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  • I will be in WDW for a wedding on Palm Sunday 2013. Naturally worried about the Spring Break crowds. Can you tell me what you think the crowds/line time will be for March 19-27? I'm going with my 5 and 6 year olds and a bit worried about them in lines!
  • - Asked by maggie on 12/6/2012
  • Hi Maggie!!!

    Thank you so much for your question!

    You are correct that the Spring Break crowds will be quite large.  Besides Christmas and New Year's, Spring Break is the second most busy time of the year at Walt Disney World.  

    I would expect the crowds to be very heavy during this time with the average wait on most of the more popular attractions to be at least an hour, and sometimes two hours long (or longer!)  

    I usually have to travel during Spring Break since I am in education, so I know that you can still have fun despite the crowds.  First of all, I would highly encourage you to be at the theme parks when they open.   You will be able to get a few attractions in during the first hour or so.  I would also utilize Disney's FASTPASS for your more popular attractions.  This will help with your two children and not really having to wait in line.  I would also stay as late as you can with your children (and take a mid-day break to nap/relax).  The earlier and later you stay, the smaller the crowds!

    One other tip I will give with your two children is to have rubber bracelets made for them.  I have them for my son and they say, "Help, my parents are lost.  Please call (xxx) xxx-xxxx."  We have this on him in case he ever does get separated from us.  We have shown him a Cast Member name tag and to look for a Cast Member if he ever does get separated.  Luckily, he never has (he is four,) but if he does we feel we have prepared him on what to do.  

    I hope all this helps ease your concern about the crowds!  I know you will have a wonderful time with your children!!

    Have a magical day!


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