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Disney World in March 2024

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Planning a trip to Disney World in March? You’ll want this guide! Get the scoop on what you can expect, including average weather conditions and ride closures. Get everything you need for a successful trip with our handy tips and advice on how best to prepare.

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Disney World in March

Going to Disney World any time of year is great, and that includes visiting in March. The weather is great in March and the crowds are generally manageable.

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

In this article, I’ll go over everything you need to know for planning a Disney vacation in March, from average weather conditions to ride closures.

Plus, I’ll give you some handy tips on how to make the most of your vacation. So whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned pro, read on for the inside scoop on Walt Disney World in March! Check out my Disney World Planning Tips here!

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Is Disney World Crowded in March?

March can be a great time to visit Disney World, with most days typically being  pretty manageable as far as crowds go, especially in early March. Crowds at Disney World have been steadily increasing recently, but that doesn’t have to stop you from experiencing the magic of the parks!

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

Empty Main Street USA at Disney World

How to Beat the Crowds at Disney World in March

Although there will be some crowded days in March during the spring break season, there are some things you can do to maximize your time in the parks and lessen your time waiting in line.

#1 Purchase Genie+

Although it annoys me to no end, I recommend purchasing Genie+ to get the most bang for your buck. Genie+ has replaced the old Fastpass+ system, but at a cost of $15 – $35 per person per day.

This service will allow you to select a return time for certain attractions to avoid long wait times in the stand-by line. You can read more about Disney Genie+ here.

#2 Rope Drop

Another strategy to beat the crowds, is to rope drop, which means arriving to the parks about 30 minutes before it officially opens to be able to get started right away.

Wait time for Slinky Dog Dash

#3 Stay at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel to Get Early Entry into the Disney Parks

A perk of staying at one of the Disney World Resort Hotels is that you are able to enter each park 30 minutes before official opening time. Taking advantage of this can give you a great head start on the day and let you ride popular attractions with little to no wait.

#4 Visit on a Weekday

This strategy can vary by week, but in general, visiting the parks Monday-Friday will have lower crowd levels than on Saturday or Sunday.

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

What is the Weather Like at Disney World in March?

The weather at Walt Disney World in March is very mild with comfortable temperatures. There are mostly sunny days with a few scattered clouds. The high temperatures are in the 70s and low 80s. The average low temperatures 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. As anyone knows, the weather can be unpredictable. For up-to-date weather information, click here.

Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom.

What to Pack for Disney World in March

If you’re going to Disney World in March, it’s important to know what to pack. 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. Save that money for more Mickey Ice Cream Bars and Turkey Legs!

Before you pack, make sure you check out my Disney Packing List, How Amazon Can Save You Money at Disney and The Top 10 Disney Park Bag Essentials!

You’ll also want to check out how to get groceries delivered to your Disney World hotel! Here are a few things you might want to consider packing if you’ll be traveling to Walt Disney World in March.

A Disney Parks Poncho.

Pack an Umbrella, Poncho, and Stroller Cover

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

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 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!

A family wearing ponchos at Epcot.
Staying Dry in the Rain at Disney

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!

What to Wear for a March Trip to Disney World

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 lightweight leggings to stay warm and comfortable during the cooler temperatures.

Wear a cute short-sleeved top and bring a light jacket or sweater that can be kept in a backpack or worn around your waist during the day.

Disney World Park Hours in March

Here are the projected 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 – 9:00 pm
  • Early Entry 8:30 am – 9:00 am
  • Extended Hours for Deluxe Resort Guests 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
A boy holding out his arm which looks like it is holding up Spaceship Earth at Epcot

Epcot

  • Open from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Early Entry 8:30 am – 9:00 am
  • Extended Hours for Deluxe Resort Guests 9:00 – 11:00 (Mondays)
View riding on Slinky Dog Dash at Hollywood Studios.
Slinky Dog Dash

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Open from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm 
  • Early Entry 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Green landscapes from Pandora World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Open from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Early Entry 8:30 am – 9:00 am

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.

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

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

Final Thoughts

March can be a great time to visit Walt Disney World with smaller crowds and warm weather. Just make sure you are prepared for the potential rain and plan accordingly with my tips above and you will have an amazing time at the Most Magical Place on Earth!

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Mommy T

Saturday 9th of March 2019

I notice in the post it refers to February and not March. Is March and February similar?

mindymoser

Sunday 10th of March 2019

They are pretty similar, but that there were a couple of typos in the post. They are fixed now. Thank you for letting me know!

Carolyn of Handrafted

Thursday 21st of February 2019

Thank you so much for this information! We are so excited for our upcoming trip, this post was an excellent resource!

mindymoser

Wednesday 6th of March 2019

I'm glad the information was helpful! Have a fun trip!

Jared R

Tuesday 29th of January 2019

I appreciate this information as I was looking for some info for my upcoming late March trip. I did want to let you know you should update some of the text from "February" to "March" such as the "Disney World Park Hours in February" headline.

Thanks again.

mindymoser

Tuesday 29th of January 2019

Thank you! I will get that updated :)

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