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Old 09-05-2005, 11:38 PM   #1
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Crowds-Last week of March vs. First week of June vs. 2nd week of August

What week do you think will be more crowded? We are thinking of late March. We have been the 3rd week of August and the crowds were great. We have also been the 3rd/4th week of June and the crowds were awful. How about the first/second week of June? Thanks.
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Old 09-05-2005, 11:58 PM   #2
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For what it's worth, Touringplans.com has March projected marginally slower (6-7 on a 10-pt scale) than June (8). The first week of June normally includes the Gay Days events, which will increase overall attendance to some degree.

The upside to June is that you'll probably hit one of the Star Wars Weekends.
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Old 09-06-2005, 08:25 AM   #3
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Thanks. Anyone else? How is it all compared to August?
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Old 09-06-2005, 08:43 AM   #4
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I suspect first week of June might be a bit better than later in June, and the end of August isn't too bad. In March, you will be hitting spring breaks, and that makes it a problem.
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I'm going the last week of March and first week of April 2006. There is going to be a rather large conference going on that I'll be attending the first week of April and a lot of folks I know are planning to either come down a week early or stay a week longer.

At this point, I know the conference is supposed to be taking place at the Swan & Dolphin, Beach Club, and Coronado Springs.

The conference shouldn't affect the park attendence during the first week of april, but will definately impact room availability.

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Old 09-06-2005, 10:00 AM   #6
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Our Spring Break is always the last week in March. Other than last year when it coinsided with Easter, this week has been comparable to the first week in June, which we did this year, and the last week in August, which we did two years ago. Nice thing about March is that it isn't so bloody hot.

Don't know if this helps, but I just booked a 2 bdrm at VWL this AM for 3/24 - 3/26. I had my choice of all of the DVC resorts, including BCV. We're doing the cruise the 3/26 - 3/30, and then will be at the BWV for the 3/30 - 4/2.
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We did the last week in March for many years as it was our district's break. It was never bad unless it coincided with Easter as llp479 said. And the weather is delightful. Most colleges are finished with Spring break by then and most of the NE schools don't have break until April. We loved it that time of the year.
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Old 09-06-2005, 05:31 PM   #8
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Thanks you guys are the best!
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Old 09-06-2005, 05:55 PM   #9
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Flying down with a friend and her daughter. They'll spend the wknd offsite at their cheerleading competition. Then they'll come spend 26-31 w/me at VWL.
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Old 09-06-2005, 06:31 PM   #10
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Depends on year. If you are talking about next year then likely last week of March will be quite crowded and more crowded than first week of June. However, the second full week of June, which begins the 11th, and second week of August (the usual last hugely crowded week of the summer) will be more crowded (and much hotter) than end of March. If you are talking about a year when the last week of March is one of the two Easter weeks, then expect crowds then that make all those summer crowds small in comparison.
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Old 09-06-2005, 07:39 PM   #11
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I'm talking about March 2006. Thanks all.
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Old 09-06-2005, 09:45 PM   #12
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I can't compare but I wanted to say that I went the 2nd week of August this year and the crowds were not bad at all. If it wasn't 900 degrees out it would have been that more enjoyable! LOL
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Old 09-06-2005, 11:04 PM   #13
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ANy thoughts on the week of March 11-17th, 2006? Keep in mind, Easter is in mid-April next year...
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Seems like a lot of people are going to be there the last week of March. DD's school is going to be out for spring break the last week of March. I might have to change my plans for that time period. It just seems like it's going to be too crowded. Or do what I usually do, get out early back by afternoon and back in the room by evening.
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