Mom With Kids After Run
  • On May 10, 2013
    Amanda 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.

    Thinking of a 2014 trip. Our school break is April 12 - 19th with Easter being on the 20th. Any thoughts/ideas on what crowds might be like? Never been this time of year and not sure what to expect.

    Hi, Amanda!  Easter time can be wicked crazy at the theme parks, but fortunately, it doesn't get quite as busy as it does at Christmas.  It helps that schools throughout the country take spring break at various times, 

    The week before and after Easter are probably among the busiest of the spring break season, so you'll want to plan for a busy time in the theme park.  My strategy for the busier times is to tackle the parks early in the day - use morning Extra Magic Hours where you can.  I find we can pack in way more in the morning than we can in an afternoon.

    If you have young children, build in some down time.  You may want to consider a park hopper pass so you can bring the kids back to the hotel to hit the pool or take a nap, then head to a different theme park in the evening for a nice dinner.

    Make reservations early.  To make sure you get the dining experiences you want, book as soon as your 180 day window opens up.  You'll find the more popular restaurants can become booked during peak periods.

    I love Walt Disney World when it's busy, you just have to be ready for the crowds.  I wouldn't let the season deter you!

    Happy planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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