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Disney World Crowd Calendar April 2021

Disney World Crowd Calendar April 2021

The Disney World Crowd Calendar April 2021 would usually be an extremely busy month.  However, the current pandemic limits the attendance to 35% maximum.  That doesn’t mean that you’ll come away with a lot of walk on attractions.  You may find that many rides will have 90-120 minute waits.

Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival runs from March to May and it includes a free concert series known as Garden Rocks concerts. Artists that perform are from the 60’s to the 80’s and offer genuine flashback music.  Check out the topiaries, take in a gardening seminar, walk through the butterfly garden and grab a bite to eat at the festival booths.

Disney World Crowd Calendar April 2021

What will the weather be like during your April trip?

April is beautiful in Walt Disney World.  The weather is warm, but not hot and there’s beautiful flowers everywhere.  Epcot decorates really well for the Flower and Garden Festival and offers great topiaries and gardening seminars.

It is central Florida, so bring that poncho in case you get an afternoon shower.  Weather forecasts are under each date on the Crowd Calendar for April as well!

  • Average high temperature:  83°F
  • Average low temperature:  59°F
  • Mean temperature:  71°F
  • Record high temperature:  97°F (1968)
  • Record low temperature:  37°F (2001)
  • Average Precipitation:  2.28 in.

Will the park hours for Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom be extended?

Disney usually releases preliminary hours, then adds hours the closer you get to your trip.  You can expect that the park hours will be updated about 2 weeks prior to your trip.  We will post here on the blog when that occurs.

Should I use Extra Magic Hours privilege?  (Does not apply to 2021)

Avoid the trap of visiting a park on its longest hours day.  More people will be there and the wait times can be 30% to 100% higher than other days.

If you are planning to use Extra Magic Hours, use the morning ones, they are a great benefit, if you leave after lunch or parade time.  Avoid the parks that offer evening Extra Magic Hours because they have large crowds at night and many rides have long lines (Hollywood Studios and Epcot).  The exception would be the Magic Kingdom late at night because most guests won’t stay up from 1am to 3am in the morning.  If you choose a Late Extra Magic Hour park, you should plan to sleep in the next day.

Disney World Extra magic hours attractions

A note on Fastpass+ Booking (Does not apply to 2021)

Fastpass+ can be booked 60 days in advance for ONSITE guests and 30 days in advance forOFFSITE guests and Annual Passholders.  You can begin booking them at 7am Eastern Time.  The booking dates are included on my Disney Crowd Calendar below.

What attractions will be CLOSED for refurbishment during your trip

Disney World and Disneyland Attraction Refurbishments

Special April Events at Walt Disney World

  • Epcot Flower and Garden Festival – March  through May

To read the crowd level, follow the DATE at the top!  The best park each day is marked in GREEN.

Lowest Crowds
Low Crowds / Best Park
Moderate Crowds / Median Park
Busy Crowds
Insane Crowds / Worst Park

Weekly view includes all entertainment options, weather and Fastpass/Dining booking dates!

Be sure to print in landscape mode with background image turned on!

If you are viewing on a desktop/laptop, you will see a week at a time with all the full details.  It is printable.  If you are on mobile, it will show in mobile format that will stream down the page.  You must subscribe to Character Locator in order to see more than one day at a time..

My Crowd Calendar includes park hours, Extra Magic Hours, special entertainment options, 180 Days Dining Window, 60 and 30 Day Fastpass+ Booking Windows!

April 2021

Historic Disney World Park Hours

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Patti Cheyne DiFelice

Friday 6th of March 2020

Hi Kenny, the week of the 19th is April vacation week for schools in the Northeast? Is this really an accurate prediction for this week?


Friday 6th of March 2020

Not all schools in the Northeast have vacation that week.


Saturday 8th of February 2020

I notice that MK is always Red on a Wednesday. what is the reasoning for this? will it be unbearable on a “yellow overall day” ?


Monday 30th of December 2019

I’ve noticed you have Hollywood Studios as a best park to visit on Monday 4/20/20…I had thought that perhaps a lot of people (like me) would be there for the Star Wars race weekend and use the first post-race weekend day to try for Galaxy’s Edge (since realistically on any day they are racing they won’t be able to get there early enough to try for Rise of the Resistance, at least). What is the rationale for 4/20/20 being a good day for Hollywood Studios –do you not expect any bump in attendance due to the race participants (I know some do their park days prior to the race weekend, which I don’t get!).


Monday 30th of December 2019

Overall attendance is found in the crowd level at the top of page. Best and worst parks are based on which parks crowds will flock to. Please understand that it doesn't mean that the park will be empty, just that it is a better choice than some other parks that day. Thanks!


Saturday 28th of December 2019

Early Morning Magic and Early Magic Hours - are they the same or is there a difference?


Saturday 28th of December 2019

No. EMM is a paid event

Angie Young

Tuesday 17th of December 2019

Hi Kenny I noticed on April 17th, 2020 you have Disney After Hours 9-12pm. I don't see this on the Disney website. I see Disney After Hours on April 20th, which you don't have on calendar.

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