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Good time to go to WDW (Was 'Easter Time')

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    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.
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    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!
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    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.
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    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?
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Re: Easter Time

    we might switch to june then!
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    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
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    Re: Easter Time

    If you had to pick, which would you choose? June or Easter?
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    June. :yes:
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    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!
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    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:
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    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!
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    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. ;)
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    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?
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    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.
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    No Claire, Christmas is the single busiest time of the year. Spring Break is wicked busy too, but Christmas tops that. :yes:
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    Re: Easter Time

    how about august?

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