Kids at Beaches and Cream
  • On Jan 8, 2023
    Natasha from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We plan on traveling in late march wiyh ypung kids. Is it very busy with spring breakers?

    Hiya Natasha,

    Welcome to planDisney! Visiting the Most Magical Place on Earth with a little one can be a vacation to remember. Seeing their eyes light up when they meet their favorite character or fireworks light up the sky above Cinderella’s Castle will fill your entire heart with joy. But I know from experience that sometimes long waits in line can be a little too much for little Mouseketeers.

    Traditionally Spring Break time (March-early April) can be busier than an off-peak time, but over the last few years, it hasn’t been as easy to predict crowd size. Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th Anniversary Celebration and new and returning attractions have brought many more Guests to the Theme Parks than in my experience. That said, I don’t think this necessarily should dissuade you from visiting in March. The Disney Park Pass Reservation system eliminates out-of-control crowds, but it will definitely feel busier than a random Tuesday in October, for example. There are so many tips that can help you and your family enjoy Walt Disney World regardless of the crowd level. You will need to practice flexibility to enjoy a day when the crowds are large. That means avoiding dining during peak hours, enjoying your Walt Disney World Resort Collection Hotel in the afternoon for breaks (pool days are the best), arriving early to rope-drop before the crowds get too big, and always taking the routes less traveled.

    My best tip is to get Disney Genie+ service for your family. One of my most memorable experiences at a Disney Park is visiting with my then two-year-old fairy goddaughter. Our posted 30-minute wait for Peter Pan’s Flight turned into a 90-minute delay, and I can still see the confusion on her face (and the full-fledged meltdown when we said there were only five more minutes for the 10th time). With Disney Genie+, you can limit the time your little ones are waiting in line due to large crowds. It will be a much more relaxing day for all.

    One other resource I would love to point you in the direction of is the planDisney podcast on Spring Break visits. My friends share some incredible tips and tricks to help your entire family have a fantastic vacation. Natasha, if you do decide to visit Walt Disney World Resort in the spring and want to discuss more tips, please come back and see us.

    Happy Planning,

    Ashley F.
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Texas

Hey Y'all! I’m Ashley and I live in Texas. My family and I love trying out the yummy snacks (DOLE Whip anyone!) and taking full advantage of our resort days. When we are not piloting the Millennium Falcon, exploring Kilimanjaro Safaris, or watching fireworks, you can find me planning our next adventure to Walt Disney World! I am so excited that you are planning a trip, and I look forward to helping you dig a little deeper and find the magic in all of the wonders of Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Ashley

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