• On Jul 24, 2016
    Kendall from AL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We are wanting to plan our first trip as a family to Disney. Right now we are debating MLK weekend or spring break week. I am in education, so I have to plan around holidays. I am reading information online, and I am getting frustrated and confused. Help!

    Hi, Kendall!

    Planning your first trip to Walt Disney World is very exciting but can be daunting, too. So glad you found Disney Parks Moms Panel; we'll help you every step of the way!

    I am a teacher, so my family's trips have always been scheduled around school calendars--mine included. I totally understand your concerns and need for more information.

    Martin Luther King Weekend is a great time for educators to head to WDW for many reasons. The temperature is milder than in other months, and crowd levels will be lower than peak seasons. However, you may have fewer days away from school at that time--a long weekend, perhaps--so you'll have less time to really enjoy the parks while there.

    Spring break can take place at different times, so if yours occurs during a week other than the one before Easter, crowd levels should be reasonable. The weather may be warmer, so swimming at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel or a trip to Walt Disney World water parks would be great.

    If spring break includes the days leading up to Easter, however, you will find much heavier crowd levels; this is not a problem if you plan your touring very carefully, though.

    Also, check dates for Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. This is the time of year when the already gorgeous Epcot bursts with flowers; it's truly a spectacular sight to see, and may sway your decision on when to visit WDW for the first time.

    Send more questions as you plan, Kendall; we love to help!

    Andrea H
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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