Disney World in April

Disney World in April -  Crowd Information, Ride Closure & Refurbishments and Special Events Information in one easy list.

April is such a beautiful month to visit Walt Disney World - the weather is gorgeous and the flowers are at their finest. Expect mid-level crowds all month except for Easter week, when crowds spike to peak levels. Use a good touring plan to help you manage lines and plan to have a great time. Keep reading to find out about crowds, closures and special events during your April trip to Disney World.

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Disney World Ride Closures & Refurbishments in April 2018:

  • We will update this section as information is released
  • Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort - Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters restaurant, Cabana Pool Bar & the Calypso Trading Post will be closed from May 1, 2017 through Fall 2018.   Dining options will be available for breakfast, lunch & dinner.  Centertown will serve breakfast & dinner.  Grab-and-Go meals like pastries, salads, fruit, and sandwiches will be sold in the Aruba, Jamaica and Aruba sections of the resort.   In-room dining will still be available. 

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Special Events at Disney World in April:

  • Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival - March 1 - May 29, 2017. This beautiful event is included with park admission and features whimsical topiaries, special displays, gardening seminars, and Garden Rocks mini-concerts at the American Gardens Theatre stage on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 5:30, 6:45, & 8:00pm.  2017's performance line-up:  To Be Announced

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Crowd Warnings for Disney World in April:

  • Spring Break Season 2018:  Crowds are moderate for early March but start building on March 11th and stay in the moderate-to-high zone for the remainder of the month.  The highest crowd levels will be from March 24 - April 7, 2017. Get to the theme parks before they open to enjoy the lowest crowds of the day and use a good theme park touring plan to keep lines to a minimum and you'll be fine.
  • Passover begins on March 30th and Easter is April 1, 2018. Crowds spike this week to peak levels.  Plan to arrive before the park opens to enjoy the lowest crowds of the day and use a good touring plan to help keep lines to a minimum.  Click here to learn more about theme park touring plans. 
  • Extra Magic Hours (EMH) - Extra Magic Hours are special times exclusively for guests of the official Disney World hotels where one theme park opens an hour early or stays open two hours late. The Extra Magic Hour(s) park is always the most crowded park of the day so you really need to think about your overall energy levels as you battle crowds and stay up late or get up early.  It might make more sense for your family to enjoy more attractions in less time by going to a less crowded theme park. Older kids may enjoy the novelty of being at the Magic Kingdom late at night so don't rule that out - just decide in advance when Extra Magic Hours make sense for you. TIP: Not staying at an official Disney hotel?  You especially need to know when Disney is having Extra Magic Hours so that you can avoid them.
  • Fantasmic! at Disney's Hollywood Studios - Fantasmic! will probably have at least one performance every night in April. When two or three performances are offered, the later performances will always be less crowded than the earlier show. Warning: This show is excellent but it does feature villains for a good 8-10 minutes and the lake catches fire, which can be frightening to some small children.
  • Disney Springs - Lego Store Events The Lego Store offers periodic activities like building events or Lego Club meetings, and special offers.    Click here for the current month and next month's calendar. 
  • Save time and money by having snacks, bottled water and other food items delivered directly to your resort by Garden Grocer - Click HERE for more information.
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Use the month buttons below for lists of Disney World ride closures, attraction refurbishments, special events and crowd warnings by month.  We hope this information helps you have a wonderful and memorable vacation.