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  • On Nov 9, 2023
    Brianna from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, we are planning our trip for march 2025 a few days before my daughters 3rd birthday! How crowded will WDW be around the first 2 weeks of march? I want my toddler and family to get the very most joy out of that week! THANKS!!!

    Hi Brianna!

    Welcome to planDisney. I'm thrilled to hear you're planning a vacation to Walt Disney World Resort. It sounds like this might also be your daughter's first visit. If so, I'm wishing you all a week full of celebration and magical memories. Be sure to stop by Guest Relations at any of the theme parks or the Front Desk of your Disney Resorts Collection Hotel to pick up a complimentary "1st Visit" or "Happy Birthday" button for her to wear during the trip.

    March typically marks the start of the spring break travel season and crowd levels are likely to increase the closer you get to Easter. Walt Disney World Resort draws adoring guests from all corners of the globe each day of the year, but I think you'll be just fine with your travel dates. My family has visited on some of the busiest holidays including Easter week and Christmas Day. We've been able to enjoy attractions, parades, character greetings, and delicious meals despite the hustle and bustle in the parks. With some careful planning, a positive attitude, and plenty of patience you'll make the most of your experience no matter what day you visit.

    Since 2025 is still some time away you have plenty of time to research your top-priority attractions and experiences and map out an itinerary that's practically perfect in every way. My family likes to get an early start each day and arrive for "rope drop" before the official park opening. This will give you a chance to get acclimated using the My Disney Experience App within the parks, snap some photos, and grab a coffee or snack before heading to your first attraction of the day. If you are staying onsite at a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel you'll likely also be able to take advantage of Early Theme Park Entry, which currently offers eligible guests an extra 30 minutes of fun on select attractions before the parks open to other guests. 

    When we visit we plan 3-4 must-do experiences and then use the app to check wait times to fill out the rest of our day. We often purchase Disney Genie+ Service to cut down on our standby wait times too. I like to reserve a table service meal each day as well, either a late lunch to give us a mid-day break, or a mid-evening dinner to let us fuel up before tackling the evening agenda. You'll be able to make advance dining reservations in the parks and resorts 60 days in advance. 

    I'd like to share one more tip as you begin this planning process. The magic and joy aren't always found in the thrilling attractions, dazzling parades, and Mickey-shaped snacks (though trust me, they all certainly spark plenty of joy). Instead, the magic comes from spending quality time together and soaking in your children's excitement as their imaginations come to life. The wonder of hugging a character, the simple pleasure of skipping down Main Street, U.S.A. hand in hand, or the smiles and giggles you'll hear in all the in-between moments. That's the magic of Disney Parks for me, and I hope your hearts will be filled by the same.

    If you'd like help coming up with park day itineraries or suggestions on specific restaurants or Enchanting Extras Collection experiences please come back and let us know. We're always glad to share our best tips and favorites to help guests maximize their experience. 

    Magic and memories,
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hi, I'm Amy- a proud wife, mom, and Disney adult. I'm a natural planner with a flair for the creative, always looking for ways to add a little magical sparkle to our family's day-to-day happenings and once-in-a lifetime moments. You'll find me and my crew visiting the parks from rope drop to close and packing in as much magic as possible to each day of our Walt Disney World Resort vacation. From dining to photo spots and all the details in between, you've got a friend in me! Learn More About Amy

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