After the holidays have finally calmed down and you're ready for another winter getaway from work or school, what better place to hop than sunny Orlando? Walt Disney World in February has fun events and pretty great weather. While February is no longer considered a "dead" time at Disney (spoiler alert: there is no real dead time at Disney), minus the week of Presidents Day, crowd levels are generally low to average compared to the rest of the year. While you might not expect it, February is an awesome time to visit the Most Magical Place on Earth!
Overview of Walt Disney World in February
While February is officially the month of love, the parks are fairly 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 accounts around Valentine's Day, as special photo-ops (and toadally adorable treats) 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 Walt Disney World in February
As far as crowds go, Valentine's Day itself has no appreciable impact on traffic. But the parks do see elevated crowds because of Presidents 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 the park before opening to take advantage of the lowest crowds! Check the crowd calendar to see recommended days for the whole month (and beyond). Also, be sure to book your Disney Park Pass reservations! Disney World is still managing crowds by limiting capacity inside the theme parks due to COVID-19. Even with limited capacity, crowds have trended similarly to years past. For more information about crowds in 2021 and beyond, hop over to our full post.
Closings and Refurbishments at Walt 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 (though in 2021, both water parks will be closed until early March, when Blizzard Beach will reopen). At Walt Disney World, Splash Mountain, Liberty Square Riverboat and Kali River Rapids often undergo refurbishments. For more details and a list of all refurbishments, check our closings page.
Weather at Walt 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 froget the swimsuits to take a dip (or cannonball!) in those heated pools! You will still need a jacket for the evenings and chilly mornings.
Events at Walt Disney World in February
Be sure to check out special events page for Disney World to find out full details!
- Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend — The race has gone virtual in 2021.
- EPCOT International Festival of the Arts — This one has quickly become the Frog Family's favorite Epcot festival (say that five times fast!).
- Disney Villains After Hours — It has not been announced for 2021 yet.
Are you planning to visit Walt 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.