April at Disney World is fantastic weather with peak crowds and prices for part of the month, and low crowds with moderate prices the other part of the month.

April often starts off busy for a couple of weeks due to Easter and Spring Break crowds and then ends with light crowds.

Some tips for traveling in April at Disney World:

  • Traveling to Disney World during a busier time means you have to be extra diligent about having a good touring plan. As long as you're zigging while other people zag, you'll do fine.
  • Weather in April at Disney World is usually really nice. Pack a light jacket just in case temps get a little cool in the mornings and evenings.

(Example alerts: "park hours just released," "event tickets just went on sale")

Explanation of park recommendations and abbreviations below
In general, I recommend avoiding parks with Extra Magic Hours because they tend to be the busiest parks that day. Animal Kingdom is an exception because it's usually not too bad, even on EMH days.Magic Kingdom usually sees a surge on Saturdays, so other parks are usually a better choice.

MK = Magic Kingdom, EP = Epcot, HS = Hollywood Studios, AK = Animal Kingdom,
TL = Typhoon Lagoon, BB = Blizzard Beach, EMH = Extra Magic Hour

What the dates in each day of the calendar mean
(click the + sign beside each date to add it to your calendar):
When guests can start making Advanced Dining Reservations
When onsite guests can start making FastPass+ reservations
When offsite guests can start making FastPass+ reservations
Park colors:
Suggested park
Moderately suggested park
Park not suggested
Park hours for people visiting in April at Disney World usually come out in mid-September.

Trip planning checklist

September or earlier: book your hotel, make your daily plans and choose dining optionsOctober or early November: 180 days before your trip begins, make dining reservations (website is available at 6 a.m. eastern, phone lines are open at 7 a.m. Eastern). Use the dates on the calendar to show you when to do that. ☑ December - February: book flights (tips on finding best flights) ☑ February: if you're staying onsite, you can start making FastPass+ reservations 60 days before your trip begins. Use dates on the calendar to see when you can start making FP+ reservations online beginning at 7 a.m. eastern time. You can also check in online for your resort room if you'd like. ☑ March or earlier: set up Magical Express, purchase Memory Maker and order groceriesApril: pack (packing list to help you) and go to Disney World! ☑ May: finalize PhotoPass pics and order within 45 days after your trip

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  Refurbishment Details

January 31, 2017 - June 30, 2019 - Coronado Springs - construction, Major construction and a reconfiguration of the resort currently under way. (Resort)

August 1, 2017 - December 31, 2019 - Art of Animation - Disney Skyliner construction, Construction of the new Disney gondola system known as the "Disney Skyliner" has begun at Art of Animation. During this time construction noise may be seen or heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9am. (Resort)

November 2, 2017 - July 31, 2019 - NBA Experience (opening summer 2019), (Attraction)

January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2019 - Flights of Wonder closing permanently January 1, 2018 , (Attraction)

May 14, 2018 - May 13, 2019 - New Signature dining location (opening date TBD), (Dining)

July 1, 2018 - May 31, 2019 - Villa del Lago - Coming Soon!, Opening in 2019 (Dining)

October 21, 2018 - May 1, 2019 - Rafiki Planet Watch Refurbishment, (Attraction)

October 21, 2018 - May 1, 2019 - Rafiki Planet Watch Refurbishment, (Attraction)

October 30, 2018 - November 30, 2019 - Riviera Resort (Opening Fall 2019), (Resort)

December 1, 2018 - October 31, 2019 - WDW Railroad Closure, WDW Railroad will not circle the park during this time in order to allow for construction of the TRON rollercoaster. The train will be stationary at the Main Street Station for guests to visit. (Attraction)

December 1, 2018 - October 31, 2019 - WDW Railroad Closure, WDW Railroad will not circle the park during this time in order to allow for construction of the TRON rollercoaster. The train will be stationary at the Main Street Station for guests to visit. (Attraction)

December 1, 2018 - October 31, 2019 - WDW Railroad Closure, WDW Railroad will not circle the park during this time in order to allow for construction of the TRON rollercoaster. The train will be stationary at the Main Street Station for guests to visit. (Attraction)

January 2, 2019 - July 31, 2019 - Refurbishment - Tron Construction, Tomorrowland Speedway will close to allow for construction of TRON rollercoaster. (Attraction)

March 2, 2019 - October 31, 2019 - Plaza Restaurant Breakfast - Closed, Breakfast service discontinued 1/5/19 (Dining)

  Available Discounts

No discounts currently available.

See the chart of past discounts for previous promotion dates.

  Special Events

January 7, 2019 - Disney After Hours

January 9, 2019 - January 13, 2019 - WDW Marathon Weekend

January 17, 2019 - Disney After Hours

January 18, 2019 - February 25, 2019 - Epcot International Festival of the Arts

January 24, 2019 - Disney After Hours

January 28, 2019 - Disney After Hours

February 7, 2019 - Disney After Hours

February 14, 2019 - Disney After Hours

February 21, 2019 - February 24, 2019 - Princess Half Marathon

February 28, 2019 - Disney After Hours

March 6, 2019 - June 3, 2019 - Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot

March 7, 2019 - Disney After Hours

April 4, 2019 - April 7, 2019 - Star Wars Rival Run Weekend

We will update this soon.

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