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Old 10-13-2018, 09:55 AM   #1
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Red face Am I crazy for going during spring break?

My kids are older now, so really hard to pull them out, looks like I am stuck going during the school breaks, is it really insane in april?
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We last went in spring break back in 2011 and it was insane as far as crowds went. We'd done Christmas a number of times and found spring break worse. However, in fairness, we knew that and we were prepared and with being able to make your Fastpass+ bookings in advance, at least you know you'll be able to get on three rides.

It also depends if Disney just means rides for your vacation, if you know what I mean? These days, we enjoy the dining and just wandering around and taking in the magic just as much as rides, so the long waits tend not to affect us as much.
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We last went in spring break back in 2011 and it was insane as far as crowds went. We'd done Christmas a number of times and found spring break worse. However, in fairness, we knew that and we were prepared and with being able to make your Fastpass+ bookings in advance, at least you know you'll be able to get on three rides.

It also depends if Disney just means rides for your vacation, if you know what I mean? These days, we enjoy the dining and just wandering around and taking in the magic just as much as rides, so the long waits tend not to affect us as much.
Thank you!!!! for your honest answer, that' s sorta what I expected....i have the type of kids that rather ride the rides, so i get what your saying
thank you, I may just have to shoot for end of June/first week in July
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My kids are older now, so really hard to pull them out, looks like I am stuck going during the school breaks, is it really insane in april?
No, you're doing the right thing!

I've gone during spring break a couple times, with teenagers in tow.

The secret is to make your FPs and get up really early in the morning--if you're staying on property, take advantage of early magic hours.

Doing this on spring break, we hit all the rides we wanted to be on before 1 pm, when the parks were just wall-to-wall people.

Just know ahead of time what your must-do rides are and make sure to get to those early in the morning.

Expect big crowds and long waits, and be happy when you manage to miss those things.

Have fun! And enjoy the Flower & Garden exhibits.
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No, you're doing the right thing!

I've gone during spring break a couple times, with teenagers in tow.

The secret is to make your FPs and get up really early in the morning--if you're staying on property, take advantage of early magic hours.

Doing this on spring break, we hit all the rides we wanted to be on before 1 pm, when the parks were just wall-to-wall people.

Just know ahead of time what your must-do rides are and make sure to get to those early in the morning.

Expect big crowds and long waits, and be happy when you manage to miss those things.

Have fun! And enjoy the Flower & Garden exhibits.
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I've done spring break staying offsite even and still had a great time. I like the weather much better than summer which is usually the only other choice with older kids.
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The weather is great during Spring Break but the crowds can be insane. The last spring break trip we took fell after Easter week and the lines were unbearable for the attractions. I'd opt for the June timeframe even though it will be hot.
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When our kids were getting older we started going the week of Thanksgiving. That way they were only missing a couple days of school work so it was easier for them to catch up. The parks were crowded but nothing compared to spring break times.
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