Tips and tricks to help make your trip to Disneyland in March, Awesome!
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March is a great time to visit the Disneyland Resort! Spring begins, the weather is lovely and usually the kids get a break from school. Wondering what will be going on at Disneyland in March? This post, Disneyland in March: What to Expect, is here to help! Here are six things you should consider when planning your Disneyland vacation in March.
#1 Disneyland Crowd Sizes in March
As you can see from the crowd calendar for Disneyland in March above, March can be a busy month as far as crowd levels go. This is mostly due to many schools having Spring Break at different times throughout the month. Despite the heavier crowds, with a little planning, you can still have a great time at the Disneyland Resort. Be sure to check out my post The BEST Days to Visit Disneyland in 2017 for crowd calendars for every month in 2017.
#2 Average Weather at Disneyland in March
In March the high temperatures range from the upper 60s to mid 70s. The low temperatures range from the upper 40s to low 50s. The March forecast in Anaheim calls for a mostly sunny days with a few partly cloudy days, but things can change. Make sure you check the weather just before you leave so you know what to expect.
#3 What to Pack for Disneyland in March
Knowing what to pack in March for Disneyland is important. You don’t want to be unprepared and end up having to use your vacation budget on things that could easily have been brought from home with a little planning. Make sure you check out my post on How Amazon Can Save You Money at Disney Here are a few things you might want to consider packing if you’ll be traveling to Disneyland in March.
Pack and Umbrella or Poncho & Stroller Protection
Although the weather forecast for Disneyland in March currently doesn’t call for much rain, we all know that the weather is unpredictable. Be prepared with a small travel umbrella or a poncho. A poncho can also come in handy to wear on rides like Splash Mountain or Grizzly River Run to keep your clothes dry. You’ll also need to think about keeping your stroller dry, if you have one. For some strollers you can buy covers that are specifically made for them, but those can be expensive. I like to buy a shower curtain liner from Dollar Tree and use cloths pins to hold in place over the stroller. It costs $2.00 and works like a champ!
Pack Sun Protection
The California sun can be brutal, even in the early Spring months. Make sure that you are ready for the UV rays by packing some sunblock and a hat. Also make sure your kids are protected too. Nothing ruins a magical vacation like a sunburn!
Pack a Travel Blanket
A travel blanket is also a good idea to bring along to Disneyland in March. Not only will it keep you warm on those chilly March Disneyland nights, but it can also serve another purpose. It can be a great way to save a spot and sit on while watching the parades and fireworks shows.
Pack Clothing For Both Warm and Cold Weather
The mornings and evenings at Disneyland in March can be kind of chilly, but the days will be warm. This makes packing clothing for Disneyland in March a little tricky. Pack jeans or long pants to stay warm and comfortable during the cooler temperatures. Wear a short-sleeved top and bring a lightweight jacket or sweater that can be kept in a backpack or worn around your waist during the day. Here are some cute options:
Men’s Disney Shirt
Disney Top for Girls
Disney Shirt for Boys
#4 Disneyland Park Hours in March
Here are the typical March Hours for Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. As always, these hours are subject to change so check Disneyland’s website for current information.
Monday through Thursday
- Disneyland Park
- Opens at 8:00 A.M. or 10:00 A.M.
- Closes at 8:00 P.M., 11:00 P.M. or Midnight
- Disney California Adventure Park
- Opens at 10:00 A.M.
- Closes at 8:00 P.M., 9:00 P.M. or 10:00 P.M.
Friday through Sunday
- Disneyland Park
- Opens at 8:00 A.M. or 9:00 A.M.
- Closes at Midnight
- Disney California Adventure
- Opens at 10:00 A.M.
- Closes at 10:00 P.M.
#5 Ride Closures in March
The following rides will be closed for refurbishment during March 2017. For this post, I’m only including the dates for March. Some of the rides will be closed past March. Ride closures are subject to change without notice. For up-to-date information, check Disneyland’s website.
- Disneyland Railroad
- Mark Twain Riverboat March 1-31
- Sailing Ship Columbia March 1-31
- Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes March 1-31
- Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island March 1-31
- Fantasmic! March 1-31
- Pioneer Mercantile March 1-9
New Orleans Square
- Pirates of the Caribbean March 1-15
- Mlle. Antoinette’s Parfumerie March 1–9
- Matterhorn Bobsleds March 1-31
- Autopia March 20-22
Disney California Adventure
- Redwood Creek Challenge Trail March 1-5
- Mickey’s Fun Wheel March 1-5
- Grizzly River Run Closed for Refurbishment March 1-22
#6 Disneyland Ticket Savings in February
There aren’t a lot of Disneyland ticket savings out there, but they can be found if you know where to look. Make sure that if you buy Disney tickets from a third party, that they are an authorized ticket seller. I usually buy my park tickets from Getaway Today. Their ticket prices are almost always a few dollars cheaper than Disneyland’s gate prices. Getaway Today is also doing a special right now on their Disneyland tickets. You can get a 5-Day Park Hopper Ticket for the price of a 4-Day ticket! That’s a free day at Disneyland! Check getawaytoday.com for current deals. Right now you can use the promo code MommyMouse to get $10 off any 2-night or longer Southern California package. (Hotel and 2 ticket minimum purchase to qualify for the discount)
There are so many things to think about when you are planning a trip to Disneyland. Make sure you Pin Disneyland in March: What to Expect! so you’ll have these tips handy when you need them!