Is March your “Disney Month”? There are lots of BIG changes going on this month. From new festivals to larger crowds to MORE magic, March in Disney World is definitely a fun time! Be sure to know what to expect when it comes to weather, refurbishments and more!
March In Disney World
Can you believe we are talking about March already? This year is moving right along and we are supper excited to announce some extra fun during this month!
Epcot’s Festival of the Arts will be ended late last month, but no worries, a NEW festival coming this month! Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival will make it’s debut beginning on March 6th. The festival this year runs extra long, not ending until June 3rd! WOW!! So, you have plenty of time to experience everything this festival has to offer.
Weather In March
March begins to heat up, but can also see some cool nights. Bring a light jacket and ponchos for the rain showers!
Crowds In March
March in Disney World begins pretty slow, but boy oh boy, it does NOT stay that way! Most United States schools have their Spring Break vacations during this month. From about the second week in March through the end of the month, it will stay pretty busy. Don’t stress! With a good plan, it’s totally doable!
Refurbishments and Closures
It’s never fun to plan a trip to Disney World and then find out your favorite attraction is undergoing refurbishments. While there is still a ton to do, it’s still nice to have a backup plan. From attractions to dining to the resorts, if there are any refurbishments going on, we will list it here.
Please note that our information comes straight from Disney and sometimes this information will change daily. We do our best to keep it updated.
- Liberty Square Riverboat: Jan. 8, 2018 – TBD
- Walt Disney World Railroad: Dec. 2018 – until further notice
- Tomorrowland Speedway: Jan. 2019 – until mid-May, 2019
- No reported refurbishments
- Rafiki’s Planet Watch
Starting October 21, 2018, Rafiki’s Planet Watch and Wildlife Express will be unavailable to Guests. In the meantime, our world-class animal care will still continue behind the scenes. Ongoing until further notice.
- Kali River Rapids: Jan. 2018 – late March 2019
- No reported refurbishments
The Walt Disney World Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form or transportation during their visit they should check to be sure of the best option available on their day of travel, as alternative transportation options will be available.
Disney Skyliner: We have embarked on creating a new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, which will give Guests a bird’s-eye view of Walt Disney World Resort while traveling via gondolas. During this time construction noise may be seen or heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9 am. Ongoing until further notice.
The Skyliner process will affect the following resorts: POP CENTURY, CARIBBEAN BEACH RESORT, ART OF ANIMATION and BOARDWALK INN & VILLAS.
Coronado Springs: A few refurbishments are going on.
- Room Refurbishment: During this time, amenities including dining locations (such as the newly re-imagined Rix Sports Bar and Grill) and merchandise locations, pools, La Vida Health Club with the spa and salon, and recreation activities such as beach volleyball, Iguana Arcade, Movies Under the Stars and more, will remain available. Please note that noise will be heard while our Resort is undergoing refurbishments, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms prior to 9:00 am daily. Ongoing.
- Pepper Market: During this time, the quick-service restaurant, Pepper Market, will undergo minor refurbishment work, but will remain in operation. If Guests would like to experience one of the other dining locations, they can visit Maya Grill, Las Ventanas, Café Rix, Laguna Bar, Siestas Cantina and the newly reimagined space, Rix Sports Bar & Grill, featuring a variety of sandwiches, salads and refreshing beverages. All amenities will remain in operation, including the Dig Site pool area, La Vida Health Club, Salon & Spa and the Iguana Arcade. Through Summer 2019.
Check out the new guest rooms at All Star Movies!! It’s pretty awesome! Their refurbishment is complete and is absolutely stunning!
- No reported refurbishments
- Typhoon Lagoon will be re-opening on March 16th!
No events this month.
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ESPN WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS
Please note: Roadwork
Intermittent overnight lane closures, lane shifts, traffic congestion and noise impacts can be expected along Osceola Parkway / Victory Way.
There are several events going on this month, be sure to check the calendar right here: ESPN WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS CALENDAR.
- The Atlanta Braves Spring Training will be going on through the end of March
- National Dance Competition: March 1-3, 2019
- AmeriaCheer and AmeriDance competitions: March 16 and 17, 2019
There are several other events this month. Be sure to click the link to help your planning process.
We love March in Disney World! Stay tuned to Walt Express for more March happenings and breaking news!! Did you know that you can have an ALLERGY FRIENDLY Disney vacation? YES!! Just click the link to learn more!
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