If you’re one of the brave souls that head to Walt Disney World for Spring Break, then it’s important to stay at the right resort. With double the crowds, higher costs, school groups, tour groups, and loads of college kids, easy transportation is key. Want to know the Best Disney Resorts for Spring Break?
Disney Resorts for Spring Break
Part of the joy of visiting Walt Disney World during Spring Break is that you don’t have to uproot your personal life too much for this vacation. However, that perk comes with a price. April and May see Disney Resorts at their most expensive of the entire year. And with the highest crowd levels, second only to the holidays, it pays to have alternative transportation options. You may also want to double-check park pass reservations for availability and be prepared to purchase a lightning lane pass or Disney Genie Plus for each day of your trip. Especially if you’re hoping to ride your favorite attractions. But don’t let the doomsday reports here scare you. The Best Disney Resorts for Spring Break offer more than just Disney bussing to get you to and from the parks. Here are our favorites.
Disney Boardwalk Resorts
Looking for a Disney resort that gets you close to Epcot and won’t kill your budget during the high prices of Spring Break at Walt Disney World? Try out the Boardwalk Inn. This resort gets you within walking distance to both Epcot and Hollywood Studios via a walking pathway found right behind the Disney Boardwalk. You can also grab monorail access to Magic Kingdom from the Epcot entrance and Skyliner access at the International Gateway. Perfect if you need to avoid the long lines at the bus stops. We also love Boardwalk Inn for the peace and quiet you’ll get in this deluxe resort, far away from groups of college students, high school vacationers, and travel groups. Other resorts in this area to consider are the Yacht Club, Beach Club, and Swan and Dolphin Hotels.
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Disney Skyliner Resorts
With the Disney Skyliner’s direct access to Hollywood Studios and Epcot, your plans for skipping the line at the busses are a reality. We like Pop Century Resort if you’re looking for a budget-friendly option. But, if you’re looking for something a little less crowded and chaotic try the Caribbean Beach Resort. Caribbean Beach is spread out enough to offer calm beaches, an amazing pirate pool, next-door access to Disney’s Riviera Resort, and access to the Skyliner. Another resort on this line is Art of Animation, which will most likely be crowded with young families, and students.
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Disney Monorail Resorts
If you’re hoping to visit Magic Kingdom often then consider staying at a Monorail Resort. The monorail resorts mean you can get to the park in minutes. And since each monorail resort has its own security checkpoint, you won’t have to wait in the security lines at the parks. Our pick for the cheapest resort on the monorail is Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Plus, you’ll get the perks of being able to watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks show Enchantment, from the balcony. Other resorts on this line are Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.
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Disney Ferry Resorts
If you’re headed to Walt Disney World more for the shopping or the wilderness, then try a Ferry Resort instead. For the best resort choices near Disney Springs, we choose Port Orleans Riverside. A large resort, you can bet on available rooms, access to authentic New Orleans beignets, and boat transportation to the best shopping on property. Providing an easy way to avoid crowded bus stops, Port Orleans Riverside also boasts multiple pools, restaurants, and walking access to the Port Orleans French Quarter resort.
Or you can try the Wilderness Resorts with boat transportation to Magic Kingdom. Both Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds can help you get away from the crowds while staying close to Magic Kingdom, without worrying about the bus crowds.
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Spring Break at Walt Disney World
With so much to do this spring, you’re sure to find a Disney resort that works best for you and your family. Choosing one of these resorts means fewer crowds, easier access to your favorite parks, rides, and restaurants. Be sure to check out Walt Disney World’s Special Offers page for last-minute deals and discounts.
Rochelle Mariah is a writer, designer and photographer with an MLIS in Information Science and a B.S. in Arch and Design. Determined to make Planning a DIY Disney Vacation easier she makes lots of lists and drinks lots of coffee. When not designing apparel at Polka Dot Pixie Shop, she's watching old movies and planning the holidays. She has been traveling to Disney destinations since 2010.