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A guide to Disney World at Easter

Heavy crowds can be expected at Epcot during Easter and the surrounding weeks
Heather Leigh

Easter is a popular time to visit Walt Disney World. Many schools have their spring break planned around the Easter holiday, making the week prior to Easter and the week after two of the most crowded weeks at Disney. Just because the parks and resorts are at their busiest during this time, it does not mean you have to skip your plans for a dream Disney Easter vacation.

Here are some tips to help you survive Disney World over the Easter holiday:

Arrive early

During these busy times, there is a chance the parks could fill up to maximum capacity. Plan to arrive before the park is scheduled to open and plan to stay the entire day. Depending upon how busy the park you choose is it could remain at max capacity the entire day. Meaning if you leave, you may not be admitted back in later in the day. This does not happen often, but it has around busy holiday times.

Long lines

Set your FastPass+ prior to arriving at Disney for your vacation. Popular attractions, such as Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, The Maelstrom, Test Track, Rock’n’Roller Coaster and Expedition Everest go fast and the lines for these attractions are generally long. FastPass+, Single Rider Lines and Rider Switch Programs will help reduce the amount of time wasted standing in long lines.

Do not forget to make your Advance Dining Reservations for those sit down meals you would like to have. Many, if not all, of the restaurants at Disney will be packed during this time.

Day planning

All of the Disney parks are going to be busy during this time. Here are some tips to help you plan which day to visit certain parks:

  • Weekends: Most common day for guests to go to the parks. They plan to go on their first or last day of their vacation. Plus, you have locals who visit the parks over the weekends.
  • Extra Magic Hours: Skip the park offering EMH. This is a draw for guests and the park with EMH will generally e the most crowded for the day.
  • Magic Kingdom and Epcot: The two busiest parks during the holidays. People are drawn to these parks because of the decorations, themes and activities available during the holiday season, including Easter.
  • Mondays: Are also a busy day at the parks, especially Magic Kingdom and Epcot.

Hopefully these tips help you when planning your trip to the Walt Disney World Resorts over the Easter holiday.

Happy vacationing!!

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