Disney World in March 2023: Spring Break Season Begins, Blooming Fun at the Flower & Garden Festival

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 on March 2nd! 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.

This is one of my favorite festivals at EPCOT due to the beautiful themed Disney topiaries around the resort! It’s a not miss event.

Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary

March marks the last month of the celebration of Disney World’s 50th Anniversary with special entertainment like a fireworks show and EPCOT nighttime spectacular.

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Disney World Crowd CalendarDisney World in March

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, Toy Story Land, and Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway are still a large draw for guests visiting Disney World in March so you can expect some larger crowds flocking to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This may be welcome news for Pandora fans as it may take some pressure off the high ticket rides in Animal Kingdom.

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Disney World Weather in MarchDisney World in March- Mickey and Pluto characters on boat

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 in MarchDisney World in March- Pandora Animal Kingdom

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 Walt Disney World packing list 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.
  • 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 Rise of the Resistance!

But most of all, remember to enjoy your time at the most magical place on earth!

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About Lindsay Brookshier

Lindsay is a college English instructor and has years of writing experience through various nonprofits, charities, newspapers, and online magazines. As the content director of Mickey Visit, she oversees article content and leads our fantastic team of writers to meet guest vacation needs. You can still find her writing weekly content to help make your Disney Parks trip fantastic here on Mickey Visit and Disney Dose- you can also view her recently featured posts on Disney Parks travel on Visit Anaheim, Nerd Wallet and SFGate. Lindsay comes from a dedicated Disney family and enjoys taking her son to the Disney parks as often as possible.

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