Spring Break Season! March 2021 and early April 2021 are typically a BUSY time to visit Walt Disney World. The crowds will remain Heavy to Insane through the entire month due to a variety of school spring breaks. Be sure to follow my recommendations here on the Disney World Crowd Calendar for March 2021.
The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival begins in March and runs until Late May and it creates a slight increase in crowds, but affects Epcot more on the weekends than at other times. The concert lineup for Garden Rocks haven’t been announced yet. It’s rare that rides are closed during this month, but check my Attraction Refurbishment page closer to your date to verify. We do know that the Walt Disney World Railroad and Tomorrowland Speedway will be closed.
While March 2019 is typically busy, you can manage them with good touring plans and Fastpass+ usage. I’ve set touring records during some of the busiest days, so I know what I’m talking about. If you are staying at a Walt Disney World resort, rise early on your Magic Kingdom day and take advantage of the early opening of the Magic Kingdom.
Avoid the trap of visiting a park on its longest hours day. More people will be there and the wait times can be 30% to 100% higher than other days.
What will the weather be like during your March trip?
- Average high temperature: 78°F
- Average low temperature: 54°F
- Mean temperature: 66°F
- Record high temperature: 92°F (1963)
- Record low temperature: 25°F (1980)
- Average Precipitation: 4.01 in.
Weather in Orlando in March tends to be mild, but evenings can feel chilly, so bring a hoodie or jacket. It still rains some times, but not like it does here in the summer.
Should I use Extra Magic Hours privilege?
(This information is not valid during the Covid-19 recovery) If you are a Disney World hotel guest who is planning to use Extra Magic Hours, use the morning ones. The morning ones are a great benefit, if you leave after lunch or parade time. Avoid the parks that offer evening Extra Magic Hours because they have large crowds at night and many rides have long lines (Hollywood Studios and Epcot). I used to recommend the Magic Kingdom late EMH, but only the final hour has any benefit. If you choose a Late Extra Magic Hour park, you should plan to sleep in the next day.
A note on Fastpass+ Booking
(This information is not valid during the Covid-19 recovery) Fastpass+ can be booked 60 days in advance for ONSITE guests and 30 days in advance for OFFSITE guests and Annual Passholders. You can begin booking them at 7am Eastern Time. The booking dates are included on my Disney Crowd Calendar below.
Special April Events at Walt Disney World
To read the crowd level, follow the DATE at the top! The best park each day is marked in GREEN.
|Low Crowds / Best Park|
|Moderate Crowds / Median Park|
|Insane Crowds / Worst Park|
Includes all entertainment options, weather and Fastpass/Dining booking dates!
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My March 2020 Crowd Calendar includes park hours, Extra Magic Hours, special entertainment options, 180 Days Dining Window, 60 and 30 Day Fastpass+ Booking Windows!