Walt Disney World Preview — Week of April 7, 2018

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The Spring Break crowds have calmed down a bit this week. You’ll see 5s and 6s with a 4 thrown in on Wednesday. The one place that will affect wait times this month? Toy Story Mania!

Read on to find out why!

Special Events

  • From April 9 to May 7, Toy Story Mania! will NOT offer FastPass+ reservations. For suggestions on how to experience this attraction without a FastPass+ reservation, check out our article here.
  • Beginning April 7, Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ will host a weekly event called Saturday Night Shine from 10:00 pm until 1:00 am. Every Saturday night, this party (located at Disney Springs) will feature live music, specialty drinks, and an after-hours menu.
  • Have you experienced the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival yet? This visually stunning event runs until May 28, and you can learn all about it here!


For the most current weather conditions, click here.

Crowd Levels

For more information about crowd levels, click here.

Park Hours

Attractions Closed For Refurbishments

Magic Kingdom:

  • Liberty Square Riverboat


Would you brave Toy Story Mania without a FastPass+ reservation? Let me know in the comments!

Angela Dahlgren

Angela is cohost of the TouringPlans Podcast and regular contributor to the TouringPlans YouTube channel. When she's not talking about the happiest place on earth, she spends her time entertaining her own little Minnie and Mickey Mouse. You can find her on twitter @AngelaDahlgren or via email - angela@touringplans.com

6 thoughts on “Walt Disney World Preview — Week of April 7, 2018

  • April 5, 2018 at 11:36 am

    Lines App currently says crowd levels at 9! So this post is a bit off!!

    • April 5, 2018 at 1:29 pm

      Not sure what you mean. Today’s crowd level is a 9, according to the Lines app. But this post is about next week, which is expected to be much less crowded.

      • April 8, 2018 at 3:41 pm

        Joanne is correct.

        Our weekly previews are for the following week. It gives those traveling to that specific destination (in this case, Walt Disney World) a look at the week ahead.

        – Angela

  • April 5, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Do you have any idea what the effect of this no FP+ is going to be on TSM wait times? Are you going to post an update on the blog next week sometime after you get some initial data?

  • April 9, 2018 at 11:30 am

    We will be at HS Saturday evening and will be scoping out a late night TSM ride. I’ll let you know how that goes.

    • April 11, 2018 at 2:52 pm

      Please do Jared.


      – Angela


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