Find out everything you need to know about what to expect when planning a vacation to Disney World in March!
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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.
Consider this Your Guide to Disney World in March. You might also want to check out these DisneyWorld Planning Tips!
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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 one of my favorite reasons to visit!
Spring Break crowds increase attendance from mid March through the end of the month.
When looking at crowd levels for Walt Disney World it’s generally the case that whatever park has Extra Magic Hours that day, will be the busiest park.
If you don’t plan on taking advantage of the Extra Magic Hours, then choosing a different park will be the better choice.
Disney World 2020 Crowd Calendar
Special Events at Disney World in March
- Disney Early Morning Magic – Fantasyland
- Disney After Hours at Magic Kingdom Park
- Disney Villains After Hours at Magic Kingdom Park
- Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival (March 4 – June 9)
- Disney After Hours at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
Weather at 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.
The high temperatures are in the 70s and low 80s. The average lows are in the upper 50s and low 60s.
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.
As anyone knows, the weather can be unpredictable. For up to date weather information, click here.
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 at Walt Disney World can be unpredictable. Rain storms can form and dissipate 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.
If you are taking a stroller with you to Disney World, I recommend bringing a 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.
Also make sure your kids are protected too. Nothing ruins a magical vacation like a sunburn!
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Pack a Travel Blanket
A travel blanket is also a good idea to bring along to Walt Disney World in March. Not only will it keep you warm on those chilly February Disney World nights, but it can also serve another purpose. It can be a great to sit on while watching a parade or fireworks show.
Pack for Daytime Warm 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.
Pack Adorable Disney Apparel
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Disney World Hours in March
Here are the general hours for the theme parks at Disney World. Check Disney World’s website for more information.
Magic Kingdom Park
- Open from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm or 9:00 pm
- Morning Extra Magic Hours 8:00 am – 9:00 am (March 6, 11, 18, 20, 27)
- Evening Extra Magic Hours 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm (March 4) 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm (March 25)
- Disney Early Morning Magic – Fanstasyland 7:45 am – 9:00 am (March 1, 3, 10, 15, 22, 26, 29)
- Disney After Hours at Magic Kingdom Park 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm (March 2) 10:00 pm – 1:00 am (March 9, 16, 23, 30)
- Disney Villains After Hours at Magic Kingdom Park 9:00 pm – 12:00 am (March 6) 10:00 pm – 1:00 am (March 11, 18, 27)
- Open from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
- Morning Extra Magic Hours 8:00 am – 9:00 am (March 5, 12, 19, 26, 31)
- Evening Extra Magic Hours 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm (March 3, 10, 17, 24)
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Open from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm or 8:30 pm
- Morning Extra Magic Hours 8:00 am – 9:00 am (Sundays)
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- Open from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
- Morning Extra Magic Hours 8:00 am – 9:00 am (Mondays and Saturdays)
- Disney After Hours and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park 9:00 pm – 12:00 am (Thursdays in March)
Disney World Ride Closures in March
March is generally one of the slower months at Walt Disney World. Because of this, Disney will usually close down more rides for refurbishment than busier times of the year.
For current information check Disney World’s website.
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