What to expect in Orlando in March

March is an exciting Month in Orlando Florida. There are multiple festivals, plenty of events and even a minor holiday to celebrate. So if you’re headed our way next month, here is a taste of what you can expect to find in Orlando in March!

St. Patrick’s Day in Orlando

For most Americans St. Patrick’s Day usually involves a celebration of some kind whether you’re Irish or not. And if you’re in Orlando on March 17th there are still plenty of ways to celebrate the day. One of our favorites is a stopover at Raglan Road in Disney Springs. For a more complete list of things to do on the day when everyone is Irish, you can check out this post.

Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando

Mardi Gras doesn’t just happen in New Orleans. You can celebrate the carnival Every night from February right up to Easter. With specially made floats, epic concerts and more, you’ll feel like you’re down in NOLA! The parade runs every evening and even includes the chance to catch the beads thrown from the floats.

There are exclusive dining options available during the season. You can get a Bayou Boil with a special dinner package. Or you can choose a dessert option that includes exclusive viewing for both the parade and the nightly viewing of Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration.

And the party wouldn’t be complete without the music to go with it. Universal Orlando is known for putting on exclusive one night only concerts to go with the celebration. This year bands include Pitbull, Sabrina Carpenter, the Steve Miller Band and more!

So head on over to Universal and let the good times roll!

The Epcot International Flower and Garden Show

Every year from March through early June, Epcot is transformed into a floral paradise. The International Flower and Garden Show features booths, interactive experiences, and horticultural displays. Booths for the show include a butterfly experience, farm to table cooking demonstrations, gardening demos and even a playground for the little ones. You can learn which plants attract wildlife and which plants are perfect for the beginning gardener.

Each year dozens of delicately created topiaries sprout up across the park. Favorites in the past have included the cast from Winnie the Pooh in the United Kingdom Pavilion, characters from Beauty and the Beast in France, and the stars of Frozen in Norway. Each topiary was grown on site and will be on display through the summer and up until the park undergoes its holiday transformation in the fall.

Expertly designed gardens and floral displays also take root during the show. These include the floating gardens in Future World as well as the colorful displays that line parts of the monorail’s path. You’ll need most of the day to explore everything the event has to offer, so make sure you head there early!

Most of the interactive aspects of the festival can be found in Future World. But there are shops and kiosks sprinkled along the path around the World Showcase Lagoon as well! Bee sure to check out this year’s themed merchandise with Spike the bee featured on them! And since the festival coincides with Easter, you can also take part in the Extravaganza Scavenger Hunt to find them!

The Easter Egg Displays in WDW

Another spring tradition at Walt Disney World is the Easter Egg displays. Every year the Walt Disney World pastry chefs break out their best decorating skills and create brilliantly crafted chocolate and fondant eggs. These eggs are displayed in the Resort Hotels across Walt Disney World. As we mentioned at Christmas, you can visit these spectacular displays regardless of whether or not you’re staying in a Walt Disney Hotel. So even if you and your family decide to stay in one of our luxurious vacation homes, you can still take a day to find all the eggs on display this year!

The Seven Seas Food Festival

Every weekend from mid-February through May you can head over to Sea World for a fantastic culinary event. A fleet of food trucks and booths from around the world has opened in the park. You can find new flavors, enjoy local craft beers and on Saturdays and Sundays there’s even live music! Bon Apatite.

These are some of the extra experiences you can find in Orlando this march. And even when you don’t need the extra incentive to take a trip, its nice to know that the parks have gone the extra mile to bring a little more magic to your next Orlando vacation! Hope to see you real soon.

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