March Pros:

  • Mild temperatures with more bearable lows in the morning and evening.
  • Rainfall continues to be on the lighter side.
  • Great time to get out the cold weather if you live up north and see the spring festivities in bloom!
  • Atlanta Braves Spring Training starts at ESPN Wide World of Sports.
  • Epcot's International Flower and Garden Festival in full swing!

March Cons:

  • Crowds start to increase with spring breaks occuring different times throughout the nation.
  • Crowds will increase if Mardi Gras at Universal Studio falls at that time.

March Weather:

  • Average temperature is about 78° (high)/57° (low).

Packing Tips:

  • Summer Clothes! Can still have cool mornings and evenings so pack a light jacket/sweater and a pair of pants just in case you need them.
  • Swimsuits! At least 2 per person so one has time to fully dry. It can get quite hot during the day by now!
    • I like swim shirts for the kids for extra sun protection.
    • All Disney parks and resort pools are heated year round to 82°!
  • Sunglasses are always a must for adults!
  • Ponchos! Even though this is not "rainy season" it is nice to have when your kids make you go on Splash Mountain or Kali River Rapids! No one likes to be in damp clothes all day!
  • Nike Dri-Fit Clothes are great because they dry quicker, provide extra ventilation and UV protection!
  • Hats and visors seem better for kids than sunglasses to block the sun from their eyes and cheaper than lost or broken sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen is always a must in Florida! If you have to buy it here you will not forget it again! Cha-ching!
  • Chapstick with SPF is always good because lips can get burnt too!
    • If you are prone to cold sores this will help prevent them too.
  • A Small Towel to wipe down seats on water rides, benches or chairs outside at quick service tables. It is not uncommon to see rain in Florida no matter what month!
  • Hand Sanitizer and Wet Ones Hand Wipes!
    • You still see the flu lingering around in March and it will seem like your kids literally touch everything in site!
    • I even pack travel size Clorox Wipes for the plane seats and tray tables, hotel room light switches, door knobs, phone and remote control.
  • To be even safer I always pack adult and children Cold Medicine. These bugs linger around no matter when you go!
    • Sudafed (the kind you have to show your ID at the pharmacy for) is helpful for the ear congestion on the plane as well as sinus headaches you may get when vacationing in a different climate than you are used to.
    • Ibuprofen or Tylenol for any kinds of aches and pains!  Plan on LOTS of walking!
    • I have been known to dose up on Echinacea the week before and during vacation to give the ol' immune system a booster!
    • Speaking of prevention, L-Lysine (found in vitamin/supplement aisle) can help with cold sore prevention. The stress of all this planning can bring those suckers out!
    • Adult and kid Pepto Bismol for possible upset tummies after all those yummy treats!

March 2019 Holidays and Events:

  • March 1 - 31:  Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival!
  • March 1 - 3:  Contest of Champions National Dance Competition
    • Expect Moderate Crowds
  • March 5: Mardi Gras at Universal Studios
    • Expect Moderate Crowds
  • March 6: Ash Wednesday
  • March 9 - 10:  UCA International All Star Championship
    • Expect Moderate Crowds
  • March 11 -22:  Some Spring Breaks occur at this time
    • Expect Moderate Crowds
  • March 17: St. Patrick's Day!
    • Expect Moderate Crowds
  • March 23 - 24: AmeriCheer & AmeriDance International Championship
    • Expect Moderate Crowds

March 2019 Refurbishments:

  • January, 2017 - June 30, 2019:  Coronado Springs will be undergoing a major remodel of the resort.
    • Construction should not be heard between dusk and 9am.
  • February 1, 2017 - 2019: Caribbean Beach Resort - Barbados and Martinique sections demolished to later become Disney's Riviera Resort.
  • August, 2017 - December 31, 2019:  Art of Animation will be undergoing constuction for a new gondala system called the "Disney Skyliner".
  • November 2017 - July 31, 2019:  Disney Springs (West Side) will be demolishing the old "Disney Quest" and turning it into the NBA Experience which is planned to open the Summer of 2019!


  • I would plan March 5 - 11 because crowds are predicted to be pretty low that week and you should get in before the Spring Breakers swarm in! Prices are lower at this time too!
  • What my week would look like:
    • 3/5/19:  Arrival Day; Tour and enjoy resort activities!
    • 3/6/19:  Hollywood Studios
    • 3/7/19:  Magic Kingdom Day #1
    • 3/8/19:  Animal Kingdom
    • 3/9/19:  Magic Kingdom Day #2 OR Disney Springs/Resort Day (If I had to pick one Magic Kingdom day this week, this would be preferred over 3/7/19)
    • 3/10/19:  Epcot
    • 3/11/19:  Departure Day; Check baggage at Airline Check-In on property (if staying at Disney Resort) and enjoy resort activities/pool until Magic Express picks us up!