March Disney World crowds are typically much busier than the previous 2 months of the year. This influx of crowds can be simply described in just 2 words: SPRING. BREAK.
Plus, with the start of the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival, visiting WDW during March calls for the use of our March Disney World Crowd Calendar! Taking a Disney vacation at this time of year can be perfect—or not so perfect if you’re not fully expecting to encounter heavy crowds that might overlap with your trip.
If the words “Flower and Garden Festival” already had you thinking that March is the month for you, let the planning process begin! Reach out to our friends and partners at Destinations to Travel (let them know Danny sent you!) and you’ll be on your way to creating the most magical vacation plan possible.
March Disney World Crowds
March Disney World crowds are fairly consistent (average) throughout the month—until Spring Break hits.
The EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival runs for almost all of March (and the weather is moderate too) making this an extremely enjoyable month to travel to WDW—especially if you visit before the last weekend of the month.
Dad’s Guide to WDW Crowd Calendar Disclaimer
This calendar is based on historical facts as we know them today, and personal experiences. Walt Disney World is an ever-changing destination and you might find the crowds, weather, or seasonal experiences to be different from what we’ve predicted.
How to avoid March crowds
If you can avoid visiting during the end of the month, you won’t need to encounter those increased Spring Break crowds. But, if you do have to visit when the Spring Break crowds are there, be sure to follow our top tips for avoiding crowds, and realistically anticipate that wait times will be (significantly) higher than earlier parts of March.
Those tips (which would especially apply to the crowded Spring Break days) include arriving to the parks super early (in time for rope drop) to get on the most popular attractions without an extra long wait (such as Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom or Avatar Flight of Passage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom).
Plus, as with all EPCOT festivals, if the opening day of the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival happens to fall during your visit, you might want to visit any park besides EPCOT on that day. That is, unless you’re like Danny and would always jump at the chance to visit EPCOT on the opening day of a festival!
- EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival – Food, flowers, topiaries – oh my! This festival is known for its gorgeous topiaries of some of our favorite Disney characters, and its fresh eats from the outdoor kitchens located throughout the park. Oh—and we couldn’t forget about the Garden Rocks Concert Series, which takes place at the America Gardens Theatre (in The American Adventure)!
The Best Time to Visit Disney World?
Wondering when is the best time to visit WDW? Of course, that really depends on you—your preferences, your schedule, and what’s on your must-do list. But, before booking your next vacation, here’s a breakdown of the factors you should consider.