Earth Day April 22nd at Epcot

Good afternoon,

I am trying to plan our trip April 18-23 (Days at parks 19-22). Currently, Touring Plans calls Epcot a 5 for Friday, April 22nd. Yet, the Undercover Tourist page considers this a red, non advisable day. I asked Undercover Tourist folks why and they told me it was the Epcot Flower & Garden Show. However, the very next day they added a note saying that it was Earth Day. So I am wondering if crowds are historically higher at Epcot on Earth Day.

For reference, we are staying at a resort, and considering the following schedule:

22- EP

Trying to avoid MK on the most crowded days.


I would think that on a Friday with food booths and the garden concert series the crowds would increase on the weekend. You will also have the overlap of NY, MA, NH, RI and Maine on break for three days. If Rivers of Lights open that night it may draw everyone to AK.

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Thanks for the quick response. We plan to only spend the morning/early afternoon there. Are the food booths and concerts all day?

Concerts usually are after 5:00. The food booths are open when World Showcase opens (flower and garden festival). It is great to visit them in the afternoon!

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I have heard that Earth Day is the anniversary of when AK initially opened and that is likely the day that Rivers of Light will debut. It most likely will be a production and be the park to go to. Rivers is to be an evening show. Crowds may shift there.

Thanks for the reply. We are not much for crowds, so I suspect we will wait few years to do Rivers. Although, I do hope they officially announce soon so we can so how it will affect crowds at other parks.

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