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10 Times a Year When Crowds Are At their Worst at Disney World

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As Walt Disney World becomes more popular every year, it’s easy to assume that there is no longer a slow season in Orlando. While this is somewhat true, there are distinct times you can avoid when Disney crowds are at their densest. Take note of these special events that draw hordes of people. If these offerings don’t tickle your fancy, consider a different month or even a different time of year to travel! Let us begin.

1. Run Disney Marathon Weekends

Recreational running has truly taken the world by storm. As a result, runDisney weekends have become very popular with workout and Disney enthusiasts alike. Featuring a variety of themes, distances, and magical route locations (like The Magic Kingdom!) – the runDisney events have expanded to 3 or more special races a year. The good news is that these events only last a weekend at a time. The bad news is that you could run into surprise crowds if your trip coincides with a race. Check Disney’s event calendar and avoid a weekend trip if you aren’t planning to wake up at 4:00 a.m. and literally jog through an entire park!

2. Spring Break

Cancun and Miami aren’t the only places students flock to during their beloved Spring Break. More and more high school and college-age students are choosing to spend this reprieve from school in the happiest place in Florida! Also, many families choose to vacation here which means that the streets of WDW will be anything but calm. If your schedule forces you to travel at this time, just have the patience for the extra strollers and crowds of youngsters.

3. Easter

While WDW doesn’t recognize this holiday beyond some extra decorations and festive merchandise, the week of Easter is still an incredibly popular time to travel. Why is this? School breaks! Many schools in the United States offer at least a long weekend break for this chocolate-obsessed, springtime holiday. Since Easter falls on a different Sunday in either March or April each year, you may want to double check the holiday calendar before you plan that getaway.

4. Summer Break

Speaking of school breaks, the long summer breaks continue to be the mostpopular time for family travel. Without the roadblock of school, most families travel between June and August. Undeterred by peak prices or the worst of Florida humidity, the parks will simply be packed for the duration of the summer. With a little pre-planning, you can navigate around the crowds and the weather, but this pre-planning is not optional.

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