Is April your DISNEY MONTH? Don’t miss out on all of the news and happenings during this month. Check out What to Expect in Disney World During the Month of April for all of the info.

What to Expect in Disney World During the Month of April

The month of April brings some changes to Disney World. Lots of changes and fun going on in April! No worries if this is your Disney month, Walt Express has you covered!

Magical Happenings

One of the biggest events of the year will begin this month! Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival. This year’s dates will be February 28 through May 28, 2018.

Weather in April

Those wonderful cool days and evenings are about to be over! Things begin to heat up this month and continue heating up throughout the Summer and early Fall! Get the shorts and t-shirts, and leave the jacket at home!

Crowds in April

Crowds being to change this month, gearing up for Summer. Will there be large crowds during the Easter holidays? Our friend, Dad, has the scoop right here: Dad’s CROWD CALENDAR for the month of April.

Refurbishments and Closures

It’s never fun to plan a trip to Disney World and then find out your favorite attraction is undergoing refurbishments. While there is still a ton to do, it’s still nice to have a backup plan. From attractions to dining to the resorts, if there are any refurbishments going on, we will list it here.

Please note that our information comes straight from Disney and sometimes this information changes daily. We will do our best to keep it updated.

MAGIC KINGDOM

  • Cinderella’s Royal Table-Feb. 28 – Mar. 2, 2018
  • Pirate’s of the Caribbean-Feb. 26 – Mar. 18, 2018
  • Liberty Square Riverboat-Jan. 8, 2018 – TBD

EPCOT

  • The American Adventure-Early January – Early February 2018
  • The Circle of Life-Feb. 4, 2018 CLOSING PERMANENTLY

ANIMAL KINGDOM

  • Kali River Rapids-Jan. 2 – Feb. 10, 2018
  • Nemo, The Musical-Feb. 4, 2018 – TBD

HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

  • No reported refurbishments

RESORTSWhat to Expect in Disney World During the Month of April

  • Caribbean Beach: This resort begins a lengthy refurbishment beginning in early May. Refurbishments include Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters at Old Port Royale, Banana Cabana Pool Bar and Calypso Trading Post. This process will be ongoing from May of this year until 2018. Find out ALL of the details you will need to know about this refurbishment right HERE: Caribbean Beach Refurbishment.; Disney Skyliner
    We have embarked on creating a new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, which will give Guests a bird’s-eye view of Walt Disney World Resort while traveling via gondolas. During this time construction noise may be seen or heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9am. Will be going on through Fall 2018.
  • Art of Animation: Disney Skyliner
    We have embarked on creating a new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, which will give Guests a bird’s-eye view of Walt Disney World Resort while traveling via gondolas. During this time construction noise may be seen or heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9am. Ongoing through 2018.
  • Boardwalk Inn and Villas: In an effort to make future visits more magical, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn & Villas is currently undergoing some refurbishment projects across the Resort. During this time, the Resort will be in full operation with all amenities available, including dining, merchandise and recreation locations. It is possible that construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 am. Ongoing until further notice.
  • Pop Century: In an effort to make future visits more magical, Disney’s Pop Century Resort is currently undergoing some refurbishment projects across the Resort. During this time, the Resort will be in full operation with all amenities available, including dining, merchandise and recreation locations. It is possible that construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 am. Ongoing until further notice. Feb. 4, 2017 – May 7, 2018; Disney Skyliner
    We have embarked on creating a new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, which will give Guests a bird’s-eye view of Walt Disney World Resort while traveling via gondolas. During this time construction noise may be seen or heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9am.
  • Old Key WestRoom Refurbishments
    Guests may see or hear work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. During this time, the Resort will be in full operation with all amenities available including dining and merchandise locations, pools, and recreation activities. It is possible that construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 am. Aug. 1, 2017 – Jun. 28, 2018
  • Port Orleans French Quarter: During this room refurbishment, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 am. All amenities including dining, merchandise and recreation locations will be available. Early January through late Spring 2018.
  • All Star MoviesDuck Pond Leisure Pool
    During this time, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 am. In addition, the feature pool, Fantasia Pool, will be available. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation. Jan. 2 – Spring 2018; Rooms Refurbishment
    During this time, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 am. All resort amenities including dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation. Late February – Winter 2018.
  • Coronado Springs: Hard Goods Refurbishment. During this time, amenities including dining and merchandise locations, pools, La Vida Health Club with the spa and salon, and recreation activities such as beach volleyball, Iguana Arcade, Movies Under the Stars and more, will remain available. Please note that noise will be heard while our Resort is undergoing refurbishments, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms prior to 9:00 am daily. Through Summer 2019.
  • All Star MusicCalypso Pool
    During this time, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation. In addition, Piano Pool will be available. Late February – Early March 2018.

For more information on the new transportation options coming, check out: New Transportation Options

DISNEY SPRINGS

  • Roadwork
    Intermittent overnight lane closures, lane shifts, traffic congestion and noise impacts can be expected along Osceola Parkway / Victory Way.

WATER PARKS

  • Typhoon Lagoon: Jan. 7 – Mar. 18, 2018

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ESPN WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS

There are lots of events going on this month, be sure to check the calendar right here: ESPN WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS CALENDAR.

  • April 6 – April 8, 2018: AAU Volleyball Classic
  • April 19 – April 22, 2018: MAAC Men’s & Women’s Golf Championship
  • April 25 – April 27, 2018: ICU Cheerleading and Dance Worlds Championship Client Event
  • April 28 – April 30, 2018: USASF Cheerleading and Dance Worlds Championship Client Event

Stay Tuned

Stay tuned to Walt Express for more April happenings and breaking news!! Heading to Disney Springs during your vacation? Here are some great new restaurants coming soon! THREE NEW ITALIAN RESTAURANTS COMING TO DISNEY SPRINGS!

DISNEY EXPRESS LANE

As you can see there is a lot going on and a lot to talk about! Join the Disney Express Lane Facebook Group to discuss this and many other Disney related topics. We would love to see you there and meet you!

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Vanda Bean

Vanda is a Mom of 2 boys who is always thinking about or planning a trip to Disney World! Thanks to them and her work as a travel agent, she has become an expert on planning the perfect Disney trip and making wishes and dreams a beautiful reality. When she's not planning trips for others or visiting Disney herself, she graciously shares her knowledge and experiences here on Walt Express with our readers to help you plan your very own magical Disney vacation!