March 2017 at Walt Disney World
By Dave Shute
OVERVIEW: MARCH 2017 AT DISNEY WORLD
The first week of March can be a great time to go to Disney World, and is so in 2017, up until March 10. The rest of the month will be lousy–with high prices and high crowds.
MARCH 2017 CROWDS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
Early March sees low crowds, but beginning March 11, 2017 the spring break crowds will start pouring in, and crowds will be rough the rest of the month.
On a crowd scale of 1-11, the week beginning 3/4 has a ranking of 3/low, 3/11 9/high, 3/18 8/high-minus and 3/25 also 8/high-minus.
MARCH 2017 PRICES AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
March hotel prices begin the month 15% to 25% higher than the lowest of the year.
On March 10, they increase to 20-45% higher than the lowest of the year, and continue at this level into April.
See this for more on 2017 resort hotel prices at Walt Disney World.
MARCH 2017 DEALS AND DISCOUNTS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
Currently, no deals are available for March 2017. I expect some to come out later, and you’ll be able to find them here.
MARCH 2017 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 typical March weather.
MARCH 2017 SPECIAL EVENTS
The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival begins March 1 and continues until May 29, 2017.
MARCH 2017 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. Look for a major update to hours a couple of weeks before the month starts.
These calendars can be found by clicking the following links:
WEEK BY WEEK COMMENTS FOR MARCH 2017 AT WALT DISNEY WORLD BY ARRIVAL DATE
The week rankings that follow below are from 2017 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 2017 weeks (when open, keep clicking to enlarge.)