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  • On Oct 27, 2011
    Lisa Asked

    starting to plan first trip with kids to WDW during 4/22/12-4/27/12. Is this a busy time, or is spring break over for most? also, is 5 nights enough? our freq flyer miles only give us that window available.

    Hi there, Lisa!

    So glad to hear that you are getting an early start on your planning. It'll help keep the excitement building - and help you relax a little bit, knowing that all of the hard work is done.

    While there is no hard and fast way to predict crowd attendance at Walt Disney World, there can be assumptions based on crowd levels in the past.

    Historically, attendance at Disney sees an uptick over Presidents' Day weekend, and continues to climb fairly steadily throughout April, declining somewhat in late April/early May. as you correctly noted, this is due largely to Spring Breaks for school-age children (and their college counterparts!).

    Spring is definitely not as busy as Disney's summer vacation season, which is typically from mid-June through late August.

    Five nights is a great amount of time in the World; then again, so is two nights, a week, an hour: as long as you are at Disney, it's a great time! But five nights does give you one day per Park, with the option of revisiting another. With careful planning and an eye on your must-dos and must-sees, you'll certainly be able to work within that timeline. And if we can help with any of your scheduling, do let us know!

    See you later, celebrator!
    -Deborah B.

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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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