Tag Archives: April 2019

Disney World park hours updates for March and early April 2019

Just a quick note to let you know that March and early April have experienced some park hours updates.  Here’s the dates and parks that have updates: Continue reading Disney World park hours updates for March and early April 2019

April 2019 Disney World Crowd Calendar with Park Hours, Extra Magic Hours and spectaculars now available

I just completed my April 2019 Disney World Crowd Calendar with initial park hours, Extra Magic Hours, parade and night time spectaculars.  Here’s some information that could help you with your planning: Continue reading April 2019 Disney World Crowd Calendar with Park Hours, Extra Magic Hours and spectaculars now available

Disney World Crowd Calendar April 2019

Disney World Crowd Calendar April 2019

Disney World Crowd Calendar April 2018

The Disney World Crowd Calendar April 2019 begins as an extremely busy month and dies down to moderate levels toward the end of the month.  You’ll find that the Magic Kingdom offers Extra Magic Hours almost every day during the week of Easter (added later).  If you’re an onsite guest at a Disney World Resort, you should take advantage of that Extra Magic Hour morning during Easter week!  That first hour is a great time to visit a good number of Fantasyland attractions.  I would then plan my Fastpass+ in a different park and hop to the lower crowds in a BEST park.

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.

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.  With Animal Kingdom now offering “After dark” experiences, you can expect that park to stay open much later.

Should I use Extra Magic Hours privilege?

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

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

Updated frequently as needed.

Disney World and Disneyland Attraction Refurbishments

Do you need to know what activities will take place at your Disney World during your trip?

Updated at the beginning of each month!

Disney World Resort Recreation Activities Guides, Disney World Resort Activities Calendar

Special April Events at Walt Disney World

  • Epcot Flower and Garden Festival – March  through May
  • Garden Rocks Concert Series – Weekends
  • Star Wars Half Marathon –  April 20-23

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 2019

Historic Disney World Park Hours