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Disney, Universal & SeaWorld Orlando Planning for March

by Leap on February 25, 2014 · 1 Comments · in Crowd Calendar & When to Visit

It’s finally warming up over here in our neck of the pond, and soon the the first lily pads will begin to bloom. With the warmer weather, Lily and Tad get a wee bit restless — ok, Mommy Frog and I do too — and we naturally start thinking about a spring vacation to the Orlando theme parks.

Disney World in March

We know we are not alone. Many families will be taking advantage of their respective spring breaks to make the visit to Disney World, Universal, SeaWorld and the other Orlando theme parks in March. After all, after the chill of winter, the prospect of a springtime visit to sunny Orlando warms us right up!

We like March in the theme parks, because there are all sorts of spring-y events. Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival, Universal’s Mardi Gras, and SeaWorld and Busch Gardens’ Bands, Brew & BBQ are some of our favorites. For sports fans, the Atlanta Braves Spring Training is in full swing at ESPN Wide World of Sports complex at Disney World.

Crowds

Disney World in March

Spring break season officially begins March 8. Unless you are visiting in the first seven days of March, expect to see high crowd levels. The two busiest weeks of the month are March 9-15 and March 23-29.
No matter when you visit, make sure to read our post on the SECRET to Avoiding Disney World CROWDS and download our wait-time apps before you head to the parks. FastPass+ testing is now available to all park guests, although only those guests staying at the Disney World Resort can book FastPass+ up to 60 days in advance. We highly recommend making FastPass+ part of your touring plan strategy but not exclusively your touring plan strategy. We ALWAYS recommend touring earlier when crowds and lowest, but it’s especially true during the busiest times. Book FastPass+ times in the afternoons and evenings, when crowds are higher. By the way, we’ve got step-by-step instructions on how to use the in-park kiosks.

Predicted best days to visit (and recommended parks)

  • March 4 (Magic Kingdom® ParkDisney’s Hollywood Studios®, Universal Studios)
  • March 5 (Epcot®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure)
  • March 7 (Magic Kingdom® Park, Animal Kingdom® Park, Islands of Adventure)

Predicted worst days to visit (and parks to avoid)

  • March 9 (Magic Kingdom® Park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios®)
  • March 10 (Magic Kingdom® Park, Disney’s Animal Kingdom®, Islands of Adventure)
  • March 24 (Magic Kingdom® Park, Disney’s Animal Kingdom®, Islands of Adventure)

Check the crowd calendar to see recommended days for the whole month and beyond.

Closings and Refurbishments

Splash Mountain continues to be closed for its annual refurbishment through March 21  at Magic Kingdom® Park. Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park will be closed for the first half of the month, re-opening March 15. For more details and a list of all refurbishments, check our closings page.

What’s new in the parks

Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade, a new daytime spectacular, will debut at Magic Kingdom® Park on March 9. The parade pays tribute to Fantasyland notables and will include floats from Pinocchio, Rapunzel, Peter Pan and more.

Disney World in March - Disney Festival of Fantasy

Inside Magic Kingdom® Park you’ll find Cinderella, Rapunzel and other Disney princesses holding court inside new meet-and-greet location Princess Fairytale Hall. It’s tucked behind Cinderella Castle in New Fantasyland, where you’ll also find other New Fantasyland attractions and the now-under construction Seven Dwarfs Mine Train roller coaster (scheduled to open some time this spring).

Elsewhere in Magic Kingdom® Park, when you pay a visit to the Town Square Theatre, you might find a “talking” Mickey Mouse during the meet-and-greet. Sometimes he has to save his voice, so you might find just find your ol’ pal (silent) Mickey.

Want to know what else is new? Look no further than Tad’s exhaustive list of what’s coming in 2014.

Weather

Rainfall chances this month are low, and the average high is 78 while the low of 52. Disney’s Blizzard Beach and LEGOLAND’s Water Park remain closed for the season. While the other water parks are open and the water is heated, they are subject to closure during cold snaps. The Disney resort pools and most Orlando hotel pools are heated! Here is the packing list for this time of year.

March Events

There are a ton of events happening in March. Here’s the rundown of what’s happening this month. Be sure to check out special events pages for Disney WorldUniversal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando for full details.

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Will you be visiting in March? What questions do you have for us?

Related: How Much Planning Should You Do for a Disney World Vacation?

Hoppy March!
– Leap


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One Response to “Disney, Universal & SeaWorld Orlando Planning for March”

  1. Mary says:

    We are going to Disney the week of March 15. Is there a reason why the week before and after will be more busy. This is our first trip during Spring Break and I am getting more and more anxiety thinking about crowds and the new Fast Pass + system and how its all going to work out. We have our passes scheduled for the afternoon. I am just worried about standby lines for the other attractions we want to do and see. We have been to Disney the third week in June a few years back, and though it was pretty crowded, we managed. I am hoping the week we go is comparable to then.

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