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March 2016 at Walt Disney World



By Dave Shute

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OVERVIEW: MARCH 2016 AT DISNEY WORLD

March 2016 at Walt Disney World from yourfirstvisit.net

This page reviews March 2016 Walt Disney World crowds, prices, deals and discounts, weather, and operating hours; adds a few other notes; and ends with week by week summaries.

The first week of March can be a great time to go to Disney World, and is so in 2016.  The rest of the month will be lousy–with high prices and high crowds.

MARCH 2016 CROWDS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD

Few kids are on break the first week of March, so I have it rated as low crowd with a crowd ranking of 3.

The next week is rough, and the remainder of March really rough with spring breakers yielding the highest crowds of the year except during Christmas week.

See this for more on 2016 crowds at Disney World.

MARCH 2016 PRICES AT WALT DISNEY WORLD

March hotel prices begin the month 25% higher than the lowest of the year at the values, and 20% higher at the deluxes and moderates.

On March 4, prices increase to 45% higher than the lowest of the year at the values, 25% at the moderates, and 30% at the deluxes.

On March 20, prices increase again, to 60% higher than the lowest of the year at the values, and 45% at the moderates and the deluxes. Prices stay at this level into early April.

See this for more on 2016 resort hotel prices at Walt Disney World.

MARCH 2016 DEALS AND DISCOUNTS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD

Deals are available for March 2016. Details are here.

MARCH 2016 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.

Disney World Temperatures and Percentile Distribution Click the image, or go to Weather and When to Go to Disney World, for more on temperatures.

MARCH 2016 SPECIAL EVENTS

The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival begins March 2 and continues until May 30.

MARCH 2016 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.

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:

WEEK BY WEEK COMMENTS FOR MARCH 2016 AT WALT DISNEY WORLD BY ARRIVAL DATE

The week rankings that follow below are from 2016 weeks to visit, ranked in order, and are designed for first-time visitors who do not know whether or not they will return.

2016 Disney World Week Rankings from yourfirstvisit.net

Click the image for a calendar view of 2016 weeks (when open, keep clicking to enlarge.)

2/27/2016  Moderate prices. Low crowds. Crowd ranking=3. Week ranking=8.  Recommended week. Use the FastPass+ Lower-Crowd Itinerary, but swap First Sunday and Wednesday. Alternatively, use the 2016 FastPass+ Lower Crowd Itinerary

3/5/2016 High prices. High-minus crowds. Crowd ranking=8. Week ranking=34. Use the FastPass+ High Crowd Itinerary, but swap Sunday and Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and Thursday and Friday. Watch out for 8a opens.

3/12/2016 High prices. Highest crowds. Crowd ranking=11. Week ranking=43. Use the FastPass+ High Crowd Itinerary, but swap Sunday and Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and Thursday and Friday. Watch out for 8a opens.

3/19/2016 Highest prices. Highest crowds. Crowd ranking=11. Week ranking=45. Use the FastPass+ High Crowd Itinerary, but swap Sunday and Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and Thursday and Friday. Watch out for 8a opens.

3/26/2016. Highest prices. Highest crowds. Crowd ranking=11. Week ranking=44. Use the FastPass+ High Crowd Itinerary, but swap Sunday and Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and Thursday and Friday. Watch out for 8a opens.

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