Spring break is starting in Walt Disney World meaning many Guests will be heading down to the magic starting this month. Spring break crowds start in Walt Disney World mid-March and run through Easter weekend which this year is April 17th, 2022.
March is a great time to head down to the magic at Walt Disney World as there is so much fun to have. We have the top things you won’t want to miss when visiting this month in Walt Disney World.
EPCOT’s International Flower and Garden Festival
Over in EPCOT the beloved International Flower and Garden Festival has begun. Starting at this Disney Park on March 2nd, this festival will run through July 4th giving Guests lots of time to experience all the fun that this festival has to offer.
Like all other festivals in EPCOT, the focus is on the outdoor kitchens or food booths. With the start of the festival, we are seeing a lot of fan favorites return as well as some new, fresh options being introduced. Taking time to enjoy these unique flavors is a great way to enjoy EPCOT in March.
As part of EPCOT’s International Flower and Garden Festival is the Garden Rocks Concert Series. These are live concerts that take place at the American Gardens Theater throughout the festival. There is something so great about live music, with good food and drinks outside at EPCOT.
If there is a specific concert that you really want to experience, there are dining packages available to purchase. Enjoy a good meal at one of the following restaurants in EPCOT and then get preferred seating for the concert. Options are Coral Reef, Garden Grille, Rose and Crown Dining Room in the UK and Biergarten in Germany.
Shopping is another big part of the festival in EPCOT. For those that like special, unique merchandise the festival provides some great options. From special spirit jerseys to dated cups and plates, there is so much to check out at the stores.
For little ones visiting the festival, there is Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration. This is a scavenger hunt as Guests look for Spike the Bee throughout the different countries in the World Showcase.
The cost is $9.99 Guests are given a map and stickers and once they have found all of them they are given a special surprise.
For Guests heading down in March, visiting EPCOT’s Flower and Garden Festival is something that you won’t want to miss.
Festival of Fantasy Parade
We are so excited that the afternoon parade is coming back to Magic Kingdom this month. On March 9th, Guests in Magic Kingdom will be able to once again watch the Festival of Fantasy Parade.
This 12 minutes of magic will begin with showings at 11:30 and 2:30 before transitioning on March 13th to 12:00 and 3:00pm.
This is a fantastic way to see so many characters such as princesses, Peter Pan and of course Mickey Mouse and friends. If you are in Magic Kingdom this month, make sure to schedule in some time to see the magic.
Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire
Another fan favorite is back in Magic Kingdom as Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire brings magic to the castle’s stage once again. Guests are invited to the celebration as beloved friends such as Tiana, Rapunzel and Flynn as well as Elsa, Anna and Olaf join Mickey and friends take the stage for a party.
With live dancing, music from the films, and dazzling effects that wrap up with an all new finale featuring Mickey mouse and friends in their 50th anniversary EARidescent outfits.
Check the My Disney Experience app for show times throughout the day for Theme Park times.
St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th this year and if you happen to be in Walt Disney World during this time you will want to have fun celebrating.
The best place to celebrate this holiday is at Disney’s Springs. Raglan Road will be having a celebration March 11th to 17th and Guests can reserve their spot at the celebration.
On March 17th, the party will continue but it will be first come first serve so get there early if you are wanting to be part of the celebration.
Disney announced this past week that they have made some adjustments to Genie+. This is one of the features that Guests can purchase along with Disney Genie. We have lots of information on this system HERE if you are wanting more.
Disney has moved three rides from the Individual Lightning Lane option to Genie+ until August 7th. This means that now Frozen Ever After in EPCOT, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in Magic Kingdom as well as Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway in Disney’s Hollywood Studios are all available as part of Genie+.
This is a big change and will allow Guests to experience these fantastic rides without paying additional cost above the $15 for Genie+.
If you are visiting Walt Disney World in March, you might want to take advantage of this change.
For those visiting in March that haven’t been to Walt Disney World in a while, there is so much to experience. New rides, attractions and dining has opened throughout Walt Disney World Resort property giving Guests even more magical experiences.
Steakhouse 71 and Space 220 are two dining locations that have taken Disney by storm. From amazing atmospheres to great, delicious food these two new dining locations are top notch experiences.
Over in EPCOT, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is welcoming Guests after a long wait. This highly anticipated ride is fun for the whole family and one not to miss.
Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade started making their way through Magic Kingdom bringing Guests the chance to see some of their favorite characters. Miguel from Coco, Moana, The Incredibles and so many more characters are now appearing in Magic Kingdom.
For those of you heading down to Walt Disney World in March, there is so much magic to experience. We hope this helps you think about what you want to do when you arrive in Walt Disney World this month. Plan your Walt Disney World day with these Park activities in mind.