5 Best Tips for Surviving Disney World During Spring Break

Monorail ©The Walt Disney Company

Monorail ©The Walt Disney Company

Disney Vacation Guide: Surviving the crowds during Spring Break

There are certain times of year when Walt Disney World Resort is more crowded than others. Spring Break is one of those times.

If you’ve booked your family vacation to Disney World during the Spring Break “season” here are five of our best survival tips for you!


Simplify transportation. Choose a Disney Resort where boat transportation, bus and monorail transportation are free. That way you don’t have to worry about parking or dragging the kids from the theme park back to your car or hotel after a hot day in the sun. There are many Deluxe Resorts and Moderate Resorts around Disney to choose from.


Make reservations. If you want to eat at a sit down restaurant forget it during Spring Break, unless you have reservations made well ahead of time. Even then, it will not be an overly relaxing atmosphere. Get familiar with the good fast service restaurants around Disney World. There are tons of them!


Stick to one park. If you do a lot of “park hopping” you’ll be spending a great deal of time on the transport system. All of the parks at Disney World are crowded during Spring Break so you won’t benefit a whole lot by park hopping mid-day.

Avoid the park of the day. During other times of year, you might take advantage of Extra Magic Hours at Disney World. That’s where a different theme park is open for an extended period of time during the morning or evening. During this time, Disney resort guests get to enjoy that theme park with less people around. When it’s already an extra busy time at Walt Disney World, you might want to spend your time in the other parks where it will be a bit quieter.

Get wet early. Head to the water parks early unless you want to spend a couple of hours of your afternoon waiting in line among partying college students!

Tell us…

Do you feed off the energy of a crowd or do you prefer to have a theme park be as quiet as possible?