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Planning for Disney World in April

by Leap on January 1, 2017 18 Orlando

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

Disney World in April - Butterfly topiaries

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 WorldUniversal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando & Busch Gardens Tampa for full details.

Disney World in April - Universal Mardi Gras 2014

  • 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.

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marina Jan 28, 2015 at 1:23 p.m.

Hi, We are 2 adults who are visiting 14 April for 7 nights. We are staying at the Floridian, so transportation is not an issue, however will the parks be a bit quieter ? We understand their is a flower festival at Epcot, does this make a difference? Thank you in advance. Marina and Ian.

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FrogBlog Feb 2, 2015 at 7:58 a.m.

Hi Marina,

Check out our Crowd Calendar. You will see medium crowds during your visit. Disney's Grand Floridian is absolutely spectacular! You will love it.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Chris Cox Feb 6, 2015 at 7:07 p.m.

We are planning our trip for either the last week in April, or the first week in May. What is the difference in crowd sizes for these two weeks? We will be hitting all the parks over 5 days.

Thanks!

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FrogBlog Feb 12, 2015 at 12:43 p.m.

Hi Chris,

Crowds will be very similar, although they look slightly better for the last week in April.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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gale Mar 9, 2015 at 6:58 p.m.

I have two sons 16 and 18 and what parks in April will be the best time for a week ? Is it too cold to do blizzard beach... thanks

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FrogBlog Mar 9, 2015 at 2:16 p.m.

Hi Gale,

It should be a fine time for Blizzard Beach! Our Crowd Calendar lists recommended parks by day for April.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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tina Mar 14, 2015 at 8:20 p.m.

We plan on visiting disney with our 15 month old grandson. How much if any is tickets for him and also what do I need to bring for him. ? Thank you

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FrogBlog Mar 16, 2015 at 7 a.m.

Hi Tina,

How wonderful! He will be free to get into the parks. Although you can rent, I would definitely bring a stroller as well as any other regular gear for him. The parks do have everything you could possibly need in the Baby Care Centers, but it's always best to bring everything you think you will need. Don't forget hats and sunscreen!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Angela Jan 31, 2016 at 8:11 a.m.

We are planning a visit the first week in April 2016. How crowed do you think the parks would be.

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FrogBlog Feb 10, 2016 at 11:09 a.m.

Hi Angela,

The first few days will be busy, but there are medium crowds for days after that: https://www.undercovertourist.com/orlando/crowd-calendar/

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Christine Feb 13, 2016 at 6:20 p.m.

We are planning a trip towards the middle to end of April. I'm very concerned about the humidity. We've only gone in January and February in years past. I do not handle the humidity very well. What can we expect?

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FrogBlog Feb 25, 2016 at 10:07 a.m.

Hi Christine,

The relative humidity ranges from 40% to 90%, so it runs the gamut. We frogs love the humidity, and we always feel like it's pretty humid in Orlando, no matter the time of year.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Laurie Mar 14, 2016 at 1:04 a.m.

My husband and are helping to chaparonie 150 high school kids to Disney world April 1st to the 6. Any pointers for the adults dealing with some kids whom have never traveled far from home...and anything to help us keep our cool, should a trying circumstance await us,....such as long lies, etc

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FrogBlog Apr 7, 2016 at 1:22 p.m.

Hi Laurie,

So sorry for the delay, but your comment ended up in our spam filter. How did the trip go? We hope all 150-something of you had a great time!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Eyal May 18, 2016 at 7:30 a.m.

We are coming from abroad and have an option of arriving at Orlando on the first week of April or the second. Which will be better crowd wise, considering Easter is on April 16? Thanks

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FrogBlog May 18, 2016 at 9:25 a.m.

Hi Eyal,

We don't expect a significant difference in crowd levels on those weeks. Check our Crowd Calendar.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Eyal May 25, 2016 at 7:19 p.m.

Thank you

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shari Dec 13, 2016 at 6:17 p.m.

Hi I'am considering a trip to WDW in April 4th - 11th and I read something about the spring break and Easter being later in the month. is this true.

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