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A guide to visiting Disney World for spring break

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Spring break is one of the busiest tome pf the year at the Walt Disney World Resorts and Theme Parks. During this time families make their way to the Central Florida area to enjoy the magic of the theme parks and the warmer weather. Though some schools do have their spring breaks during the later part of March, most schools are on break around Easter.

Because this is a popular time to visit Disney, be prepared for heavy crowds and longer lines, especially at the parks and restaurants. To better help you plan your spring break vacation at Disney World, it is a good idea to have a full understanding of how the Disney FastPass+ system works, as well as utilizing Advance Dining Reservations, single rider lines and the rider switch program. All of these will help reduce your wait in line.

Other tips to help you get the most out of your spring break vacation include:

  • Do not park hop: This wastes a lot of time going from one resort to another. Make plans to stay at one resort and spend the entire day there.
  • Grab a seat early: When wanting to watch a show or parade, try to get there early and take time to sit and relax for a bit. Crowds start lining up for Fantasmic!, IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth and the Main Street Electrical Parade as early as one hour (or even more) before the show is scheduled to begin.
  • Skip the park with EMH: Though the park offering Extra Magic Hours will give you more time to enjoy all of your favorite attractions, it will also be the busiest park of the day. Many families will take advantage of the extra hours, so consider going to another park for the day.
  • Stay at a Disney Resort: This will give you easy transportation access via bus, monorail and watercraft to all of the theme parks, including the water parks and Downtown Disney.
  • Take advantage of quick service restaurants: Some of the fastest, most efficient quick service restaurants at the Disney theme parks include Cosmic Ray’s at the Magic Kingdom, the Sunshine Food Fair at the Land in Epcot, the ABC Commissary at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Restaurantosaurus at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Hopefully these tips help you get the most out of your spring break vacation at the Walt Disney World resorts and theme parks.

Happy vacationing!