Is the week before Easter better than the week after?

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by hokieflag92, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. hokieflag92

    hokieflag92 Earning My Ears

    Apr 25, 2011
    We originally planned to come down over my spring break (the week after Easter). But, after discussing it with a frequent visitor, I am concerned that the crowds will be intense. Is the week before Easter any better regarding crowds? I realize some people have spring break the week before. We have a pin number that would allow us to have a hotel discount the week before. Also, how is the weather at the end of March? Thanks so much!
  2. Niewoe

    Niewoe Mouseketeer

    Apr 20, 2012
    DH, DS(5), and myself have gone to WDW the week before Easter for the past 2 years. The first year was great. The crowds weren't too bad (usual long lines for popular rides), but you got the extended park hours, and all the other perks of peak season, without the giant crowds. That being said, we noticed a big difference last year compared to the year before. It was really crowded last year, the week before Easter. I really think it depends on when Easter falls. Earlier in the month may be better?? Just guessing here.

    The weather was great. Warm/hot days, very little rain. We had 0.5 day each trip, and temps were in the mid 80s.

    Hope this info helps! Whenever you go, just enjoy and go with the flow... Crowds can be annoying, but that time of year (either before or after Easter) they are unavoidable.
  3. alldiz

    alldiz DIS Veteran

    Oct 15, 2006
    Might be a lil more crowded week before easter because school breaks are that week coinciding with Passover. End of week after Easter should be a little better...but that is New York...not sure of others school breaks.
    Happy planning.
  4. HM

    HM My tag from the Tag Fairy is now too long to use.

    Mar 8, 2001
    We did the week after Easter for the first time last year. It was busy but we had a good time and did everything we wanted in our five days there. We found that the Fastpass system worked much better and we were able to get them well into the afternoons (esp at MK) now that they enforce the return times. We made good use of them.
  5. annej

    annej DIS Veteran

    Jan 2, 2003
    We have done the week before(left day after) and the week after (arrived day before). We found the week after to be better. Still VERY busy but a tiny bit more manageable.

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