How To Make The Most Of Your Spring Break At Disney World

Flower and Garden

Thinking of spending your Spring break at Disney World? Spring Break brings a great opportunity to visit the parks before the heat of summer truly sets in. For those who are limited to vacationing during school breaks, Spring Break is typically a bit less crowded than winter break and summer break, but crowd-levels are still high during this time of year. But don’t worry. You will still  have a magical vacation no matter what time of year it is during your visit. Here are some tips and ideas on how to make the most of your Spring Break at Disney World.

Stay On Disney Property

The best way to take full advantage of your Disney vacation during a busy time like Spring Break is to stay at a Disney Resort. Disney Resorts are close to all 4 parks, waterparks, and Disney Springs, and they provide free transportation to and from the parks. Staying at a Disney resort gives you access to the parks 30 minutes prior to the park opening; this is a great use of time and gives you a head-start toward your favorite attractions. Disney Resorts are also beautiful properties with intricate theming and many guests enjoy scheduling a resort-only rest day during the middle of their vacations. If you have many people in your family or are in need of extra space at your Disney resort, then staying DVC is a great option for you.

Stormalong Bay at Disney's Beach Club
Stormalong Bay at Disney’s Beach Club. Photo: Emily Murray.

Visit All 4 Parks

Disney World is huge, and you’ll want to schedule plenty of time to explore each park. Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom are all unique parks with enough attractions to keep you busy all day long. You will need at least one full day for each park during your vacation, especially during the busy season of Spring Break.

Hollywood Studios. Photo: Megan Woodard

Utilize Genie + and Lightning Lane Reservations

When visiting Disney during Spring Break you’ll definitely want to take advantage of Genie + and Lightning Lane reservations. Guests can purchase Genie + when they arrive at the park. The price varies by day and can range from $15-$35 dollars per person. This service allows guests to reserve Lightning Lane reservations for several attractions. This is a great opportunity for guests to pack in as many attractions as they can during their visit.

Disney Lightning Lane
Lightning Lane Entrance. Photo: Emily Murray

Make Advance Dining Reservations

Visiting Disney World during busy times means that dining reservations should be made in advance. Popular dining experiences like Cinderella’s Royal Table, Ohana, and Space 220 book up quickly. Reservations can be made for the entire length of your stay 60 days in advance of your check-in day at your Disney resort.

Minnie and Daisy Cape May
Character Dining Like Cape May Cafe Requires Advance Dining Reservations. Photo: Disney

Visit A Disney Waterpark

A great way to squeeze in some extra Disney magic is by visiting one of Disney’s waterparks. Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon are two incredible waterparks full of Disney magic and water-fun for the whole family. Both waterparks are fantastic in their own unique ways, and both have plenty to do for both grown-ups and little ones. You can visit a Disney waterpark by adding the Waterpark and Sports option to your multi-day park ticket or adding the Park Hopper Plus option. You can also simply purchase a 1-day waterpark ticket a la carte.

Typhoon Lagoon Castaway Creek
Castaway Creek. Photo: Emily Murray.

Enjoy Flower & Garden Festival at EPCOT

Spring is an excellent time for visiting EPCOT, because  of  The EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. This festival runs through late-February into late-May and celebrates all things spring and growing. Character topiaries, food stalls featuring specialty snacks and drinks, a butterfly garden, concerts, and festival-exclusive merchandise are just some of the things that Flower & Garden Festival brings.

Flower and Garden
EPCOT’s Flower & Garden Festival. Photo: Megan Woodard

As you can see, there are many ways to take advantage of Spring Break at Disney World. Have you ever traveled to Disney World during Spring Break? Let us know your experience in the comments below!

Featured Photo: Emily Murray.

Written by

Megan Woodard

Contributing Writer

Megan was born into a Disney family. Her first trip to Disney World was when she was only 18 months old. Now as an adult, Megan loves to share the magic of Disney with her two toddlers. Keeping up with Disney news and Disney World knowledge is a fun hobby for Megan. Disney World is her favorite place to be and continuously brings back her childhood joy.

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