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Disney World Spring Break Survival Tips

Guide to Enjoying Disney World During Spring Break

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Use FastPasses to speed through the line during Spring Break.

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Spring Break is one of the busiest times to visit Disney World, but preparing in advance can make the trip fun for every member of your family. Spring Break is traditionally right around Easter week, so read some specific tips on visiting Disney World in March to get an idea of what to expect from the crowds and weather.

Disney World Spring Break Survival Tips:

Stay at a Disney Resort. Bus, monorail and boat transportation is free, so you won't have to worry about fighting for a place to park, or trekking to the theme park entrance in the heat.

Skip the "park of the day". While Extra Magic Hours are helpful at just about every other time of the year, avoid the Extra Magic Hours "park of the day" during Spring Break. This park will be extremely crowded all day — meaning fewer visitors in the other theme parks.

Skip park hopping. Switching from park to park means you will spend a lot of time on the Disney transportation system. All the Disney World theme parks are crowded this time of year so you won't really benefit by switching mid day. You'll save money on every ticket by skipping the park hopper option.

Go to water parks early. Unless you enjoy waiting in line for two hours to take a dip in Shark Reef, arrive at Typhoon Lagoon when it opens.

Bring water and snacks. Not only will this save you money (you'll spend $2.50 per bottle of water in the Disney World theme parks), but you won't have to waste time standing in line.

Use FastPass+. FastPass+ are your ticket to the front of the line — literally. Make liberal use of the FastPass+ system and you will be able to enjoy more of Disney World's best rides. Having a Fastpass means waiting for 5 minutes to ride Splash Mountain instead of an hour and 5 minutes.

Make dining reservations: Schedule your dining plans way in advance. You will not be able to secure a table at a Disney World restaurant without a reservation.

Choose efficient counter service locations: Pick large, well organized restaurants and you won't wait as long. Best bets for fast service include Cosmic Ray's in the Magic Kingdom, the Sunshine Food Fair at the Land in Epcot, the ABC Commissary in Disney's Hollywood Studios or Restaurantosaurus at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Grab a seat early: Get your seat early for Fantasmic!, the Main Street Electrical Parade or any of Disney World's fireworks shows. You won't be able to snag a good spot at the last minute, and you'll miss all the fun.

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