After the holidays have finally calmed down and you're ready for another winter getaway from work or school, what better place than sunny Orlando? Walt Disney World in February has fun events and pretty great weather. Plus, with the exception of the week of President's Day, crowd levels are low to average. While you might not expect it, February is an awesome time to visit the Most Magical Place on Earth!
Overview of Disney World in February
While this is officially the month of love, the parks are mostly low-key about Valentine's Day. But take a tip from us frogs: You can create romance at Disney World in February or any other time with our romantic ideas. Keep an eye out on Disney World's social media around Valentine's Day as special photo-ops are announced. In recent years, Cinderella's carriage has been on display in Magic Kingdom for cute couple photo-ops, and sometimes you can catch a prince or two hanging around with the princesses — a rare treat!
Crowds at Disney World in February
As far as crowds go, Valentine's Day itself has no appreciable impact on traffic. But we do see elevated crowds because of President's Day. Many people book their vacation around the federal holiday, boosting crowds in the park. For those of you visiting during this time, take advantage of our Orlando planning app for iPhone and make sure you get to park before opening to take advantage of the lowest crowds. Check the crowd calendar to see recommended days for the whole month and beyond.
Closings and Refurbishments at Disney World in February
Many of the water rides see seasonal refurbishments in the month of February.Disney's Typhoon Lagoon is typically under seasonal closure. At Walt Disney World, Splash Mountain, Liberty Square Riverboat and Kali River Rapids often have closures. At Universal's Islands of Adventure, Dudley Do-Right's Rip Saw Falls and Popeye & Bluto's Bilge Rat Barges often have closures. For more details and a list of all refurbishments, check our closings page.
Weather at Disney World in February
In February, temperatures are on the rise, with an average high of 74 and a low of 53. There will be sunny days, so don't forget the swimsuits as the pools are heated. You will still need a jacket for the evenings and chilly mornings.
Events at Disney World in February
- Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend
- Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando
- Epcot International Festival of the Arts — the Frog Family's favorite Epcot festival (say that five times fast!)
- Atlanta Braves spring training
Are you planning to visit Disney World in February? Share any questions you have in comments below! You'll find more resources to help you plan your Disney World vacation on our When to Visit Orlando page inside the Orlando Planning Guide.