Spring Break is almost here and if you haven’t already made plans, you are probably starting to wonder what you’ll do. From March through much of April, schools across the country will take a break giving us all time to recharge and get ready for the final push towards the end of the year. In a house full of athletes, Spring Break is often dictated by our sport schedules after celebrating Easter weekend with family and friends. But for those who travel, the answer to that question “What do to on Spring Break?” is often a visit to Walt Disney World. If you are blessed to be visiting this Spring, check out some of my favorite special events that will only happen in March and April, making your trip that much more memorable.
Spring Break Limited Time Magic
All year long, every single week, guests at Walt Disney World will experience Limited Time Magic, something special, just for that week, and sometimes even just for that day! As you get ready for your visit, make sure to check out Disney Parks’ Limited Time Magic Web Page for new announcements and follow #LimitedTimeMagic on Twitter to keep up with the daily pixie dust that only Tinkerbell can share!
One of my favorites this Spring has to be the Trolley Show and its wonderful Through May 12th, the Main Street U.S.A. Spring Trolley Show is an iconic gem that happens every single day at the Magic Kingdom. Arriving in a horse drawn trolley and dressed in every pastel color of the rainbow, the cast carries bouquets of flowers and ribbons while they serenade guests with some of the most welcoming tunes around. I was so excited to see them during the 2012 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration ~ I couldn’t help but sing along and truly, I could totally quit my day job and audition in a heartbeat!
Atlanta Braves Spring Training
For those of you lucky enough to visit this month, the Atlanta Braves are in their 16th season at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex through March 28th. Spring training is one of the best times of the year to see players new and old close up and personal thanks to smaller stadiums and a family friendly atmosphere that reminds me why I love this game.
I had the chance to visit ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex baseball facilities during the 2012 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration and as a sports mom who is also a baseball fan, it was heaven! I could have stayed all day and truly felt like I was home. To make sure fans of all ages have the ball park visit of their dreams, Disney offers themed games that include Princess and Pirates, Star Wars, Salute to the Troops, and you are always welcome to come dressed to any Spring Training Game in your favorite character costumes. Special activities include pre-game parades, face painting, photo opportunities, games, and of course special appearances from your favorite characters on the field throughout the game. Its the perfect storm of baseball and pixie dust!
Spring Break is Warm Enough for Water Parks
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon is more than just a water part ~ its a tropical paradise! The coral reef is a magical place where you can snorkel with tropical fish, sharks, and sting rays ~ completely unexpected and so incredibly cool! Themed as a tropical paradise complete with boats, fishing gear, surfboards and more, you’ll have a wonderful time riding the rapids or relaxing on the lazy river. If you have a surfer on board, you can even arrange for group or private surfing lessons right there in the water park!
For the thrill seekers in the group, open for the season starting March 17th, Disney’s Blizzard Beach boasts some of the most daring water rides in the entire nation! Themed as if a snowstorm blasted Disney, its outfitted with steep slopes, ski gear, and snow caps that make you feel like you are at a snow resort. Tailor made for daredevils and the families who love them, making time for Blizzard Beach in your time at Disney Parks is just smart planning.
Disney’s Wild Africa Trek
While open all year long, Spring is a beautiful time to take Disney’s Wild Africa Trek because the weather is mild and the experience is amazing. I had the chance to take the trek during the 2011 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration and I could not have loved it more! Led by 2 guides with your personal safety in mind at all times, you are outfitted in safety gear and given extensive guidance about the tour and what you will see and do. Part of your trek is truly a trek, hiking through the landscape on trails and bridges just as you would in the jungles of Africa.
And finally you have a wonderful lunch on the Sahara where you are up close and personal, able to see wild animals in their natural habitats incredibly close and majestically walking the land they love. A great activity for tweens and older, it shows an entirely different side of the magic that is Disney Parks, making Animal Kingdom a family favorite of ours forever more.
Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival
I can’t end this post without mentioning one of my favorite special events at Epcot. The 20th Annual Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is amazing ~ so much so I gave it an entire post!
Epcot is transformed to its most enchanting state all year long and perhaps one of the most family friendly aspects has to be the addition of mini parks and play areas for younger children to simply enjoy the day. Open through mid-May, if you have yet to discover the magic at Epcot Center, this is your year!
Clearly spending Spring Break at Walt Disney World is the trip of a lifetime. I love knowing that there will be all kinds of special activities and events happening that will make your trip just that much more magical because when you visit during another season, those things won’t be happening because there will be all kinds of other magical events to enjoy. Tell me…
Have you traveled to Walt Disney World for Spring Break?
What was your favorite Spring time experience there?
Learn more about my visits to the Disney Social Media Moms Events here and we’d love to see you stop by our Disney Tips Pinterest Board for all kinds of magical pins from around the web. We’ve also got a Disney Vacation Planning Tips playlist over on YouTube to help you with the finer points, like What to Pack for Disney World and How Not to Lose your Ticket. Yes…I totally did!
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ we’ll see you next time!