Tips and tricks to help you have an awesome trip to Disneyland in March!
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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. Be sure to check out my post, The BEST Days to Visit Disneyland 2020 for a yearly crowd calendar.
Disneyland Crowd Sizes in March 2019
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, and using Disney MaxPass, you can still have a great time at the Disneyland Resort.
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.
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 and my list of Disney Park Bag Essentials before you go! 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.
Pack Adorable Disney Apparel
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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
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
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.
Disneyland Ride Closures
The downside with visiting Disneyland during one of the slower months, is that there are generally more ride closures than other times of the year. Because of this, it’s important to stay up to date with ride closures by checking Disneyland’s website. Disneyland seems to update their list one to two months ahead of time, so check back in December or January.
Disneyland Ticket Savings in March
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 Get Away Today. Their ticket prices are almost always a few dollars cheaper than Disneyland’s gate prices. Get Away Today is also doing a special right now on their Disneyland tickets. You can an Adult 3-Day Park Hopper Ticket for the price of a Child’s 3-Day Park Hopper ticket! That’s up to a $19 savings per ticket! 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 check out more of my Disney Tips & Tricks to make your trip as magical as possible!