Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Jan 10, 2015
    Annesha from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I have another question. We are first timers and are going 3/29-4/04 which is Spring Break for us. I was recently made aware that this is a bad time to go because of crowds. Is there anyway to cope with crowd as I can't switch the days?

    Hello Annesha! Your Walt Disney World vacation is just around the corner! You must be so excited for your first trip. Be sure to pick up a complimentary First Visit button at Guest Relations.

    Crowd levels are unpredictable, but historically they have been high during Spring Break, as many families plan vacations to Walt Disney World at this time. I went a couple of years ago for Spring Break and it was crowded and very hot. We made the best of it by taking advantage of Extra Magic Hours. If there are Extra Magic Hours available in the morning during your stay, I suggest going because you can get so much done and it is usually cooler in the morning than it would be mid-afternoon. Here are some more suggestions to help you cope with the crowds:

    *Take a break from the parks in the afternoon. You can cool off and relax at your resort pool and then hit the parks again later in the evening.

    *Take advantage of FastPass+. In my experience, it has significantly reduced the wait time on popular attractions. After your initial 3 selections are used, you can go to a nearby FastPass+ kiosk and make an additional selection. 

    *If you don't already have the My Disney Experience App downloaded to your smart phone, I suggest downloading it. It is a great resource to use in the parks. My favorite part about it is that you can see the posted wait times for all of the attractions. This could be a great tool for you.

    *Allow for some spontaneity. Sometimes it is easy to get frustrated when your plans fall through, but having an open mind and a back up plan can save the day.

    I'm running out of space, but if you have any more questions, please feel free to stop by.

    Have a magical first Walt Disney World vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Indiana

I am a recent graduate from Ball State University and mother to my 5-year-old son. We love all things Disney and when we aren’t watching Disney films or planning our next vacation, we love to go to touring Disney shows. I also love to cook, listen to music, read books, and paint. With my experience planning vacations and navigating the parks from a single parent’s perspective, I hope to be able to add a little “pixie dust” to your vacation! Learn More About Sarah

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