With the arrival of March, spring is officially in the air — and the theme parks are hoppin'! Many families take advantage of their respective spring breaks to make trips to Walt Disney World in March. After the chill of winter, the prospect of a springtime visit to sunny Orlando warms us right up! And what better way to celebrate the beginning of spring than admiring all of the colorful flowers and Disney-inspired topiaries at the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival?!
Crowds at Walt Disney World in March
With spring break, March is usually one of the busiest months of the year. Because of staggered school spring break schedules across the country, crowds are high normally starting after the first week in March. If you can visit that first week in March, you will likely experience very low crowds — hoppy days! If you can't, don't fret. We frogs still have plenty of tips to save your sanity during spring break at Disney. Download our wait-time apps before you leave home and consider using our park plans.
To make planning easier, our Crowd Calendar is available a full year out! We recommend you check the Crowd Calendar when you begin planning your trip so you can find the least-busy days to visit and then revisiting it again as you get closer to your actual trip to pick the recommended park by day. You'll also find any special events and park hours listed to make planning as convenient as possible.
In 2021, Disney World will still be limiting capacity inside the parks due to COVID-19. Be sure to get your Disney Park Pass reservations early before spots fill up. The earlier, the better! Remember, you only need to make a Park Pass reservation for the fist park you'll be visiting if you'll be park hopping.
Weather at Walt Disney World in March
In March, temperatures are on the rise, with an average high of 78 and a low of 60. There will be plenty of warm days and very low rainfall chances, so don't forget the swimsuits. You might still need a jacket for the evenings and mornings. Here is the packing list for this time of year.
Events at Walt Disney World in March
- EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival
- In past years, Disney After Hours events have taken place at Magic Kingdom Park and Disney's Animal Kingdom in March, though these events are not currently scheduled to take place in 2021.
Are you planning to visit Disney World in March? Share any questions you have in the comments below! You'll find more resources to help you plan your Disney World vacation on our When to Visit Orlando page inside the Orlando Planning Guide.