PHOTOS: The Easter Crowds At Disney World Were NOT What We Expected

It’s a BIG day at Disney World!

It’s Easter at Disney World!

It’s EASTER — and as you may know, holidays are usually really busy at all four theme parks. So we took a walk around the parks this morning to see what the crowds were like. 

Magic Kingdom

When we arrived at the Ticket and Transportation Center to take the Monorail to Magic Kingdom, there was a HUGE line for the Monorail. We get it — Magic Kingdom is THE park to go to for Easter, thanks to the Easter Parade and the appearances of Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny.

LOOOOOONNNGGG Line for the Monorail

Things remained a little busy when we reached the entrance to Magic Kingdom, but here’s the thing — we’ve seen WAY worse (like during Spring Break).

Not TOO bad

Once we hit Main Street, U.S.A., the crowds began to disperse a bit. It’s still busy, but not as busy as we might have expected!

Main Street, U.S.A. isn’t that bad either

Once we headed off into Tomorrowland, though, we soon realized where all the people were — standing in line for rides like Space Mountain!

The Space Mountain line is LONG

By midday, the standby line for Space Mountain was posted at 65 minutes, with Peter Pan’s Flight being at 75 minutes, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad being at 55 minutes, and Haunted Mansion being at 60 minutes.

There were also a lot of crowd bottleneck areas, particularly where lines led out into busy pathways. It also seems like more people began to arrive later in the day

Getting busier

So if you’re at Magic Kingdom and don’t want to spend money on Disney Genie+, skip the rides and indulge in more of the Easter fun around the park like catching the Easter parade, seeing the Easter bunny, and munching on some delicious Easter goodies from Main Street Confectionery.


Meanwhile, over at EPCOT, things were relatively quiet first thing in the morning.

EPCOT is almost quiet

As the morning progressed, we did start seeing more people, but we still felt like we had plenty of space to move around.

Still not so bad at EPCOT

Even the France Pavilion, which is almost always packed wasn’t as busy as usual. The midday standby wait time for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure was at 75 minutes.

There are usually a LOT more people here

Overall, it was kind of a good day to be at EPCOT. It didn’t feel crowded at all!

PLENTY of room to walk around

We were actually surprised at how light the crowds at EPCOT felt. But again, we found long lines for rides — Frozen Ever After’s standby time by midday was 90 minutes, Test Track was 65 minutes, and Soarin’ was 40 minutes.

So maybe the same is true here — the busiest places to be on Easter were in lines waiting on attractions. Meanwhile, it’s a good time to take advantage of everything the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival offers, including the food booths!

We’ll continue to keep an eye on crowds at Disney World to make sure you have ALL the best information to help you plan your next trip.

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One Reply to “PHOTOS: The Easter Crowds At Disney World Were NOT What We Expected”

  1. We went to MK on Easter many years ago and swore to never do it again. It was so crowded, we could bearly move. That memory coupled with the current long lines, reservation/park hopping policy, price increases, closures, ride break-downs & general loss of magic, it’s not a surprise that people have stayed away.

    The pent up demand for WDW vacations may have run it’s course. People may not/should not patronize WDW until it, again, puts it’s guest’s experience first. We know from past experience that WDW can do this, if it wants to.