would be the best time to visit around Feb. /March? We are trying to avoid large crowds . Also when is spring break?

    Hi Dena!

    There are so many factors that determine crowd size at Walt Disney World, it's pretty tough to accurately predict how many people will be there at any given time. Typically, though, numbers are smaller during times school is in session and larger when school is out for holidays or breaks. You will usually find larger crowds, for example, during the months schools have summer vacations as well as during the weeks of spring break. Since people come to Walt Disney World from all over the country (as well as abroad) it is possible to run into spring break crowds anytime during March and April. For that reason, if I were planning a trip, I would lean towards February or the first week of March. My family has actually had great luck with crowds during this time--I hope you do, too!

    Have a magical day!

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Hi, I'm Nancy. I'm a mother to 8, grandmother to 9 and just about to celebrate 36 years of marriage to one amazing guy! There are few things that make me happier than spending time with my family and nowhere I would rather do that than at Walt Disney World. I'm so excited to help you with your questions about planning your own magical vacations and to share my ideas of how you can make your own special Disney memories that you will cherish forever and ever!  Learn More About Nancy

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