• On Mar 4, 2016
    Shelia from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I was told that easter and the week after we're the 2nd most crowded times to come...is that tru

    Hi, Shelia!

    I do not have actual attendance numbers, but the weeks around Easter are very crowded due to kids being out of school for Spring Break.  While I do  not think that it is as busy as the week between Christmas and New Years, but it might be close!

    The best thing you can do is have a plan to avoid the crowds as much as possible. Here are some tips:

    -Use Disney transportation as much as possible.  I always prefer a car over the buses, but when it is this busy, this mom hops on the bus (or monorail or boat!)
    -Get to the parks early. I cannot stress enough how important this is. I like to get to the park at opening, then have my FastPass+ selections booked for about 90 minutes after park opening. My family will then head back to our resort for an afternoon break at our pool (Spring Break was meant for pool time anyway!)
    -Have your dining reservations booked. Without a reservation, Table Service will be near impossible. If we plan on heading back to the parks for evening hours, we have a dining reservation.
    -Enjoy attractions that have a huge seating capacity or shorter lines during the busy time of the day.  The Hall of Presidents in Magic Kingdom or Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular in Hollywood Studios are great examples. Go to these attractions mid-day when lines for many attractions will be 60+ minutes.
    -Use your "rolling" FastPass+ option.  Based on availability, you can book a 4th pass after you used your first three.

    There is an up-side to the crowds. All too often, we ignore our resort! We spend so much time choosing where to stay then never enjoy it. Take a swim, go for a bike ride, lounge on the beach. Enjoy all that your beautiful resort has to offer!

    Have a great Spring Break in Walt Disney World!


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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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