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Old 10-01-2012, 02:22 PM   #1
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How bad is the first week of April ? We have been the week before Christmas and in the middle of july how do this week Compare?
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How bad is the first week of April ? We have been the week before Christmas and in the middle of july how do this week Compare?
Middle of spring break, so pretty busy--comparable to mid-July at least.
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It will be busy but we have always found it to be manageable if you get to the parks at rope drop, take a break in the afternoon, and go back in the evening. This is when we go every year because I am a teacher.
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How bad is the first week of April ? We have been the week before Christmas and in the middle of july how do this week Compare?
Isn't that Easter Week this year? It will be insane and don't be looking for any discounts with all those capacity crowds either. Sorry, but it will be more crowded than week before Christmas and probably mid July also.
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Also, April 1st has an unusually high likelihood of torrential rain. Then there's the Hell's Kitchen Bikers that come through that day, along with a huge problem with staffing since so many CM's don't show up for work that day (because of all the trouble they usually have).
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Oh...and, April Fools!
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Isn't that Easter Week this year? It will be insane and don't be looking for any discounts with all those capacity crowds either. Sorry, but it will be more crowded than week before Christmas and probably mid July also.
Easter is March 31, 2013.
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Easter is March 31, 2013.
Yes, and both the week before and after Easter will be very busy.
See: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2886346

These could be the third and fourth most crowded weeks of the year (after the two Christmas/New Years weeks).
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This is not directly reloated to the question asked, but if you have never been on the Jungle Cruise on April 1, you owe it to yourself to go on it! That's no April Fool's joke!
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It varies, depending on when Easter falls.

In 2012 it wasn't too bad because Easter was in late April. In 2013, it will be horrible crowdwise because Easter is March 31st. In 2014 Easter will be on April 20th, so it shouldn't be too bad.

The worst crowds are the week prior to Easter, with the week after Easter running a close second. If you can be there at least two weeks prior or two weeks after Easter the crowds are much more manageable.
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