Disney World in April sees abundant sunshine and plenty of special events, making it an excellent time to visit the parks if you can swing a trip! We especially love that the two biggest events of spring, Mardi Gras at the Universal Orlando Resort and the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, are included with regular theme park admission.
Crowds at Disney World in April
Crowds at Disney World in April are largely dictated by Easter. Many school give off a few days leading up to the holiday with some schools holding spring break the entire week. For this reason, the week before the holiday (and to a lesser extent the week of the holiday) sees the highest crowds of the month. The rest of the month is generally neutral. If you're visiting during Easter, check out our survival guide. Those of you visiting during the first of the month and these days will want to take advantage of our wait-time apps. Getting to the park before opening is always a good idea, but it's even more crucial when crowd levels are high.
We recommend you check the Crowd Calendar when you begin planning your trip to find the best travel dates and then revisiting it again as you get closer to your actual trip to pick the recommended park by day.
Weather at Disney World in April
Temperatures are on the rise in April, with an average high of 83 and a low of 60. There will be plenty of warm days and very low rainfall chances, so don't forget the swimsuits. You might still need a jacket for the evenings and mornings. Here is the packing list for this time of year.
Events at Disney World in April
There are a few major events happening in April. Here’s the rundown of what’s happening this month. Be sure to check out special events pages for Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando & Busch Gardens Tampa for full details.
- Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida
- Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Are you planning to visit Disney World in April? Share any questions you have in comments below! You'll find more resources to help you plan your Disney World vacation on our When to Visit Orlando page inside the Orlando Planning Guide.