PHOTOS: Here’s What Spring Break Crowds Are REALLY Like in Disney World

Let’s just be honest here, Disney World hasn’t really had the typical “slow” season this year.

It hasn’t been quiet this year!

Throughout January and February, we saw WAY more guests in the parks than what we’re used to, and now we’re in the midst of Spring Break season, which means that crowds are amping up even more. So what’s Disney World like during some of the busiest travel weeks of the year? Well, we’ve got the photos to show you!

Week of March 13th

We’re kicking this post off mid-March, and we’ll continue to update throughout this month and into April, during the most common weeks of Spring Break season. This week, we’ve definitely noticed that the crowds have ARRIVED in the parks…it’s packed!

It’s busy!!

So far, we’ve already seen long lines for transportation in the mornings, as well as heavy crowding at park opening times. You may have to wait a minute before you can get in a park, so add some cushion time to your schedule.

Crowds at Magic Kingdom’s entrance

And even the areas that accommodate a LOT of people were busy in the middle of the day. Take a look at Main Street, U.S.A.!

Lots of people.

The other parks weren’t much better than Magic Kingdom. We’re used to seeing heavy crowds in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but it’s even more full this week than usual.

Be prepared to face the masses.

Later into the week, we found more crowds! Over in the EPCOT World Showcase, a big group of people seemed to accumulate in the Mexico pavilion.

That’s a lot of people!

Unfortunately, Disney’s Animal Kingdom was equally as busy. It can be pretty difficult to escape the crowds when the park is at full capacity, so be prepared to face some big groups of people.

Crowds in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

On Tuesday, March 15th, Slinky Dog Dash reached a whopping 135-minute wait. In fact, for most of the day, the majority of the major attractions in Disney’s Hollywood Studios had over an hour-long standby line.

We saw some super high wait times!

So what’s our advice? Well, first of all, just understand that the parks will be crowded during your visit and take extra measures to prepare. Allow yourself more time for travel, waiting in lines, and just getting around the park in general. (Large crowds of people tend to walk SLOWLY.)

EPCOT opening crowds

Remember to be patient — especially with the Disney Cast Members! They can’t control the crowd levels or the wait times, and they’re likely overwhelmed with all the people as well. Just keep in mind that even though the parks are crowded, it doesn’t mean that your vacation will be ruined…you can still have a great time!

Adventureland Crowds

We’ll continue to keep you updated on the crowd situation throughout the next few weeks, so stay tuned to AllEars! We’ve got you covered with the latest!

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2 Replies to “PHOTOS: Here’s What Spring Break Crowds Are REALLY Like in Disney World”

  1. If this isn’t at capacity, I don’t know what is. Their statement about how they will never reach capacity is bs…. Personally will not return unless they start adding the amenities they took away and step up service.

    1. I agree with your comments. We visited only Magic Kingdom 3/9/22 (1st trip for 5 1/2 and 3 1/2 yr grandsons). Packed . Fortunately my daughter is cell-phone and app-savvy so she had rides set up for us. Unfortunately she spent much time checking the app for the next best attraction to visit which I felt caused her to miss out on enjoying our visit as much as she could have. Can’t imagine visiting without that ability though meaning Lightning Lane. The regular lines are sooooo long. There are obviously loads of people not purchasing/using the apps. The ‘capacity’ limit needs to be re-evaluated by management. For many families this is a once or infrequent trip and they aren’t getting the full Disney experience. By the way. I’m a stockholder (no extra visit benefit due to that) and voted to oust Chapek and ‘no’ on other items that the board recommended as ‘yes’. Looking to sell once it recovers a bit from current market fall.