• On Apr 9, 2013
    Regina 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.

    Im curious about how u think spring break crowds will pan out for next year since easter is aprl u think the first half of march will be relatively slower?maybe breaks will be pushed back further into march and earlu april? TIA!

    Hi, Regina!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thanks for your great question. Easter week is typically one of the busiest times of year at Disney Parks, right behind the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The crowd levels at the Walt Disney World Resort between early March and late April are largely determined by schools’ spring break schedules, which for the most part are still timed to coincide with Easter Sunday. Spring crowds are also made heavier by travelers fleeing cold, snowy regions, which is most common in the month of March. 

    An early Easter, combined with the amount of travelers seeking an escape from winter climates, can make for especially heavy crowds in March but lighter park attendance in April. In my opinion, when Easter is later (like it will be in 2014), a more even distribution of spring Guests between the two months is possible, which means relatively lighter than normal spring crowds from late March to early April. Additionally, school districts that align their break with Easter usually take the week prior to Easter off when the holiday falls that late in the month, making the week leading up to Easter busier.

    I hope this helps, Regina. Please feel free to ask us any other questions you may have as you continue to plan your pixie-dusted vacation!

    Wishing you magic,

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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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