Presidents Day vs Easter Disney World Crowds

Presidents Day vs Easter Disney World Crowds

When comparing Presidents Day week and Easter week, both are red and touring plans show 10's. Are they both the same "feel" for business or is one more crowded than the other. I've gone Presidents week before and think that is about as much crowds as I can handle.

Thank you.

Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny

Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny

Photo by Samantha Decker

Dad's not a dimes worth Answer

When it comes to comparing Disney World Crowds, it can be hard to do. But when it comes to Presidents Day Week versus Easter Week, there's not a dimes worth of difference.

Big Disney World crowds can be annoying to say the least. Anytime you see a 10 when it comes to Touringplans.com crowd levels, you might want to run away. Those are the busiest days of the year. Crowds are just crazy on those days.

Dads's Touringplans.com page


The big thing about dealing with crowds is dealing with crowds. (Yes, it's a redundant sentence.) You can have a great time at Walt Disney World even when the crowds are big. All you have to do is follow three basic steps.

First, you have to be in the parks when they open. Sleeping is for when you get back home. The slowest time of the day, crowd wise, by far, is the first hour of the day. So get to the parks early.

Next, ride the busiest rides first. The earlier you get through with the rides that have long lines during the day, the better the day will go. You can ride Space Mountain with a 15 minute wait at 9:30 or a 45 minute wait at 11:00 (and it gets lots worse after that.)

Third, learn how to use FASTPASS and the new FASTPASS+ (MyMagic+) when it comes out. That will really help.

You can find a whole lot of other tips about dealing with Disney Crowds at my Disney World Crowds Tips page.

Dads's Guide to Disney World Crowds


Dad's Bottom Line

The bottom line is there isn't much difference between Presidents Day and Easter. The crowds will be big but manageable. Hope this helps.

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