Find out everything you need to know about what to expect when planning a vacation to Disney World in March!

A large green tree called the Tree of Life at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park

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March at Walt Disney World is a lot of fun, if you know what to expect. In this post, I will go over things you should be aware of when planning your vacation.

 

Train station at the entrance to Disney's Magic Kingdom Park

 

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Disney World Crowds in March

 

March can be a great time to visit Disney World, with most days typically being  pretty manageable as far as crowds go.

 

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With Disney World crowds currently capped at 35% capacity, things in the parks look and feel different than they have previously.

 

Because of social distancing, many ride queues look really long, but it fact move pretty quickly.

 

I recently tested out the wait times listed in the My Disney Experience app with and compared them with actual wait times.

 

Wait time for Slinky Dog Dash

 

In most cases, the actual amount of time you wait in line is much less than what you expect. You can check out the results of my “experiment” at Hollywood Studios here.

 

The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival usually begins in March and is one of my favorite reasons to visit!

 

Spring Break crowds increase attendance from mid March through the end of the month.

 

Special Events at Disney World in March

 

 

a boy in front of Buzz Lightyear made out of flowers at Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

 

Weather at Disney World in March

 

The weather at Walt Disney World in March is very mild. The temperatures are warm and there are mostly sunny days with a few scattered clouds.  

The high temperatures are in the 70s and low 80s. The average lows are in the upper 50s and low 60s.

 

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The forecast for the month of March  in Orlando calls for sunny and partly cloudy days with a few days of light rain mixed in.

 

A mom and child in front of Cinderella's Castle

 

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What to Pack for Disney World in March

 

Knowing what to pack for a Disney vacation in  March 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.

 

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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 Cover

 

The weather in Orlando can be very unpredictable. Rain storms can appear and disappear quickly.

 

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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 Kali River Rapids to keep your clothes dry.

 

A family in the rain at Epcot

 

If you are taking a stroller with you to Disney World, I recommend purchasing a stroller rain cover or bring along plastic shower curtain liner 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.

 

A 2-pack of sunblock

 

Also. make sure your kids are protected too. Nothing ruins a magical vacation like a sunburn!

 

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Pack for Warm Daytime Weather and Cool Weather at Night

 

The mornings and evenings at Walt Disney World can be pretty chilly, but the days will be warm. This makes packing clothing for Walt Disney World in March a little tricky.

 

I would pack jeans or leggings to stay warm and comfortable during the cooler temperatures.

 

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Wear a cute 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.

 

Face Masks

 

Face masks are currently required at all Disney World theme parks and resorts. I have found two types of masks that I were very comfortable when visiting Disney.

 

Kids at Animal Kingdom wearing face masks

 

Cloth Masks

 

As far as cloth masks, the masks sold by Disney on www.shopDisney.com and at the parks are by far my favorite.

 

Four Mickey Mouse-inspired face masks sold on shopDisney.com
Photo Credit: ShopDisney

 

When you purchase these, make sure they are the “new fabric”. This is important. The new fabric is much more comfortable than the old.

 

These masks are sold at the parks for around $9.99 or can be purchased online here, at a price of 4 masks for $19.99!

 

Disposable Masks

 

People wearing face masks on Expedition Everesy

 

The other masks that worked for me at Disney World are these disposable masks I found on Amazon.

 

 

These masks were great in the heat. I liked to keep a few in my park backpack in case something happened to my other mask and I needed to switch it out.

 

Pack Adorable Disney Apparel

 

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Two Disney-themed shirts
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Disney World Hours in March

 

Here are the hours for the theme parks at Disney World listed for March. Check Disney World’s website for more information.

 

A sign from the queue of Splash Mountain that says You May Get Wet!

 

Magic Kingdom Park

 

  • Open from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Park Hopper Hours 2:00 – 6:00 pm

 

A boy holding out his arm which looks like it is holding up Spaceship Earth at Epcot

 

Epcot

 

  • Open from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Park Hopper Hours 2:00 – 7:00 pm

 

A boy holding up two fingers in front of Rockin' Roller Coaster at Disney's Hollywood Studios

 

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

 

  • Open from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm 
  • Park Hopper Hours 2:00 – 7:00 pm

 

Green landscapes from Pandora World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom

 

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

 

  • Open from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Park Hopper Hours 2:00 – 5:00 pm

 

Disney World Ride Closures in March

 

March is generally one of the slower months at Walt Disney World and because of this, Disney will usually close down more rides for refurbishment than busier times of the year.

 

At Magic Kingdom, The Hall of Presidents is currently closed. This is most likely due to the election of a new president that needs to be added to the attraction.

 

A sign announcing the closure of The People Mover at Disney's Magic Kingdom Park

 

Also at Magic Kingdom, The People Mover is closed and has been since the park reopened in July 2020. No opening date has been announced yet.

 

Right now, there is not an official list of closed rides from Disney. For current information check Disney World’s website.

 

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