What’s Disney Like if You Visit in March
School hasn’t even started in many parts of the country, yet some kids are already thinking about Spring Break.
As a parent, you should, too. That goes double if you’re thinking about a Walt Disney World vacation.
What’s Disney like in March? Oh, you’ll love it. Let me explain all the reasons why!
Let’s Talk about March Visits
Disney has evolved beyond the old days of off-seasons, times when the parks seemed empty.
No matter when you visit, you’ll run into plenty of fellow Disney fans, all of whom are excited to be there.
That’s especially true in March (and April), when schools celebrate Spring Break. Kids don’t have to go to school that week, making it an ideal vacation time.
Unlike most major holidays, Spring Break varies, which means that you won’t face quite the same crowds as you would on, say, July 4th or Memorial Day.
So, you’ll have an easier time scheduling your vacation, but attraction wait times won’t be as severe.
Let’s Talk about the Weather
Are you someone who worries about the weather? If so, I have terrific news!
March stakes a claim as one of the best months to visit Walt Disney World, at least in terms of temperatures.
According to WeatherSpark, the average high temperature for the month is 80 degrees. Goldilocks would say that’s neither too hot nor too cold…and she’s picky!
Seriously, the data indicates that daily high temperatures range from 65 to 86 degrees. For comparison, most people set their thermostats between 70 and 75 degrees.
Ergo, the outdoor temperature in Florida will remind you of your living room on most days.
Please remember that I’m discussing high temperatures only. The average low temperature is 61 degrees, with a range of 45 to 68 degrees.
In short, Florida weather generally falls between 61 and 80 degrees in March. That sounds perfect, doesn’t it?
Disney at 50
You may have heard that Walt Disney World will celebrate its 50th anniversary on October 1st, 2021.
What you may not know is that the party will last all the way through 2022! Yes, Disney will leave up all the decorations for more than a year!
As such, you’ll have ample time to enjoy the festivities during a March 2022 visit. What sort of amenities should you expect?
An attraction will be there forever, but I’ll still lead with it. Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure debuts at EPCOT’s France pavilion in October.
This ride has – no joke – boosted traffic at Disneyland Paris since its debut in 2014. American Disney fans demanded the ride, and we’re finally getting it!
Fireworks fans will have their choice of two new nighttime presentations. Disney Enchantment and Harmonious will run throughout 2021 and 2022.
Mickey & Minnie Mouse will also wear new costumes in colors that Disney has named EARidescent. They’ll ride in Cavalcades and wave at the crowds.
All four Walt Disney World theme parks will also decorate their landmarks – Cinderella Castle, the Tree of Life, Hollywood Tower Hotel, and Spaceship Earth – with new lighting effects.
Overall, the 50th birthday presentation justifies a Disney vacation on its own. You’ll never forget a visit during this party!
Let’s Talk about Special Events
Look, the 50th-anniversary celebration should count as the only special event you need. It’s literally a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
However, Walt Disney World won’t stop there. Each Spring, EPCOT hosts one of its world-famous festivals, and this one’s a personal favorite.
The 2022 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival should start at some point in March.
During the past three years, this festival has started on March 3rd, 4th, and 6th.
So, as long as you’re staying beyond the first few days of the month, you’ll get to experience the Flower & Garden exhibitions in all their glory.
This event features more than 20 Food Kitchens, each of which sells a unique menu of entrees, desserts, and alcoholic beverages.
You’ll also want to visit for the shrubs. But, I know that doesn’t sound like an exciting component of a Disney visit.
However, these EPCOT creations will wow you with their style and realism. Expert horticulturalists somehow turn bushes into homages to Disney characters.
You’ll find Lightning McQueen, Belle and the Beast, and characters from Fantasia at EPCOT during this festival. And you’ll marvel at all of them.
We legitimately go to the Flower & Garden Festival every year because of these shrubs. They’re remarkable.
Let’s Talk about March Activities in Central Florida
Are you willing to leave the comfy confines of Walt Disney World? If so, you’ll discover plentiful activities in Central Florida.
For example, Broadway is returning to Orlando in November. The Dr. Phillips Center hosts these events, and it’s already scheduled several for March.
Disney fans should take note of Frozen, the Broadway retelling of the beloved animated classic. It’ll start in late February and run through March 6th.
On March 29th, Cats will make its return to Orlando. Presumably, it will have had enough time that you’ve forgotten the lousy movie adaptation.
Sports fans will also find something to do, depending on their preferences.
The Orlando Magic haven’t revealed their 2021/2022 schedule yet. However, before the pandemic, the team averaged about seven home games each March.
Similarly, Orlando City FC won’t announce its 2022 schedule for a couple of months, either. Still, we know from recent history that it’ll have two or three home games, too.
Music fans can always find some band playing in the area. Still, I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out that The Weeknd has confirmed a March 28th makeup date concert.
Two days later, Bad Bunny will take time off from his Wrestlemania training to host another show.
Finally, in the least likely pairing of the month, Walt Disney Theatre will host…Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Concert.
Oh, and the Orange County Convention Center has scheduled the 2022 Orlando Boat Show for March 25th through March 27th.
I don’t want to distract away from the two main points here.
If you’re planning a March visit to Orlando – and you really should be – you have two reasons to go.
The 2022 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival will keep you swimming in food and drink during your visit.
Plus, you’ll win IG for the day with your shrub shots.
At all four Disney theme parks, you’ll find frequent reminders that Disney’s throwing its own 50th-anniversary party. They’re doing it right, too!