Are you thinking about going to Disney World in April 2025? We’ve compiled this comprehensive guide to assist you in your planning process. It covers essential aspects, such as important dates and events, anticipated weather, crowd sizes, and effective booking methods. For a firsthand account, we’ve included a story from my niece, who visited Disney World in April 2023. So, whether you’re still deciding if April is the right time for your Disney World vacation or if you’ve already set your heart on it, this guide aims to streamline your planning process and enhance the magic of your experience.

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The April Advantage: Disney World 2025

The month of April at Disney World offers the perfect combination of comfortable temperatures and exciting events. The temperatures are milder than in May and the following months, making it an excellent time for exploring the park. The vibrant Flower & Garden Festival is a standout of the month, a spectacle not to be missed.

However, be aware that prices and crowd sizes will rise during the dates surrounding the Easter holiday (April 20, 2025). But with strategic planning, you can avoid the busiest times and possibly experience cooler weather than in May. This careful timing could balance cost, comfort, and entertainment for a memorable Disney World trip.

Disney World Key Events and Dates, April 2025

Here are the key dates and events to keep in mind for your Disney World trip in April 2025:

  • Easter (April 20, 2025): The holiday often brings peak crowds in the days surrounding it. Consider visiting in other parts of the month if you prefer quieter periods. Disney doesn’t exactly “pull out all the stops” for Easter (as compared to, say, Halloween or Christmas) — but there are still a few special touches. You can often meet Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny at Magic Kingdom in the days leading up to the holiday. Easter weekend usually brings a small Easter “pre-parade” at Magic Kingdom as well, usually about 30 minutes before the regular afternoon parade. And several of the Disney resort hotels have fun displays of giant chocolate Easter Eggs exhibiting Disney themes.
  • School Spring Breaks (Dates Vary): This is a tough target to nail down; some schools put their spring breaks on either side of the Easter holiday, however others tend to decouple from the holiday and opt for a specific week each year. And coupling spring break with a “late Easter” (such as 2025’s) would push the break too close to the end of the academic year. Generally speaking, you might see some crowd blips in April based on school schedules — but they can be tricky to predict.
  • Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival (Throughout April): This event is a major highlight, transforming Epcot with beautiful floral displays and outdoor kitchens. It’s an ideal experience for families, horticulture enthusiasts, and foodies. The 2024 festival dates were February 28 through May 27. 2025’s dates aren’t yet known.
  • RunDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend (April 3-6, 2025): These events cause minor operational changes (such as traffic re-routing) and possibly a delayed opening of EPCOT, but it’s usually not terribly disruptive to park visitors. The races add excitement to the park, no matter if you participate or cheer on the runners from the sidelines.
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports Events: Sports events hosted at ESPN Wide World of Sports (generally the last two weeks of April) can draw increased crowds, particularly to value resorts such as All-Star Sports.

These dates and events might influence crowd sizes and resort availability in April 2025. Plan accordingly to get the most out of your Disney World vacation.

Plan Your April Visit to Disney World

April is a fantastic time to visit Disney World, but careful planning is necessary due to shifts in prices and availability. To ensure a smooth and stress-free vacation planning experience, we recommend working with The Vacationeer, one of the top Disney travel agencies.

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Your dedicated Vacationeer can assist you with all aspects of your trip, including answering questions, providing customized tips, and booking park tickets, hotel rooms, dining reservations, and 2025 Disney Dining Plans. They can arrange stroller rentals if you travel to Disney World with toddlers. They’ll even handle your transportation to and from Orlando International Airport.

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Disney World Weather in April: What to Expect

April ushers in springtime at Disney World, creating a delightful atmosphere for a visit. Here’s a snapshot of what to expect:

Rainfall: April is one of the driest months in Central Florida, with only three to four days of precipitation, totaling less than 2.5 inches on average. There are always chances of a rainstorm, but most days are sunny, and hurricanes are not a threat.

Graph showing Disney World's average rainfall for each month according to the National Weather Service's Kissimmee monitoring station

Planning for Rain: Unexpected showers can occur in April. Bring along ponchos and suitable footwear to keep dry. Don’t let rain forecasts dictate your Disney World plans – our Disney Attractions to Escape the Rain page has plenty of ideas for fun indoor activities.

Temperature: April sees a rise in temperatures, with average highs reaching about 83 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius) and lows staying around 60 degrees Fahrenheit (approximately 16 degrees Celsius).

Graph showing the average high and low temperature for each month of the year at the Kissimmee monitoring station near Walt Disney World (Source: National Weather Service)

Florida’s Heat: April is the beginning of the warm season in Florida. It’s not nearly as intense as the summer, but you’ll feel the warmth. Make sure to pack light clothing and plenty of sun protection.

In general, the weather in Disney World during April is quite agreeable, which makes it an excellent time for a visit. As you prepare your packing list, anticipate a mix of occasional showers, sun-filled days, and slightly cooler nights. A stress-free vacation starts with being prepared for all types of conditions!

Will Disney World be Crowded in April?

The month of April, which falls in the middle of the spring break season, can be a lively time at Disney World. In 2025, Easter falls on April 20 and is expected to draw large crowds, peaking between April 11-26. If possible, avoid the weeks on either side of the Easter holiday if you want a better experience.

Crowd levels in April can be less daunting than March (if avoiding dates around Easter), comparable to the pleasant levels typically seen in May.

Though some spring breakers may remain until late April, crowd numbers in recent years have proven surprisingly manageable during this period. Coupled with delightful weather, April can be an appealing time for a leisurely exploration of Disney World.

The RunDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend generally does not significantly impact crowds in April. There may be a slight impact on crowd levels at ESPN Wide World of Sports and All-Star Sports Resort due to athletic events that occur primarily in the last two weeks of the month.

April is also the heart of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. This attracts a consistent flow of visitors but doesn’t cause a sudden surge in crowds due to its extended duration.

In summary, despite the initial rush associated with Easter and spring break, April offers an outstanding balance of manageable crowds and favorable weather. For more advice on crowd sizes, consider checking out our Disney Crowd Calendar and our guide on avoiding lines at Disney World.

Disney World Prices in April

The prices at Disney World in April are affected by dynamic factors like the holiday season and important events. Spring Break and Easter often result in an increase in prices during those parts of April.

Ticket Prices

2025 ticket pricing is consistently high, with starting prices of $164-169 for every day of the month except the 28-30th. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays are costliest, with a slight savings (about $5) for Mondays through Thursdays.

2025 Ticket Price Graph - April

The month’s pricing tends to be among the highest of the year, usually not too far removed from peak prices seen during the Christmas holidays.

Graph showing ticket prices and seasonality for Walt Disney World in 2025

2025 Disney World Ticket Prices

These rates represent “starting” pricing, meaning that the price can go up depending on which theme park you choose. The price shown is usually applicable only for Animal Kingdom, with Magic Kingdom often $10-$25 higher (and EPCOT / Hollywood Studios somewhere in between).

Hotel Rates

Interestingly, April typically marks a brief off-peak season for Disney Value Resorts that generally ends when summer arrives. Meanwhile, Disney Moderate Resorts and Disney Deluxe Resorts see even more significant price reductions as summer begins. Of course, if Easter falls during April in a particular year, the usual pattern is disrupted.

2025 hotel rates clearly show the expected impact of the Easter crunch. Prices start at $238 for the weeks surrounding Easter, with savings of around $78 per night if you instead opt for certain weeknights outside of the Easter period.

2025 Hotel Rate Graph - April

Remember, these are only example starting prices for this one hotel and room type — they’ll go up depending on which hotel and room type you pick — and can increase over time as the travel date approaches. Booking early allows you to lock in your pricing.

Here you can see how April pricing compares to the rest of the year.

Graph showing starting prices for hotel rooms at Disney World in 2025

2025 Hotel starting prices

Overall Pricing

In 2024, a week-long Disney World vacation for a family of four, staying at a Value Resort with six-day theme park tickets, Genie+ service, and quick-service meals, averaged around $6,559. April’s seasonal pricing generally falls in line with this estimate. 2025 will likely be a bit higher, especially given the impact of the Easter holiday.

Booking early and carefully planning can make your Disney World trip in April more affordable. For an estimate of your expenses, use our Disney World Cost Calculator. If you’re looking for the best deal, we recommend The Vacationeer. Their expertise will guide you in finding the best value for your preferred April dates.

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April Ride Maintenance, Refurbishments, Closures, and Openings

April at Disney World often sees fewer maintenance and refurbishment projects compared to the winter months. However, some ride refurbishments and closures can still occur. In addition, some new Disney World rides may be in operation during your visit. Here’s what we know so far for April 2025:

Theme Parks and Attractions

  • Kali River Rapids (Animal Kingdom): This attraction should be back open by April following its usual winter closure.
  • Test Track (EPCOT): Closed starting June 17, 2024 for a major refresh. A similar refresh in 2012 took almost 8 months; if this refurbishment follows the same pattern, it would reopen around January/February 2025. But no exact reopening date has been announced, so you should consider this ride to be “iffy” for your April 2025 trip until we find out more.

Resort Hotels and Amenities

  • Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort: Significant refurbishment work to Guest rooms is scheduled from September 2024 to September 2025. While the resort will remain open, Guests will likely see and hear construction work throughout the Bay Lake Tower building. Guests are advised to allow extra travel time when walking in the area, as alternate paths may be used.
  • Disney’s All Star Movies Resort – Fantasia Pool: Closed from January 2025 through April 2025.
  • Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts – Stormalong Bay and Shipwreck Pool: Closed from January 2025 through June 2025.
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort: Some Guest rooms will be under refurbishment from January 2025 through May 2025. Most resort amenities will remain available, but Guests may see or hear construction during daytime hours.

Transportation, Water Parks, Golf Courses, and More

  • Disney Water Parks: Only one of the two parks (Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon) typically operates at a time, with the other being closed. See Water Parks section below for further info.

It’s important to keep in mind that these schedules and maintenance plans can change at any time. For the most accurate and up-to-date information on the ride and hotel closures, contact Disney World customer service or consult with your travel planner (we recommend The Vacationeer).

Disney World Water Parks in April 2025: What to Expect

Disney World’s two water parks, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach, operate seasonally. This can make it hard to know which one will be open in April. Based on recent trends, here’s our best guess for April 2025:

  • Water Park Schedule: Recently, Disney World has been running one water park at a time. Here’s a recent operating schedule history:
    • November 13, 2022: Blizzard Beach opens and Typhoon Lagoon closes.
    • March 19, 2023: Typhoon Lagoon opens and Blizzard Beach closes.
    • November 6, 2023: Blizzard Beach opens and Typhoon Lagoon closes.
    • March 17, 2024: Typhoon Lagoon opens and Blizzard Beach closes.
  • Operating Months: It seems Disney is keeping its recent habit of operating only one water park at a time. Typhoon Lagoon seems to be open from spring through fall. Blizzard Beach tends to be open from fall through spring.
  • April 2025 Projection: Based on previous patterns, we feel Typhoon Lagoon is most likely to be in operation for April 2025.

These are educated guesses based on recent patterns. Keep in mind that schedules can change. While rare, the water parks can close due to cold weather, even in April. It’s always a good idea to have a backup plan. Disney World is full of fun things to do, so you’ll never get bored!

Preparing for RunDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend 2025

The excitement is building for the RunDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend, scheduled for April 3-6, 2025. The festival is known for offering unique, easy-to-alter themes each year, delivering a fresh experience for participants.

Previous years have featured races like the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler, Race for the Taste 10K, and Expedition Everest 5K. Each race came with exciting inclusions like character sightings, participant shirts, personalized bibs, and finisher medals. For ambitious runners, the runDisney Springtime Surprise Challenge offered the opportunity to complete all three races for extra glory and a special challenge medal.

Registration typically opens in August and sells out quickly. Interested participants should mark their calendars and be prepared for the 2025 registration window opening on August 27, 2024, with earlier dates for Club runDisney Gold and Platinum members. Detailed information about the event themes, race details, and pricing for 2025 are available on the runDisney website.

Experiencing the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Visiting Disney World in April coincides perfectly with the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. This lively event, typically running from late February to late May, places your April visit right in the heart of the celebration.

The festival masterfully transforms Epcot into a vibrant oasis, with carefully manicured gardens and elaborate Disney character topiaries adorning the park. Themed gardens inspired by different cultures and breathtaking floral displays – depicting beloved Disney characters – take the forefront. This blend of creativity and horticulture paints an already magical setting with an even broader stroke of enchantment, deepening your Disney World experience.

But the festival’s appeal is more than just visual. The Outdoor Kitchens offer an array of delectable foods and drinks, all thoughtfully crafted from fresh ingredients. As Disney World foodies, my wife and I particularly enjoy this aspect, treating each stand as a stop on a global culinary journey right in the heart of Epcot.

Adding to the festivities, the Garden Rocks Concert Series presents talented bands at the America Gardens Theatre. These lively performances provide a delightful way to wind down your day.

In short, the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival combines the wonder of Disney with the beauty of nature. This enchanting event is a must-do if you plan to visit Disney World in April 2025!

Is April the Best Month to Visit Disney World?

Whether April is the optimal time for a Disney World trip largely rests on your individual preferences and needs. Here’s what you should consider for an April visit:

  • Weather and Events: April boasts pleasant weather, perfect for exploring Disney World’s outdoor attractions. Moreover, the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is in full bloom, enhancing the park’s allure. Furthermore, the RunDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend, adds an exciting athletic dimension to your visit, although it may cause a slight bump in visitor traffic.
  • Easter and Spring Break Considerations: For 2025, the Easter impact is admittedly hard to avoid, as its placement on April 20 causes impacts to nearly half the month — one week in either direction from the holiday.
  • Crowds: While parts of April can see a fair number of visitors, it’s generally more manageable compared to high-traffic periods such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you have flexibility in your travel schedule, planning your trip for April (away from Easter) offers a great balance of comfortable weather, affordable prices, and lower crowd levels.

While the best month to visit Disney World depends largely on individual preferences, many consider April the best month. The combination of favorable weather, the colorful (and delicious) Flower & Garden Festival, moderate prices, and lower crowd levels during portions of the month make it a compelling choice. Reach out to The Vacationeer if you need personalized advice.

Comparing Disney World in April (2025) to Neighboring Months

Comparing April with its adjacent months, March and May, help identify if it’s the most suitable for your visit. In addition to the below, don’t forget to factor in Easter impacts when making your decision.

  • March or April?: The main differences between these two months revolve around crowd levels and special events. While March kick-starts Epcot’s vibrant Flower & Garden Festival, the non-Easter parts of April offer a more relaxed festival experience with fewer crowds. Therefore, if your schedule is flexible and you can avoid the Easter surge, then April might be the better choice.
  • April or May?: April and May both offer enjoyable weather, though May tends to get hotter as it progresses. While April is enriched by the Flower & Garden Festival, early May provides a similar experience with even lower crowd levels. The choice depends on whether you prefer to experience the festival at its peak in April or in a quieter atmosphere (but hotter weather) of May.

In summary, if you can bypass the Easter crowd influx, the remainder of the month offers excellent weather, a less crowded Flower & Garden Festival, and moderately priced accommodations. However, keep in mind that the RunDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend can cause a slight increase in visitors. Consulting with The Vacationeer will help you make the most informed decision.

Personal Experiences: Disney World in April

My niece Jasmine and her boyfriend Aiden spent a memorable week at Disney World in April 2023, enjoying the theme parks, meals, and all the Disney magic.

Their dining highlight was at Epcot’s Space 220 restaurant. Jasmine raved, “It felt like we were dining among the stars! The atmosphere was out of this world, and the food was delicious. Aiden really enjoyed his filet mignon, and I loved the miso salmon. It’s a must-visit!”

Jasmine’s favorite park was the lush, animal-filled world of Animal Kingdom, while Aiden was attracted to the rides at Hollywood Studios, particularly in Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge.

Epcot was a favorite of both, especially the countries of World Showcase. Jasmine said, “We ran out of time, but I’d love to explore more international restaurants!”

When it came to the Magic Kingdom, she stated, “It was crowded but magical nonetheless. We particularly loved Space Mountain and Pirates of the Caribbean. The thrills were worth the wait!”

Discussing expenses in April, Jasmine admitted, “We have a tight budget, so this was a big commitment. However, we saved up, prepared well, and found it to be completely worth it.”

The weather during their mid-April visit added to their enjoyment. “It was pleasant, perfect actually,” Jasmine noted. “We don’t like super hot weather, so we wouldn’t choose July or August. April was ideal.”

She concluded by saying, “Our April Disney World trip was awesome. We’re already planning our next trip. If you’re considering a visit, we recommend going in April!”

Final Thoughts: Disney World in April

April serves up mild, enjoyable weather at Disney World, allowing for a pleasant exploration of the park’s outdoor attractions. This stands in stark contrast to the typically sweltering Florida summers.

This month also boasts the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival in full bloom, adding an extra dose of Disney charm. Moreover, the RunDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend adds a bit more traffic but doesn’t significantly impact the overall visitor volume.

The periods around Spring Break and Easter see an uptick in crowd levels, but if you’re able to avoid this rush, the rest of April provides a more relaxed atmosphere. Although the early April prices can be steep, there are still decent savings to be found with flexible travel dates, offering better value for budget-conscious visitors.

Compared to other months, April presents a delightful balance between crowd management, cost-effectiveness, weather, and events. Although the spring break crowds in the early part of the month can be challenging, the late April atmosphere is much more manageable.

While April may pose some challenges, the perks of delightful weather, vibrant events, and outside-of-Easter calm make it a strong contender for your Disney World visit. As with any trip, it’s wise to consult a Disney travel expert to help plan and ensure your Disney World experience is everything you imagine and more!

Planning Your April Disney World Trip with The Vacationeer

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Our month-by-month Disney World guides are useful resources for planning your vacation. They’re designed to provide you with detailed information on events, pricing trends, crowd sizes, weather, and new attractions for each month.

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Whether you’re a Disney first-timer or a seasoned enthusiast, our guides will help you plan a Disney vacation that’s tailored to your specific needs and preferences.