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  • On Feb 26, 2012
    Ester 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 will be visiting Disney for the first time on March 10-15,Spring Break! I'll be traveling with my son who will be turning 6. Might you know how crowded it will get in the parks and with transportation around that time. Do you have any tips?

    Hi Ester,

    You are going to Walt Disney World at my very favorite time of year!  My family has been to the most magical place on earth in March several times so I am very familiar with crowd levels in the spring.  Fortunately for you, Easter is not until several weeks later in April.  Typically the weeks before and after Easter are very crowded so it is great that you'll be missing the parks at that very busy time.  While there will be plenty of spring break visitors at Walt Disney World in mid-March, I think you'll still find the crowds manageable. 

    You will be even less bothered by crowds if you plan to get up early and be at the theme park of your choice each day at opening time.  That's when you'll find the shortest lines all day.  You'll be able to see and experience the most popular attractions before most guests even enter the parks. 

    Also, if you're staying at a Disney-owned resort, be sure to take advantage of Extra Magic Hours.  These are special times when the parks are only available to Disney resort guests.  Again, you'll find more reasonable wait times for attractions during Extra Magic Hours. 

    Another tip for avoiding the crowds is to eat meals either earlier or later than normal.  For instance, if you plan to enjoy lunch at 11 am instead of noon, you'll bypass the lines at quick service restaurants almost entirely. 

    Have an amazing time in March and be sure to let us know if you need any additional help with your planning.

    Best wishes for a vacation sprinkled with extra pixie dust!

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Meet the Panelist: Jill, New Jersey

Lesson plans, college plans, vacation a teacher, college counselor, and incurable Disney fan I find myself constantly planning.  I love to share advice with friends who have yet to experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer! Learn More About Jill

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