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  • Writer's pictureAnna Wildish

5 Reasons Spring is the Greatest Time to Visit Disney World

Updated: Aug 25, 2023

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As I write this, I’m gearing up for my family’s next trip to Disney World.

Gah, we are so excited!

You’d think after being to Disney World so many times the excitement would wear off. Not for us!

There is something extra special about going to Disney World in the Spring. In fact, it might be my favorite time of year to visit.

Here are the top 5 reasons why.

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The Weather

It is GORGEOUS in Florida during the spring. Usually, you don’t need to worry about the days being over 90 degrees, which is a huge positive for me. I’m more of a 70s or 80s kind of gal. If you are too, springtime is a great time to go.

Also, the humidity typically hasn’t kicked into an unbearable level. It’s Florida so there will be humidity of course. But it doesn’t feel suffocating like it can in the summer or even fall.

Warm enough for the kids to swim in the pool, but not so hot that you are miserable walking around the parks. That’s perfect Disney weather folks.

You do need to worry about rain. It is Florida after all. But it’s rare that it rains constantly all day with no breaks. It’s usually a squall or two that blows through.

I personally love it when it rains at Disney though. So many people leave the parks when it does. This Oregonian can handle it! I’ll deal with a little rain if it means the crowds are down.

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

If you are a regular reader or follow me on social media, you know my obsession with the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. I LOVE it.

I mean, what’s not to love about this festival?

Epcot is full of gorgeous topiaries and garden displays made to look like your favorite Disney characters. They are throughout the entire park, so everywhere you turn there is a different display to check out.

I mean, look at all this gorgeousness. How could you not fall in love with this festival??

Note: These pictures were taken in early March 2020 and are not reflective of the current health and safety protocols in place at the park.

Of course, what Epcot festival would be complete without a variety of special food to try and live entertainment to enjoy. Bonus for 2021, COVID didn’t stop the live entertainment from returning this year!

There are special activities for kids as well. Thinks like a Garden Butterfly House, an Outdoor Kitchen and garden to explore, and two scavenger hunts. The scavenger hunts cost money, but only $7.99 plus tax, and you get a prize at the end for completing it. (Subject to change. Be sure to check the schedule the day you are there.)

I do have a love affair with Epcot. It’s one of my favorite parks to visit. And this festival is a main reason why.

Great Deals

There are typically fantastic deals available to entice people to visit Disney World in the spring.

This year there are not one, but TWO deals to take advantage of:

  • Get 2 extra park days added to your ticket when you purchase a non-discounted 4night/3-day room and ticket package

  • Save up to 35% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels for arrivals through April 17, 2021, or up to 30% for arrivals through July 10, 2021.

But hurry! One of these offers ends soon. And Park Reservations have been selling out as well.

We are Ready for a Break Come Spring

I don’t know about you, but my family is so ready for a vacation by the time spring rolls around.

Come March we've endured months of rain, and cold, and sometimes snow. Oh, did I mention months of rain? (We live in the Pacific Northwest.) After all that, we need a break, some vitamin D, and time in the sun by the pool.

Nothing better than an exciting, warm vacation to Disney World on your calendar to get you through those months of cold and rain.

School is Out, but Not at the Same Time

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Spring Break is a busy time to go to Disney World for sure. Kids are out of school, what better way to spend the time!

The glorious thing is that schools are not out at the exact same time across the entire country. Unlike the week between Christmas and New Years', the crowds get spread out over several weeks.

That means while it will still be busy, it’s less likely to be as insanely busy as it is around Christmas time.

If you have to go when school is out, this may be your best bet. However, it's still better, crowd-wise, to go when school is in session.

What do you love about Disney World in the spring? Share in the comments!

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