March Disney World crowds

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In March Disney World crowds start to build with the beginning of the spring break season, but it's still a good time for a Disney World vacation. There is a lot going on in March at Walt Disney World. Spring is a beautiful time of year to visit and March is the "official" start of spring




Spring break at Disney World is less about the parties (like those on the coasts) and more about lots of school children bringing their families to see Mickey. It can be a bit of a zoo.


March Disney World Crowds enjoy the
International Flower and Garden Festival

March Disney World Crowds see Timon at the International Flower and Garden Festival

Photo by Jeff_B.

The Crowd pattern in March

The first week of March, Disney World crowds can be absolutely delightful. (Watch, since Dad suggests this, the first week of March will be packed. The power of Dad...) This means not very many people will be at the parks, there will be short lines, dinner reservations will be easy to get, everything you hope for at Disney World.


But then...


Spring break crowds start arriving around the middle of the month. The weather is beautiful, the kids get out of school starting in March, Disney World crowds start building to moderate and sometimes heavy. But it's still a great time to visit Walt Disney World.


Dad's Disney World Crowds page





Dad's Crowd Calendar Disclaimer


This calendar is based on historical facts, as I know them today. The Walt Disney World Resort is an ever-changing environment and you might find things significantly different from below.


(There, Mr. Dad's lawyer, are you happy?)


March Disney World Crowd Calendar

Here's the guide to the colors used in the March Disney World crowds calendar.

  • Light - the green color - no waiting in most lines
  • Moderate - the blue color - short wait in all lines, 30 minutes on the big rides
  • Heavy - the yellow color - 30 minute wait on all rides, 1-2 hours on the big rides, must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to shows
  • Could go either way - the orange color - Could be heavy, could be wall-to-wall, or somewhere in between.
  • Wall-to-Wall - that leaves red - 1 hour + waits on rides not unusual. 2-3 hours for the big rides. Even 30 + minute waits for "fast" food.

Dad's Monthly Crowd Calendars

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Dad's January Disney World Crowd Calendar Dad's February Disney World Crowd Calendar Dad's March Disney World Crowd Calendar
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Dad's July Disney World Crowd Calendar Dad's August Disney World Crowd Calendar Dad's September Disney World Crowd Calendar
Dad's October Disney World Crowd Calendar Dad's November Disney World Crowd Calendar Dad's December Disney World Crowd Calendar

Dad's 2014 Disney World Crowd Calendars
Dad's 2015 Disney World Crowd Calendars

For More Information

We're all looking for more information about Disney World especially when it comes to March Disney World crowds. When I'm looking for information about expected crowds at each of the parks, or even when I want to know what the numbers were in the past, I go to, (I hope that didn't sound too much like a commercial.)


The team at Touringplans wrote the book (The Unofficial Guide Walt Disney World) on crowds at Disney World. They have teams of researchers that visit the parks daily to verify what crowd levels are. If you subscribe to Touringplans, you get access to all this information and to their "Lines" app which tells you how long the lines are at all the rides at Disney World. It's cool.


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Ask Dad

Dad is a certifiable, oops, I mean certified Walt Disney World expert. Yep, Dad says so, it must be true. If you have any questions left about March Disney World crowds, why not ask an expert? We have one handy. Dad loves answering any question about WDW.


Here are a couple of examples of questions about March and how the crowds at Walt Disney World work.

Are you impressed? I sure am. Come on over and join in the fun.

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Dad's Bottom Line

March is a great time of year to visit Disney World. Crowds do get bigger and bigger and bigger as the month progresses.


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