As you are planning your Disney vacation you are probably wondering “what in the world should I wear?” You are not alone! This is a common question.
There are a number of things you should take into consideration when you are considering what to pack.
First of all, consider the photos. You will have dozens and dozens of pictures taken so it is smart to put a little bit of thought into what to wear. You want to look back at photos and love your pictures!
This may seem like a silly thing to consider, but most people only visit Disney World a couple of times in their lifetime. These photos will be treasures.
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Second, you want to be comfortable and ready for long days at the parks. You don’t want t be uncomfortable because you were too hot or too cold. You definitely do not want to waste precious time to run back to your hotel for a sweatshirt or raincoat.
We want to help you figure out what to pack for your trip to Walt Disney World. Our goal is to help you simplify your clothing so you can focus on other things!
This post is dedicated to what to wear (and pack) to Walt Disney World in March.
What Is The Weather at Disney World in March?
The days are starting to warm up in March! The average high temperature is 79 degrees. It will typically get down to the upper 50s at night. March has about 5 rainy days with an average total of 2.8″ of rain over the month. The humidity is low, making March a very pleasant month as far as weather goes.
What To Pack For Disney: Clothing Packing List – March
Our recommendations for March is similar to February. Layers are going to be your friend! Early morning bus rides will be chilly. Middle of the afternoon in Hollywood Studios will be warm (there isn’t much shade there). You want to be prepared and not have to go back to your hotel. This is especially true if you are staying off property.
We recommend packing the following:
- Long sleeve shirts
- At least one sweatshirt, fleece jacket, cardigan, or other warmer layering option.
- A couple pairs of pants or jeans
- A couple pairs of shorts
- Sneakers and sandals
- Other items to consider (see below)
1. Tee Shirts
Pack at least one t-shirt per day that you will be at the Disney Parks. We always bring at least one Disney themed t-shirt because we love adding to the Disney Magic! If you typically are hot, you will want to consider moisture-wicking t-shirts. These shirts are typically thinner and are great for layering.
Many, many people wear Disney themed shirts at Disney World! It is fun to match your shirt to the park you will be in. For example, wear a Star Wars shirt in Disney’s Hollywood Studios and your classic Mickey shirt in the Magic Kingdom
- Disney shirts for the entire family
- Disney shirts for couples
- Disney shirts for women
- Disney villain shirts
- Disney clothes for teens
- Disney clothes for toddlers girls
2. Long Sleeve Shirts
We definitely recommend bringing several long sleeve shirts to Walt Disney World in March. Lightweight long sleeve tops are easy to throw in your backpack and will give you a warm layer for those chilly restaurants and early mornings.
Our number one tip for layering for your trip: Try on your outfits before you go! Make sure everything fits comfortably. You don’t want to put on your clothes at 6:30am in your hotel only to find out the long sleeve shirt you brought doesn’t work with the t-shirt you wanted to wear.
We have a list of our favorite long sleeve Disney themed shirts here. These are a prefect option for wearing Disney gear. If you aren’t a long sleeve shirt person, you can skip this option and go straight for the sweatshirts. However, March weather can make a long sleeve shirt the perfect thickness option for all day.
3. Sweatshirt, fleece jacket, or cardigan
You will want to bring at least one sweatshirt (our favorite Disney ones are here), a fleece jacket, or other layering items for extra warmth. Early mornings at the bus stop and late evenings at the fireworks can be chillyOur motto is this: we would rather have a sweatshirt and not need it vs. wishing we had a sweatshirt and not bringing it!
You will not wear your sweatshirt all day, so make sure it will fit easily into your backpack and isn’t too heavy and big. While we love the look of jean jackets, they can be bulky and heavy to carry around, so keep that in mind. Of course, your personal preference trumps our opinions!
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4. Several pairs of pants or jeans
You are definitely going to want to bring pants or jeans on your March vacation. The number you will bring is subjective to the exact weather and your personal preferences.
Again, consider what your comfort level is and pack accordingly. Pants options could include: joggers, jeans, leggings, or athletic pants.
Of course, if you are experiencing unseasonable warmth, you will want to pack lighter pants (leggings, joggers). If it is cooler than normal, or if you will be at an after hours party, you will want to pack more jeans and warmer pants, such as fleece lined leggings.
5. A couple pair of shorts
Bring shorts! Even if you think you aren’t going to wear them much, put them in your bag. Choose some shorts that are versatile and will go with everything. Black athletic shorts, biker shorts, or even jean shorts (as long as they won’t chaffe).
There are a ton of very cute skort options out there if you like the skirt look! Shorts take up very little room and if you find that a day is quite warm you will want them.
This is its own category because you CANNOT forget to bring socks! You will not want to wear sandals to the parks in March We don’t recommend sandals as your park footwear anyway.
We recommend you wear your socks with your park shoes for several weeks or months prior to your vacation. Make sure you will not get blisters.
We actually recommend that you pack two pair of socks for each day of vacation. If your feet get sweaty in the parks it will feel amazing to swap out your socks for a clean pair when you get back to your hotel. Trust us on this one – we are from Minnesota and understand socks.
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Swimming in March? Possibly. Check the forecast and throw your suit in your bag. You will be glad you have it, especially if you have kids. The swimming pools at Disney World Resorts are amazing, and if the weather is right during your stay you’ll want to swim. Or rather….your kids will want to swim and you’ll need your suit. (Check out our favorite swimming pools here.)
8. Sneakers and Sandals
As we mentioned, bring your most comfortable pair of broken in sneakers. Bring at least one other pair of shoes with you. We recommend bringing a pair of sandals to wear around your resort.
Your feet will be happy to breathe for a few hours, and they are easy to slip on to get a snack or to watch the fireworks from the club level.
9. Additional Things To Consider Packing
- Rain Gear – while the amount of rain in March is not very high, you may want to consider grabbing a poncho to throw in your backpack in case you get caught in an afternoon rain shower. Be sure to check the weather forecast as your trip gets close to make the best decision.
- Dressy clothes – some dining locations have a dress code, so please keep that in mind. If you are planning a nicer date night at Disney Springs or the Boardwalk out make sure you have appropriate clothes!
Is March A Good Time To Go To Disney World?
The best time to go to March is early in the month. As the month goes on, spring break brings big crowds. March is also the start of the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival. This festival brings quite a few locals to EPCOT on the weekends.
Be sure to check out our Disney Crowd Calendar and the Disney Special Events Calendar for more detailed information.
Other Disney Packing Tips
Of course, we didn’t cover packing sunscreen, pajamas, and other personal items! This post will help make sure you don’t forget anything. We have other packing tips to help you plan your January vacation to Disney World.
If you are looking for an overview of what clothes to pack for Disney World for other times of the year, check out our month by month guide!