Spring Break Travel Tips For Walt Disney World

Spring Breaks start early this year, with many colleges heading off for holiday as early as February 27th. A fun time in the sun in a vacation tradition that has it's own unique set of travel challenges. While the crowd that heads to Walt Disney World tends to be tamer than those you'll find at the coastal beaches, the joy of being young and traveling with friends can still bring some stress. Plan ahead and check out our list of for tips to for a great Spring Break.

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1. Make Your Reservations Early

Airfare, hotels, dining - when traveling during high crowd levels at Disney it's important to make sure you have your essentials nailed down. Try to look for seatings and flights during off-peak hours, and be sure to have a list of back-ups if you can't get in to your first choice. If you haven't yet made your plans, now is the time to book to avoid setbacks. Disney's Advanced Dining Reservations open 180 days before your travel date, so if you haven't already made yours, it could be challenging to grab a table at the most popular restaurants.

2. Research and Plan

Disney is a wonderful spring break destination for kids of all ages, and when traveling during this time period you should know that there will be lot of youngsters. TouringPlans.com, is the top resource for learning where the crowds will be on any given day. Use their tools to figure out a strategy, but remember to stay flexible once you hit the Parks. Few plans survive first contact, but if you keep alternatives in mind you'll still have a great vacation.

Arrive early at the Parks, be sure to use FastPass+, and check out our previous Walt Disney World Resource Guide Here!

A Classic Castle Landscape PictureCinderella Castle In The Magic Kingdom

3. Take Extra Safety Precautions

Unfortunately, crime stories always make headlines and even Walt Disney World isn't 100% safe. Take a couple of basic measures: leave your valuables at home, use the in-room safe for extra cash, always look through the peep-hole before opening your hotel room door, and make sure a family members or friends have a copy of your itinerary.

4. Pack With Purpose

Sunscreen, flip flops and beach towels will cost you twice as much at Disney as they will at home, pack for the activities you plan on participating in. My thought is that it's always better to over pack than have to pay Disney prices for basics, including toiletries, shoes, and beachwear. Pack basic pharmaceuticals like Tylenol and Dayquil; and pack more than one pair of shoes, just trust me on this one, your feet will thank you.

The Tree of LifeThe Tree of Life

5. Moderation Is The Key

While drinking around the world at Epcot is on the spring break bucket list of many, don't go overboard. Split cocktails and beers with your drinking buddies, and be sure to indulge in snacks and bottles of water. Pacing yourself is really important to make sure, remember that you're not in Cancun, Epcot is a family Park. And - what ever you think at the moment, climbing the pyramid in Mexico is not a good idea. Don't join the growing list of guests behaving badly.

6. Do Something Unexpected

You will be spending your spring break in the Parks with countless other fun seeking travelers. Do something special to make your Disney trip stand out, and just a little more memorable. You could go diving in The Seas at Epcot, parasailing over Bay Lake, horseback riding in Fort Wilderness, catch the Hoop-Dee-Doo Dinner Show, or make dining reservations for Cinderella's Royal Table and eat in the Castle. Walt Disney World offers dozens of extra magical adventures that are just waiting for you.

Twilight on the SeineTwilight on the Seine - France Pavilion

Bonus Budget Tips For College Kids!

7. Eat breakfast in your hotel room, and pack your own snacks.

8. Disney Springs is a great spot to spend the day, you can go shopping, catch a movie, hear a concert, bowl a couple of frames, and much much more!

9. Disney Water Parks cost half of the admission of Theme Parks, and you can still pack in a full day of adventure and thrills or simply soak up the sun.

10. Jellyrolls is an over-21 dueling piano bar at Disney's Boardwalk open from 7pm - 2am. Get there early because this Orlando hot spot is usually standing room only by 9PM.

Do you have any tips for surviving Spring Break at Walt Disney World? Leave a comment and let us know!

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