Disneyland in April: What to Expect will give things to consider when planning your Disneyland Vacation in April!
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April is a wonderful time to visit The Disneyland Resort. It is also a pretty popular time to go, especially around Easter. A lot of people in Southern California and surrounding states choose to spend their Spring Break at Disneyland. If you know what to plan for, you will have a great time! Use this article, Disneyland in April: What to Expect, to help plan an awesome vacation!
Disneyland Crowd Sizes in April
Special Events in April
-Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival March 1-April 23
-Dapper Day April 14
As you can see from the calendar above, April has a lot of busy days due to the Easter holiday and Spring Break season. It can still be manageable if you plan ahead. Find out what rides have the Fast Pass option and be ready to utilize it. It’s also a good idea to see if park hopping is a good option for you. If you’re wondering about crowd levels at other times of the year, you can find a crowd calendar for each month of 2019 in The Best Days to Visit Disneyland in 2019.
Average Weather at Disneyland in April
The average high temperatures at Disneyland in April are in the mid to upper 70s and lows are in the 50s. The weather forecast for Disneyland in April calls for mostly sunny or partly cloudy days with a few rain showers here and there. The weather is always unpredictable and can change. Make sure you check the current weather forecast before you leave, so you know what to expect.
What to Pack in April
Knowing what to pack in April for Disneyland is important. You don’t want to be unprepared and end up having to use your vacation budget on things that could easily have been brought from home with a little planning. Make sure you check out my post on How Amazon Can Save You Money at Disney and my list ofDisney Park Bag Essential before you go! Here are a few things you might want to consider packing if you’ll be traveling to Disneyland in April.
Pack and Umbrella or Poncho & Stroller Protection
Although the weather forecast for Disneyland in April currently doesn’t call for much rain, we all know that the weather is unpredictable. Be prepared with a small travel umbrella or a poncho. These things can easily be kept in the car or hotel room if rain isn’t in the forecast that day. A poncho can come in handy though, to wear on rides like Splash Mountain or Grizzly River Run to keep your clothes dry. If you have a stroller with you, You’ll also need to think about keeping it, and your child, dry if rain strikes. Some strollers have covers you can buy, that are specifically made for them, but they can be expensive. I like to buy a shower curtain liner from Dollar Tree and use cloths pins to hold in place over the stroller. It costs $2.00 and works like a champ!
Pack Sun Protection
The California sun can be brutal, even in the Spring months. Make sure that you are ready for the UV rays by packing some sunblock and a hat. Also make sure your kids are protected too. Nothing ruins a magical vacation like a sunburn!
Pack a Travel Blanket
A travel blanket is also a good idea to bring along to Disneyland in April. Not only will it keep you warm on those cool April mornings and nights, but it can also serve another purpose. It can be a great way to save a spot to sit on while watching the parades and fireworks shows!
Pack Clothing For Both Warm and Cold Weather
The mornings and evenings at Disneyland in April can be kind of chilly, but the days will be warm. This makes packing clothing for Disneyland in April a little tricky. Pack a pair of jeans or long pants to stay warm and comfortable during the cooler temperatures. Wear a short-sleeved top and bring a lightweight jacket or sweater that can be kept in a backpack or worn around your waist during the day. Check out my Amazon Shop for some cute options:
Pack Adorable Disney Apparel
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Disneyland Park Hours in April
Here are the typical hours for Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park in April. As always, these hours are subject to change so check Disneyland’s website for current information.
Monday through Thursday
Opens at 8:00 A.M. or 9:00 A.M.
Closes 10:00, 11:00 P.M. or 12 midnight
Disney California Adventure Park
Opens 10:00 A.M.
Closes 8:00, 9:00 or 10:00 P.M.
Friday through Saturday
Opens 8:00 or 9:00 A.M.
Closes 10:00, 11:00 P.M. or 12:00 midnight
Disney California Adventure
Opens 10:00 A.M.
Closes 8:00, 9:00 or 10:00 P.M.
Ride Closures in April
I love that Disneyland takes pride in their park and attractions. Because of this, there are usually a few rides at both Disneyland park and Disney’s California Adventure park that are closed for refurbishment at different times throughout the year.
But, you can stay up to date with ride closures by checking Disneyland’s website. Disneyland seems to update their list one or two months ahead of time, so check back for April’s closures in February or March.
Disneyland Ticket Savings
There aren’t a lot of Disneyland ticket savings out there, but they can be found if you know where to look. Make sure that if you buy Disney tickets from a third party, that they are an authorized ticket seller. I usually buy my park tickets from Get Away Today. Their ticket prices are almost always a few dollars cheaper than Disneyland’s gate prices. Get Away Today is also doing a special right now on their Disneyland tickets. You can get a 5-Day Park Hopper Ticket for the price of a 4-Day ticket! That’s a free day at Disneyland! Check getawaytoday.com for current deals. Right now you can use the promo code MommyMouse to get $10 off any 2-night or longer Southern California package. (Hotel and 2 ticket minimum purchase to qualify for the discount)
There are so many things to think about when you are planning a trip to Disneyland. Make sure you pin these tips so you’ll have them handy when you need them!