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Old 03-26-2013, 03:12 PM   #76
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ill be doing mk monday (closes at 1am) and epcot tues (closes at 11pm) 2 adults no children. would you do rope drop or go later and stay until park closes??
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:18 PM   #77
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ill be doing mk monday (closes at 1am) and epcot tues (closes at 11pm) 2 adults no children. would you do rope drop or go later and stay until park closes??
I'd do both. Be there early and just stick it out. If I had to choose I'd rather be there early though - really early - so you can get a head start. Have a great time! Despite the crowds, it's still a blast
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:21 PM   #78
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ill be doing mk monday (closes at 1am) and epcot tues (closes at 11pm) 2 adults no children. would you do rope drop or go later and stay until park closes??
Both! RD til about 1pm, go back to the hotel for a nap/swim/drinks by the pool, then back to the parks around 6pm until close.
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:27 PM   #79
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So, is it this crowded because it's the last week of March, or because it's the week before Easter?

Our break is always the last week in March, and I thinking next year would not be as crowded because Easter is late. Now I'm not so sure!
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Primarily because it's the week before Easter.

Last week of March next year should be a whole different story.
Yes since Easter moves around the calendar, if its early like this year you get the perfect storm of Spring Break and Easter. If Easter is later, it just kind of extends the Spring Break Season not add to it.

Around here most K-12 schools seem to center their Spring Break around Easter either before of after. My sons' spring break at the Univ. of Pittsburgh was the second week of March, Penn State's, my niece, was the week before and they are always these weeks.
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:27 PM   #80
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We have AP's and decided on a last minute trip before our tickets expire!!
We are heading down this Friday. Not sure we are renewing them just yet so we are trying to get our monies worth.
I booked about 2 weeks ago and was suprised there was so much available onsite.
We arrived on Easter Sunday a few years ago and that whole week after, while crowded ,was still not any worse than summer crowds we have experienced.
I love this time of year weather wise and would not hesitate to go even with crowds.You have to be flexible and go with the mindset that its busy and expect it to be. Have fun thats what its all about
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:37 PM   #81
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What the heck were we thinking??? We NEED a vacation and this was the only time that works for all of us! Hoping everyone leaves Friday!! We have a plan so hopefully we'll be ok. No way I'm waiting for hours to ride, I'm mostly afraid of the lines for the potty!


Those of you there now, please keep us updated and for an awesome vacation!
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:39 PM   #82
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I have a friend there now, she went because one of her bands was selected to perform in Epcot, and her school is on break. She says it's been crazy the past two days and she can barely move. She's so glad she didn't take her kids ( 6 & 4)- she's scared she'd loose them, and there was NO room to move a stroller in MK.

You couldn't get me down there in that crowd. I tend to think the Halloween Parties are crowded!

Hope everyone down there stays safe...
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:47 PM   #83
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My husband's cousin is down there right now and went to IOA today and she said it's PACKED I told her it would be, no ones likes to listen to the planner and they like to make fun of me for staying on these sites! She was planning to go to MK tomorrow but I told her what happened today and said that you all said it's suppose to be much of the same for tomorrow and she said she wants to do AK then but on Undercover tourist is says tomorrow is no good for AK but MK is suppose to be ok. OK being relevant with the fact that it's SPRING BREAK and will be packed no matter where she goes! If you were silly enough to go where would you go tomorrow
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:50 PM   #84
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We went to DHS today. 8 am opening and they let us in at 7:33. We got on TSM 3 times, RNR twice and TOT once( broken down a lot today),Star Tours, Indy and GMR . Left after the 2:45 LMA show. Wait times for TSM were 200 minutes this afternoon and 170 for RNR.

So, no issues for us, but it is still unbelievably busy. We have been twice during Xmas/NYE week but never Easter week. We decided this is WAY worse than Xmas week and will never come back at this time. Yes, it is better than sitting at work, but I would rather be at work this week and come back another week. We know how to tour and will be fine, but to those that don't they just spent a ton of dough for a not so great trip.

We plan to go to MK tomorrow and will get there early. We will leave and head back in the evening. We have friends here that went last night and said it cleared out a lot around 11pm so we plan to stay until 1. So, not really worried about us but certainly not the ideal vacation.
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:52 PM   #85
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Taking an afternoon break from MK now

We got to MK at 6:50 this AM.

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Be Our Guest (50 minutes from getting in line to food delivery)
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Big Thunder
shopping on Main St.
Parade

Wouldn't have known about the phase three if I didn't read it here.

Dumbo was showing 120 wait when we left.

Have Space and VoLM Fastpasses for 7:30-8:30.
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:57 PM   #86
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Have used Josh's recommendations last 2 days.....so far, so good!
Who is Josh and where do I find his recommendations
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:59 PM   #87
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We are here now, and actually went to MK this morning! The morning was very managable, and we were able to do a lot. We arrived at 9 am, rode tomorrowland speedway, little mermaid with fp, took train to frontierland, rode big thunder with fp, splash mountain next (5 min. wait), took train back to fantasyland, rode barnstormer with fp, then dumbo with fp, then jungle cruise with fp. We were able to get so many fastpasses because the times came up very quickly, and you can get a dumbo and barnstormer fp even if your time is not up yet. Then to BOG for lunch, by now it was getting pretty bad, someone said the wait at BOG would be an hour, so we had lunch at CHH. After lunch the crowds were unmanageable, but my son really wanted to do Monsters Inc. We saw Monsters Inc. then left at about 2:30/3. Walking through the crowds were very difficult and we probably should have left a little earlier, but we still had a great day. I've always said I couldn't go on a "10" day, but just touring in the morning is ok.
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:11 PM   #89
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Thanks!

I have him in my favorites. lol
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:12 PM   #90
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WOOHOO!!!! The more suckers that are there now, hopefully the fewer will be going back when we go in early Dec!!!!
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