March at Disney World is best described as having mild temps and lots of crowds during the last part of the month.

Most of the time the first week of March is very light crowds, except during years when Mardi Gras falls during that time which can increase the crowds a bit.

Some tips for traveling in March:

  • Traveling to Disney World during a busier time means you have to be extra diligent about having a good touring plan. As long as you're zigging while other people zag, you'll do fine.
  • Most people visiting Disney World in March will want to pack summer clothes since it's usually hot but make sure you have a jacket because it can be cool, especially in the early morning and at night. Check the forecast before you leave to verify.

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Explanation of park recommendations and abbreviations below
In general, I recommend avoiding parks with Extra Magic Hours because they tend to be the busiest parks that day. Animal Kingdom is an exception because it's usually not too bad, even on EMH days.

Magic Kingdom usually sees a surge on Saturdays, so other parks are usually a better choice.

MK = Magic Kingdom, EP = Epcot, HS = Hollywood Studios, AK = Animal Kingdom,
TL = Typhoon Lagoon, BB = Blizzard Beach, EMH = Extra Magic Hour
 

What the dates in each day of the calendar mean
(click the + sign beside each date to add it to your calendar):
When guests can start making Advanced Dining Reservations
When onsite guests can start making FastPass+ reservations
When offsite guests can start making FastPass+ reservations
Park colors:
Suggested park
Moderately suggested park
Park not suggested

Trip planning checklist

August or earlier: book your hotel, make your daily plans and choose dining options

September or early October: 180 days before your trip begins, make dining reservations (website is available at 6 a.m. eastern, phone lines are open at 7 a.m. Eastern). Use the dates on the calendar to show you when to do that.

November - January: book flights (tips on finding best flights)

January (60 days before your trip begins): if you're staying onsite, you can start making FastPass+ reservations 60 days before your trip begins. Use dates on the calendar to see when you can start making FP+ reservations online beginning at 7 a.m. eastern time. You can also check in online for your resort room if you'd like.

February or earlier: set up Magical Express, purchase Memory Maker and order groceries

March: pack (packing list to help you) and go to Disney World!

April: finalize PhotoPass pics and order within 45 days after your trip

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  Recent Updates

02/22/2017 - Boardwalk Inn and Port Orleans - Riverside pool refurbishments added

02/22/2017 - Caribbean Beach and Coronado Springs expansion and construction notes added

02/20/2017 - Park hours updated

02/09/2017 - AK - Rivers of Light added and park hours updated

02/06/2017 - Roaring Fork & Trout Pass Pool Bar refurbishments added

01/17/2017 - Park hours updated

12/12/2016 - WDW Railroad refurb extended

10/04/2016 - Hall of Presidents refurbishment added

09/18/2016 - Park hours updated

08/29/2016 - Yacht Club room refurbishment added

08/18/2016 - March park hours released

  Refurbishment Details

October 12, 2015 - March 2, 2017 - Walt Disney World Railroad refurbishment, (Attraction)

October 26, 2015 - December 31, 2017 - Wilderness Lodge Construction, Hidden Springs leisure pool, resort beach, playground, fire pit, nature trail, boat and bike rentals, and spa treatments will be unavailable. The main feature pool will remain open. (Resort)

October 26, 2015 - December 31, 2017 - Wilderness Lodge Villa Construction, Hidden Springs leisure pool, resort beach, playground, fire pit, nature trail, boat and bike rentals, and spa treatments will be unavailable. The main feature pool will remain open. (Resort)

January 3, 2016 - December 31, 2017 - Cub\'s Den refurbishment, Re-opening date unknown at this time. Guests are invited to use Lilo’s Playhouse (Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort), the Sandcastle Club (Disney’s Beach Club Resort), or Simba’s Cubhouse (Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge) during the refurbishment. (Resort)

July 18, 2016 - April 30, 2017 - Polite Pig - Opening Spring 2017, (Dining)

July 18, 2016 - April 30, 2017 - Polite Pig - Opening Spring 2017, (Dining)

October 29, 2016 - June 23, 2017 - Yacht Club room refurbishments, (Resort)

November 1, 2016 - September 6, 2017 - Hocus Pocus castle show - Only available in the Fall during Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party (separate ticket required). Not available, (Attraction)

November 1, 2016 - September 6, 2017 - Boo-to-You Parade - Only available in the Fall during Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party (separate ticket required). Not available, (Attraction)

November 1, 2016 - September 6, 2017 - HalloWishes - Only available in the Fall during Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party (separate ticket required). Not available, (Attraction)

December 31, 2016 - December 31, 2017 - Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! (seasonal show), (Attraction)

January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017 - Santa Claus and Goofy Santa (seasonal), (Attraction)

January 9, 2017 - March 2, 2017 - WDW Railroad refurb, (Attraction)

January 9, 2017 - March 2, 2017 - WDW Railroad refurb, (Attraction)

January 9, 2017 - November 1, 2017 - Holiday Wishes fireworks - Only available during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party until the last party, then it is available daily. Not available, (Attraction)

January 9, 2017 - November 1, 2017 - Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade - Only available during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party until the last party, then it is available daily. Not available, (Attraction)

January 9, 2017 - November 2, 2017 - Frozen Holiday Wish - Only available during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party until the last party, then it is available daily. Not available, (Attraction)

January 9, 2017 - March 16, 2017 - WDW Railroad refurb, (Attraction)

January 17, 2017 - June 29, 2017 - Hall of Presidents refurb, (Attraction)

February 13, 2017 - July 31, 2017 - Trout Pass refurbishment, (Dining)

February 13, 2017 - July 31, 2017 - Roaring Fork refurbishment, (Dining)

February 13, 2017 - July 31, 2017 - Roaring Fork refurbishment, (Dining)

February 13, 2017 - July 31, 2017 - Roaring Fork refurbishment, (Dining)

February 13, 2017 - April 7, 2017 - Port Orleans-Riverside - Alligator Bayou North Pool refurbishment, (Resort)

February 16, 2017 - May 11, 2017 - Debuts May 12th, 2017, (Attraction)

February 20, 2017 - June 15, 2017 - BB-8 Coming spring 2017, (Attraction)

February 22, 2017 - May 26, 2017 - Pandora - opening May 27th, 2017, (Attraction)

February 22, 2017 - May 26, 2017 - Pandora - opening May 27th, 2017, (Attraction)

February 22, 2017 - April 1, 2017 - Bon Voyage Breakfast coming soon!, (Dining)

February 22, 2017 - January 31, 2018 - Caribbean Beach - construction refurbishment, In addition to extensive construction throughout the resort, Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters, Banana Cabana Pool Bar, and Calypso Trading Post at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort will all be closed starting May 1st, 2017 (Resort)

February 27, 2017 - March 1, 2017 - Boardwalk Inn - Community Hall Pool refurbishment, (Resort)

  Available Discounts

No discounts currently available.

See the chart of past discounts for previous promotion dates.

  Special Events

March 1, 2017 - May 29, 2017 - Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot

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