If you’re like a lot of people visiting the Disney Parks and Resorts, you’ll be heading to happiest place on earth during March. March is one of the most popular months to visit with the U.S. school spring break season in full bloom. And, it rates pretty high for attendance on the Disney World crowd calendar.
With seasonal events like Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival along with great weather, it’s not hard to see why it’s a good time to visit. If you’re a first-time visitor to Disney World in March, chances are you’re not quite sure what to pack for your trip. Will the weather get cold at all? Should I bring only summer clothes?
There’s a lot to think about.
But today, we’ve got you covered with some tips and strategies for packing for an upcoming March trip to Disney World. So let’s get started!
The Weather in March
March marks the first days of spring, and with that comes warmer temperatures. The average temperatures in Central Florida in March are in the high-70’s degrees Fahrenheit with lows in the high-50’s. This means the temperatures are mild and pleasant.
And, there’s very little humidity, which makes the weather even better. Rain is possible in March, though it’s typically not quite as rainy as it is in other months. Generally, you’ll find the weather in March to be some of the best throughout the whole year. This means you can bring a nice mix of cooler and warmer clothes on your trip.
Because March can still experience some cooler evenings and mornings, it’s a good idea to still pack clothes for cooler weather. So, be sure to pack t-shirts, a long sleeve shirt or two, some capris, jeans, shorts, cardigans, and sweaters that you can wear in layers.
And, you can expect that unless the weather gets really cool that you’ll be able to wear some shorts and t-shirts comfortably during your park touring. It’s still a little chilly in March for tank tops or sleeveless shirts, but if the weather forecast predicts warmer than normal temperatures, go ahead and pack them.
If you need to there are a lot of stores in the Orlando area where you can pick up clothes at an affordable price too.
When it comes to footwear at Disney World, it’s always a good idea to pack at least a couple of pairs of sneakers or tennis shoes. That’s because visiting the Disney Parks and Resorts can include a lot of walking, and you’ll want a pair of shoes that will keep your feet comfortable and blister free.
Make sure you’ve got a few pairs of shoes that are well broken in, so you don’t end up with any blisters or other foot injuries. March is a very busy time of year, so there’s a good chance you’ll be walking and on your feet a lot while waiting to go on your favorite attractions.
Because the weather is getting warmer, do pack a few pairs of sandals or open toe shoes to bring with you. If you can, look for sandals that are supportive and good for walking. Flip flops are great for hanging out by the pool, but not so great for park touring.
Most people who visit Disney World in March are prepared to get a bit of pool time in. And, generally, it’s a pretty good time of year in Central Florida to do some swimming while you’re on vacation. The temperatures are warmer. Plus, most pools in Florida are heated.
You’ll want to bring a few sets of swimsuits per person traveling — that way you can swim a few days in a row without having to worry about wet bathing suits. If you expect to go to any water parks or if the kiddos might want to get wet at theme park play areas where there’s water, bring along some extra swimwear too.
Outerwear and Other Accessories
March has pretty mild temperatures, but you won’t see temperatures that are really cold. This means bringing winter jackets or other winter gear might not be necessary. But, if you’re coming from a wintery state, be sure to bring the winter clothes you need to get to and from your home state comfortably and warmly!
You can always store winter jackets at your resort while you break out the shorts and t-shirts. Here are some things you’ll want to consider bringing for your trip in March.
Light Jackets: March on average is in the mid-50’s in the mornings and evenings. This is cool, but not as cold as January and February. Still, bringing a light jacket or some hooded sweatshirts can be a great way to stay warm when it’s slightly chilly without being too hot or bulky.
Ponchos and Umbrellas: If you have space, consider bringing ponchos or a small umbrella with you if the weather is predicting a lot of rain on your trip. Of course, even if you don’t have space for these, you can easily pick up ponchos in the parks themselves, at your resort, or a local store too. March isn’t a particularly rainy month, so your best bet may be to purchase these at the theme parks if it’s raining.
Hats: With sunny and warm weather, you’ll want to make sure you have hats on hand to keep your head from getting sunburned and to avoid direct sun. Hats are great for both adults and children, so pack a few for everyone in the family.
Sunscreen: Of course, you can’t forget sunscreen. Having sunscreen on hand for your trip is a must-do. March is a typically sunny month, so apply sunscreen a lot throughout your trip to avoid sunburns.
Packing for Your Kids
If you’re visiting with children and young adults, you’ll want to think about a few other additional considerations when it comes to packing the essentials. Here are some items to pack for kiddos and teenagers that include a few particular considerations for March park touring.
Packing for Children
ID Tags or Card: While we don’t ever want to think about something scary like losing our children in a theme park, it can happen. Having an ID tag or card on hand is a way that you can help identify your children to Disney cast members and provide contact information on how to best reach you while you’re at the Disney theme parks.
Disney themed clothes: Kids love wearing their favorite Disney themed clothes when they’re at Disney. Let them pick out some of their favorites, so they have something fun to wear every single day you’re on vacation. Since March is fairly warm, kids can choose shorts, pants, and t-shirts to wear on the trip.
Costumes: Many children want to dress like their favorite Disney World princesses, prince, or pirate. With this in mind, you can pack a costume or two for the trip. If the weather is a bit chilly when you visit, pack a light sweater or bring costumes that are a bit warmer.
Dress up clothes: If you are planning on going to any signature dining locations, you may want to consider bringing a few fancier clothes for your kiddos, if you’re bringing them along for a family meal. They don’t have to be too fancy either. Just something that will look nice for the meal.
Favorite toys: There’s no doubt that children get used to their favorite toys. So, don’t forget to pack their favorite doll, stuffed animal, or toys for the trip.
Wet Naps: Park touring can get messy. Whether they get dirty playing or make a mess with a Mickey Bar, having some wet naps on hand is a good idea for all ages, but especially for kiddos.
Packing List for Young Adults
ID Cards: Do make sure your teenagers have their IDs on them at all times. This is especially important if they are park touring without adults.
Deodorant, Face Wash, and Personal Care Items: You’ll want to make sure that your young adults bring the personal care items that they need. This includes deodorant, face wash (especially for those suffering from acne), and even feminine hygiene products. This way they’ll feel comfortable having all the things they need without having to run to a store during the trip. Since March is a bit warmer, you’ll want to make sure you teens have extra toiletries, if they need it to avoid any personal hygiene situations throughout the trip.
Phones, Headphones, Phone Chargers: Most young adults like having their technology handy. So, do make sure that they’ve packed headphones, phone chargers, and any other technology they need for the trip.
Bags: Chances are your teenagers may go on an attraction or park tour on their own. If this is the case, make sure they bring a back to pack all their essentials in when they arrive at the theme parks.
Young adults will likely have a lot of the same packing needs adults do, but these additional items are definitely ones that you’ll want to make sure they pack for the trip.
March is a fantastic time to visit the Disney Parks and Resorts. Though the parks may be a bit busier because of the U.S. school spring break season, you and your family will enjoy the mild temperatures and sunny weather.
With this in mind, you’ll want to pack all the essentials for moderate temperatures with some slightly cool mornings and evenings. Of course, with such great weather, along with shorts, t-shirts, and other spring clothes, you’ll have a magical time enjoying your vacation during springtime at Walt Disney World.
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