What’s Disney Like in March 2023?
For most people, Disney vacations in January and February aren’t a good idea.
School is in session, ruling out parents. Meanwhile, the colder Florida weather, while better than most parts of America, isn’t ideal.
Who wants to visit Disney when they cannot board the wet rides like Frozen Ever After and Splash Mountain?
Thankfully, the seasons change, and the school year comes with built-in gaps. So what’s Disney like in March 2023? In a word, it’s magical!
Let’s Talk about March Visits
Everyone’s vacation time works differently, especially in the wake of the Great Resignation.
So, you may have the ability to get to Disney whenever you want. However, for most people, January and February aren’t practical.
March works differently. The temperatures increase, making the water rides less frigid. Also, schools schedule Spring Break in March or April in most towns.
That’s a free week for families to travel to Walt Disney World and embrace the greatness of the parks.
For Disney fans, March also signals the start of EPCOT’s oldest festival, meaning you’ll love wandering the park during this time of year.
Let’s Talk about the Weather
What’s the perfect temperature for a Disney visit? I ask because March might claim the winning answer.
Central Florida averages a high temperature of 80 degrees during March, with a typical low of 61 degrees.
You can read between the lines here to recognize what this data means. In March, the parks mostly hover in the 70-degree range.
As proof, the average high temperature rarely falls below 65 degrees or crosses 86 degrees. This WeatherSpark data confirms that Florida never gets too hot.
On the other hand, the low temperature is virtually never below 56 degrees. So, you can ride Kali River Rapids to your heart’s content! You won’t freeze once you exit the ride!
This range ensures maximum comfort for people visiting from colder parts of the country.
Folks in the south and other hotter parts of the United States may find the parks a bit nippy, especially at night.
You should probably bring a jacket just in case. That’s what we do. I say this because the low daily temperature rarely crosses 68 degrees.
For some of us, that is on the chilly side when we’re out and about.
Thankfully, I’ve ridden every outdoor ride at Walt Disney World at night in the spring. None of them feels genuinely cold during the ride or afterward.
So, you probably won’t even need the jacket. It’s more about preparation and mental approach.
Let’s Talk about Disney Events in March 2023 – Splash Mountain
Okay, we have two essential topics to discuss for March 2023. One of them requires some speculation, though.
I’ve talked a lot about wet rides, as I know they’re wildly popular with Disney fans.
Arguably the best one of all, Splash Mountain, will re-theme into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure sometime in 2023.
Park officials have announced they will close Splash Mountain forever at an unknown 2023 date to work on the updated version.
As such, you should consider March 2023 one of the final months, maybe even THE last one, to experience one of Disney’s most extraordinary rides.
We already know from the recent 2022 D23 Expo that the new Tiana attraction will be better and more technologically advanced.
Still, frequent Disney concert band Boyz II Men has pointed out that It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday.
You’ll want to sneak in that last tearful ride on Disney’s happiest ride. And I’ll empathize.
I thought I was doing this a couple of years ago with my favorite attraction on the planet, Spaceship Earth.
I’m not joking that the ride tore down twice, and my wife fell asleep. So, I hope your final trip down Splash Mountain goes better!
The other event we expect in March is the ever-popular EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival.
Disney hasn’t confirmed the 2023 dates yet. However, the 2022 version opened on March 2nd.
As such, I expect Flower & Garden to operate for nearly the entirety of your March visit.
What should you expect at this event? Disney wizards somehow shape topiaries into popular characters like Lightning McQueen and Elsa in action poses.
Frankly, a staggering percentage of my Disney photos come from this event. I’m in awe of those shrubberies.
Let’s Talk about Central Florida Events in March 2023
Some brave souls actually leave the Disney Bubble during their vacations. I am NOT one of them, as I could spend a month at Disney without running out of stuff to do.
Still, I respect your adventurous spirit and want you to know that you’ll discover plenty of activities in the Central Florida area.
For example, the NBA recently revealed the Orlando Magic’s 2022-2023 basketball schedule.
The team will play a whopping nine home games in March 2023, an unusually large number for a single month.
You can watch number one overall Palo Banchero join forces with a top-five pick from last season, Jalen Suggs, to create a new sense of hope for this struggling franchise.
Soccer fans will also enjoy an opportunity to watch Orlando City SC play.
The soccer club plays one home game on March 12th. Then, they’re on the road the rest of the month. So, they’ll be jealous that you’re at Disney, and they’re not.
Broadway fans can watch one of two popular plays at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
From March 1st through March 5th, Pretty Woman will hold over from February.
Then, the legendary To Kill a Mockingbird performs from March 21st through March 26th.
Concert fans will also enjoy some diverse options during the month. The legendary Motown acts, The Temptations and The Four Tops, are touring together!
Music legend Ray LaMontagne and country star Blake Shelton are also playing shows this month.
Finally, if you’re anything like me, you may grab tickets for Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy.
I’ve been trying to catch this show for 10 years now!
Here’s the thing about a March visit. You may not have a choice! For parents, your Disney options are Spring Break or waiting until summer.
Who wants to wait for a Disney vacation?! We feel compelled to take them as often as possible!
March represents the perfect time of year to visit, too. The weather feels like an unheated pool in the summer.
Even Goldilocks would say it’s not too hot and not too cold!
Throw in the Flower & Garden Festival and the last chance to ride Splash Mountain as two more justifications to contact MickeyTravels to book a trip!
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