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Disneyland in March 2024

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If you’re thinking about going to Disneyland in March, you’re in the right place! Find out all about the weather in March, crowd sizes, and what to wear to the parks! You’ll also find out where to get a great deal on Disneyland tickets, how to make reservations and what are the best days to visit Disneyland.

Cozy Cone Motel sign inside Cars Land at Disneyland in California.

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Tips for Disneyland in March 2024

The Disneyland Resort is a great place to visit during any time of year, but it’s even more amazing in the Spring! From early March through May, you’ll find it is a great time to visit and there are plenty of things going on at this resort.

Below you will find all of the things you should consider when planning your Disneyland vacation in March. If you’re thinking about Disneyland in April, check out my April tips and tricks here!

A boy and a bag of Cotton Candy from Disneyland.
Disneyland Cotton Candy

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Special Events at Disneyland in March

  • Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival March 1 – April 22, 2024
  • Disneyland After Dark: Disney Channel Nite March 5th & 7th
  • Mardi Gras at Disneyland (special food items, entertainment options, and parades)

Is Disneyland Crowded in March?

March, overall, is a moderately crowded month at the Disneyland resort. Usually, the beginning of March is slower than the end of March.

This is due to many schools in the western United States beginning spring break season and having school breaks at different times throughout March.

Despite the heavier crowds, with a little planning, you can still have an amazing time at the Happiest Place on Earth in March!

"it's a small world" at Disneyland.
it’s a small world!

How to Beat the Disneyland Crowds in March

Crowds at Disneyland have been steadily increasing lately. This trend will likely continue, which makes it even more important to be prepared for these spring break crowds. Here are a few ways to stay ahead of the crowds and minimize your time waiting in line.

#1 Make Park Reservations

Park reservations are currently required to be able to enter Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park. Gone are the days when you purchase your tickets and just show up.

Make sure you check reservation availability for your desired days BEFORE buying your tickets. If you purchase them directly from Disney, you will choose a date at that time and your park reservations will be booked at purchase.

If you buy your tickets from Get Away Today, your tickets will be emailed to you immediately after purchase and you can enter them into the Disneyland app to make your reservations. This is what I do every time!

To see if you already have reservations, open the Disneyland app and check your “Future Plans”. The reservations will be shown there.

Statue of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse at Disney California Adventure.

#2 Purchase Genie+

Although I HATE that a service that used to be included (FASTPASS) is now an extra charge, I still highly recommend purchasing Disney Genie+.

Genie+ allows you to make reservations for certain rides throughout the day, allowing you to skip waiting in long lines.

If you decide to use Genie+, I recommend purchasing it with your tickets to save money. If purchased ahead of time, it will cost $30 per person per day. The price can fluctuate, depending on the day, if purchased at the gate.

Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse statue at Disneyland.
Partners Statue

#3 Rope Drop

Another strategy to beat Disneyland crowds is to “Rope Drop”. This is Disney lingo that means getting to the parks about 30 minutes before opening and waiting by the rope at the end of Main Street USA until the rope drops and guests can begin their day.

This strategy allows you to ride attractions in with minimal wait before crowds begin to increase around 11:00 am.

Big Thunder Mountain at Disneyland.
Big Thunder Mountain

#4 Early Entry

Guests staying at one of the Disneyland Resort hotels (Disneyland Hotel, Paradise Pier Hotel, and Disney’s Grand Californian) can enter the parks 30 minutes before opening.

Using this perk can knock out many rides first thing in the morning that will usually have longer wait times later in the day. Check out my review of the Disneyland Hotel here.

The Disneyland Hotel at the Disneyland Resort.
Disneyland Hotel

What is the weather like at Disneyland in March?

In March the average high temperatures are generally in the low to mid 70s. The low temperatures range from the upper 40s to low 50s in the mornings and evenings.

Bar graph showing average temperatures at Disneyland in March.
Sample Weather Forecast for Anaheim

The March forecast for Anaheim calls for a mostly sunny days with a few partly cloudy days, but things can change. Make sure you check the current weather forecast here before you pack, so you’ll know what to expect.

Entrance to Adventureland at Disneyland.

What to Pack for Disneyland in March

If you’re going to Disneyland in March, it’s important to know what to pack ahead of time, so you won’t have to buy items that could have easily been brought from home.

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Below are a few items you will want to pack for a Disneyland vacation in March. You can check out my full Disney packing list here.

You’ll also want to check out how Amazon can save you money at Disney, my list of items to take in your park backpack, and how to order groceries for your Disneyland area hotel.

A boy in a Disney Parks poncho at Disneyland.

Pack an Umbrella, 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 for rainy days 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!

The Disneyland Fire Department at Disneyland.

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!

A bottle of sunscreen at Disneyland.

What to Wear at Disneyland in March

Deciding what to wear at Disneyland in March can be very subjective. It will most likely be chilly in the morning and evenings, but during the day it can get pretty warm.

In March, I like to wear lightweight pants, like joggers or leggings, with a cute Disney t-shirt and carry a light jacket or sweatshirt to wear when the sun goes down.

A sweatshirt can be worn around your waist or kept in a backpack during the day. There are also lockers at both parks where these items can be stored.

Disneyland Theme Park Hours in March

Here are the projected Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park hours for March.  As always, these hours are subject to change so check Disneyland’s website for current information.

Mickey Mouse float from a parade on Main Street at Disneyland.

Disneyland Park

  • Early Entry 7:30 am – 8:00 am
  • Open from 8:00 am – 10:00 pm, 11:00 pm, or 12:00 am
  • Park Hopping at 11:00 am – Close
Mickey Mouse at Disney California Adventure.

Disney’s California Adventure Park

  • Early Entry 7:30 am – 8:00 am
  • Open from 8:00 am – 9:00 pm or 10:00 pm
  • Park Hopping at 11:00 am – Close
Radiator Springs Racers in Cars Land at Disneyland.
Radiator Springs Racers

Disneyland Ride Closures in March

The downside of visiting Disneyland during one of the slower months is that there are generally more ride closures than at other times of the year.

A boy at Disneyland with a bunch of balloons.

Because of this, it’s important to stay up to date with ride closures by checking Disneyland’s website. 

Disneyland seems to update its list one to two months ahead of time, so check back in January or February.

Final Thoughts

Disneyland in March can be so much fun, especially if you know what to expect and can plan ahead. Make sure to pack the necessary items, check park hours and ride closures, and most importantly have fun at the Happiest Place on Earth!

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