Disney released the April 2013 operating schedule today, available here: http://media.disneywebcontent.com/StaticFiles/DTA-Domestic/pdf/ParkHours/WDW_Operating_Calendar_apr.pdf. As always, this is the “official” schedule that will appear on DisneyWorld.com closer to the end of the month. Disney releases the schedule as a PDF document before they get around to updating the HTML on their website.
The first week in April is predictably busy with Easter falling on March 31st in 2013. It isn’t quite as busy as the week before Easter, but remains one of the five busiest weeks of the year. After that, April is the epitome of “average crowds” with decent operating hours and plentiful evening entertainment throughout. It’s not a bad time to visit whatsoever, particularly because it’s just before it gets “too hot.”