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Old 02-08-2013, 10:56 AM   #1
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April Crowds?

How busy is April looking this year? We have never been in April....Thanks
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:04 AM   #2
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I went the last week in April last spring... The crowds were crazy low. You had crowds for things like the parades and nightly shows, but I'm pretty sure we didn't wait for longer than a half hour the entire trip.

In fact, we blew through all the things we wanted to do at MK one morning, and had to slow down and revisit some things. I think we rode Space Mountain 5 times at least in the course of 90 minutes.

I definitely recommend it!
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How busy is April looking this year? We have never been in April....Thanks
Depends on how close to Easter your trip is. Could be very busy.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:09 AM   #4
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Depends on how close to Easter your trip is. Could be very busy.
Very true, our trip was several weeks after Easter.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:16 AM   #5
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Easter is early this year on March 31. We will be there April 18 to April 22....got Cindy brkft resservations but NOT able to get Pooh at Chrystle Palace, Chef Mickey's, O'hanas or Be Our Guest....so started to worry about crowds....This is a special Grammy and Girl trip. My granddaughter will be 4 1/2 years old...
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:21 AM   #6
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I just booked a trip yesterday for april 15 to 23. I was shocked that I was able to get every single dining reservation I wanted with a few choices of times. I have NEVER booked this close to going before, usually its 7 to 12 months in advance with plenty of time to plan. Im hoping the crowds will be ok, as we typically prefer late Sept into Oct, but this is when my kids have spring break! I decided it was better for april than late august!!!! (crowds and weather!)
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I usually go by the crowd calendar on yourfirstvisit.net.

http://yourfirstvisit.net/wp-content...v2-1-13-13.jpg

We have booked for april 20 through the 22nd. It looks like spring break crowds will be leaving right before we get there. At least thats how im hoping it works out We have been twice in april before, once during spring break which had insane crowds. Last year we had very moderate crowds and got everything we wanted to do done. Some rides still had lines but I would say the longest we waited during our trip was around 45min, which was for soarin while test track was down.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:36 AM   #8
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Josh at easyWDW is predicting mostly 5's and some 6's as far as crowds for April:


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This year it should not be too bad as Resurrection Sunday (aka easter) is at the end of March. By mid-April, the park crowds should really settle down.
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We are looking at anytime after April 15 and during the first two weeks of May for 2014. Any recommendations? This will be our one and only trip to Florida, so hoping for the lowest crowds and best weather possible in our time frame. Especially since we most likely won't be able to access Fastpasses by then
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:33 PM   #11
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We are going the 20th-27th. We chose that in hopes of not melting (we are Canadian) or being trampled by mass crowds. Here's hoping!
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:47 PM   #12
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We went April 16-21 of 2012. It was definitely more crowded than our October, November or January trips but still not very bad. I'm not a crowd lover and there weren't too many ppl for me to stand it. The weather was great. We didn't get any rain but we were only there 5 days. I think if you went the last week of April crowds would be great because almost all Spring breaks are over by then.
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