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  • On Jan 2, 2010
    Simeon from MO Asked

    Our family is planning a trip to WDW for spring break this year (March 20-26). We're a little anxious because we've heard horror stories of the crazy crowds. When are Florida students on their spring break for '10? Which WDW hotels are less crowded?

    Hi, Simeon!  I wish I could give you a very definitive answer to this question, but Florida is a big state!  I have checked with mom friends in four different Florida counties, and all four have different spring breaks, beginning the week of March 8th, and going through the week after Easter.

    I don't know that you will find less crowded hotels at Walt Disney World.  I know I typically find that the value resorts book quickly, so if you are hoping to stay at a Value resort, as soon as you know your dates are set, you might want to go ahead and book something.  I would, however, make that recommendation with any of the resorts, just so you avoid disappointment.

    There are ways to handle crowds at Walt Disney World, so don't panic!  It can get quite busy, but if you do simple things like use Fast Passes for the rides where you can; book Advanced Dining Reservations for the table service meals you don't want to miss; plan to eat counter service meals during off peak times (like early lunches or late dinners); and if you don't mind skipping the parade or the fireworks, hit up some of the more popular rides during those times when other guests are likely to be waiting for the parade or fireworks to start.

    I wouldn't be deterred by crowds.  Organize your day, make a "hit list" of top things you don't want to leave without doing, and everything else is pure bonus!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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