Disney World in March 2017

Disney World in March -  Crowd Information, Ride Closure & Refurbishments and Special Events Information in one easy list.

March is a great month to visit Walt Disney World if you want the opportunity to enjoy long hours without suffering through the heat of the summer months. The first week of March has moderate crowds but this is spring break season in Florida so expect crowds to build from the second week on into April. Use a good touring plan and you'll have a great time. Keep reading to find out about crowds, closures and special events during your March trip to Disney World.

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Disney World Ride Closures & Refurbishments in March 2017

  • Magic Kingdom - Hall of Presidents closed January 17 -  June 29, 2017.
  • Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World Railroad closed January 9 -  March 10, 2017.
  • Magic Kingdom - The Main Street Electrical Parade is no longer offered at the Magic Kingdom. 
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios - Cover Story (gift shop) closed January 9 - March 23, 2017.
  • Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park will be closed for its annual refurbishment from December 25, 2016 - March 11, 2017.   Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park will be open, weather permitting.
  • Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort - Trinidad South Village Pool will be closed January 6 - March 16, 2017.  The resort's other pools are still open.   Construction in this area will begin after 9AM to minimize disturbances to guests.
  • Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort - Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters restaurant, Cabana Pool Bar & the Calypso Trading Post will be closed from May 1, 2017 to June 18, 2018.   Dining options will be available for breakfast, lunch & dinner.  Centertown will serve breakfast & dinner.  Grab-and-Go meals like pastries, salads, fruit, and sandwiches will be sold in the Aruba, Jamaica and Aruba sections of the resort.   In-room dining will still be available. 
  •  Disney's Wilderness Lodge- Construction projects will occur at the resort beginning October 2, 2015 and continuing throughout 2016 and into 2017.   Noise from this work may be heard by guests, though work will not begin until after 9:00AM, daily.   Certain pathways and the nature trail will be blocked.   The Hidden Springs leisure pool at the Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, the resort beach, playground and recreation fire pit will closed.   The resort's main pool will be open during construction.  Cub's Den (Children's Activity Center) closed January 3, 2016 - 2017. Roaring Forks and Trout Pass Pool bar will be closed February 13 - July 17, 2017. 

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Crowd Warnings for Disney World in March:

  • Spring Break Season 2017:  Crowds are moderate to moderately high for early March but start building on March 12th and stay in the moderate-to-high zone for the remainder of the month. Get to the theme parks before they open to enjoy the lowest crowds of the day and use a good theme park touring plan to keep lines to a minimum and you'll be fine. 
  • Extra Magic Hours (EMH) - Extra Magic Hours are special times exclusively for guests of the official Disney World hotels where one theme park opens an hour early or stays open two hours late. The Extra Magic Hour(s) park is always going to be the most crowded park of the day so you really need to think about your overall energy levels as you battle crowds and stay up late or get up early.  For many families, it might make more sense to enjoy more attractions in less time by going to a less crowded theme park. Older kids may enjoy the novelty of being at the Magic Kingdom late at night so don't rule that out - just decide in advance when Extra Magic Hours make sense for you. TIP: Not staying at an official Disney hotel? It is especially important that you know when Disney is having Extra Magic Hours so that you can avoid them.
  • Fantasmic! at Disney's Hollywood Studios - Fantasmic! will have at least one performance every night in March. When two or three performances are offered, the later performance will always be less crowded than the earlier show. Warning: This show is excellent but it does feature villains for a good 8-10 minutes and the lake catches fire, which can be frightening to some small children.

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Special Events at Disney World in March:

  • Atlanta Braves Spring Training - Dates To Be Announced. Separate ticket required to watch games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Champion Stadium.
  • Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival - March 1 - May 29, 20167. This beautiful event is included with park admission and features whimsical topiaries, special displays, gardening seminars, and Garden Rocks mini-concerts at the American Gardens Theatre stage on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 5:30, 6:45, & 8:00pm.  2017's performance line-up:  To Be Announced
  • Epcot's Easter Egg-Stravaganza - (To Be Announced).   Receive a map that helps you find plastic eggs decorated with Disney characters.  You can purchase maps and start your hunt at the following locations: Heritage Manor Gifts (American Adventure Pavilion), Pin Central, Plaza Towers (Port of Entry) and World Traveler (International Gateway).  Click here for more information.
  • Mighty St. Patrick's festival at Raglan Road (Disney Springs) - Dates to Be Announced.   A wonderful week of Irish Music, dancing, face painting & more.  Click here for full details.
  • Disney Springs - Lego Store Events The Lego Store offers periodic activities like building events or Lego Club meetings, and special offers.    Click here for the current month and next month's calendar. 
  • Save time and money by having snacks, bottled water and other food items delivered directly to your resort by Garden Grocer - Click HERE for more information.
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Use the month buttons below for lists of Disney World ride closures, attraction refurbishments, special events and crowd warnings by month.  We hope this information helps you have a wonderful and memorable vacation.