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  • On Mar 3, 2014
    Darlene from OH Asked

    Hi everyone. I would love any input that you might have. We are thinking of a trip to WDW Easter weekend and the week after Easter! As exciting as this seems, I am a bit hesitant. Is the week after Easter going to be crazy busy?

    Darlene:

    Our family has been to Disney over the Easter Weekend, and yes, the crowds are some of the highest of the year. And in the past, I have recommend that folks avoid the crowds by enjoying their resort or hitting the parks at rope drop and leaving by lunch when the crowds swell...

    HOWEVER, with Disney's new MagicBands, a visit now during even the busiest times of the year can be made a lot more pleasant. Because the new FastPass+ system allows you to choose three FastPasses a day up to 60 days in advance when you stay at a Disney resort, you can be assured that you are not waiting in lines for your favorite rides nor do you have to get to the parks first thing in the morning to compete with everyone else for FastPasses that will be gone by 11 a.m.!

    If you plan your FastPasses in advance, you can sleep in, eat the breakfast at your resort, hit the parks until after lunch, swim in your resort's pool in the afternoon when crowds are the largest at the parks and go back to the park in the evening to take in your favorite rides and enjoy the fireworks. I think you'll see fewer Disney "experts" recommending to avoid the parks all-together during busy season with Disney's new FastPass system in place, and I truly feel that the new MagicBand system could bring a more relaxing vacation so you can actually return home from a Disney vacation refreshed!

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
    Whitney


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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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