We are going to be in the parks about the same time- Saturday & Sunday Easter weekend, and then Friday- Sunday again after our cruise. We were there the same week of April this year and the weather was fabulous. Crowds were fine, but Easter didn't occur in early April. We used to live in Tampa, and there is no way I could go to Florida from May-September. It is just so humid and hot there, really not pleasant to be outside. Therefore I would go at Easter just for the better weather. Crowds don't really matter to us, as long as you have a plan. Early EMH or RD, leave parks after lunch for a break and return refreshed. This year Easter was late and I watched the crowds and wait times very carefully knowing we wanted to return next year. The week leading up to Easter was very busy through Friday. Saturday and Sunday of Easter weekend were proclaimed by liners as the best days of the week. The crowd calendar definitely supports this with lower numbers. The week after Easter will be crowded, but not the 10's of the week before. Friday- Sunday after Easter look more than manageable for us. I'd stick with April for the better weather. We were in Orlando for 11 full days and only had rain 1 day, starting about lunchtime and lasting 3-4 hours. Cooled things off enough that we needed to return to hotel to get our sweatshirts since we were staying late in park. The other 10 days it was beautiful, highs in low 80's (and some 70's). Hope this helps you decide! P.S. Our AK day that was supposed to be a 6 or so, was actually a 10 due to the rain the day before. AK at a 10 had no effect on us- went to EE, followed our touring plan, had FPP scheduled for afternoon, went to the shows during busiest part of day. It was a fantastic day, and it was a 10. The people who were miserable showed up at 11-12 and wanted to do the rides we did from 8-11.