Orlando for Spring Break:
Orlando is the most popular destination for families during spring break-- so it's fortunate indeed that dates for spring break vary in different parts of the US and Canada. Just imagine what line-ups would be like at Disney World, if every school, everywhere, closed its doors the same week!
Typically, "spring break" means ten days off school, in mid-March to mid-April.
Special in Orlando, During Spring Break Weeks:
In addition to all the usual Top Things to Do in Orlando, the spring break weeks bring some extras:
At Disney World, the Epcot theme park has its annual Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, with many amusing topiary figures of Disney characters (a signature feature,) programs for grown-up and kid gardeners, and free outdoor Flower Power concerts. The Festival has a long run, from mid-March through May.
Over at Universal Orlando
, the Universal Studios theme park has multiple Mardi Gras
nights, with big parade, street performers, Cajun cuisine, free concerts, and New Orleans bands in the French Quarter. Expect party-ers, but plenty of families in attendance too.
Both these events are free with regular ticket purchase, and both offer a great chance to live performances, sometimes by well-known bands. Typically the Flower Power concerts at Epcot highlight top acts of the Sixties and Seventies, such as Paul Revere and the Raiders, Herman's Hermits, Jose Feliciano... Meanwhile, Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando has name acts too, from Aretha Franklin and Chicago to 3 Doors Down.
Also During Spring Break Weeks:
- Atlanta Braves Spring Training: visitors can buy tickets for games at Disney's Wide World of Sports, or may get tickets as part of spring training travel packages
- More Orlando events in March and April: check the calendar at the Visit Orlando website