March at Walt Disney World can be a lot of fun, if you know what to expect. In this post, i will cover five things you should be aware of when planning your vacation. Consider this Your Guide to Disney World in March.
#1 Disney World Crowds in March
As you can see from the crowd calendar below, March is a great time to visit Disney World. All of the days are pretty manageable, as far as crowds go. The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival begins in March and is beautiful. Small Spring Break crowds increase attendance in the middle of the month. Make sure you check out my post, The BEST Days to Visit Disney World in 2017, to see crowd calendars for each month of the year.
Events at Walt Disney World in March
- February 25-March 29 Atlanta Braves Spring Training at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
- March 1-5 Remaining Mardi Gras crowds
- March 1-May Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival
- March 3-5 Cheerleading Competition
- March 6-10 “The View” Broadcasts from Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- March 11-26 (Low) Spring Break crowds begin
- Dates TBA- Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival at Raglan Road (Disney Springs)
#2 Weather at Walt Disney World in March
The weather at Walt Disney World in March is very mild. The temperatures are warm and the forecast is mostly sunny with a few scattered clouds. As of right now, there are only a couple of days that have rain in the forecast. The high temperatures are in the 70s and low 80s. The average lows are in the upper 50s and low 60s. As anyone knows, the weather can be unpredictable. For up to date weather information, click here.
#3 What to Pack for Walt Disney World in March
Knowing what to pack for a trip in March to Walt Disney World 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 Walt Disney World in March.
Pack an Umbrella, Poncho and Stroller Protection
The weather at Walt Disney World can be unpredictable. Rain storms can form and dissipate quickly. Be prepared with a small travel umbrella or a disposable rain poncho. A poncho can also come in handy to wear on rides like Splash Mountain or Kali River Rapids to keep your clothes dry. If you are taking a stroller with you to Disney World, I recommend bringing a plastic shower curtain liner from the dollar store to cover your stroller while on rides and clothes pins to secure it. I did this on our last vacation and it was a life saver!
Pack Sun Protection
The Florida 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 Walt Disney World in March. I used it to cover my son’s stroller while napping. A travel blanket can also be great to sit on while watching a parade or fireworks show!
Pack for both Warm and Cool Weather
The mornings and evenings at Walt Disney World can be a little cool, but the days will be very warm. This makes packing clothing for Disney World in March a little tricky. Pack at least one pair of jeans or long pants to stay warm and comfortable during the cooler temperatures. You will definitely want to wear them if the forecast calls for a rainy day. Wear a short-sleeved top and shorts during the day 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:
Women’s Disney Shirt
Men’s Disney Shirt
Boys Disney Shirt
Girls Disney Shirt
#4 Walt Disney World Park Hours in March
Here is a calendar Walt Disney World Park Hours for March 2017. Extra Magic Hours are listed under the corresponding park in red. Times are always subject to change, so check Disney World’s website for current information.
MK=Magic Kingdom HS=Hollywood Studios AK=Animal Kingdom EMH=Extra Magic Hours
#5 Ride Closures at Walt Disney World in March
The following Walt Disney World rides will be closed in March. As always, for current information check Disney World’s Website.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Cover Story Store January 9-March 23
- Hall of Presidents January 17-June 29
- Walt Disney World Railroad January 9-March 2
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
- Closed for annual refurbishment from December 25, 2016-March 11. 2017
Hopefully you can use these tips as Your Guide to Disney World in March!
Check out these other Disney Tips:
The BEST Days to Visit Disney World in 2017
Your Guide to Disney World in February
How Amazon Can Save You Money at Disney
Why You Should Purchase The Disney Dining Plan
Best Days to Visit Disneyland in 2017
Disneyland in March: What to Expect
Disneyland in February: What to Expect
The Five Best Things to Eat at Disneyland
Jedi Training at Disneyland
Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcakes from Disney World’s Starring Rolls Cafe
Disneyland’s Raspberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Disneyland’s Cheesy Enchilada Soup
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