I have been wanting to go to Orlando & Disney World for "FOREVER" but always either did not have the money or the time. I am now trying to plan a trip during Spring Break period (for the end of March last week/1'st week of April 2006) for myself, husband and 2 boys (8 & 15). I am getting very discouraged because this is the only time we can go and I have heard/read that the crowds are so bad at this time of the year that you are fighting your way through a shoulder to shoulder mob all day and will wait in lines for 1 and a half to three hours for each attraction (ride/show) that you want to see. I read that someone spent 12 hours there and only got into 5 attractions in the park because they spent the whole day waiting in lines and could not even sit down for lunch. I also have heard that if you don't stay on site you may not even be able to get into the theme parks because they will be too full. Is it really that bad?? I expected it to be a busy time of year but did not think it would be that bad. I have been wanting to go to WDW since I was a young kid, and have been talking about going with my kids for the past 12 years, this is my dream vacation, but now I am afraid it may have to stay a dream! I expected we would be standing in line ups, but I don't know if my kids could handle repeated 3 hour line ups. It would be a shame to go all that way (we live in Canada) and spend all our savings for this trip (we are not rich nor poor, just average income) and then not get to see/do hardly anything while we are there, just to spend the whole vacation standing in lines for hours & hours more than doing anything else. Also, I am trying to budget it out, but I do not know if we will be able to afford to stay on site (very expensive), but if we don't we risk not even getting into the parks. I am so confused and disheartened. So I ask How BAD is it? Should I give it up? Any info/advice would be appreciated. Sorry this is so long. Thanks!