Disneyland In March

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Are you planning on visiting the Disneyland Resort in March? I’ve got all the information you need to make it a great trip! I know you will have the best time! March is the beginning of the Spring Break season. Crowds are a bit higher, but there’s also some very fun things things going on at Disneyland in March! What better place to enjoy the beginning of Spring than at the Disneyland park?

In this post I talk all about everything you can expect while visiting Disneyland in March. Everything from special events to packing lists is here! I even have a Disneyland crowd calendar.  If you’re visiting Disneyland in Southern California in March, you’re in for a treat! It truly is the happiest place on earth!

Genie Plus is up and running at Disneyland now! Click here for more information on the new system. If you’re visiting on a crowded day in the month of March, Genie plus might be a good idea! It will help you get on the most popular rides quickly. I’ve done extensive testing on the new system. Everything you need to know is in that post.


For planning purposes only. Subject to change

If you’re visiting Disneyland in March, be prepared for high crowds at times. This can translate into some long lines. The crowds will get larger as the month goes on and more kids are out of school for spring break. Good news! You can still have a great vacation even if you’re visiting at a busy time of year. I’ve got lots of info for dealing with high crowd levels here. If you’re looking for lower crowds, try to visit beginning of the month before the spring break crowds are in full swing. The end of the month will be more crowded. The very best days to visit for the lowest crowds are Tuesday- Friday.

Disneyland in March
Car’s Land


The weather forecast in March is usually a pretty sunny at Disneyland. There’s still a chance of rain here and there, but usually nothing crazy! The average high in March is 71 F and the average low is 52 F.

Make sure you keep an eye on the weather, so you can be prepared for rain if need be. The days will be sunny, but the evenings can be chilly when visiting Disneyland in March. Make sure you pack a jacket for the cooler morning and evenings.

I’ve got a full guide to what to wear to Disneyland in March here.


There’s lot of fun going on at Disneyland in March! You might catch a few special activities if you’re visiting during Mardi Gras.  Probably the most popular event is the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine festival that starts at the beginning of March and runs through the end of April. If the Easter holiday is in March select restaurants in Downtown Disney will have an Easter brunch menu. Here’s a taste of what’s in store!

ToonTown is reopening March 19th!

Disneyland After Dark: Princess Nite

The Disney Princess Nite is being held at Disneyland in March. Disney Princess Nite is a separately ticketed event and is not included with general park admission. The after dark events have smaller crowds, which makes them extra fun! This evening event grant guests, of all ages, special after-hours park access to dancing, character experiences, photo opportunities, entertainment, event-themed menu selections, attractions, commemorative keepsakes and more.

Disneyland After Dark: Princess Nite

Location: Disneyland Park

Dates: March 7 and 9, 2023

Time: 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM

Ticket Price: Starting at $129 per Guest (ages 3+)

The ticket to this event also includes admission to Disneyland Park 3 hours before the party begins. Parking fees are not included in the ticket price.

Event Highlights

  • Early Admission
    Enjoy admission to Disneyland Park beginning at 6:00 PM; no theme park reservation required.
  • Princess Nite Concert
    Enjoy an inspiring musical concert celebrating our heartwarming, adventurous heroines.
  • Female DJs, Dancing, Music
    Get in the groove with live music or boogie down at our DJ dance party.
  • Character Experiences
    See some of Disney’s most iconic leading women.
  • Strike a Power Pose
    Have Disney PhotoPass photographers snap your pics as you power pose with some Disney Princesses by scenic backdrops.
  • Scrumptious Eats
    Nibble the night away with event-night-only menu options at select Disneyland Park locations or a unique dining experience at Cafe Orleans.
  • Themed Eats
    Nosh the night away on delightfully decadent menu options at select Disney California Adventure Park locations.
  • After-Hours Access to Attractions
    Enjoy some of the park’s attractions throughout the event, usually with shorter wait times.
  • Sweet Keepsakes
    Receive a commemorative credential and guide map as well as unlimited downloads of Disney PhotoPass digital photos taken during the party. (Credentials and maps are limited to one per ticketed person.)
  • Dress Your Magical Best
    Step out in style—take cues from your favorite Disney Princess. (See Costume Guidelines below.)

Food and Wine Festival

California Adventure hosts the Food and Wine Festival in March. This year it will be held from March 3- April 25th. This fun event is a great opportunity to feast on California’s finest food and wine in sample-size portions. They have culinary demonstrations and fun activities for the entire family! I’ve got a whole post about it here.

Event Highlights(Included with admission)

  • Culinary Demonstrations – Local, visiting and Disney chefs prepare a few of their secret recipes on stage––available weekends only!
  • Festival Marketplaces – Over a dozen outdoor kiosks offer an assortment of mouthwatering bites, wine and beer.
  • Family Programming – Throughout the duration of the festival, find something fun for everyone in the family including special activity zones and demonstrations.
  • Cocktails at Sonoma Terrace hosted by CORKCICLE® – Enjoy an expanded menu of craft brews, signature cocktails, savory snacks and more.
  • Live Music – Groove to toe-tappin’ musical performances presenting the perfect side dish to complement the bon viveur vibe.

Bookable Experiences(additional fees apply)

  • Carthay Circle Winemaker Receptions – Over the course of 3 exciting nights, enjoy hand-selected California wines, masterfully paired with an array of small plates.
  • Wine, Beer and Mixology Education & Tasting Seminars – Discover something special when sommeliers, brew masters and mixologists divulge their industry expertise during these fascinating 45-minute sessions.

What To Expect

Most of the rides and attractions will be open at Disneyland in March, especially as the Spring Break crowds begin to arrive. Ride closures are at a minimum in March. Park hours will be longer once the spring break crowds arrive. You can expect both parks to be open longer due to higher crowds. Take advantage of the longer hours by staying later if your able!

Arriving in time for rope drop will make all the difference during higher crowd days! I’ve got a whole post about how to rope drop here. Don’t let higher crowds scare you away. Visiting Disneyland in March is great. You can still have a good time, even in a crowded park.

Mickey’s Toontown is after a year-long refurbishment on March 19th, 2023.

What to Pack

Having a well packed bag is incredibly helpful anytime you’re on a Disney trip. Don’t get stuck paying a small fortune for something you easily could have brought from home or purchased at a much lower price at home. Here’s a list of Disney park bag essentials that I like to have with me while I’m inside the parks. I also save a ton of money by buying things on Amazon before my trip. Here’s my Disney trip Amazon list. These items will be helpful when visiting Disneyland in March.


If you’re visiting Disneyland in March, it’s a great time to find deals! Hotels are anxious to fill rooms, so they often offer lower prices, especially if you travel midweek.

Please be aware, that Disney theme parks all require park tickets and reservations. Make sure you have both! Please don’t pay full price for your Disney tickets or hotel. My partners at Get Away Today have the very best deals on tickets and hotels. Their customer service is top-notch and they even have layaway plans. Click the link below or call 1-855-GET-AWAY. Make sure you tell them Melissa from Mix In Some Magic sent you for the best deal! If you book a package with park tickets and a hotel room you can use my code MSM10 to save an extra $10. That’s more churro money, friends!

I have a bunch of hotel reviews that might be helpful for you if you’re still trying to decide where you’d like to stay. 

I’ve got bunches of information on planning a Disneyland trip that will be so helpful for you! Start with my complete guide to visiting Disneyland. It’s a step-by-step guide for planning your vacation that will be helpful. Check out my top 10 Disneyland tips and my guide to when to visit Disneyland to help you pick the best time for your vacation! I’ve also got a post on rope dropping at Disneyland that’s very helpful.

Make sure you check out my downloadable touring plans if you’d like a step-by-step guide to the parks! 

Touring Plans

I have a planning phone call that’s super popular! In this phone call, I can answer all of your Disneyland vacation questions and give you lots of tips and info tailored just to you and your group!

I hope all this information on visiting Disneyland in March was helpful to you! I know you’re going to have a great time whenever you decide to visit the happiest place on earth, but Disneyland in March is one of my favorite times to visit!

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