March 2020

As we begin to say good-bye to winter and we get later in the month, we begin to “spring” into higher temperatures, higher attendance numbers, and a few holidays and activities to visit WDW.  Because of this, guests will not be able to go into their vacation unorganized and without a plan.  With the help of a Believe Vacations agent, we can maximize your fun, minimize your wait and have you well on your way to avoiding the crowds.

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New Openings – 2019 was an incredible year that featured a lot of new things to explore at Disney.  And while not on as grand of a scale as Pandora or Galaxy’s Edge, there are a few new openings that have been anticipated for quite some time, including:

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway – Train attraction at Hollywood Studios putting you right in the middle of a Mickey and Minnie Cartoon (March 4)

Mickey Shorts Theater – Family-style, Mickey-themed theater at Hollywood Studios featuring classic Mickey cartoons (March)

Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue – Outside barbecue-style restaurant at the America Pavilion hosted by our favorite patriotic Muppet, Sam the Eagle! (March?)

Space 220 – Themed-restaurant set in space at Future World (March?)

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival — March 4 – June 1, 2020 – Incredible topiaries, outside kitchens and springtime displays blossom all over EPCOT!  Garden Rocks Concert Series this month include the following artists:

Peabo Bryson –March 4 and 5
The Orchestra starring former members of ELO – March 6 through 9
The Guess Who – March 10 through 12
Simple Plan – March 13 through 16
STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas – March 17 through 19
Mark Wills –March 20 through 23
The Spinners – March 24 through 26
Sister Hazel – March 27 and 28
The Pointer Sisters – March 29 and 30
Steve Augeri – Former Lead Vocalist of Journey – March 31 through April 2

Disney After Hours and Disney Villains After Hours – While crowds are generally light anyways, what if you could have the park almost to yourself with pretty much no waiting for your favorite attractions?  This event that happens on select nights will give you such privilege where you can maximize ride time and minimize waiting! Visit either the Magic Kingdom or Animal Kingdom after hours with barely no wait at all for your favorite attractions.  And for Disney Villains After Hours, your favorite bad guys join you in taking over Magic Kingdom after hours.

Normal Days are Light – Outside of a nice influx of guests during Spring Break, the first few weeks will feature low crowds.

Layer Weather – If you’re that person who loves hooded sweatshirts but still getting away with shorts and tennis shoes, Disney in March is for you.  Also, the slight chills can keep the locals with annual passes away, giving you even lighter crowds in the parks.  Mind the weather daily as showers are known to randomly pop up and because this is prime time from rapid cold-to-warm weather shifts, beware the rare tornado watch.

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New Openings – Yes, it’s a good thing when new attractions and restaurant options open but that also gives the locals an excuse to come out to the parks to be one of the first to experience themselves.

Spring Break Crowds and Prices – It should be noted that the beginning of March is perfect when it comes to attendance.  But if you can’t get away from school until traditional Spring Break weeks, you run the risk of visiting during one of the biggest 2-3 week periods at Disney.

Too Cool for Pool? – All resort pools are heated to at least 82 degrees.  That’s nice right?  Unfortunately, the outside temperatures do little to make it an enjoyable dip after a long day in the parks.  Don’t choose your March vacation based on the pool designs is all I’m saying.

Attraction Closures – The colder temperatures and lighter crowds are a perfect excuse for park operators to schedule temporary closures.  Ones that we know about at the time of this article’s published date:

Primeval Whirl – Closed 1/5/20 – Unknown

Kali River Rapids – 1/6/20 – 3/21/20

Brian Pavlick

Brian Pavlick

Brian Pavlick is a husband and father residing in Maylene, AL. His love of Disney goes back to his early memories of watching the New Disney Channel on cable, occasional vacations to Orlando Florida and attending Disney Institute Management Training classes. He keeps up with Disney news and updates by reading numerous websites, experiencing attractions by watching YouTube videos and introducing his family to classic and timeless Disney movies, attractions and songs.