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  • On Feb 12, 2012
    Carrie from BC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My husband and I are travelling with our 2 teens (12 and 15) during Canadian spring break. Is the end of march extremely busy at WDW? Any tips on avoiding the busiest times and areas of the day?

    Hi Carrie!

    The end of March is predicted to be a very busy time at Walt Disney World.  I recommend that you arrive at the theme parks at least 30  minutes before the official park opening.  That will ensure you are there and near the front of the pack when the park opens.  You can get more done in a couple of hours in the morning than you can later in the day, because a lot of guests sleep in at their resort hotel before hitting the parks.

    For more advice on getting around the crowds, I recommend visiting the independent website TouringPlans.com.  That's the website for the research team behind "The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World".  They are famous in the Disney fan community for producing a crowd calendar that predicts the crowd levels in the various parks on specific days; they make recommendations on which parks to visit and which parks to avoid on a specific day.  Their recommendations are based on a lot of math and years of data collection.  As an engineer, I'm a huge fan of their work.  Besides looking at their crowd calendar to plan your trip, you should also look at their touring plans, which are step by step recommendations on how to experience the attractions at Walt Disney World.  Their touring plans are designed to  minimize your wait in lines, and thus they are perfect for a busy time at Walt Disney World.

    I hope this helps!  Write back with more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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