10 Spring Break Survival Tips for Walt Disney World

As the cold weather begins to wain, schools across the country let out for Spring Breaks and families flock to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. With Four Theme Parks, Two Water Parks, and Disney Springs there is a world of fun waiting for them in the vacation kingdom. However - when crowds are high a Disney vacation takes an extra level of planning. Read on for 10 Spring Break Survival Tips!

Spring Break Survival Tips for Walt Disney WorldSpring Break Survival Tips for Walt Disney World

1) Make a list for each day of your vacation that has 3-5 "must do" items that will make your day fantastic. After those have been accomplished, just consider everything else as bonus fun!

2) Make sure everyone has a well stocked day-bag they can carry with them. Essentials for a day bag include sunscreen, a water bottle, and a snack in your day bag. If the weather may call for rain, it's also a great place to stash your poncho.

3) Make sure everyone in your party knows the plan for the day, and how to contact each other if you get separated. It's also a good idea to plan a meeting point just before mealtime. This will give everyone who wander off a set point of when to regroup, and everyone can go to dinner together.

Partners Statue & Castle with Room for FamilyPartners Statue & Castle with Room for Family

4) Arrive at Parks first thing in the morning for rope drop, with a plan to knock out your top three "must dos" straight away. When the Parks get crowded in the afternoon, you won't regret slipping back to the hotel for a break before more evening fun.

5) Speaking of those mid-day breaks - they make for a great time to avail yourself of the Resort's extra recreation facilities. Just because you take a Park break doesn't mean you won't have fun with boat and bicycle rentals, mini golf, swimming, and special cultural activities depending on the theme of your Walt Disney World Resort hotel.

6) Make the most of your FastPass+ through the mobile MyDisneyExperience App. Read our previous article Top 5 Tips to Make the Most of Walt Disney World's FastPass+ System and you'll be touring with it like a pro.

7) Let kids ages 14 and over have some freedom on vacation. As long as you spend some family time together, allowing them to have time off on their own will also allow you a bit of a break.

8) If you will be traveling with young children, consider getting a baby sitter so that you and your partner can have a Disney Date Night. Walt Disney World suggests using the independent childcare provider Kid's Nite Out as they offer one-to-one babysitting in the comfort of your Walt Disney World Resort hotel room, as well as Theme Park assistance.

9) Easter Week often sees the heaviest crowds of the season. Opt for attending the Parks that do NOT have Extra Magic Hours for the day. The Magic Kingdom will be near capacity on Easter Day, if crowds bother you, head to a different Park. Flower and Garden Festival, if still crowded, makes for an extraordinarily beautiful choice.

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival in BloomEpcot International Flower and Garden Festival in Bloom

10) When the stress starts to build, as it inevitable does, step off to the side, take a few deep breaths and regroup. Remember, this is vacation and you are supposed to be having fun. There's nothing at Walt Disney World that is worth stressing out over, so relax, smile, and have a great time.

Want to get started planning for your 2020 Spring Break? Check out these Spring Break Travel Tips for long range planning tips that will get you started off right.