Wednesday, March 2, 2005 6:35 AM
I was planning on taking my family to WDW for Spring Break which is the 3rd week of March. My question is, how busy is it this time of year? I was at WDW last Christmas, and everyday they had to close the parks down due to attendance being too high per park. Is it the same at Spring Break time or not as bad with people going to beaches????
Wednesday, March 2, 2005 7:53 AM
The week between Xmas and New Years is WDW's bussiest week of the year, so it will be less crowded but it wont be "dead" because it is Spring Break.
However, due to less people being there expect park hours to be reduced.
Wednesday, March 2, 2005 8:10 AM
Spring break is a busy season down there here is a list of busy times. Magic Kingdom will be open till 11:00pm all of the third week of march.
http://www.allearsnet.com/pl/attend.htm *** Edited 3/2/2005 1:14:02 PM UTC by supermandl***
Wednesday, March 2, 2005 8:55 AM
Have a plan when you go. Get there early, and see the biggies first. There is one resource I recommend for helping you form a plan: www.tourguidemike.com
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I just got back from a President's Week trip (another week where the MK closed at 11PM or midnight every single night---in other words crowded!) and with one exception never waited more than 15 minutes for any ride anywhere. The exception was less than 20 minutes. I never waited more than 10 minutes at a counter service restaurant. I had great seats for every show I saw (but did wait a bit longer to get them, and it was worth it.) All by applying TGM's advice.
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Wednesday, March 2, 2005 8:28 PM
I was down there at the end of March 2004. For the parks that were not called Magic Kingdom, it wasn't too bad. I believe there were about 45 minute to hour waits for the big rides at Epcot & MGM. You can tell how crowded the parks are expected to be by the price of the main hotels on the property.
Wednesday, March 2, 2005 10:02 PM
Just don't go to the Magic Kingdom on sunday or monday. Everyone always makes the mistake of getting that one done first on their trip.
Thursday, March 3, 2005 4:33 PM
When isn't Magic Kingdom busy? Just make sure you ride the Fantasyland rides during "nap time" and you'll be fine. Also it is best to start with the "Mountains" and make use of those fast passes.