estimated crowds in March

Discussion in 'Disneyland (California)' started by Shelly D., Jan 3, 2001.

  1. Shelly D.

    Shelly D. Mouseketeer

    Aug 24, 1999
    Hello all -
    We are thinking about returning to DL in March to check out CA Adventure, and although it will be difficult to predict crowds with a new park, I was wondering what the crowds were like historically in March. We are planning on arriving the week of 3/10-3/17 which is Spring Break in Texas. Do any of you Californians know when spring break is for CA schools and universities?

    Thanks for your help!
  2. Michelle

    Michelle <font color=darkgreen><i>"It's like Lord of the Fl

    Apr 21, 2000
    Hi Shelly!

    As you no doubt know, there are a MULTITUDE of schools here and spring breaks vary widely. The colleges and universities tend to have them throughout March, the elementary and secondary schools in early April through Easter. Then there are schools like my daughter's, a year-round school, and she is off from the last week of March until the week after Easter! :rolleyes:

    In short, it will be BUSY pretty much all of March and April through Easter...I'd say you're doing pretty well by choosing early March, at least, as that's a bit soon for most schools to have their spring breaks. No matter what, you'll have plenty of time to ENJOY if you're planning on spending a week! :)

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  5. Erik_in_TN

    Erik_in_TN Mouseketeer

    Sep 13, 2005
    Our economics professor said that over 75% of colleges and schools in the U.S. have their spring break either the 2nd or 3rd week of March. :confused3 While we have never been to DLR during this time period, WDW has never seemed overly crowded. Last March we visited the world following ESPN weekend (the mon-thur after), and the parks didn't seem too bad.
  6. Kayla's Mom

    Kayla's Mom <font color=darkorchid>You are not alone!! I have

    Apr 16, 2005
    We were there the 15th-17th last year, it was busy, but not horrible.
  7. wvnative

    wvnative DIS Veteran

    Oct 24, 2006
    We have gone the past three years in March during Spring break. It's busy, but not unbearable as previously mentioned. I did just notice today that DL will be open until midnight starting 3/12 though.
  8. Lollipop's Mom

    Lollipop's Mom <font color=teal>Special trip with your little one

    Feb 26, 2004
    We are braving March 10-17th - but not going to the parks on the sat/sun. I figure it is going to be BUSY and its all about fastpasses and being patient.
    I notice that the parks are open late, which is a good indicator they expect crowds.
    Also, many of the hotels are booked up, or charging high prices, which is another indicator!
  9. jham

    jham DIS Veteran

    Feb 5, 2007
    I agree with the last post. We are going March 10-14 and a lot of the hotels are booked up. I booked several weeks ago and had to go with my second choice but I've noticed many hotels are now booked for that weekend. :confused3
  10. Anj

    Anj Mouseketeer

    Sep 2, 2009
    We booked for March 6 to 12 at the Disneyland Hotel and last month, I could only get a 'premium view' room as they were booked up otherwise. So I suspect it could be busy. March 6 to 19 is our kids Spring Break.
  11. Prometheus

    Prometheus Earning My Ears

    Jan 7, 2007
    I live ~ 30 miles Northeast of Anaheim. Schools around my area have spring break last week of March or first week of April. I have been there mid-March before and don't think it was extremely busy. But then my family spend majority of out time over in DCA which has a lot less people than DCA normally.

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