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Polynesian27 10-15-2013 11:22 AM

Am I Crazy, Easter In Disney.....!!
To anyone who has experienced Disney on Easter week please let me know, would you do it again?! My DW, DS (2yo), and myself are leaning toward a trip over Easter week 2014. We haven't decided on a resort just yet but are certainly up for suggestions. My DW is a teacher so we can really only go to Disney over major holidays or summer months. We tried a July trip this past summer and it was HOTTTTT!! So if we avoid the summer months our only true option is Easter week! Please let me know your experiences vacationing in Disney on this week, it would be so much help! My son will be 2 and I thought they would probably have Easter egg hunts at some of the resorts which he would love I'm sure. However, I'm worried about the crowds, Disney transportation, dinner reservations, just everything lol!

Lyndsey 10-15-2013 11:36 AM

I am at Disney every Easter for the last 14 yrs...My family and I check in this year on April 12 out on Mon after Easter! Old Key West had the best Easter egg hunt when we stayed there. Mickey and Minnie even stopped by for pictures. We have also done the egg hunt at Epcot a few times since that is typically our Easter park. We have always enjoyed ourselves during this time frame. The last few years do not seem as busy, I am thinking because schools have changed their spring break or eliminated it..Enjoy your trip

HM 10-15-2013 12:07 PM

We did Easter (Easter Sunday start) two years ago...offsite with APs. We had no problems with our trip. It was busy, but we arrived near or at park open and were able to do a lot before it became too busy. We enjoyed the weather a lot.

jel0511 10-15-2013 12:20 PM

We've been going for the past 8 years due to school schedules and it's GREAT! The weather is AWESOME!!! Yes, it's crowded but it's better than a little less crowded in the summer and 1000% humidity in the summer IMO. As long as you get up early, you'll be fine. With the addition of FP+, it might be a different animal this year coming up we'll see... I'm hoping for a far less stressful vacation and more sleeping in!!!! I'll get the rides we want scheduled in the afternoons and my teens can sleep in and there will be less complaining! A win win for all!!!!!

vikster1 10-15-2013 03:31 PM

We have been doing Easter week for the past 6 years. On and off property. All hotels have done an egg hunt and have special little activities throughout the day. Last year we were in MK Easter Sunday. EMH in the morning and night. The park was open till 3 am. I'd say after the parade the park cleared out. Between 1-3 EMH it was empty. Walked right on anything and everything. We plan doing that again this year.

Babsy 10-15-2013 03:47 PM

Yep, you're crazy!! LOL

You are in good company here, though! Should be lots of fun!!

I've been at Easter too! It's great! Maybe busy, but great! And not nearly so hot as JUly!

Just take your time, go to parks early and rest back at the hotel mid day. Don't worry about getting everything 'done'.

We stayed on the monorail which is very convenient for returning to the resort throughout the day if you plan on spending a lot of time in MK. Epcot resorts are great with walking distance to Epcot and DHS.

We found easy park access, using fast pass and taking breaks to work just fine.

I would book ADR's ASAP if you want to do table service.


MommaBarb 10-15-2013 04:15 PM

We did Easter last year at POR (the year before we left the day before). The kids LOVED the candy scramble that they had and loved all the Easter stuff in MK, too. It's just a crowded time of year, and we didn't have any issues because we're spring break travelers every year.

I wanted to do brunch at Chef Mickeys but it filled up before I decided on it and we were better off anyway. We did dinner at Crystal Palace but it wasn't anything special for Easter.

Polynesian27 10-15-2013 07:31 PM

Thank you everyone! I feel much better and will certainly use all your suggestions. When you were there over Easter were people using the pools and waterparks?

Polynesian27 10-16-2013 06:28 PM

Anymore Easter tips, the do's and dont's!?

danceteachermom 10-16-2013 07:07 PM

It is very busy but you can make it work. We did Easter last year. We hit rope drop in the morning...even EMH mornings and would tour the park until noon. We would enjoy lunch and head back to the pool at our hotel. We got done everything we wanted in each park but did not do "everything." Best advice I can give is make a list of what is most important and be willing to give other stuff up if you get too bothered by crowds. We tried to do Wishes one night....never again.

We would do it again but we are also glad our spring break is not over Easter this year.

LisaCM614 10-17-2013 07:54 AM

We stayed at BWI the week after Easter last year. We loved the weather.

Flower and Garden was so pretty at Epcot! Not sure if your 2 year old would appreciate it but you and your wife will! For us seeing so many flowers really helped lift our spirits after an awful winter in CT!

We hit RD every day and left after lunch. Since the weather was so pleasant, the kids enjoyed time at the pool. They did the pool games and activities, and then we would get out of the sun for a bit and shower and rest. Then we'd hit Community Hall and enjoy a campfire and roasting marshmallows. Our nights were just for dinner and evening entertainment. We did not try to ride any rides, the parks were too zooey! But you can get so much done in the early part of the day I don't feel like we missed anything.

rebbyparker 10-17-2013 09:29 AM

Spring in the World! What could be better? We've been there for the past two Easters and it was great. You'll have to do some planning but it will be fun. Crowds are little higher but the weather (again Spring!) is pretty nice. Best touring advice is get there early, have an idea of what you want to do, around midday, head back to your resort, take a nap and then head back into the parks. These boards will help a LOT. :)

Polynesian27 10-20-2013 08:08 PM

Thanks everyone, your comments were a true help, we are now planning on going over Easter for sure! Now we start deciding on the perfect resort! I want to try something totally different and do the Fort Wilderness Cabins, but my wife isn't so sure, we shall see....!

SandyinMonterey 10-22-2013 11:16 AM

We are going to WDW for our first Easter trip in 2014. We are DVC members so we've already booked (11 months out). Don't wait to long to decide on resort. Our home resort is the WL and we love it there. I expect it to be crowded but also hoping that not everybody is on the same break at the same time.

TJA 10-22-2013 12:04 PM

We've been the past 2 Easters. We love it! We aren't park commando's, though, so we don't mind the crowds. We just hit the parks in the early morning, leave during mid-afternoon, have fun at the resort for a while, then go back to parks at night. It's great! Weather is wonderful, usually. Last year Easter was early, so there were larger crowds because of the March spring breakers being there at the same time.

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