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Posted by on Oct 28, 2015

Visiting Walt Disney World During February

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Are you planning on visiting Walt Disney World in February? Here is everything you need to know about that time of the year:

Crowds

The weekends in February tend to have heavy attendance due to the locals coming to the parks.  The first week of February has typically low crowds.  Avoid the week of Presidents Day unless you plan to participate in the Princess Half Weekend. Both bring heavy crowds to the parks. The last week in February has another drop in crowds although it won’t be as low as the first week.  The last week of the month is the best to visit.

Due to the low crowds, this is a great time of the year to make a last minute trip.  FastPass+ selections will be more available and so will Dinner Reservations.

Weather 

February can get chilly in Florida.  Pack a light jacket, socks and shoes (no sandals), and bring a light blanket to drape over your legs as you wait for parades and shows.

 

Parks

Remember to always check the Park Hours for changes but here’s the typical schedule

The Magic Kingdom stays open until at least 9 pm every night but is often open until 10-1 am. During Presidents week and the Princess Half Marathon, it will open at a 8 am.

Animal Kingdom closes anywhere between 5 pm – 8 pm depending on crowd levels. Hollywood Studios also has extended their close times during the crowded time of the month.

There will be minimal ride closures. Splash Mountain is usually closed for all of January for refurbishment but usually, opens by the end of January.

Typhoon Lagoon waterpark is normally closed for their refurbishment during this time of the year.

 

Events

The first week of the month is cheer nationals at ESPN. They will occupy most of the All Star Resorts and will spill over into Pop Century and maybe even Art of Animation.

The Princess Half Marathon takes place on the third weekend of the month. It has the Princes Half Marathon, Enchanted 10k, Glass Slipper Challenge, Disney Princess 5k and runDisney Kids Races. It does bring in heavy crowds and spill over into the parks.

 

Planning

Be sure to plug in your date you check in and get your timetable for all the important dates needed to plan a magical vacation

 

 

There’s everything you need to know about visiting Walt Disney World in February.

Jennifer

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3 Comments

  1. I see Feb 13th is busy. Is that because of locals visited and taking an extended weekend? My family is visiting that week and I’ve been checking all of the crowd calendars. Some say that week is low while others are moderate. It’s all very confusing. Also if there aren’t any dinner reservations for the week does that mean it will be very busy or is that normal year round? We are first time visitors.

    • It’s just extended weekend crowds and Valentines Day crowds. I recommend avoiding Magic Kingdom during the weekend because that’s when locals come in. As for dinners they started booking back in August so many meals will be booked solid.

  2. Thanks so much for your reply. By the time we booked our vacation we were only able to get a lunch at Be Our Guest. I’m thinking we were lucky to get that. I’ve been checking out the touring plans so I think I have a good idea of what we need to do. Thanks again!

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