Beauty and the Beast Topiary at Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
  • On Apr 22, 2020
    Michelle from VT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, we are planning to come in August. If we need to postpone how are the crowds the last week of March? We would only postpone if the parks are still closed in August.

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Michelle! I am so happy you stopped by. 

    I am sending all the Pixie Dust your way that your trip will be able to proceed as scheduled. Stay tuned to the official Walt Disney World Resort website for the most up to date details on park operating hours. 

    Michelle, crowds in March typically start out low during the first week and increase throughout the month as Spring Break travelers arrive, so crowds the last week in March are generally a bit larger than those in August. That being said, I have found that by planning our days in advance, taking advantage of the FastPass+ system, and getting to the parks first thing in the morning, the increased crowd level hasn't really made a difference in the amount that my family can see and do in a day. 

    If you do have to postpone your vacation, know that March is one of my favorite times to visit. The weather is generally cool enough to stay all day in the parks, but also warm enough to enjoy an afternoon swim!

    Michelle, did you know that the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival usually operates from the second week of March into June? If you have not visited before, the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival will transport you to a whimsical world of flora where you can nosh on some fantastic bites, rock out to some great live music, and spend some quality family time during special activities for kids of all ages. My little ones love to visit the Goodness Garden Butterfly House where they are surrounded by thousands of little friends. You may even find yourself painting the roses red with the Queen of Hearts herself, in topiary form, of course. 

    Outside of EPCOT, 2021 is the year of Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary. While the exact dates of the celebrations have yet to be announced, you can look forward to many new rides and attractions opening. Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for all the fabulous details. It's enough to make you say "Hot Dog!"

    Thanks for stopping by, Michelle. We hope that you will Be Our Guest in August, but if you visit in March instead, hopefully, you see that you have plenty to look forward to! Please come back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel if we can help as you plan your magical vacation. 

    With Mickey Wishes and Minnie Dreams. 

    Sarah B.  
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Georgia

Hi There! I’m Sarah from Atlanta, GA. Together, my Disney-loving husband and I have two amazing kids and love nothing more than running away to the Walt Disney World Resort every chance that we get. When we are not wandering around the resorts, we love to indulge our sweet tooth with all the snacks we can find. I am passionate about making sure the magic reaches kids of all ages, from the smallest to the biggest, because we are all kids at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Sarah

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