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josh.p.
06-07-2008, 06:25 PM
Does much happen at easter time, and is it very busy?
In particular the easter half term? That's when we are planning to go in 2010.

Tink
06-07-2008, 09:02 PM
Re: Easter Time

Well, yes. :yes: It is quite busy at Easter as it is encompassed by Spring Break. There isn't too much special in particular for Easter itself, but you'll run into the random egg hunt here and there. One year they had one in EPCOT, and one year at the Swan.

You'll want a plan, at least an idea of where you want to go each day, and what you want to see in each park.

Don't forget those blasted ADRs if your family wants table service.

You'll be fine!

Wendy
06-07-2008, 09:08 PM
Re: Easter Time

Easter is a really expensive time to book flights Josh. We thought about Easter but it was actually cheaper for flights in December, although we are going before the school holidays though.

josh.p.
06-07-2008, 09:15 PM
Re: Easter Time

It's very very annoying, my dad is factory manager in park hampers and he can't get any time off around christmas time, my mum works in a school and can't get any time off... knew I should get parents with better jobs.

Is it more expensive/busy than July?

Tink
06-07-2008, 09:16 PM
Re: Easter Time

Can't speak to the expense, but it would be nearly as busy. Depending of course when you came. Fourth of July week (it's a Saturday next year) can be jammed nearly as much as Christmas.

Wendy
06-07-2008, 09:19 PM
Re: Easter Time

The summer holidays are cheaper than Easter. I wouldn't go as soon as the school holidays start though, it's normally chaos at the airports.

We've been in July at the beginning though and it was nice. We stayed clear of the parks though on the 4th July.

josh.p.
06-07-2008, 09:20 PM
Re: Easter Time

Oh, we where there from 2nd july-17th of July so it was pretty much full.
She has a week off school in feb, but she can't get the week before that off too :(

Is June a nice enough time to go? my uncle went in June (whilst I was at home with his sick dog, I was scared out of my wits something was going to happen!) and said the longest q was 30 mins.

Tink
06-07-2008, 09:22 PM
Re: Easter Time

June isn't bad. Not all schools are out yet for the summer and the queues don't get terribly long.

We were there a couple of weekends ago (or more, sometime in June) and walked on Splash Mountain, BTMR, PoC... we didn't get there at opening either.

josh.p.
06-07-2008, 09:44 PM
Re: Easter Time

we might switch to june then!

Tink
06-07-2008, 10:23 PM
Re: Easter Time

Sounds like it just might work ok for you. The rain in the afternoon usually starts in June, so be prepared for that. It would be happening in July too, so no big deal, eh?

Get some Crocs and a Poncho and you're good to go! :D

josh.p.
07-07-2008, 06:49 PM
Re: Easter Time

If you had to pick, which would you choose? June or Easter?

Tink
07-07-2008, 07:04 PM
Re: Easter Time

June. :yes:

josh.p.
07-07-2008, 07:17 PM
Re: Easter Time

I think I'll suggest that to my mum. In our area, our easter holiday starts the weekend of easter, so it'd have been the two weeks after that, does that make a difference? We're really worried about going in rainy season- My uncle had O-K weather, and other people we have spoken to hacve had rain the whole 14 days!

Tink
07-07-2008, 07:27 PM
Re: Easter Time

Spring Break encompasses several weeks.

June's weather can be dicey. :( It really is hard to predict the weather. I've been during Spring Break and it was chaos.

On the other hand, Josh with some good planning you could do fine at that time. :yes:

josh.p.
07-07-2008, 07:32 PM
Re: Easter Time

If its just afternoon showers, then we could plan around them! Last time we got fast passes for about 1:00 for indoor rides, it meant that generally, we didn't know it had rained other than the wet floor!

Tink
07-07-2008, 07:38 PM
Re: Easter Time

Usually it is. Afternoon or around noon. But I don't want to mislead you. There've been times when June was just a washout! :(

I'm no help at all, am I? :sigh; Better renew the license on my crystal ball. ;)

Claire
07-07-2008, 07:39 PM
Re: Easter Time

Now I am in a tizz! We were planning for Easter 2010 but now I'm not sure. Would we be better picking Christmas crowdwise even though it's much further away?

josh.p.
07-07-2008, 07:42 PM
Re: Easter Time

I have a restriction in the fact I have to go during a 2 week school holiday. Last time we've been in July and the weather was generally O-K except afternoon showers.

Tink
07-07-2008, 07:45 PM
Re: Easter Time

No Claire, Christmas is the single busiest time of the year. Spring Break is wicked busy too, but Christmas tops that. :yes:

josh.p.
07-07-2008, 07:47 PM
Re: Easter Time

how about august?

Tink
07-07-2008, 07:49 PM
August is busy, but not as busy as Spring Break. It's HOT though, fiercely so with humidity often over a hundred percent.

You can count on rain in August too. Not every day, but nearly so. :yes:

josh.p.
07-07-2008, 07:52 PM
oh Dear!. What would be the best time to visit weather and crowd wise then?

Claire
07-07-2008, 07:55 PM
We did August in 2003 and the heat defeated us.

Taja
07-07-2008, 07:57 PM
how about august?

Hot and humid! And pretty crowded until near the end of the month--some schools begin fall session any where from early August to mid-September. Most late August to mid-September.

What dates (and year) are you looking at? Perhaps we can put our heads together and help you figure out possibilities.

josh.p.
07-07-2008, 08:00 PM
LOL, Well, we are looking at 2010, and they have to be some time during school holidays, so Easter time (is that in march or april?!), July-Begining of Sept.

We can't do christmas as my dad is *Very* busy in work at that time. Unless we flew out christmas eve, and stayed for 2 weeks?

Taja
07-07-2008, 08:01 PM
LOL, Well, we are looking at 2010, and they have to be some time during school holidays, so Easter time (is that in march or april?!), July-Begining of Sept.

We can't do christmas as my dad is *Very* busy in work at that time.

I was wondering when "Easter time" is, as well! Is your holiday usually before or after Easter?

josh.p.
07-07-2008, 08:04 PM
It usually starts on easter weekend. apparently 2010 easter is the 4th of april, so from the 2nd of april to the 16th of april.