March is an extremely popular time to head to Walt Disney World. Spring is starting and a lot of families take this time to head down to get some sunshine and magic in their lives.
If you are one of these lucky people that get to head down this month, we have some things that you will want to make sure you are aware of before arriving at the Walt Disney World Resort.
We hope this helps you have a magical trip to Disney!
Crowds Are Back
We have seen since the start of 2022 that crowds are back in Walt Disney World. With March being spring break for many schools around the country, we are anticipating that crowds will increase during this month as well.
Be aware of this and have some strategies in place for being ahead of the crowds. We have a whole post on that HERE, but overall there are some basic tips you can do to be ahead of the crowds.
Get to the Parks early or stay late as many families aren’t able to do this. Being early or staying late will give you access to the Park with lower crowds.
Take that break in the middle of the day when the Parks get extremely busy. This might be swimming at your Walt Disney World Resort hotel or taking a nap. It could also be visiting other Disney Resorts as a way to step away from the Parks for a little while.
When heading down this month, be aware that crowds will be increasing and have your strategy ready to go.
EPCOT’s International Flower and Garden Festival Started
This is one of our favorite festivals in EPCOT as it brings such beauty to the Park. EPCOT’s International Flower and Garden Festival began on March 2nd and will run through July 4th.
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.
For Guests heading down in March, visiting EPCOT’s Flower and Garden Festival is something that you won’t want to miss.
All Star Sports Is Back
The last Walt Disney World Resort hotel to reopen since closing in March 2020 will be All Star Sports. On March 31st, Guests can once again experience the excitement of this Disney Resort.
It will be great to have another value Resort option back in Walt Disney World giving Guests another budget friendly option for staying on property.
All Star Sports will offer updated rooms that we are excited to see when it opens at the end of the month.
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa Under Construction
Walt Disney World recently announced that the iconic Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa would be undergoing construction this year. Construction began on Building 9 (Big Pine Key) as they are transforming this building into more Disney Vacation Club Villas (DVC).
The construction is only supposed to last until this summer in this area and we are thrilled to see how they transform these rooms.
Guests staying at the Grand Floridian during this time shouldn’t be impacted other than construction noise during the day if they are near the building.
Festival of Fantasy Parade Is Back
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 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.
The show will start the first week with performances at 11:30 and 2:30 before switching to 12:00 and 3:00 the following week.
runDisney Springtime Surprise
A new springtime runDisney race will be taking place at the end of the month. Runners will be able to participate in the new Springtime surprise race. From March 31st to April 3rd runners will participate in three, themed, fun races throughout the Walt Disney World Resort property.
There is a 5k, 10k and 10 miler throughout the weekend which for most Guests will only impact the crowds throughout the Parks.
We love this new race and are excited to see the runners celebrate together during it.
If you are heading down to Walt Disney World this month of March, these are some key things you will want to be aware of before arriving.
We hope you have a magical vacation and if you are looking for more tips and trips, check out our post HERE.