Disney World in April is a great time of year for guests to visit Orlando with mild weather and plenty of festival activities to enjoy.
Everyone has personal preferences to consider when planning the date of their Walt Disney World trip- each season will have its pros and cons and guests’ choices will vary based on those. Make sure to read our Walt Disney World crowd calendar to get an idea of what to expect when picking a date to visit Walt Disney World.
Keep reading for everything you need to know about visiting Disney World in April including current events, what weather to expect, crowd level predictions, and what to pack!
Disney World Events in April
Here are all the current events to know about impacting Disney World in April!
TRON Light Cycle Run Opens
Magic Kingdom Park’s TRON Lightcycle Run will open April 4th. This new rollercoaster is a futuristic ride where guests get to hop on their own motorcycle straight out of the TRON film. You can read info about the planned sof opening for TRON in our TRON virtual queue guide.
Happily Ever After fireworks and EPCOT Forever return to Walt Disney World April 3rd. Happily Ever After is one of the BEST fireworks show at Walt Disney World and is worth the time to see! EPCOT Forever will be in place temporarily until a brand new EPCOT nighttime spectacular debuts later in the year.
Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival
Spring begins to bloom at Disney World as the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is happening during the entire month of April! This annual event brings beautiful gardens, playgrounds, and great entertainment. Even if you aren’t into gardening, be sure to get a picture by the freshly trimmed hedges near the Imagination pavilion. This is one of my favorite festivals at EPCOT, be sure to spend some time admiring all the of themed gardens.
Animal Kingdom Earth Day Celebration & 25th Anniversary
Disney’s Animal Kingdom will hold a small Earth-Day celebration on April 22nd that includes interactive activities and animal encounters to celebrate conservation. This year is also the 25th anniversary since the theme park opened so expect a bit more to celebrate on Earth Day!
Easter at Walt Disney World
You can expect to find Easter themed activities for kids and adults alike at Disney World. Don’t forget to make those early dining reservations if you plan on an Easter brunch at the parks!
One of the highlights guests enjoy is the Egg-stravaganza scavenger hunt where you can search high and low for eggs around the World Showcase at EPCOT that depict your favorite Disney characters.
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Disney World in April Crowd Calendar
April sees a larger upswing in crowds between the impact of spring break and Easter. But the bright side in higher crowd levels is that Disney will increase their entertainment hours and operating hours which makes the news of higher crowd levels a bit more welcome.
Staying on site is a big plus for visiting Disney World in April so you can navigate those spring break crowds much easier by being close by and taking advantage of any resort guest perks that may be offered.
You an expect some larger crowds surrounding the opening day for TRON and the return of Happily Ever After. As always, consulting a good crowd calendar (like this guide!) is a great way to anticipate any hectic days at Walt Disney World.
Disney World Weather in April
Visiting Disney World in April is a great time of year for guests that want to avoid rain since April is a relatively dry month with the lowest humidity and chance of rain. The warm weather starts to increase in April in Florida though so you can expect to experience some heat! The average high in April is 82 degrees with the average low being 63 degrees.
April in Disney World can also bring with it a little windy weather which can mark for a nice warm and breezy day.
Tips for Visiting Disney World in April
When it comes to visiting Disney World in April, we have some tried and true hacks for having a magical time on your vacation.
What to Wear
One of the most frequently asked guest questions is: what should I wear to Disney World? Always check the weather leading up to your trip. April is one of the best months of the year when it comes to great weather at Disney World! You should plan for hot days since the average high easily reaches the 80s so pack the summer clothes, sunblock, and everything you need to stay. While the chance for rain is really small, it’s always a good idea to still bring those rain ponchos any time you visit Florida.
What to Pack
April brings such warm weather that you should pack for summer! Think summer clothes, sunscreen, cooling towels, and whatever else you might need to keep your family cooled off if the temperatures get high. Always check the weather right before your trip and come prepared based on what the forecast says.
You can read our giant packing list here to make sure you show up prepared for literally anything you need while you’re visiting Disney World.
What to Expect
There are a few things you should expect when choosing April as your month to visit Disney World:
- Make time for Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival- even if you’re not passionate about gardening, there’s plenty to see and do at this festival! Between tours of the beautiful Epcot gardens, dining, and live music there is plenty to enjoy.
- Genie+ at Disney World- Learn how to use Genie+ which permanently replaced FastPass last year! Our guide to using Genie+ will help you with everything you need to know!
But most of all, remember to enjoy your time at the most magical place on earth!
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