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    What type of crowds can I expect??

    My wife and I made the decision to take the kids to Disney in April between the 19th and 25th. I think this is after most of the Spring Breaks are done, what kind of crowds can we expect?? I know they can't be worse than when we were there at the end of last July.

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    Welcome to the board! Crowds will be big the 2 weeks after Easter, but since Easter is early this year the crowds on the 19th+ should be small in all the parks but MK. The MK always seems to have a good crowd year round.
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    Yep, what JC said. More moderate crowds should be expected when you visit due to the early easter.

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    I picked up the 2005 Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World the other day. In chapter one the give you a day by day list of what the average crowds may be like for any given day. This is all done on a 1-10 scale, 1 being the least crowded to 10 being the most crowded. They also give you an idea of what parks to avoid on any given day due to the crowds as well as what parks may be the least crowded. The only problems I can see, which is stated above, is when easter falls because it changes almost every year.

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    We will visiting the four days before easter (leaving easter sunday). I have been making our plans based on "large crowds". From what the previous postings are saying, sounds like they may not be as bad as I thought. Anyone else have any input??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ancbob
    We will visiting the four days before easter (leaving easter sunday). I have been making our plans based on "large crowds". From what the previous postings are saying, sounds like they may not be as bad as I thought. Anyone else have any input??
    The 2 weeks before and after Easter are traditionally peak attendance times any year, especially at the Magic Kingdom. Since Easter and Spring Break will coincide this year, the crowds could be huge; even more so if Florida schools are on Spring Break too.

    How about a trip report on your return for those of us Triviateers who can't make it down this time of year?

    Enjoy your magical trip regardless of the crowds!
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    I would guestimate moderate-heavy crowds closer to Easter. Still not as bad as say the Christmas holidays

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