Already Reaching Capacity, Disney World Expects Massive Spring Break Crowds

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Walt Disney World Resort is now experiencing crowd levels that rival pre-pandemic numbers and those are only expected to increase moving forward.

Disney Parks & Experiences reported more than $7 billion in revenue over the last quarter and it’s easy to see how as massive amounts of people make their way back to the most magical place on earth.

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Following a busy holiday season, Disney Park Reservations were sold out several days last week as President’s Day crowds made their way to Walt Disney World Resort and now, Disney is expecting massive crowd attendance for spring breaks, which is just around the corner.

We previously reported that some Disney Parks– including Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios– had already begun to reach capacity in Park Reservations for the week of March 14-19. Now, we can report that Monday, March 14 is completely unavailable for reservations.

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Disney warns Guests on its website to look at their planned dates before making a purchase and then to make their reservations immediately after purchasing their tickets.

Theme Park Reservation Availability

To enter a theme park, you will need a park reservation and valid admission for that park—for each day you’d like to visit.

Before You Make a Purchase

Please check to see if your desired date and theme park is currently available before purchasing your ticket, Annual Pass or vacation package. Keep your reservation date preference in mind when selecting your ticket, Annual Pass or package. Different types of admission—such as tickets, Annual Passes or packages—may have different reservation date availability. See which hotels qualify as “Select Resort Hotels.”

After You Make a Purchase

Given the limited availability of park reservations, it is recommended that you make your theme park reservations immediately after purchasing your admission.

At this point, annual pass holders who hold the Incredi Pass or the Sorcerer Pass still have full availability that week while those who hold the Pirate Pass or the Pixie Dust pass have those dates blocked out.

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If you’d like more information on Disney Park Reservations or need to make yours, please visit Disney’s‘ theme park reservation availability page. 

Are you planning a trip to Walt Disney World Resort this spring? Let us know in the comments!

Let the expert team at Academy Travel help you plan your next magical vacation to Disney World’s water parks, four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — and the Disney Springs shopping and dining district!

Walt Disney World Resort is home to many iconic attractions like Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, and Jungle Cruise at Magic Kingdom; Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, Toy Story Mania, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, and Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios; Kilimanjaro Safaris, Kali River Rapids, Expedition Everest (when it’s open), and Avatar Flight of Passage in Pandora at Disney’s Animal Kingdom; and Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, Frozen Ever After, Soarin’ Around The World, Test Track, and Spaceship Earth in EPCOT.

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