Spring break is one of the busiest times to visit Disney World, but preparing ahead of time can make the trip fun for everyone in your family. Spring break is traditionally around Easter week, which means you can expect warm weather during the day and cooler, temperate weather at night, so pack a sweatshirt. Here are more specific tips for visiting Disney World in March.
Disney World Spring Break Survival Tips:
Stay at a Disney Resort. Although many resorts in Orlando offer free shuttle service to the Disney parks, the closest and easiest to navigate is from the Disney resorts. Transportation by bus, monorail, and boat is free, so you won’t have to worry about scrambling for a parking spot or walking to the theme park entrance in the heat. This will save you and your family a lot of unnecessary hassle. Be sure to ask your resort where the nearest transportation stop is in advance.
Skip the “park of the day.” On designated days, different Disney theme parks will host Extra Magic Hour events, which means they will open one hour earlier and stay open two hours later for Disney resort guests. While magic overtime is helpful at any other time of the year, avoid the “day park” of magic overtime during spring break. This park will be very crowded all day, which means fewer visitors at the other theme parks.
Jump park jumps. Switching from one park to another means that you will spend a lot of time on Disney’s transportation system, which while efficient, is still time-consuming. Spring break is a busy time of year, so all of the Disney World theme parks will be somewhat crowded no matter what. This is why you won’t really benefit from switching in the middle of the day. If you’re looking to save money on tickets, skip the park hopping option and stay in one park at a time.
Go to the water parks early. Unless you enjoy waiting in line for two hours to take a dip at Shark Reef, arrive at Typhoon Lagoon when it opens. Disney’s two water parks, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach, fill up quickly, especially in hot weather.
Bring water and snacks . Not only will this save you money (you’ll spend at least $ 2.50 per bottle of water at Disney World theme parks), but you won’t have to waste time queuing. Disney World allows guests to bring food as long as it does not require heating.
Use FastPass +. FastPass + is your ticket to the front of the line, literally. Make liberal use of the FastPass + system and you can enjoy more of the best Disney World games. Having a Fastpass means waiting 5 minutes to ride Splash Mountain instead of an hour and 5 minutes.
Make dinner reservations. You can make meal reservations up to 90 days in advance, so schedule your meal plans as far in advance as possible. During Spring Break you won’t be able to secure a table at a Disney World restaurant without a reservation – it’s so busy!
Choose efficient counter service locations. Choose large, well-organized restaurants for your meals and you won’t wait that long. Best bets for quick service include the Sunshine Seasons Food Court in the Land Pavilion at Epcot, the ABC Commissary at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Restaurantosaurus at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. All of these places are fast food counter style and offer many affordable options.
Take an early seat: Get an early seat to Fantasmic !, Disney parades, or any of the Disney World fireworks shows. It is recommended to arrive at least 30 minutes before the show to find an optimal location. Although you should stay there until the show starts, it’s worth it! You won’t be able to get a good spot at the last minute and you’ll miss out on all the fun.