What to Expect In Disney World During The Month Of April

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Can you believe it’s already time to start thinking about April At Disney World? It sure is and Walt Express has everything you need to know if April is your travel month. Lots of magic happening this month, so don’t miss this one! From Earth Day to a fabulous festival in Epcot, Disney has you covered for the BEST entertainment in the World!

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April At Disney World

Here we go with April!! It looks to be a very exciting month to be at Disney World.

Magical Happenings

Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival is just getting started and will run all the way through June 3, 2019. Download your festival planning passport right here: FLOWER AND GARDEN passport.

Animal Kingdom is the place to be in April as Earth Day is celebrated. Monday, April 22, 2019 is Earth Day! This is also Animal Kingdom’s 21st birthday, so watch for special events during this week!

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Easter will be April 21 this year!

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Weather In April

April is heating up and feels like early summer! Wear those Tees and shorts, but a bring a jacket. Don’t forget the ponchos…April showers and all!#waltexpress #disneyworld #disneyrainydays april at disney world

Crowds In April

Crowds in April begin to heat up as well! Early April will still have some late Spring Breakers and that can bring a few crowds. Have a good plan and you will be just fine! With Easter and other events going on, it can get pretty crowded.

Check out the CROWD CALENDAR over at Dad’s Guide to WDW to find out what the crowds will look like each day in March.

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 will change daily. We do our best to keep it updated.


  • Walt Disney World Railroad: Dec. 2018 – until further notice
  • Tomorrowland Speedway: Jan. 2019 – until mid-May, 2019

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  • No reported refurbishments


  • Rafiki’s Planet Watch
    Starting October 21, 2018, Rafiki’s Planet Watch and Wildlife Express will be unavailable to Guests. In the meantime, our world-class animal care will still continue behind the scenes. Ongoing until further notice.
  • Kali River Rapids: Jan. 2018 – late March 2019


  • No reported refurbishments


The Walt Disney World Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form or transportation during their visit they should check to be sure of the best option available on their day of travel, as alternative transportation options will be available.#waltexpress #disneyworld #disneyrainydays april at disney world


Disney SkylinerWe 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 9 am. Ongoing until further notice.

The Skyliner process will affect the following resorts: POP CENTURY, CARIBBEAN BEACH RESORT, ART OF ANIMATION and BOARDWALK INN & VILLAS.

Coronado Springs: A few refurbishments are going on.

  • Room Refurbishment: During this time, amenities including dining locations (such as the newly re-imagined Rix Sports Bar and Grill) 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. Ongoing.
  • Pepper Market: During this time, the quick-service restaurant, Pepper Market, will undergo minor refurbishment work, but will remain in operation. If Guests would like to experience one of the other dining locations, they can visit Maya Grill, Las Ventanas, Café Rix, Laguna Bar, Siestas Cantina and the newly re-imagined space, Rix Sports Bar & Grill, featuring a variety of sandwiches, salads and refreshing beverages. All amenities will remain in operation, including the Dig Site pool area, La Vida Health Club, Salon & Spa and the Iguana Arcade. Through Summer 2019.#waltexpress #disneyworld #disneyrainydays april at disney world

Beach Club Resort: Early August through Winter 2019

BIG NEWS!#waltexpress #disneyworld #disneyrainydays april at disney world

Disney has announced opening dates for Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland (May 31, 2019) and Disney World’s Hollywood Studios (August 29, 2019)! Are you planning a trip yet?


  • No reported refurbishments


  • No reported refurbishments


  • Star Wars Rival Run Weekend will be held on April 4-7, 2019

Have you ever thought about doing a runDisney event? Click the link and check it out!


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

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

  •  International Cheerleading Union World Championships April 24-26, 2019
  •  USASF Cheerleading and Dance Worlds April 27-29, 2019

There are several other events this month. Be sure to click the link to help your planning process.

Stay Tuned

We love April At Disney World! Stay tuned to Walt Express for more April happenings and breaking news!! Did you know that you can have an ALLERGY FRIENDLY Disney vacation? YES, even at special events!! Just click the link to learn more!#waltexpress #disneyworld #disneyrainydays april at disney world

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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!

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