Our Best No-Stress Disney World Spring Break Tips!

by Leap on March 20, 2019 96 Orlando

After thawing out from winter, we’ve learned that we absolutely need to schedule some warm weather fun during Tad and Lily's week off from school — for all of our sakes. So we frogs are quite hoppy to join in that annual rite of spring known as "spring break" and make a trip to Orlando. Never mind that spring break ranks just behind the weeks of Christmas and New Year's as the busiest time to visit Disney World and the other theme parks. While this traditional week off from school is staggered throughout the U.S., it creates a spike in attendance at the theme parks over a period of a few weeks. Hence, we've come to think of spring break as a season. 

For 2019, the season unofficially begins March 9 and ends April 28, with Easter on April 21. With Easter falling so late this year, spring break will be longer but not quite as intense as when Easter falls earlier in the season. While there will still be lots of frogs in the pond, so to speak, we've got you covered! Here are a few tips that can make a big difference in your visit. We always recommend you check our Crowd Calendar for daily crowd levels and recommended parks, but you should especially do so if you are visiting during spring break.

Frog Family's Disney World Spring Break Tips

Disney World Spring Break - Dumbo statue in the morning

Disney World Spring Break Tip #1 - Arrive Early.

Our single-most important tip is to arrive early, especially during spring break. Arrive at the parks at least 45 minutes before rope drop and ride your favorite attractions in the first hour or two before the lines get really long. This helps with parking, if you plan to drive, as the parking lots fill sooner during peak seasons such as spring break. And keep in mind that security in the parks has been tightened, so you are likely to spend more time going through bag check. Know that closures are possible at the parks on the very busiest days, although likely on only the very busiest of days, such as Easter. Closures are done in phases, and they don't normally last all day. As guests leave the park, more are allowed to come in. Keep in mind also that moving between parks takes up a lot of time and can be tougher on little ones when there are more crowds to navigate.

Disney World Spring Break Tip #2 - Take Advantage of FastPass+.

Disney World's FastPass+ service lets you pre-book attractions up to 60 days or 30 days in advance, depending on whether you are staying onsite or not. You get three rides or show selections per day from any one park. If you will be visiting Disney World during spring break in 2019, you definitely want to book those rides as soon as you can! And make sure to buy your tickets far enough in advance that you can book your FastPass+ selections when your reservation window opens. You'll find full details inside our FastPass+ Guide.

Disney World Spring Break Tip #3 - Follow Our Park Plans & Download Our Wait Time App. 

In addition to using FastPass+ and arriving early, we recommend you at least have an idea of which attractions you want to visit in the parks, preferably a touring plan. Lucky for you, we offer park plans for all of the Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando theme parks so that you can experience the most in-demand attractions with the shortest durations first. You can use our free wait-time app for iPhone to check wait times for rides nearby instead of having to traverse the park.

Disney World Spring Break Tip #4 - Rent a Car.

While Disney World offers complimentary transportation, wait times can be long during peak times. Buses (boats and monorail cars) can fill quickly, and you may find yourself waiting for a second or third bus before you can board. Having a rental or driving your own car gives you the convenience of going anywhere at any time. (Undercover Tourist conveniently offers car rentals, and you can save even more when you bundle your tickets and rental together!)

Disney World Spring Break Tip #5 – Eat Breakfast Beforehand & Pack Your Own Drinks and Snacks.

This will save you time and money. If you rent a car or drive your own, it's easier to find breakfast foods and eat at your hotel. If you're on property, most of the resort gift shops have breakfast foods available for purchase that are cheaper than eating a full sit-down breakfast. And when you bring your own snacks and drinks, you can avoid lines — as well as hunger and hydration meltdowns!

Disney World Spring Break Tip #6 - Avoid Dining During "Prime Time."

Disney World Spring Break - Casey's Corner

Unless you've made Advance Dining Reservations, the restaurant crowds can be as busy as the attraction lines. You'll find the shortest lines during "off peak" hours, for example, before 11 a.m. or after 2 p.m. for lunch. Just remember to adjust your breakfast and snack times accordingly.

Oh, and just because you didn't make a dining reservation in advance doesn't mean you can't while you're on vacation. Check for openings on the days of your visit for last-minute openings due to other people's cancellations.

Disney World Spring Break Tip #7 – Review Your Safety Plan.

Disney World Spring Break - Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade

Crowds + tadpoles = sky-rocketing anxiety levels for parents. Review things like “what happens if we get separated” beforehand as a family. Take a look at Lily's tips for not getting lost at Disney for more hopful hints.

Disney World Spring Break Tip #8 – Take a Break from the Parks.

Disney World Spring Break - Cozy Cone Pool at Disney's Art of Animation

If you or your little ones are completely frazzled by the afternoon, take a break from the parks completely. Let the kids have a swim or a nap and then decide if a trip in the evening — perhaps to the resort's entertainment and shopping areas such as Disney Springs or Disney’s BoardWalk — might be in order.

Disney World Spring Break Tip #9 – Pack Your Patience.

The Grinch is great as long as he stays in his place at Islands of Adventure. Don’t let him take over your vacation! If you start to feel overwhelmed, just take a deep breath and maybe a 5-minute "time-out." It’s very important to bounce back from a melt-down ... yours or your kids'!

Disney World Spring Break Tip #10 - Watch the Fireworks from Outside the Parks.

Disney World Spring Break - Fireworks

Magic Kingdom fireworks shows are viewable from the Disney’s Contemporary Resort, the beaches at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Disney’s Polynesian Resort, the Ticket and Transportation Center and on the boat ride between Magic Kingdom and Fort Wilderness. Epcot fireworks can be seen from the bridge that connects Disney’s BoardWalk Entertainment District and Disney's Yacht & Beach Club. You don't have to be staying at the hotels to watch the fireworks from them, but do keep in mind that we now offer discounts on Disney World  and Orlando hotel rooms.

Disney World Spring Break Tip #11 – Be Flexible.

While I love when a great plan comes together, I know when it’s OK to alter that plan and change course. Take occasional "temperature" checks of everyone's energy levels and attitudes. If you have to cut something short or go to a different park than you planned, don't sweat it. It’s about quality, not quantity.

Have a question about what to expect during spring break at Disney World, or a Disney World spring break tip to share? Share it with us in the comments below!

Related: Best Time to Visit Disney World

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Mar 23, 2019 at 12:40 a.m. TISHLA R JONES Says...

Hello I am a family of 8, 2 adults and 6 children ranging in ages from 1 through 10 we are planning a trip back in 2020 but cant decide on what month before May. Any recommendations? We went in May of 2018 and it rained the whole week

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Mar 25, 2019 at 9:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tishla!

The end of January and parts of February look to be great times to visit according to our Crowd Calendar. Keep in mind that crowds may be elevated throughout 2020 due to Galaxy's Edge opening.

Keep hopping!

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Feb 24, 2019 at 4:22 p.m. Matias Says...

HI, We are a family with three kids (7,4,4) coming to wdw from 2 to 12 of july 2019, we are staying at POR Riverside. I'm concerned about the crowds. Do you think thw parks would be less crowded in atention to the soon to be open starwarsland? We plan to go to MK the 5th of july, considering rhe 4th of july, do you think we will have lesser crowds?.

In other order, do you think we can break THE PARKS in tHE mid day an return to the POR to have a rest? We intend to use the bus transportantion to return. How much time we will loose in the bus ride? Thanks for your answers!

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Feb 25, 2019 at 8:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Matias!

Galaxy's Edge in Disney World doesn't open until the fall, so you won't run into the rush from the opening dates, but it still will be fairly busy since it's summer time. We agree that avoiding Magic Kingdom on the Fourth of July is wise :) We absolutely recommend taking some time to beat the heat during the day by heading back to Port Orleans for a nap or a swim, then heading back in for some night rides. The bus ride should take 10-15 minutes to every park but Animal Kingdom, which will take a little longer at 20 minutes. These breaks also make the crowds feel a little more manageable. Have a great trip!

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Jan 28, 2019 at 1:55 p.m. Frank Says...

Hi

We are a family of 5 currently planning our 2020 trip to Orlando! However we are struggling to agree on the best times to visit! We are planning to be in Orlando from March 23rd until April 4th 2020. Can you offer any advice if this is a good time to avoid big crowds? Also we are looking at accomodation. Is it best to stay at one hotel for Universal and it’s associated theme parks and then move to another to do the Disney Worlds etc?

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks again

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Jan 29, 2019 at 12:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Frank,

This is a busy time to visit, but April 1-4 should be slightly less busy than the dates before it. We do think it's better to stay at each resort's hotels, especially for longer stays. You can then take advantage of the hotel benefits while you're in the parks. Here are a few links you may find helpful!

Crowd Calendar: https://www.undercovertourist.com/orlando/crowd-calendar/March-2019/

Pros and Cons of a Split Stay: https://www.undercovertourist.com/blog/split-stay-orlando/

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Jan 24, 2019 at 11:44 a.m. Sharon Says...

We are thinking of travelling April 2020 from uk our first trip. We can travel between 4th-26th April, which 2 week dates would you recommend to avoid highest crowds?

We could also do Oct 24 - Nov 8.

We could also travel second half of August but worried about hurricanes and bad weather. How wet is it late Aug and would it stop us using waterparks and outdoor pools?

I'm so confused which is best. We're a family of 4, kids 7 and 10, and plan to get a local villa and drive.

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Jan 24, 2019 at 4:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sharon!

October 24-November 8 looks to be your better bet at this point. Late August tends to be pretty wet, and you may encounter some pool closures due to inclement weather. All of the pools are heated year-round, so even in October/November, you'd be able to take advantage :)

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Jun 24, 2018 at 7:28 a.m. Jakki Says...

Hi we arrive at POR from the UK on 6th April 2019 - 20th April 2019. I know it will be busy, but trying to also fit in one night at a Universal hotel for Express passes and wondered if I should do this at the beginning, middle or end of the holiday. Any help/advise gratefully received on which may be the best time to visit or whether a week day is better than weekend etc. Thank you

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Jun 25, 2018 at 3:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jakki,

It looks like the end of your trip would be a good time to visit Universal Orlando, according to our Orlando Crowd Calendar. Weekdays are usually always less crowded than weekends! You can also hop over to our post on the best and worst times to visit Universal Orlando for some helpful information.

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Jun 6, 2018 at 12:39 p.m. Rick Says...

Easter 2019 is very late (April 21), but the crowd calendar predicts moderate crowds (https://www.undercovertourist.com/orlando/crowd-calendar/April-2019/). Would you anticipate crowds being larger due to Easter or would you believe the crowds would still be moderate since this week is not a typical spring break time period? My kid's school spring break will be the week of 4/21 and I'm trying to determine if this will be a good week to visit Disney World. Thank you.

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Jun 7, 2018 at 12:14 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rick!

With Easter falling so late, it would be a less intense week than if it fell earlier in the season. It will still be crowded, but you can make the best of it by following our tips!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 9, 2018 at 10:22 p.m. Mike Says...

We’re arriving on 13th April 2019. What’s the crowds going to be like? On the crowd calendar, it doesn’t look so bad. Will we hit spring break??

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Oct 9, 2018 at 5:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mike!

Our Crowd Calendar features our best predictions taking into account events, holidays, school breaks etc.

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Mar 1, 2018 at 6:58 p.m. Catie Says...

We're trying to plan a trip to WDW in 2018 or 2019. Which time will be busier - Thanksgiving 2018 or Easter 2019?

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Mar 5, 2018 at 1:54 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Catie!

Because these are both major holidays, crowds will be similar during both times. We recommend checking out the special events taking place during each period to make your choice -- weather will be gorgeous regardless! We personally LOVE the holiday season at Disney World, so Thanksgiving would be our pick. Be sure to head to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.

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Jan 12, 2018 at 3:09 p.m. Scott Says...

Hi,

We are going to Disney during March Break 2018 with 3 young children (3-6 Years old). Is there really any chance of getting new FastPass time slots after the first 3 are used in such a busy time of year? I plan on spreading the 3 out throughout the day, staring around 11. Is this wise?

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Jan 14, 2018 at 11:35 p.m. Kyra Says...

I would book them in the morning. People change plans all the time during the day and my disney experience updates whenever there is a change, so as long s you keep refreshing, you may get lucky. it also gives you more time for waits that you will not be restricted to by an existing fastpass.

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Jan 12, 2018 at 9:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Scott,

Great question. You'll likely be able to obtain a new FastPass+ experience beyond your first three, but it won't be for a very popular attraction. To use Hollywood Studios as an example, you may be able to snag one for Muppet*Vision 3D, but not Tower of Terror or Toy Story Mania. Check out our FastPass+ guide for more tips on how to strategically use them!

Stay hopping!

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Mar 7, 2017 at 10:32 p.m. Tania Says...

I went to Disney in summer 2016. I follow most of ur tips and it made for a nice trip to disney. I used fast pass to book the rides that was a most see. We were able to go on the elsa ride and the 7 dwarfs ride using fast pass. After we completed our fast pass rides we usually left the parks at 1 to 2 pm, go back to the hotel to rest and them go back around 6/7pm. This made such a big diference and we really enjoyed the parks in the evening. I used my disney mobile app to book fast pass in the evening and as soon we were done i would book the next available which enable us to get on rides within 15 to 20 minutes plus bypass the regular lines.

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Mar 7, 2017 at 8:12 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Tania,

Glad to know it was a great trip!

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Jul 3, 2016 at 6:37 a.m. Callum Says...

Hi we are going for 2 weeks in december/january time (just me and my girlfriend) and neither of us want to drive out there at all. So would want to make as much use of the different shuttles available,

From International Drive do you know how realistic it is to be able to get around freely on shuttle services? We are happy to pay for taxis aswell if need be (but not everyday as it looks quite far from the parks)

Thanks alot

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Jul 11, 2016 at 1:39 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Callum,

During the weeks that include Christmas and New Year's Eve, it will be very, very busy, so using shuttles will be tougher. You also have ride sharing services, such as Uber and Lyft, that you could use. Perhaps others who have visited during this time could share their experiences.

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Mar 20, 2016 at 8 p.m. roxana Says...

We are going to Disney with a 82 year old friend from March 28 thru March 31. She has never visited a place like Disney and we want to make it the best time of her life. We will rent a manual wheel chair because she cannot walk long distances and has a hard time with stairs. Please advise..

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Mar 30, 2016 at 9:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Roxana,

Fortunately, many of Disney’s rides are wheelchair accessible. Here is a list of Disney World attractions’ accessibility:

https://www.undercovertourist.com/blog/disney-world-disability-access-attractions/

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Mar 4, 2016 at 12:44 a.m. Terri Says...

I have 4 old paper 7day Park Hopper Plus Pass tickets that I purchased years ago. How will that work, since there is no Kiosk system for Fast pass?

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Mar 7, 2016 at 9:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Terri,

If you do not have MagicBands, you will have to upgrade your old tickets at guest relations before you enter the park. You can make advance FastPass+ reservations with these tickets—I would just recommend you use the My Disney Experience app because it has a way to scan the ticket.

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Mar 1, 2016 at 1:01 p.m. Amanda Says...

We will be going on our first Disney trip march 26th-29th. My question is about taking breaks with little kids. We wanted to leave right after lunch to nap but will there be any issues getting back into the park with the possibility of closings?

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Mar 1, 2016 at 9:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda,

Yes, I think you could possibly see closures, most likely on that Sunday. That said, it would likely only be a short closure. You can read more about the procedures here:

https://www.undercovertourist.com/blog/disney-world-park-closures-christmas-new-years-easter/

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Feb 28, 2016 at 1:10 a.m. barb Says...

Hi

I didnt think you could bring in sandwiches/snacks/.drinks to the parks -it looks like here, you can? Do you mean a small over shoulder cooler type bag is allowed?

that would really help with cost of food.

just checking

b

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Feb 28, 2016 at 7:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Barb,

Yes, small coolers that are no bigger than 24x15x18 inches or 61x38x46 cm.

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Feb 1, 2016 at 4:58 a.m. Amy Says...

Our 1st Disney experience will be this year! We will be at Magic Kingdom on Tuesday March 29th. Since this is a few days after Easter will it be madly busy? Is my travel day considered the bsuiest or is the weekend and week for Easter busier?

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Feb 2, 2016 at 9:04 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amy,

Check out our Crowd Calendar. These dates are very busy.

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Jan 29, 2016 at 4:07 a.m. CJ Says...

Our 1st family vacation is at DW 3/27-3/31. We're going to visit one park per day. And attempt to get to Sea World. I heard the the waits can be two hours during this time? Is it true? I've downloaded your app and I plan to use it! Also, I'm on a budget and need to be thoughtful about fast pass purchases. Also, any tips on how to make this the most meaningful experience for my 10 yr old? I want to pack in as much as possible...who knows when we will have this chance again. I love your article! Any other tips are welcomed, thank you so much!

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Feb 8, 2016 at 11:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi CJ,

Waits are expected to be very busy during this time. FastPass+ is free, and we highly recommend you take advantage of it:

https://www.undercovertourist.com/orlando/crowd-calendar/march-2016/#calendar

Is your child a boy or a girl?

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Jan 15, 2016 at 8:17 a.m. Jasmine Haunted Says...

Hi I'm taking my boyfriend to his first visit to disneyland during his college spring break but we are only going for one day. I'm wondering if it's worth buying a park hopper or to just stick to one park?

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Jan 19, 2016 at 10:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jasmine,

Really up to you, but you could easily spend the whole day at Magic Kingdom.

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Jan 25, 2016 at 9:44 p.m. Leah Says...

I would do the park hopper. You could easily spend an entire day on MK, but Epcot at night is so adult and a different kind of fun. Plus, the grapefruit beer in Germany is alone worth the trip!

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Dec 28, 2015 at 4:24 a.m. Julie Says...

Hi, we are going to Disney World Spring Break 2016. We are staying off site and will rent a car. My first stop plan is the Animal Kingdom on Easter Sunday. What parks do you suggest in order after that? We will be there from Sunday til Saturday. I also plan to get the new "bracelet" thingy and order tickets from you. Do you offer the Disney 'bracelet" so I can connect the tix ahead of time along with our fast pass tix?

We are a family of four, 2 parents and a 13 year old girl and a 10 year old girl. We are active peeps so stamina throughout the day should be good, but I still want to do pool stuff at the VRBO condo we rented. I also want to know what restaurants I should book ahead of time? I'd like to do at least one really nice dinner and then some fun stuff too. What are your suggestions?

Thanks so much for all your great advice. I do feel a little overwhelmed reading all the ideas and hope that I remember everything. I do realize it is a high peak traveling season when we will be there.

Julie

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Dec 28, 2015 at 1:51 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Julie,

If you take a look at our Crowd Calendar, you can see recommended parks for each day of your trip.

https://www.undercovertourist.com/orlando/crowd-calendar/march-2016/#calendar

We do not offer MagicBands, but you can purchase them in advance from the Disney Store online. You can link our tickets and the bands in My Disney Experience with no problem. Really the crucial thing is that you purchase and link your tickets at the 30 day mark, since you are visiting during a busy time. You can link your MagicBands any time ahead of your trip or while you are there.

There are some terrific restaurants on property, but some of my favorites are The Boathouse and Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs. If you do not find availability on Disney's website, try Open Table.

Keep hopping!

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Dec 9, 2015 at 11:35 p.m. sara Says...

We are traveling to Disney from 3/24-4/2. I was planning on Chef Mickeys for breakfast on Easter 3/27 then spending the rest of the day at the resort relaxing. Am I foolish to hope that after the weekend, the crowds won't be unbrearable?

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Dec 15, 2015 at 11:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sara,

Unfortunately, we're still expecting heavy crowds that week. Don't let it dampen your spirits, but keep that in mind as you plan your time!

Keep hopping!

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Nov 29, 2015 at 4:29 a.m. Chris Says...

We will be traveling to WDW March 9 to march 15 2016. We will be a large group with 5 children ages 11-7 and 5 adults, staying at an off site resort (Shades of Green). This will be, for most of us, our forest tone at Disney World. For me, it'll be my first time on a plane! But do you have any specific tips for first timers going during this busy season?

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Dec 4, 2015 at 10:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chris,

Congratulations on your first plane ride!! We've outlined the biggest tips in this post. Definitely identify a few of your priorities, so you can make sure you hit those while you're in the parks, but then allow time to just soak up the experience.

Keep hopping!

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Sep 8, 2015 at 11:52 p.m. laura Says...

Hi there, my partner and I are planning a trip to the States around March next year. We were hoping to do 7 nights in Florida before hiring a campervan for 2 weeks - hopefully heading up to las Vegas, if anyone can give us some suggestions of a good route, we would really appreciate your insight! Comments about spring break crowds have really put us off Florida at this time,...... Should we reconsider?

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Aug 15, 2015 at 6:01 p.m. tlb Says...

Hi,

I've booked our Disney vacation for 3/19-3/26/2016. Should we be considered about the crowds and possible park closures? We are planning to go to Tycoon Lagoon, do you think the weather will permit? Finally, which meal setting do you recommend when booking the Cinderella's Royal Table after the BBC make over?

Thanks, TLB

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Aug 24, 2015 at 2:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

Park closures might be a possibility for Magic Kingdom during the peak days closer to Easter. Here is a post that talks about the closing procedures. It shouldn't have a huge impact on you, since it's normally for just a short period of time. The weather should be find for Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, and the water is heated. For Cinderella's Royal Table, we like breakfast before the park opens, since it gives you a little leg up on the other park visitors.

Keep hopping!

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Mar 18, 2016 at 1:50 a.m. Aimee Says...

We are also going from 3/19/16-3/26/16. We're staying at PORS and we're really hoping that it won't be too busy! We're only going to be in Disney parks on the Sunday, the Tuesday and the Wednesday. Do you think it will be super busy those days??

Thanks!

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Mar 21, 2016 at 1:19 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Aimee,

Yes, we expect it to be very crowded.

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Aug 12, 2015 at 9:16 a.m. Monika Says...

Hello, we are coming to USA in March 12th-31st, 2016. Can you please help me, what dates are the best to go to Disneyland? Thank you very much for your answer.

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Aug 20, 2015 at 1:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Monika,

Here is a post to answer that very question!!

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May 25, 2015 at 8:33 p.m. bev Klinzing Says...

can we bring are own wagon in the park with us?

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May 29, 2015 at 1:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bev,

Unfortunately, you cannot bring wagons into the park.

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May 11, 2015 at 6:14 p.m. Lindsay Says...

Hi, We visited Orlando May 5th 2014 for 2 weeks, visiting most parks, we are returning June 11th 2015 for 2 weeks, will the crowds be roughly the same?

also do you know what a day ticket costs for Magic Kingdom?

thanks

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May 12, 2015 at 11:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lindsay,

Crowds are likely to be a little busier than your trip in May, although if you visited over a weekend, it will likely be comparable to that every day. All of our Disney World tickets, including Magic Kingdom one day, are here.

Keep hopping!

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Apr 6, 2015 at 3:46 p.m. enrique lopez Says...

hy

we are 6 of family 4 kids and my wife and me, we are planning to go to orlando on the first week of May 2015 , do you think is a good idea , we are no to croud?? is that ok or is better other week

we can go from the last week of april and the first two weeks of my, we are going to spent only 1 week in orlando

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Apr 7, 2015 at 10:42 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

We are expecting neutral crowds during most of this time. The first week of May looks slightly better than last week of April.

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Apr 2, 2015 at 6:20 p.m. Martin Says...

We just got back, was there from Friday the 27th to the 31st of March. We stayed in Disney our last time (Swan) and this time stayed in Kisamee (10 min. drive) in a 2 bedroom suite (so much better than living out of a hotel room). The extra room was great with My wife and I and 3 kids. We rocked this trip. We planned according to the crowd calendar and did our fast passes ahead of time. The key things were: driving our selves (disney has got this parking thing down), getting there early, lots of snacks and water, staying at one park the whole day, and late lunch reservations. We went to the Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Hollywood Studios and only waited more than 10mins twice (Test Track and Splash Mt.). We did about 75% or more of what each park had to offer and this was with a 2, 7 and 10 year old. I really feel we lucked out in a big way.

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Mar 27, 2015 at 3:41 a.m. Jennifer B Says...

I'm super nervous about the crowd levels during our trip next week. We are arriving on Sunday, March 29th and checking out on Saturday, April 4th. I've done my research, and planned out parks according to the crowd calendars, and booked all of our ADR'S and Fast Passes. We also plan on touring parks in the mornings, resting in our resort and returning each night to the park. (I have a heart condition, so this is a MUST for me.) But, I'm still a little nervous about dealing with the crowds, I didn't purchase park hopper because of the extra cost, but I'm scared that the parks will be at capacity when we try to return. It I chose recommended parks from the crowd level calendars, should this

be a huge problem?

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Mar 27, 2015 at 7:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer,

It sounds like you are doing all of the right things to take advantage of the lowest waits even during this busy time! It will be crowded, but that doesn't mean you won't have a great trip. I think you're fine without Park Hoppers, but you can always upgrade when you get there if you change your mind.

Keep hopping!

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Mar 25, 2015 at 12:53 a.m. Bee Says...

Hi there, we are a family of four (two teens, 18 and 13), travelling from Australia in November or December 2015. We had planned to go to Disneyland and new park/Universal etc. in La, however have started to think we may be better off spending the time in Orlando instead - maybe 8 days - can do most of the same, if not more, at Disneyworld instead. We visited about 10 years ago (during Spring break, ugh!). I'm really unsure whether we should book a Disney Resort again (super convenient, but expensive) or a local hotel, where we could even possibly have breaky thrown in - would they have transport & wot cost or would we be better off to hire a car? Budget is a consideration....I just don't know where to start!

Thx. :-)

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Apr 4, 2015 at 10:46 p.m. Di Says...

Hello. I was looking for information for Easter week and saw your post. We would love to go to Australia but will probably never get there. We love disney and we go every year. So ask any any questions you want and I will help you for free. Email me.

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Mar 25, 2015 at 10:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bee,

We prefer staying on-site for the convenience and park benefits, but many of the off-site resorts offer shuttle service. You would just need to confirm that, and you would also want to find out how often the shuttles run, how many stops do they make (one park at a time, or multiple parks) and time of operation. You can find more resources to help you out in our Orlando Planning Guide.

Keep hopping!

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Mar 23, 2015 at 7:49 p.m. Amanda Says...

I have a 3 day pass for Disney. We will be down there the 4-11th of April. I was thinking Easter day would be the less busiest of that week but reading some comments I'm thinking I was wrong. What are your thoughts?

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Mar 24, 2015 at 9:29 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Amanda,

Easter will be very, very crowded. Later in the week would be better.

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Mar 20, 2015 at 5:02 p.m. Michele Says...

My hubby and I accidently booked our disney vacation for April 5th-11 th. Will we be able to get in the parks later in the evenings? We don't havr kids so we aren't on any huge timetable.

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Mar 23, 2015 at 8:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michele,

It's possible that you will find some of the parks at capacity on Easter and Monday, but there is normally only a temporary closure, usually in the afternoon. By evening, we expect you'd be fine. We've got more details on this post!

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Mar 17, 2015 at 12:49 a.m. Micki801 Says...

Who is allowed to use the pools? Can you go to any of them, or only your own?

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Mar 17, 2015 at 8:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

Pool hopping is not encouraged. A few of the pools are gated and require MagicBands for entry. If you are not staying at that hotel, you will not be let in.

Keep hopping!

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Mar 14, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. Blair Says...

Last year we went for 6 days during our children's spring break and one of the tram drivers told us we missed the busiest week by one week. She said that the previous week almost all of Florida's public schools were on break and the parking lots at MK were closed by 10:30am. Any idea which week this might fall on this year? Just curious.

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Mar 9, 2016 at 7:15 p.m. Tanya Thompson Says...

Florida is out from mon March 14 - Friday March 18, 2016. Plus weekends before and after.

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Mar 7, 2015 at 12:48 a.m. Eppi Says...

Hello,

We plan on going to Disney world in June 8-11 and wondering about the crowd, we also would like to know if we can take sandwiches and drinks?

Thank you!

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Mar 9, 2015 at 2:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Eppi,

Crowds are expected to be high during this time as summer break will have begun for most schools. Yes, you can take sandwiches and drinks!

Keep hopping!

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Feb 28, 2015 at 3:11 a.m. Gene Says...

Hi, planning a trip the end of April. I do not see Sea World or Aquatica on the crowd calendar. Is this information available somewhere else?

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Mar 2, 2015 at 9:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gene,

SeaWorld and Aquatica park hours are not currently available on our website, but the crowd calendar information applies to both of those parks.

Keep hopping!

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Feb 24, 2015 at 7:09 p.m. Shannon Says...

We're going to Disney over spring break/Easter this year and we've been reading that at times the parks are closed due to capacity. If we leave after lunch to give the kids a little break but want to go back later because we have dining reservations will we be able to get back into the park if it's closed at that time because of capacity?

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Mar 2, 2015 at 7:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shannon,

there is a tiered system in place for closures, and they are only temporary not for the rest of the day. This post explains it more.

Keep hopping!

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Feb 18, 2015 at 6:12 p.m. Ana Says...

We will go To Disneyworld from march 9 till march 22... Will there be a crowd?

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Feb 23, 2015 at 11:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ana,

Yes, it's expected to be busy during this time.

Keep hopping!

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Feb 17, 2015 at 6:36 a.m. Madison Webster Says...

What hotel/resort is pictured in tip number 7?

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Mar 16, 2016 at 4:28 p.m. bill bill Says...

That's the pool in the "Cars" area; this pool is great for the little cabanas provided. There's another awesome pool at Caribbean Beach which is awesomely themed and zero entry. Caribbean Beach is a gorgeous resort that has just renovated.

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Feb 17, 2015 at 11:20 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Madison,

That's Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort. Great pool, huh?

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Feb 26, 2016 at 2:10 a.m. Erin Says...

I was just reading through the comments and noticed your reply about Tip #7. Isn't it a picture from the Art of Animation Resort pool area? The Cozy Cone Pool?

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Feb 26, 2016 at 8:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Erin,

Yes, it is. Don't you love it? The "cones" are actually cabanas that are free to use on a first-come, first-serve basis!

https://www.undercovertourist.com/orlando/disneys-art-animation-resort-hotel/

Keep hopping!

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Feb 15, 2015 at 2:52 p.m. Mike Says...

I understand the new fast pass plus system, assigning it to your ticket or armband, but do the parks also still have the regular fast passes that you used to be able to get at kiosks? If so, can you double up on fast passes, get some from kiosks and some pre done on your armbands?

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Feb 16, 2015 at 10:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mike,

The old Fastpass system is no longer available.

Keep hopping!

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Feb 9, 2015 at 12:45 p.m. Aline Says...

Hello,

Why is mentioned "unofficially" starts in march,7?

I´m foreign in would like to understand is march, 7 until march,11 is really expect a crowed days?

Or as those days are unofficially it´s possibille that we find a medium (6/10) level?

Thanks

Aline

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Feb 9, 2015 at 8:16 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Aline,

We are expecting high crowd levels during that time.

Keep hopping!

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Jan 24, 2015 at 3:43 p.m. Denise Says...

If we plan on visiting magic kingdom universal studios animal kingdom and discovery cove, what would our best options be. For park tickets? We only have 4 days and booked discovery cove swim with dolphins already. Thanks for help.

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Feb 10, 2015 at 12:39 a.m. yulissa contreras Says...

hi aline

i would do the same ti

hing cause my little sister and brother have a week so we might go for 5 days so the can have fun on there last day going to Florida cause we are from there but we moved to Texas so they have not been to Florida since 2012 so i am going to take them cause would have nothing to do so i would go to magic kingdom animal kingdom universal studio each day i will go until i dome ever thing and if i have enough days to do more stuff i would go to which one i like it is universal studio there is a hulk ride and it is real fun you should ride that one when u go

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Jan 26, 2015 at 8:14 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Denise,

You can purchase a two day Magic Your Way ticket and a Universal Orlando 1 day ticket or 1 day park-to-park ticket.

Keep hopping!

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Feb 8, 2016 at 1:22 p.m. Coll Says...

Hi , myself and my boyfriend and heading to Florida for a week in late May but only staying in Orlando for 2 nights and 3 days . I was thinking of doing 2 say hopper tickets in WDW and one in sea world . Or would u recommend just the 3 days in WDW . I am 26 and it will be his 31st Birthday on the Wednesday we are planning to be in WDW , he's not a great swimmer so I was also wondering any good presents or surprises I could plan for him ?

Thanks ☺️

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Feb 25, 2016 at 9:51 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Coll,

You could definitely do two days at Disney and one at SeaWorld, or all three at Disney. It really depends on what you like to do. SeaWorld has a mix of animal shows, exhibits and rides.

Keep hopping!

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Jan 7, 2015 at 11:47 a.m. Sally Says...

we find that rides like splash and space mountain or rock and roll are best in the late evening hours especially when MK is open till 1 or 2 am. Once the fireworks are over there is a huge amount of people that leave the parks! That's when we can go from ride to ride without waiting, especially good with older teenagers!

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Mar 28, 2017 at 2:59 p.m. taylor bennett Says...

I also find that true, but if you have been to Disney numerous of times and you've already seen the fireworks show, you should actually go on your favorite rides then. Because people are watching fireworks, they wont be worried about the rides so that would be the best time to jump in lines

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Mar 12, 2015 at 6:24 p.m. Marcy Says...

Awesome suggestion! I think my husband and I will leave our son with my parents one night and do this :-)

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