Easter Week Crowds at Disney World

Main Street USA, Easter Week 2015

Main Street USA, Easter Week 2016

A lot of guests wonder how closely the predicted crowd forecast matches the reality at the Disney parks.

Disney has instituted a new one day ticket pricing schedule:  Value, Regular, and Peak pricing to help spread out the annual crowds more.

company d

Disney cast members can buy discounted tickets at the Company D store.

We say that the crowd forecast chart below is pretty close, with red days being a struggle to enjoy any of the parks.  There are long lines for everything from rides to dining to the monorail.  Parents pushing strollers are the worst.

Spring Break Week followed by Easter Week at Disney World were all red days.

9am:  Guests pouring into MK and struggling to get down Main Street USA.

9am: Guests pouring into MK and struggling to get down Main Street USA to the lands and rides.

The only bright spot is that the parks all have extended hours during spring break (the three weeks from mid-March until the Tuesday after Easter Sunday week) with the Magic Kingdom some days staying open until 1am, or later.


Easter weekend:  A ‘9’ on the 1-10 crowd scale.  We avoid MK when it’s crowded like this!!

But, there usually are two fireworks shows and two parade times at the Magic Kingdom. The lines for rides during parade time are always shorter.

Thankfully, the weather in Orlando is still pretty good,  sunny and relatively dry in late March.  The daily afternoon thunderstorms are still a month or two away.

crowdchart2016 (2)

Easter was on March 27th this year.


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