Can you visit Walt Disney World over Spring Break, and still have a marvelous time? Yes, absolutely!
Schools across the country stagger their breaks, so it isn’t like Christmas-when the break falls at the same time for EVERYONE. But, the weather is beautiful in Orlando, schools are on a break, and if that is the time you can visit Walt Disney World, it is totally doable!
Today, I am going to share some Spring Break tips for Walt Disney World! With a plan and some patience, you can master the parks and have an amazing Spring Break!
Stay at a Walt Disney World Resort
Staying on property at Walt Disney World is key to enjoying yourself during a busier time. Guests onsite can take advantage of continuous transportation to and from the parks.
Also, getting in the parks earlier or staying later with Extra Magic Hours can really help you spread out your attractions and allow you a break from the parks.
Plus, the proximity of the resorts makes those afternoon breaks a little easier to take! If an onsite Walt Disney World Resort is not an option for your family, consider one of the Disney Springs Hotels, which recently allow guests to take advantage of some of those onsite perks.
Have a touring plan for the parks
A “touring plan” is a list of attractions and shows you want to see in an order that works best for your family. Using the park hours, the Disney park maps, dining reservations, and your ride times you can create a plan for your day in the parks.
This is a good idea, so you aren’t crisscrossing all over the park, and you can make sure you include your “must do” attractions and shows.
Take advantage of the shows
The Festival of the Lion King, Mickey’s Philharmagic, Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage.there are so many wonderful shows at Walt Disney World!
Taking advantage of these in the afternoons, and early evenings, allows your family to sit and take a break. While doing so, you are also enjoying some of the more classic attractions AND it’s air conditioned!
Enjoy the second showing of the nighttime spectaculars
Often during busier times, Walt Disney World will offer shows like Fantasmic! and Rivers of Light twice. If you can take advantage of the second showing, that is ideal.
First, while everyone is at the first showing, you can be enjoying the park attractions. Second, it is usually less crowded at the second show, and you have a good chance of finding a great seat!
Take a day off
If you are in Orlando for a 7-night stay, consider a 5 day ticket. This gives you a down day, a day to enjoy the pools and just rest from the parks. This, combined with a midday break on a few park days, and your family will be more rested and relaxed. The resorts are destinations in and of themselves. Take advantage of what they have to offer!
Book a dessert party
The dessert parties are wonderful-and in my opinion-well worth it. Booking a dessert party allows your family fun desserts and drinks while enjoying the show from a reserved area. There are dessert parties for both Illuminations and Happily Ever After.
Having reserved seating and a good view are priceless! Who wants to stand in the masses around World Showcase or on Main Street USA, when you can have desserts and a reserved viewing area?
Come prepared to wait in line
There is always a line for something at Walt Disney World. However, if you come prepared, some of them are easily manageable. Pack some snacks and water in your park bag.
Having some fun games to play is a good idea, as well. You can download something like Headbandz onto your phone. Or, the classic I SPY works well, too! Sometimes, I even stash a Mad Libs book in my park bag and we do those while waiting in line.
Are you planning to visit Walt Disney World over Spring Break?
If so, I hope these tips are helpful. If you have other Spring Break survival tips, chime in below!