April 2017 at Walt Disney World
By Dave Shute
OVERVIEW: APRIL 2017 AT DISNEY WORLD
The late Easter in 2017 and the pattern of pricing and spring breaks before and after it means that the only period in the month that I recommend is the end of the month–April 22 and later.
APRIL 2017 CROWDS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
April 2017 crowds will be pretty rough until April 22, peaking during the week before Easter. April 22nd and later will see mcuh lower crowds.
On a crowd scale of 1-11, the week beginning 4/1 has a ranking of 7/moderate-plus, 4/8 11/highest, 4/15 7/moderate-plus, and 4/22 4/low-plus.
APRIL 2017 PRICES AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
April hotel prices begin the month 20% to 45% higher than the lowest of the year.
On April 9, they increase to 35-75% higher than the lowest of the year, and continue at this level through April 20, dropping at bit April 21 and 22.
On April 23, prices drop to 20-45% higher than the lowest of the year
See this for more on 2017 resort hotel prices at Walt Disney World.
APRIL 2017 DEALS AND DISCOUNTS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
Deals are available for early April 2017. Find them here.
APRIL 2017 WEATHER AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
April weather completes the shift from the variable and cooler temperatures of winter to the warmer and more consistent temperatures of spring.
For example, at the beginning of April, 60% of the time the daily high will be between 72 and 87. By the beginning of May, 60% of the time the daily high will be between 80 and 90.
All in, April weather is as good as it gets at Walt Disney World.
Click the image, or go to Weather and When to Go to Disney World, for more on typical March weather.
APRIL 2017 SPECIAL EVENTS
The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival continues until May 29, 2017.
APRIL 2017 OPERATING HOURS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
Park operating hours vary by the day, and sometimes change without notice. It is rare for hours to be shorter than Disney has publicized, but Disney may lengthen them in response to unanticipated crowds.
The best way to keep up with operating hours is to check Disney’s official calendars, usually available six months in advance. Look for a major update to hours a couple of weeks before the month starts.
These calendars can be found by clicking the following links:
WEEK BY WEEK COMMENTS FOR APRIL 2017 AT WALT DISNEY WORLD BY ARRIVAL DATE
The week rankings that follow below are from 2017 weeks to visit, ranked in order, and are designed for first-time visitors who do not know whether or not they will return.
Click the image for a calendar view of 2017 weeks (when open, keep clicking to enlarge.)