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  • On Nov 7, 2008
    Shannon from PA Asked

    I love this panel -- i spend way too much time on here :-) We are planning a trip March 8-14, 2009. i was wondering your opinion on the the crowd level during this week with easter falling later in april. Thank you in advance. Enjoy your Day!

    Shannon,

    I think you will encounter some crowds still, as some schools may have an early spring break.  However, because it is so early in the month I think there won't be too many schools on break just yet, so I would not expect the crowds to be unmanageable. 

    Planning your days and doing some research will go a long way to making your trip sucessful no matter how busy the parks are, so you're ahead of the game in that regard.  A few thoughts:

    -Plan out which parks you'll be in on which days and make dining reservations early.  Try eating at off-peak times of day so you can avoid crowds.
    -Hit the parks early in the morning.  They are far busier in the afternoon, which is a great time to go swimming or take a nap.  Parks will be open later at night, so you can easily head back out again and enjoy a thinner crowd at night.
    -Consider avoiding the park with Extra Magic Hours (EMH) each day - many people find those parks to be more crowded, so the other parks are easier to navigate.

    If you're really concerned about crowds, check out www.tourguidemike.com.  It is a subscription service that helps you plan for peak attendance periods at Disney World.  It's not free, but I've heard many people say it's worth every penny to have a stress free vacation even in the midst of a very busy season.

    Good luck!
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, Kentucky

I'm a member of the original 2008 Moms Panel and am happy to be back again to help you plan! We are DVC members who visit 2-3 times per year with our 3 young daughters, and I am only one visit away from being able to say I've stayed in every Disney resort! Learn More About Heather

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