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Old 10-07-2012, 02:14 PM   #31
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School and college spring breaks vary wildly, they can be any time in March or April. Easter moves around every year too. BUT the week before Easter and the week after Easter are always the most crowded spring break weeks. All you have to do is look at rack rate pricing for the resorts to see that prices are higher the weeks around Easter. They know they will be full!
People always think that whatever their school district does is what every school district does. NOT true at all.

Spring weather is nice though
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:17 PM   #32
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This may seem silly, but how do you know when "spring break" is going to be for most people? Our school district does it in conjunction with Easter every year.
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:10 PM   #33
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Julie-we are doing the exact thing with our dd13 and ds10. Can't take them out of school so we go during Spring Break and Easter. DD13 will get up early for Disney and that's about it! We do let her sleep in if needed but she usually wants to get going like the rest of us. Glad I am not the only mom of a dd13 who is hard to get out of bed!
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:45 PM   #34
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This may seem silly, but how do you know when "spring break" is going to be for most people? Our school district does it in conjunction with Easter every year.
School districts in our area do not have their spring breaks coincide with Easter.
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:45 PM   #35
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School and college spring breaks vary wildly, they can be any time in March or April. Easter moves around every year too. BUT the week before Easter and the week after Easter are always the most crowded spring break weeks. All you have to do is look at rack rate pricing for the resorts to see that prices are higher the weeks around Easter. They know they will be full!
People always think that whatever their school district does is what every school district does. NOT true at all.

Spring weather is nice though
Right. A lot of parochial schools schedule spring break during Holy Week, which ends on Easter. If most Catholic schools in the country are out that week, it's a lot of kids. We finally gave up going then and my son is going to have to miss some school instead.
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:00 PM   #36
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I love Easter. I have been 8 times at Easter.

Yes.. it is crowded! Ride rides early. The weather is Perfect Seriously, we have seen rain maybe 3 days in 8 - 7 night stays. Lots of pool time, lots of rides, you just have to manage your time. I love it though
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:14 PM   #37
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Are there special things to do on Easter? Someone mentioned an Easter egg hunt...
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:28 PM   #38
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My husband and now my daughter are both teachers. We've been going to WDW forever and have always gone during "peak" times. Easter is not as crowded as Christmas, but still crowded. When people say spring break (or as least when I say it) it usually means our break up north which is always the third week of April. Next year Easter will be early, late March so it will not be during spring break for a lot of the country. If you go with the right attitude and plan on being flexible you will be fine. I would avoid MK on Easter although I have been known to ignore my own advice!! In fact a good rule of thumb that we have learned over the years is to avoid MK on any major holiday unless you have been tons of times, know what you are doing and have park hoppers. The weather is usually great (and coming from the UK it will be better than there! I went for the first time this past April. LOVE London, but the weather UGH!!) I know everyone says to get there early and this is wonderful advice although we never do!! Are you sensing I don't really go with the crowds, ironic I know since we are talking about crowds! At the end of the day I hate to discourage people from going when they can and try to think positive. We have never gone during an "empty" time so don't know what's that like. Everyone goes to Disney when they can and makes the best of it. Again my best advice is to go with the flow, be flexible, made dinner and or lunch ressies in advance and have a great time. We will be there again for New Year's Eve. Very very crowded, but LOVE Disney on NYE!!

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Old 10-07-2012, 05:29 PM   #39
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We are going for Easter for the first time in a long time. Mom is treating the family to celebrate her retirement. My brother is a teacher so we decided this would be the best time to go. DH and I were in WDW at Christmas in 2011 and we did just fine. It was crowded, yes, but we followed touring plans, slowed our pace in the afternoon and just treated it as an experience.

We utilized the 7am openings for MK and did everything we wanted, and even had a photo in front of the castle that was void of people. We couldn't believe it. We used all the morning EMH parks too, and we rode everything we wanted, 2-3 times, and that was Christmas week. Much like a previous poster, we did Epcot ON the actual holiday (crowded, but more space to move around) and we did alright in World Showcase. We got to the park around 1pm since we arrived on 12/25, so we didn't hit many rides that day.

I'm curious how crazy it will be this year with parochial schools mainly off the week before and many public schools (at least in our area) having spring break the week before because it is Easter week and Passover.

Either way, we're excited and we'll manage the crowds just fine I'm sure. Heck, we've managed to get every ADR we wanted at the times we wanted with no trouble. Have fun!! "See" you there!
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