Walt Disney World April 2011

Visiting Walt Disney World in April? Find out what is going on around the resort!

Easter Week
Easter week is one of the busiest weeks of the year at the Walt Disney World resort. This year, Easter falls later than usual, on April 24th. From April 17th through April 27th, the Crowd Calendar predicts crowd levels of 10. Guests going to the parks during this time should be prepared with a Touring Plan, preferably a Holiday Touring Plan, and check the Crowd Calendar for park recommendations.

In previous years Disney has put on special events for Easter. These include an Easter parade, Easter egg hunts for the kids, and meet and greets with the Easter Bunny. The schedule for these events has not been announced yet, but keep a look out for a post when information becomes available.

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
The Flower & Garden Festival is now in full swing and will continue through the entire month of April and on in to May. Don’t miss the topiaries, gardens, presentations, and much more going on over at Epcot!

Cheerleading and Dance World Championship
April 28th through May 2nd is the Cheerleading and Dance World Championship. Typically with these types of events, the crowds will not be noticeably greater in the parks, but there will be large groups of dancers and cheerleaders around the resorts (especially the values) and where their events are taking place.

Grad Night
Grad Nights are special evenings for graduating high school seniors that take place at the Magic Kingdom. On April 29th and 30th, the park will close at 7pm so that it can reopen at 10pm for the event (which lasts until 4am). Due to the early closure, it is recommended that guests visit a different park on those days.

Star Tours 2?
Although it is not slated to open until May 20th, it is possible that soft openings will begin towards the end of April. It is not in any way official or guaranteed, however, it might be a good idea to keep an eye on the attraction if visiting in April just in case.

Image credits: Denise Cross, insidethemagic, and Loren Javier

5 thoughts on “Walt Disney World April 2011

  • March 31, 2011 at 6:21 am

    Always look forward to these posts. Thanks for the info!

    PS – Star Tours 2! I wanna be there for a soft opening…

  • March 31, 2011 at 8:41 am

    I am so excited to hear there is a possibility of soft openings for Star Tours!!!! That was my only regret in booking an early May visit for the family. My 9 nine year old will thrilled if it happens!

    • April 2, 2011 at 12:24 am

      Keep your fingers crossed!

  • March 31, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Just a quick note for anyone planning their Easter Disney visits- Easter is actually on the 24th (although I’m sure the 25th will be crowded, too). 🙂 Love the Mickey and Minnie bunnies- so cute!

    • April 2, 2011 at 12:24 am

      Whoops! Thanks for catching that. I updated the post so it shows the correct date. 🙂

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