So I am planning on going to Disney during the first week of March and I've noticed that between the middle of February through the end of March is considered one of Disney's "peak seasons." The resort room rates are the second highest prices of the year (behind the holiday rates). Now, I can't for the life of me figure out why this is. The only thing I can think of is Spring Break, but even then, I thought that most grade school spring breaks happened at the end of March through April - not in February and early March.
Can anyone shed a little light on this? Is it really crowded during this time?
Spring Break is the biggest reason.
College spring breaks vary from about the beginning of March until almost April.
Regardless...its Disney. You're going to have a great time no matter what!
Have fun planning!
Massachusetts schools traditionally got a week in February (President's Day week?) and a week in April. I think some have switched to a spring break model (one week in March, get out earlier), but not all of them.
I'm not sure why this is either! I went to Disney this past year over the first week in March and the crowds were not bad at all. In fact, we said it was such a nice time to go, that we would do it again. It was only after that, that I saw we were actually there during what was considered "peak" time!
I think maybe about 3 reasons factor into it.
1) Mardi Gras in Louisiana. Kids get out of school.
2) Early Spring Breaks
3) Daytona 500 week and Bike week in Daytona are both about an hour away on back to back weeks.
Even Nascar fans and ****'s Angels like WDW.:thumbs:
Spring break is spread out farther than you probably realize. Many schools don't even have it near Easter.
The kids get a week off in February here in the UK, also in mid October. That could be a contributing factor - you know how us Brits love Florida!