• On Jun 23, 2019
    Jann from KS 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.

    I'm planning on going to DW next March, April, or May... can you tell me when the Spring Break, Cheerleading Competitions, Pop etc are scheduled. Like to avoid those times.

    Jann, thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I love brain teasers, and sometimes picking that perfect date for your Walt Disney World vacation is like playing a game of logic and strategy. So get out your calendar, and let's start planning!

    The great thing about traveling in the spring is the weather is ideal, with sunny skies and mild temperatures. Coming from the snowy Northeast, I always look forward to seeing the beautiful blossoms and topiaries during the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. This year's event ran from March 6 - June 3, so your visit will be during a perfect time!

    As you noted in your question, there are also several cheerleading and dance competitions scheduled during this time. The main ones to be aware of in 2020 are: 
    *Contest of Champions National Dance Competition: February 28-March 1
    *UCA International All Star Championship: March 14-15
    *The Summit: April 30-May 3
    *The D2 Summit: May 8-10
    *The Pop Warner Super Bowl is usually held the first week of December

    These competitions don't usually affect the theme parks crowd levels much, but you will see more activity at the resorts they stay at which are typically Disney's All-Star Resorts, Disney's Pop Century Resort, and Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort.

    However, there are a couple of events that may impact theme park crowds. April 5-12 is when most U.S. schools will have their Spring Break, and some Guests traveling during this time will start arriving on April 3. Also of note is Star Wars Rival Run Weekend, which is held April 16-19. 

    I hope this helps, Jann, but remember, there's never a wrong time to visit The Most Magical Place on Earth! Happy planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Eean, Pennsylvania

Hi, I'm Eean from Pennsylvania! I may have an unusual name, but my passion for Disney is not unique. It's incredible how many people you can find who love talking about "The Most Magical Place On Earth!" I'm that mom who always has her ears perked at PTO meetings, in the grocery store aisle, or at my monthly Bunco club for an opportunity to give someone a planning tip to help make their vacation even more magical. Learn More About Eean

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