This is what we’re looking at for April 2016. Click to enlarge or view as a prettier PDF. And if you don’t know what the numbers/letters mean, read the top of this post. The full operating schedule is available here.
There shouldn’t be any surprises. The month opens with above-average crowds for the Easter holiday, before dropping to average-level for the most part. We see a little bump most weekends and a slightly bigger bump for the Star Wars Half-Marathon weekend from the 15th-17th. The race starts at Epcot and ends at the Wide World of Sports, which shouldn’t have much of an impact on morning transportation or rope drop crowds. The last week should see the lowest crowds of the month, which continue into early May.
Fantasmic isn’t currently scheduled at all in March or April, but Disney initially released the February 2016 operating schedule without Fantasmic and recently added a show to every night. Whether or not Disney ends up adding Fantasmic won’t have a substantial impact on the crowd levels or recommendations, though it may change how you spend your day. Hollywood Studios typically empties out earlier when Fantasmic isn’t scheduled as people leave to look for something else to do.