Disney World in March is a great time of year for guests to visit Orlando with mild weather and low crowd levels!
Everyone has personal preferences to consider when planning the date of their Walt Disney World trip- each season will have its pros and cons and guests' choices will vary based on those. Make sure to read our Walt Disney World crowd calendar to get an idea of what to expect when picking a date to visit Walt Disney World.
Keep reading for everything you need to know about visiting Disney World in March including current events, what weather to expect, crowd level predictions, and what to pack!
Disney World Events in March
Here are all the current events to know about impacting Disney World in March!
St. Patrick's Day
If you happen to be in Disney World on St. Patrick's Day make sure to take the time to go to the World Showcase's United Kingdom Pavilion to enjoy the St. Patrick's Day fun.
Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival
Spring begins to bloom at Disney World as the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival begins! This annual event brings beautiful gardens, playgrounds, and great entertainment. Even if you aren't into gardening, be sure to get a picture by the freshly trimmed hedges near the Imagination pavilion.
NEW-Cirque du Soleil Show
Walt Disney Imagineering and Walt Disney Animation Studios have collaborated with Cirque du Soleil to create a show of Disney storytelling with Cirque du Soleil’s signature artistry. Previews for the new show will begin March 20, 2020, leading up to the world premiere on April 17. It's likely that previews will only be for Annual Passholders but there is a chance they will be offered to the general public too.
Disney After Hours Events
Disney After Hours events takes place on selects nights this month at Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom. This special ticketed event allows guests to experience the park after the crowds have gone for evening and enjoy low waits for top rides.
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Disney World in March Crowd Calendar
March marks the beginning of bigger crowds at Walt Disney World. After the first week in March, which is relatively light, crowds increase as the Spring Break season begins. But despite the increase in crowd levels, March also marks the end of a lot of attraction refurbishments and will bring longer operating hours to Disney World which makes the news of higher crowd levels a bit more welcome.
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will still be a large draw for guests visiting Disney World in March so you can expect some larger crowds flocking to Disney's Hollywood Studios than normal as they rush to get those boarding groups for Rise of the Resistance. This may be welcome news for Pandora fans as it may take some pressure off the high ticket rides in Animal Kingdom.
Disney World Weather in March
Visiting Disney World in March is a great time of year for guests to avoid high temperatures that are more common in the summer months. The average high in March is 78 degrees with the average low being 58 degrees.
March is also known for being one of Disney World's rainy months with averages rainfalls being comparable to those you see in the summer. You're more likely to experience brief afternoon showers rather than an all day rainfall.
Tips for Visiting Disney World in March
When it comes to visiting Disney World in March, we have some tried and true hacks for having a magical time on your vacation.
What to Wear
One of the most frequently asked guest questions is: what should I wear to Disney World? Always check the weather leading up to your trip. Considering that after the summer months, March is the rainiest month at Disney World it is essential you pack ponchos for your group so you can enjoy the parks- even in the rain! I recommend dressing in layers that are comfortable for both hot weather and rain. Once the sun goes down, the evenings will feel chilly (especially when you factor in humidity) so bring some lightweight hoodies or jackets. You can always rent a locker to store jackets in during the day and go back to grab them once the day cools down.
What to Pack
March can be a slightly unpredictable month with the potential for rain or heat waves. Because the weather can vary so much day by day, check the weather each day leading up to your trip. Come prepared based on what the forecast says.
You can read our giant packing list here to make sure you show up prepared for literally anything you need while you're visiting Disney World.
What to Expect
There are a few things you should expect when choosing March as your month to visit Disney World:
- Make time for Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival- even if you're not passionate about gardening, there's plenty to see and do at this festival! Between tours of the beautiful Epcot gardens, dining, and rock concerts there is plenty to enjoy. Make advance dining reservations to ensure your spot for any of the offered dining packages.
- Prepare for Possible Construction- at the recent D23 Expo, Disney Parks announced a huge project to completely reorganize and add to Epcot in preparation Disney World's 50th Anniversary in 2021.
- Tips for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge- if you're planning on visiting Batuu, then make sure to read our guide on the new Star Wars themed land! There are a few experiences that have been extremely popular aside from the Millennium Falcon ride and it's good to show up prepared so you know where to go first and how to make reservations for popular experiences. And don't forget about the new ride Rise of the Resistance!
But most of all, remember to enjoy your time at the most magical place on earth!
Plan Your Disney World Vacation!
Keep reading our blog to keep you updated on everything you need to know to prepare for a Disney Parks vacation! We have a team of writers working hard to keep you updated weekly on events in the parks and tips for navigating the magic. Subscribe to our free deals newsletter to receive helpful planning information, exclusive Disney deals, and access to the lowest priced Disney tickets anywhere. You can find more information on planning your vacation here:
- Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Guide
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- Ultimate Guide to Disney World Hotels
- Epcot International Food and Wine Festival
- Top Budget Disney World Hotels