We have received an update to the park schedules for March and have made adjustments to the Crowd Calendar that reflect those changes. For every park except Epcot, park hours have been extended at least one day in March. At the Animal Kingdom half of the days in March have been extended. Performances of Fantasmic! and nighttime parades at the Magic Kingdom have been added.
Make sure to check your dates for changes to the schedule.
What does this mean for the Crowd Calendar?
We would love to say that the Crowd Calendar is a crystal ball that speaks to us in our sleep but for now that is not the case. The calendar predicts wait times based on all the information that we have available to us. When that information changes, so do the estimates. The extension of park schedules is a distinct sign that Disney hotel bookings are up and crowds are likely to be higher than expected.
As always, the single number one best defense against any crowd is to use a touring plan. Find one that works for your travelling party, beat the crowds and have fun!