A common misconception about Disney is that it’s only for children. While this is true, Disney isn’t only for little kids; college students and adults looking for a break from winter can have fun at Disney World too!

Let’s look at five tips for visiting Walt Disney World during Spring Break:

1. Disney Springs is your friend.

Disney Springs, which is turning into Disney Springs, is a college student’s friend! With establishments like Raglan Road, House Of Blues, Planet Hollywood, and Splitsville Lanes, there are plenty of places to get good drinks, good food, and just have a good time with the friends you cam with or make new friends.

Splitsville Luxury Lanes is a great place for a late-night hangout.
Splitsville Luxury Lanes is a great place for a late-night hangout.

2. You will spend money.

Many things at Disney are expensive no matter what you do. Plan to spend money, dare I say splurge, on food and drinks, but save in other areas. Splitting room costs can really save a lot of money considering that one room sleeps up to four. Make reservations at a value resort, and each person could spend as little as $30 a night at a Value Resort like Pop Century or one of the All-Star Resorts. Consider eating mostly counter-service meals to save money too.

3. Visit during festival times.

Most college breaks happen around summer and winter, but these are the busiest, read most expensive, times at Disney World. Visiting during Fall and Spring breaks can be beneficial. Though you probably won’t save much money during these times, you may get some nice perks. During Fall break, try to visit during the Food & Wine Festival when over 30 booths are set up around Epcot World Showcase offering less expensive food, wine, and beer samplings. The Flower & Garden Festival usually coincides with Spring Break. This festival may not offer as many drink and food options as the Food & Wine festival, it is a beautiful time to visit with nice temperatures and some special things happening especially in EPCOT.

4. Take advantage of attractions outside of the parks.

Purchasing park tickets can get quite expensive. Consider spending a day in Disney Springs, on the Boardwalk, or at the resort pools. These things are included in your hotel costs, so take advantage of what you paid for! You can also golf or visit the water parks if your traveling companions like that kind of thing.

Spend a day just lounging by the pool working on your tan.
Spend a day just lounging by the pool working on your tan.

5. Be flexible.

Get to know your traveling companions. Find out what they like to do, and combine your interests. Make sure that everyone gets the most enjoyment out of the vacation. If you have some Harry Potter fans, consider spending some time at Universal Studios. Explore EPCOT to satisfy the traveler of the group. Hollywood Studios is great for the movie fan. Pools are great for… well… just about anyone who just endured the harsh winters of anywhere but Florida.

Do you think Disney World is a good Spring Break option?