Here’s Why It’s Currently the Worst Time For Visiting Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World Resort is self-proclaimed the Most Magical Place on Earth, and that’s usually true! But it can also be the most crowded place on Earth during certain times of the year, and we’re starting to see that.

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During and after the COVID-19 pandemic, Walt Disney World seemingly became more crowded than ever. Most Guests had missed out on two years’ worth of the annual Disney vacation trip, so all at once, many fans decided it was the best time to visit.

For a while, it seemed like there was no off-season at Walt Disney World Resort…now, things are returning to normal. Or they were, at least. Currently, Guests visiting the Disney Parks are dealing with a different kind of crowd: the spring break crowd.

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At the beginning of the month, the Orlando International Airport (MCO) projected over 7 million visitors during the spring break period.

Although not every family visiting Central Florida is headed for the Disney Parks, it wouldn’t surprise us if most visitors are on a Disney vacation.

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Central Florida is the theme park capital of the world, with many companies competing for the spring break crowd, but the allure of Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and EPCOT cannot be denied.

But for the spring break season (March 4 through April 18), maybe it should be. After all, nothing can ruin the magic of a Disney trip faster than long lines, crowds of cranky kids (and adults), and nowhere to sit!

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Unfortunately, that makes the spring break season one of the worst times to visit Walt Disney World. But don’t fret: Cinderella Castle will still be there to welcome you on your next Disney trip!

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.