Wait Times & Crowds Begin to Build for Easter Week at Walt Disney World

    Right on cue, posted wait times are increasing and crowds are beginning to build for Easter Week at Walt Disney World. The increase in crowds follows an expected lull over the last week or so as lower-tier Annual Passes are blocked out from the parks following a mid-March Spring Break surge.

    For a refresher, here’s a look back at March 2023 wait time patterns (via thrill-data), showing the mid-March surge, a relative lull in crowds, and then a secondary surge closer to Easter.

    March 2023 daily average wait times at Walt Disney World

    We can see that a similar trend is starting to develop this week, following an expected lull in crowds last week, following the earlier Spring Break increase around March 11th.

    March 2024 daily average wait times at Walt Disney World

    With Easter scheduled for March 31st this year, expect wait times to remain high through the end of this week before moderating a bit for April and lowering in May ahead of a possible summer increase.

    A midday check on wait times shows a handful of attractions with more than a 2-hour wait, a number of attractions with more than a 90-minute wait, and nearly 30 attractions and experiences with more than an hour-long wait.

    The Disney Genie+ skip-the-line service appears to be a popular option for many guests, with Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios options selling out earlier in the day. If you’re planning on visiting Walt Disney World this week, be sure to pack your patience as increased crowds and wait times are expected through Easter.

    As always, keep checking back with us here at BlogMickey.com as we continue to bring you the latest news, photos, and info from around the Disney Parks!

    Have a story tip? Contact us!

    BlogMickey.com Newsletter

    Stay up-to-date with the latest Disney news, right to your inbox!

    Kingdom Destinations Quote

    Vacation Planning Assistance

    We're excited to partner with Kingdom Destinations to help you plan your next trip to Disney parks and experiences around the world. Kingdom Destinations is a full service travel agency, specializing in Disney destinations. Fill out the form below to schedule a free consultation with one of their professional travel advisors today!

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    BlogMickey.com Newsletter

    Stay up-to-date with the latest Disney news, right to your inbox!

    Related Articles