What to Expect at Disneyland in April
Easter can fall anytime between March 22 and April 25 and you can look up this year's date, but other than that, April has no major holidays.
However, April is the peak of spring break. During this busy time, you'll need all the strategies you can muster to keep you out of lines and having maximum fun. Use this guide to our 7 ways to do that.
Check the pros and cons of visiting Disneyland visiting Disneyland in spring.
Disneyland Weather in April
These averages can help you get a rough idea of what the weather will be like. It's only a guideline: California weather is just like it is where you live, different every year.
Spring weather is variable. Rain becomes less likely in April, and it can be dry and very pleasant.
At the extremes, Anaheim's record low temperature was 30°F (-1°C) and its record high was 108°F (42°C). Check the current Disneyland weather forecast a few days ahead for the best information.
Average High Temperature: 67°F (20°C)
Average Low Temperature: 53°F (12°C)
Rain & Clouds Index: 1 inches (2 cm) rain
What to Pack, What to Wear in April
The best way to decide what to wear is to check the weather forecast a few days ahead.
Midday, Disneyland feels a little hotter than you might expect. It cools off fast at dark and if you're going to watch Fantasmic! or World of Color up close, you'll be thankful for a water repellent jacket. Layers work best, clothing-wise. Make the innermost layer one that you'd be comfortable in if it's a little hotter than the forecast high.
Cotton clothing can be comfortable, but if you want to go on any water rides, something that dries quickly is a better choice. A plastic poncho will also help keep you dry while on the ride. If it all seems like too much to carry, you can rent a locker for just a couple of dollars.
April HoursExpect a full entertainment schedule and late park closing times for the entire month.
Monday through Thursday: Open 11 to 16 hours per day
Friday through Sunday: Open 11 to 16 hours per day
California Adventure hours are often shorter than Disneyland's. Check April hours up to 6 weeks in advance.
With lots of visitors expected, it's less likely that major rides will be closed for refurbishment. Any time, they may close briefly for routine maintenance.
Touringplans.com keeps a list of rides expected to close for refurbishment.
Disneyland Crowds in April
Immediately after the last weekend in April, crowds will drop to low levels.
- Tickets: After April 1, you'll find it hard to get significant ticket discounts. Use the Disneyland Discounts Guide to find your options.
- Hotel Costs: Hotel availability will be low and costs will be high until the end of the month. Use the Guide to the Best Hotel Rates at Disneyland to get some ideas that may help with the cost.
Disneyland April Events
No special events are scheduled in April.