Disney World Crowd Calendar Update for April 2021

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The April Crowd Calendar update only has minor changes. We are halfway through spring break, and crowd levels have been in-line with what we have expected. Any increase in attendance has been offset with increased ride capacity. Increased ride capacity has been possible by Disney adding plexiglass between rows or just allowing more people on ride vehicles.

To our knowledge, Disney is still operating at 35% capacity. We are not going to see any huge increase in crowd levels until capacity is increased. I suspect the increased capacity will not happen until all cast members are able to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

The TouringPlans crowd levels are based on wait times at select attractions. The scale that converts wait times to crowd levels are the same as they were pre-pandemic. So a crowd level “5” today will have similar wait times as a “5” in 2019.

Until Disney announces a capacity increase we don’t know when we will see higher crowd levels. Predictions several months out are likely to change. The Historic Crowd Calendar is a good place to look to see what “normal” crowd levels were pre-pandemic.

Have any questions about this latest update? Let us know in the comments.

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By helping TouringPlans.com continue to reach the most accurate crowd level predictions, Steve finally found a way to meld his training in statistical analysis with a lifelong passion for Disney. He first visited the Magic Kingdom in 1972, just a few months after it opened. Now he enjoys frequent trips with his two kids. At age four his son insisted on wearing cowboy boots to reach the height requirement for Test Track, and his daughter believes that a smoked turkey leg and Dole Whip make a perfectly balanced meal. Even though she doesn't quite get it, Steve's wife is supportive of his Disney activities.

4 thoughts on “Disney World Crowd Calendar Update for April 2021

  • March 24, 2021 at 2:29 pm
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    Thank you! Just wondering if you’re going to update Universal Studios too soon? I know you had done a “most of March” update recently, but hadn’t gotten to March 27 and beyond yet. We are headed there next week…

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  • March 25, 2021 at 7:59 pm
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    I’ve been closely tracking reservation availability. The week of April 5 was completely blocked for ticket holders. Now Monday Thursday and Friday have opened up some. Could they have increased capacity? What would cause this?

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  • March 25, 2021 at 8:08 pm
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    They might’ve held back some capacity to see whether resorts, day guests, or APs needed it.

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