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skiingfast
12-06-2011, 11:32 PM
As one season turns into another more people plan for the next. Hopefully this pole can be used to let those able to tailer their visit choose less crowded options.

*INSTRUCTIONS*
1. Choose only weeks when school is out for at least 3 of the 5 weekdays.
2. Choose by school district size, so your tally is more informational. If your school district is large, or medium you will find it most likely in this link (http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2002/100_largest/table_app_a_1.asp). Don't assume.
4. District size, is based on the number of students.
5. If you have multiple weeks you can choose more than one.
6. If your break is in or includes April you can find that poll *right here. (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2843112)*
7. Remember after you have voted your vote can not be changed, so pick carefully.
8. Thank you for helping create useful information.

Aladora
12-07-2011, 03:43 PM
Clarification?

Do you want Canadians to vote as well?

Also, you seem to have some wacky dates, in 2012 March 4th is a Sunday as is March 11th, 18th and 25th, are they not?

MeganAnne
12-07-2011, 05:07 PM
Should us college kids respond as well?

cloudconnected1039
12-07-2011, 05:25 PM
Should us college kids respond as well?

I did. I go to a university really close to DLR, so I thought it was relevant :thumbsup2

skiingfast
12-07-2011, 07:35 PM
Should us college kids respond as well?
Sure the poll results should indicate when family groups are able to travel.

Consider you University's attendance as the district size. As your school may not have a break coinciding with the populus of the local school district.

Even if you are not in school or don't have school children, voting for your community's district will still add information.


Do you want Canadians to vote as well?

Also, you seem to have some wacky dates, in 2012 March 4th is a Sunday as is March 11th, 18th and 25th, are they not?

Yes, Canadians are welcome to vote. They are allowed to visit DLR as well so they will effect the attendance pattern.

Thank you, I know the day of the week is wrong. I didn't realize the calendar was off until it was too late. Once the poll is posted I can not edit the poll itself, only the OP. Ultimately it's the weekdays when school is out that matters, not the weekends everyone gets off anyway.

Aladora
12-07-2011, 09:45 PM
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Yes, Canadians are welcome to vote. They are allowed to visit DLR as well so they will effect the attendance pattern.

Done!

We have a 2 week spring break so we are taking advantage of the break coinciding with my birthday to come down to sunny CA and enjoy some more DL magic! :lovestruc

twopeasonepod
12-08-2011, 03:14 AM
Any school district in Hawaii is small compared to the mainland! haha

I voted for 3/17-25 because my kids go to a private school, but the Hawaii public schools' Spring Break is 3/10-18 (yes, the whole state except Charter Schools).

larina
12-08-2011, 06:45 AM
I can't believe how many of you know what size your school district is. I have no idea, and I used to work for County Schools here. I've never even thought about our district size.

Aladora
12-08-2011, 09:25 AM
I can't believe how many of you know what size your school district is. I have no idea, and I used to work for County Schools here. I've never even thought about our district size.

I googled it and was amazed that the answer was actually there! :)

DisneyMomma81
12-08-2011, 11:42 AM
3 day minimum?? Spring Break around here is always Easter weekend *the Fri before and Mon after. The only 3 full days + breaks they get are Thanksgiving and "winter" CHRISTMAS break. They do have a Thur 1/2 day, Fri & Mon off in early May.

skiingfast
12-08-2011, 12:25 PM
3 day minimum?? Spring Break around here is always Easter weekend *the Fri before and Mon after. The only 3 full days + breaks they get are Thanksgiving and "winter" CHRISTMAS break. They do have a Thur 1/2 day, Fri & Mon off in early May.

The reason I stated 3 days, applies perfect to your situtation.

If you voted for the week before and after Easter, in this poll, you would be reporting that those whole weeks are going to be busier. When in fact your vote needs to be wieghted down to accurately portay that it's only worth 1/5 the vote for that week.

Since the poll only has so many options a limit was present. For example it can not be set up to choose 30 days of a month. So I chose that only posters with the majority of the week should be voting for a particular week. This at least insures the vote are worth 3/5 of the valued weight.

DisneyMomma81, enjoy your long weekend. If you are coming to DL at least you can peek at what the weeks surrounding it will be like.

larina
12-08-2011, 12:38 PM
We're a large district, so I found it on that list pretty easily.

MeganAnne
12-08-2011, 02:02 PM
I answered for my university, the school district I'm teaching at, and my home districts. Unfortunately my home high school district and home elementary school district are both just under 10k and have the same break. Instead of adding them together to take this into account, I selected the small school district option before I thought of that. Doh!! :headache:

PHXscuba
12-09-2011, 12:06 PM
A large chunk of the Phoenix area -- including our district of 40,000 kids and the neighboring district of 70,000 -- will be out the week of March 11. And LOTS of Arizonans go to Disneyland that week. I've never been during a school vacation week and not run into several people we know.

Probably no DLR for us this next spring but I'm trying to decide spring or fall for 2013. Maybe both?:rolleyes:

PHXscuba

skiingfast
01-03-2012, 10:31 PM
Bump for the spring Break planners.

Mackysmycat
01-03-2012, 10:35 PM
Thank you!!!!

skiingfast
01-08-2012, 11:04 PM
March bump.

starshine514
01-08-2012, 11:35 PM
Wow! Our weeks (March 11) is really coming out as the winner here...I wouldn't have guessed it based on the hotel rate I booked a month or so ago. I hope it won't be super-crazy!

awdsmama
01-13-2012, 01:36 PM
Surprised to see our dates are the 3rd highest..I expected more schools to be on break the last week of March.

Not that I'm complaining of course!

oklamomof4boys
01-14-2012, 09:25 PM
Our school district is small, but pretty much the entire state of Oklahoma is out the 17th- 25th!

Mackysmycat
01-20-2012, 07:49 PM
Bump

mama2dutchies
01-20-2012, 08:42 PM
I know a lot of the sacramento metro has their break the first week of april... my district has one in february too

skiingfast
01-24-2012, 12:23 PM
Bump

skiingfast
01-26-2012, 04:45 PM
:)

skiingfast
02-02-2012, 09:58 PM
Bump

skiingfast
02-07-2012, 08:05 PM
:wave2:

Disney Dreams
02-28-2012, 02:57 PM
bump :yay: bump

skiingfast
03-05-2012, 06:58 PM
Under two week bump.

calambert
03-05-2012, 10:35 PM
Sorry if this sounds harsh, it's not intended to, but this poll is meaningless, because it doesn't show where these spring breaks are. A small district in Orange County is going to have a far greater impact on crowds than a large district Kansas City.

All anyone needs to know about Spring break is that Arizona K-12 is on break the week of 3/16. The vast majority of California/Nevada Spring breaks are the first and second week of April. (The week before and after Easter this year). Excluding DLR Hotels (Which are very expensive year round) all area hotels reflect this. Week of 3/18 is expensive. Week of 3/25 is cheap. First two weeks of April are the most expensive. AP blackout dates are Friday 3/30-4/15. So...Crowds-smaller 3/1-15 Fairly large 3/16-25 Average/26-3/29 Very large 3/30-4/15.

squirrel
03-05-2012, 11:34 PM
Spring Break up here is March 17-23rd. I have no idea what the size of our district is.

awdsmama
03-05-2012, 11:37 PM
Oregon is 3/26-30 and I personally know of at least 6 families going. Not a lot but if I know of 6 well....there will be a lot more!

skiingfast
03-05-2012, 11:44 PM
Spring Break up here is March 17-23rd. I have no idea what the size of our district is.

In the OP you can look on the link to see if your district is large, and it covers many of the medium ones as well.

This is the link;
http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2002/100_largest/table_app_a_8.asp
It covers many school districts down to about 14K students. If your area isn't on it, it probably is small.

calambert
03-05-2012, 11:45 PM
Oregon is 3/26-30 and I personally know of at least 6 families going. Not a lot but if I know of 6 well....there will be a lot more!

Fine, but what is the population compared to southern california. Portland metro is what? about 3..3.5 million...Oregon about 5 million. California 37 million, and over 20 million in Southern California, and they are in school that week.

You should be fine. If you look at spring break patterns in areas closer to DL and hotel prices the crowds the week of 3/26 shouldn't be any different than the first two weeks of March. The first two weeks of April will be packed. Hotel prices those weeks are much higher and annual passports are restricted, while not restricted the week of 3/26).

awdsmama
03-05-2012, 11:48 PM
Fine, but what is the population compared to southern california. Portland metro is what? about 3..3.5 million...Oregon about 5 million. California 37 million, and over 20 million in Southern california.

I wasn't saying that Oregons population was competing with SoCal. I was simply stating the state is on spring break during a specific amount of time.

Thanks anyway.

calambert
03-06-2012, 12:01 AM
I wasn't saying that Oregons population was competing with SoCal. I was simply stating the state is on spring break during a specific amount of time.

Thanks anyway.

I understand that..I think you are missing my point. Your spring break favors smaller crowds when compared to others.

mommamonster
03-06-2012, 12:31 AM
FWIW I put down our local community college and CSU (combined they are a large district) for March 17 - 25th week, we are 500+ miles away in Nor Cal.

PeachKay
03-06-2012, 11:40 AM
We went first week in June last year, during one of the grad weeks! The Thursday wasn't bad, but the Friday was when Star Tours opened. :/ I think if it's like the Thursday was, we can handle it. :) (Ours is the week of the 11th. I'm from Colorado.)

skiingfast
03-09-2012, 08:41 PM
Spring Break started for many this evening. The offseason is over.

Gisele
03-09-2012, 09:50 PM
O/P; using this format really does not make any sense to me. What does make far more sense to me is simply stating when ones spring break is, and from what geographic location. I need to take an aspirin now.











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Gisele
03-09-2012, 09:58 PM
Forgot to add; how is one supposed to know by reading this information, where these schools are located? When I ask someone when their spring break is, I don't ask them how large their district is, for I don't really care about that.














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