Here we are on the eve of Spring Break and the suitcases are not packed and ready to go. Alas, we are not traveling. . . to Disney or any other destination. And, that is okay for a variety of reasons.
One reason is that Spring Break, for us, and Easter share the same week this year. That makes travel more expensive and Disney travel more expensive and crowded. I had a phone call from a family that will arrive on Disney property on Sunday. Magic Kingdom hours were already posted as 8:00 am until 1:00 am without Extra Magic Hours and that means Disney is expecting large crowds. The last time we traveled during a Spring Break/Easter week was 2008 when we went to Universal and SeaWorld, avoiding Disney altogether. Our bus driver was taking guests to and from both Universal and Disney Parks. She told us horrific stories of the crowd levels at Disney. Great for Disney, just not for us.
Another reason is that we have already paid in full our July trip, a full 4 months ahead, and the travel coffers are empty. Our travel agency was offering a cash back incentive for paying off our trip by mid-March and we have already received a sizable check.
And, we have quite a bit of experience traveling to Disney during Spring Break with trips in March of 2009, 2010, and 2012. Each trip the husband got to celebrate his Birthday at Disney and we enjoyed EPCOT’s Flower and Garden Festival. He even got a Disney Cruise, our first one, during Spring Break in 2007. He will be celebrating at home this year.
For those traveling during Spring Break, we wish you great weather, safe travels, and fantastic family memories. No vacation is complete without a story!