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7 Reasons Spring is the Best Time to Visit Disney World

Spring is in the air!  Well, at least we are ready for it to be!  Springtime at Walt Disney World is absolutely amazing and there is so much to do and see on property.  Walt Disney World Resort already has more than you can do and see over the length of vacation, and then during spring time there is even more for you to enjoy!  The restaurants roll out their spring menus, special events start and many other great things are happening.  Here are 7 reasons why we love springtime at Disney World:





 

7 – Atlanta Braves Spring training

Each spring the Atlanta Braves call ESPN’s Wide World of Sports their home for spring training.  This means that you can visit the complex and see the Braves during their training.  You can also watch the Braves play pre-season games against other teams in the MLB, so even if the Braves aren’t your favorite team, there is a good chance that you could still see your favorite team play the Braves at the happiest place on Earth.  It is definitely a big win for all you sports and baseball enthusiasts out there.

Editors Note: 2019 will mark the final season the Atlanta Braves will call Disney World home for spring training.

Braves Spring Trianing

6 – Easter fun around all of Walt Disney World

Easter is a fun holiday at Walt Disney World.  Some of the events you don’t have to be there on Easter Sunday to experience either.  At the Magic Kingdom staring in early March, you are able to meet Mr. and Mrs. Bunny up until Easter Sunday.  They are super cute and a lot of fun.  On Easter Sunday there will also be the Easter processional and other Easter entertainment.  At Epcot, also starting in early March you can participate in the Easter Egg Hunt around the World Showcase.  You purchase a game card and apply the stickers once you have found the egg at each pavilion.  You return it to receive a special surprise.  Everyone in the family can play, so it is a lot of fun for everyone.  On Easter Sunday, the favorite bunnies will also meet at the other parks so that you have more opportunities to get your picture with them.  The Grand Floridian does an Easter egg display for guest to view.  All of the resorts get into the action with themed Easter activities in the days leading up to the holiday, and many of the restaurants also serve brunches and other special meals.  There is definitely tons of great activities and it is a great way to enjoy the holiday!

5 – The Weather

The weather in the spring is beautiful.  It is definitely warm and sunny during the day, but it isn’t as hot as it is during the summer.  You get to enjoy cooler evenings than you would at summer and the temps won’t be as high during the hottest part of the day as they will be in the summer.  It is a much more comfortable time to visit and not feel like you are constantly overheating on your vacation.  It is still important to stay hydrated and coated in sunscreen anytime that you are vacationing in Florida, but the impacts are far less when you aren’t dealing with the scorching summer heat.





 

4 – Flower & Garden Festival

Beginning in March and ending in May each year, Epcot is transformed to an amazing Flower & Garden festival with impressive topiaries, beautiful flower arrangements and so much more.  With the event included educational booths and demonstrations that help educate guests on how to grow and care for all types of plants.  There are also limited time food and beverage snack locations inspired by fresh produce and ingredients.  There is so much to see and do that it would be very difficult to fit it all into one day, and still enjoy all the rides, shows and attractions that Epcot already has to offer.  You will want to make sure that you have your camera ready for this one so that you can capture the all of the beauty around Epcot during this time.  It really is breathtaking!

Flower and Garden 2016

3 – St. Patty’s Day at Ragland Road

If you are Irish or just like to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, then you don’t want to miss the celebration that takes place at Ragland Road.  The celebration actually lasts all week with non-stop musical and dance entertainment performing every night.  Ragland Road is an authentic Irish pub where you will find all of your favorite Irish dishes and beers.  There are also Celtic face painters on hand for the event so that you can really dive into the celebration.  It is so much fun, and an event that you will definitely want to find a sitter for!  You will also be able to find St. Patrick’s Day ears and a few other themed merchandise items in the parks that you can purchase, too!

2 – Deals and discounts on resort packages

Every spring Disney announces various promotions and discounts on vacation packages and resort stays for the spring.  You can usually get a discount on the cost of your stay when you utilize the discounts.  You can even get great discounts as a Florida Resident or an Annual Passholder with special discounts offered on resort stays over the spring.  It is a great time to visit Disney, and you can even save a few bucks on the stay, too!  Don’t expect the free dining promotion during this time, as Disney hasn’t offered that promotion in the spring for a couple of years now.

1 – Longer park hours

Because springtime brings in crowds and visitors that are on their spring break vacation, the parks are open later to accommodate the increased crowds.  You can expect the Magic Kingdom to open at late as 2AM and other parks open until at least 9 or 10PM.  This gives you more time to enjoy the parks!  The best recommendation to beat the crowds is to hit the parks right at opening and the morning hours, take a break around noon and the early afternoon when the parks are at their busiest and then return for the evening hours so that you can see all of the evening shows and then have the energy to stay until closing when the crowds and families with smaller children start to make their way out of the park after the fireworks!  We love the parks at night!  They are so beautiful!



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About Christy Caby

Hi! I’m Christy, and I am a wife and mother of 2 young boys (ages 5 and 2). I first fell in love with Disney when my mom took me when I was a child. After that I proceeded to go to WDW for my senior trip with my friends, and I completed a year in the Disney College Program (working in merchandise at Mickey’s of Hollywood at Disney’s Hollywood Studios). I shared my love of Disney with my now husband and sucked him in. He proposed at Disney, we honeymooned at Disney, we started bringing our boys before they were born and then as early as 8 weeks old. We then continued to vacation to Walt Disney World 2-3 times per year. We decided that what makes more sense than just moving to Orlando so that we could live the Disney life and be here for all of our favorite events and seasons every year. That is exactly what we did! Now we are at the parks a couple times a week and go for most events and major holidays. We can’t get enough and get to experience Disney in a whole different way. I love to share this love and passion for all things Disney with the world and hope that I can help others appreciate the magic that Walt Disney World has to offer!