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KennythePirate’s Disney World Crowd Calendar for March and best times to visit Disney World

KennythePirate’s March Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar with Dining and Fastpass+ Booking Dates

March 2015 Disney World Crowd Calendar, Fastpass+ Booking and Dining Windows and Best Times to Visit Disney World

Spring Break Season!  March and early April are typically a BUSY time to visit Walt Disney World.  The crowds quickly move from moderate to insane by the end of the month.  You can tell Disney World is expecting big crowds the final week because they will offer Extra Magic Hours at 2 or more parks every day and the Magic Kingdom has EMH every day.  Some days they will offer morning and evening EMH in the same day.

The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival begins March 4 and runs into May and it creates a slight increase in crowds, but affects Epcot more on the weekends than at other times.  The concert lineup for Flower Power weekends haven’t been announced yet.  It’s rare that rides are closed during this month, but check my Attraction Refurbishment page closer to your date to verify.

While March is typically busy, you can manage them with good touring plans and Fastpass+ usage.   I’ve set touring records during some of the busiest days, so I know what I’m talking about. If you are staying at a Walt Disney World resort, rise early on your Magic Kingdom day and take advantage of the early opening of the Magic Kingdom.

Avoid the trap of visiting a park on its longest hours day.  More people will be there and the wait times can be 30% to 100% higher than other days.

What will the weather be like during your March trip?

Month Avg.
Mean Avg.
Mar 78°F 54°F 66°F 4.01 in. 92°F (1963) 25°F (1980)

Weather in Orlando in March tends to be mild, but evenings can feel chilly, so bring a hoodie or jacket.  It still rains some times, but not like it does here in the summer.

Should I use Extra Magic Hours privilege?

If you are planning to use Extra Magic Hours, use the morning ones, they are a great benefit, if you leave after lunch or parade time.  Avoid the parks that offer evening Extra Magic Hours because they have large crowds at night and many rides have long lines (Hollywood Studios and Epcot).  The exception would be the Magic Kingdom late at night because most guests won’t stay up from 1am to 3am in the morning.  If you choose a Late Extra Magic Hour park, you should plan to sleep in the next day.

What attractions are actually open for Extra Magic Hours at Disney World?

What are the hours for Disney Quest and Cirque du Soleil?

  • Disney Quest – 11:30am to 10pm Daily
  • Cirque du Soleil – 6:00pm & 9:00pm Tuesday-Saturdays

What attractions will be CLOSED for refurbishment during your March trip?

Do you need to know what activities will take place at your Disney World during your March trip?

Updated at the first of each month!

Special February Events at Walt Disney World

  • Epcot Flower and Garden Festival – March 4 through 31

Do you need a great map that includes attractions, restaurants, Fastpass kiosks and characters?

Typical Best Days to Go

Magic Kingdom: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Epcot: Mondays and Thursdays
Hollywood Studios: Wednesdays and Fridays
Animal Kingdom: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
To read the crowd aspect, follow the DATE at the top!
Lowest Crowds
Low Crowds /
Best Park
Moderate Crowds
Busy Crowds
Insane Crowds / Worst Park

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