March 2013 at Walt Disney World
By Dave Shute
OVERVIEW: MARCH 2013 AT DISNEY WORLD
MARCH 2013 CROWDS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
March crowds at Disney World are profoundly influenced by spring break patterns.
In 2013, peak crowd weeks will be those beginning March 9, March 23 and March 30, each with a crowd level of 11.
Late February and very early March crowds will be fine, the week beginning March 2 will be ok, and the week beginning March 16 will be bad, but not as bad as the weeks before and after it..
MARCH 2013 PRICES AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
March has three price seasons, and is increasingly expensive over the course of the month.
March prices begin 15-30% higher than the lowest of the year. On March 8, they jump to 30-55% higher, and on March 22 to 50-80% higher.
MARCH 2013 DEALS AND DISCOUNTS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
You can find deals for March 2013 here.
MARCH 2013 WEATHER AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
March weather shifts from the variable and cooler temperatures of winter to the higher and more predictable temperatures of spring.
For example, at the beginning of March, 80% of the time the daily high will be 70 or better, but it will be higher than the lower 80s only 20% of the time. By the beginning of May, 80% of the time the daily high will be 80 or warmer, and it will be 90 or higher 20% of the time.
Tornadoes can be an issue during this period. See this for more.
Click the image, or go to Weather and When to Go to Disney World, for more on temperatures.
(When open, click again to enlarge.)
MARCH 2013 OPERATING HOURS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
Park operating hours vary by the day, and sometimes change without notice. It is rare for hours to be shorter than Disney has publicized, but Disney may lengthen them in response to unanticipated crowds, particularly during Easter week.
The best way to keep up with operating hours is to check Disney’s official calendars, usually available six months in advance.
These calendars can be found by clicking the following links:
OTHER NOTES AND COMMENTS ON MARCH 2013 AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
Various special events related to Easter will happen late in the month.
WEEK BY WEEK COMMENTS FOR MARCH 2013 AT WALT DISNEY WORLD BY ARRIVAL DATE
The week rankings that follow below are from 2013 weeks to visit, ranked in order, and are designed for first-time visitors who do not know whether or not they will return.
Click the image for a calendar view of 2013 weeks (when open, keep clicking to enlarge.)
2/23/2103 Prices and crowds lowest among these weeks. Crowd ranking=2. Best 2013 Spring Break week at Disney World. Weather remains cooler and variable. Week ranking=10. Recommended Week. Use the Autumn-Winter-Spring Itinerary
MORE ON WHEN TO GO TO WALT DISNEY WORLD
- For when to go to Walt Disney World, see this
- For the next best dates, see this
- For the best and worst times to visit, see this
- For forecasting crowds at Walt Disney World, see this
- For seasonal pricing at Walt Disney World, see this
- For weather at Walt Disney World, see this
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