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Disney World in March: Everything You Need to Know

Let’s celebrate the return of Spring with a trip to Disney World in March.

In this post, I’ll go over everything you need to know about Disney World in March, such as weather, what to pack, what the crowds are like, special events, and what’s closed. 

How’s the weather in Orlando in March?

March ushers in the Spring season, so just like much of the US, the Orlando area starts to warm up a bit this month.

In March, temperatures are an average high of 78° F and low of 56°. Surprisingly March can be a bit rainy, with an average of 3.77 inches of rain.

Although I suppose that means we’ll see lots of flowers and trees blossoming after the dreary Winter months.

Overall, the weather in the Orlando area in March is mild, making it a good time to visit if you want to avoid the hot and humid months!

Temperature and precipitation data is sourced from Visit Orlando.

What to wear to Disney World in March

I still recommend packing layers, as you would in the Winter months, since half of March is still in the Winter season. 

Photo of a mom and dad with 3 kids, enjoying popcorn at Magic Kingdom.
Photo courtesy of Disney.

At the very least, be sure to pack a jacket or sweatshirt and pants that you can easily mix and match with everything.

As I always say, pack shoes that work for your feet. That doesn’t necessarily mean showing up in 6-inch heels because they’re cute.

But some folks do just fine all day in flip flops while others can’t go without sneakers and orthopedic inserts. 

Given the range in temps, it makes sense to pack at least 1 pair of close-toed shoes in case you have a few cool days.

Other than that, always have some sunscreen, sunglasses, and a disposable rain poncho or umbrella in your daily park bag. These items will keep you comfortable rain or shine!

For more tips on what to pack for Disney World, check out my Disney World packing list

My Disney World packing guide includes a FREE printable packing list that will help keep you organized and ensure you don’t forget anything important!

How crowded is Disney World in March?

Photo of a Figment topiary at the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival in Disney World.
Photo by Caitlyn McCabe, courtesy of Disney.

The Epcot Flower & Garden Festival starts on March 2. Expect crowds, especially on the weekends!

March is also the start of Spring Break for schools around the US, especially for college kids.

What’s closed at Disney World in March?

There are several rides and attractions that are closed in March. As reopening dates are announced, this post will be updated.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Finding Nemo: The Musical remains closed in March – but will return at some point in 2022 with a revamped show. 

Expedition Everest, one of my favorite roller coasters at Disney World, is also closed through mid-April for refurbishment.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The Hollywood Studios attractions closed in March are:

  1. Jedi Training Academy
  2. Star Wars Launch Bay
  3. Voyage of the Little Mermaid

As of February 3, a reopening date for these attractions has not been announced.

Magic Kingdom

There are several attractions and experiences closed at Magic Kingdom in March.

The Magic Kingdom attractions and experiences closed this month are:

  1. Enchanted Tales with Belle
  2. Walt Disney World Railroad

What’s new at Disney World in March?

Artist rendering of the Galactic Starcruiser experience at Disney World.
Photo courtesy of Disney/Lucasfilm.

One of the biggest debuts of the year at Disney World happens on March 1: Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser.

This immersive 2-night experience isn’t just a resort. You get to eat, sleep, and play as if you’re on your very own Star Wars adventure.

Will you visit Disney World in March?

Are you planning to visit Disney World in March for some springtime fun? Let’s chat in the comments below.

This post was originally published on February 6, 2022. It was last updated on March 15, 2022.

Lorena Branco

Monday 7th of February 2022

Hi Meg,

Congrats, your site/blog is awesome and very helpful. Looking for a suggestion. We will be travelling to Florida from Montreal (Canada) and plan to go to Disney. Previously (3 years ago) we spent an entire day at Magic Kingdom and my children were fascinated with the experience. The children are now 10 and 6 years old, so we intend to visit the 3 remaining parks between Feb 28th and March 2 (Epcot, Hollywood studios and Animal Kingdom). We are still undecided about staying on site vs. a "neighboring" hotel that still provides park benefits. Would the order in which we visit the parks make any difference? (meaning is there any benefit to visiting a specific park on Monday over a Tuesday or Wednesday?

Regards Lorena

Meg Frost

Tuesday 8th of February 2022

Hi Lorena,

Staying at a Disney resort or one of their approved "good neighbor" hotels gives benefits like early entry or extra late hours. The extra hours differ for each park and day, so if you want to take advantage of those extra hours, you could plan your days around that. For example, on Feb 28, Epcot has extra evening hours from 9-11 PM, so depending on when you arrive, Epcot might be a good pick for that day. You can check out the daily schedule here: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/calendars/five-day/, which will tell you which park has extra morning or evening hours.

Have a great trip! Meg

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