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KennythePirate’s Disney World Crowd Calendar for February and best times to visit Disney World

KennythePirate’s February Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar with Dining and Fastpass+ Booking Dates

February 2015 Disney World Crowd Calendar, Fastpass+ Booking and Dining Windows and Best Times to Visit Disney World

Updated 8/11/2014

February tends to be a light to moderate crowd month, except President’s Week and the Princess Half Marathon Weekend, when the crowds can become quite substantial.  There’s no special parties or great events, so we might find a few attractions down for refurbishment.   Those refurbishments are typically listed a few months before hand.  Water rides may be closed.  Check my Attraction Refurbishment page closer to your date..

While President’s Week is typically insanely busy, you can manage them with good touring plans and Fastpass+ usage.   If you are staying at a Walt Disney World resort, rise early on your Magic Kingdom day and take advantage of the early opening of the Magic Kingdom.   When visiting the parks, I recommend that you avoid the Extra Magic Hour parks as they will draw in more guests.

As of now, it appears that Fantasmic! may not be performed a few days in February.  It could just be an error in the schedule, but I’ve made the initial calendar based on those projections.  If Fantasmic! isn’t performed a given day, it would be the BEST day to tour the park.

Likewise, there are several days of most weeks that the Main Street Electrical Light Parade isn’t being performed.  Those days are beyond a doubt the BEST days to visit the Magic Kingdom as most people want to be there when the parade is performed.  If the parade and Fantasmic! are important to you, try hopping late for those or seeing them on a second day.

What will the weather be like during your February trip?

Month Avg.
Mean Avg.
Feb 73°F 50°F 62°F 2.71 in. 89°F (1988) 17°F (2000)

The weather in February is quite cool and typically doesn’t rain as much.  Wear layers because 75 degrees with the sun shining on you in Florida feels hot and at night the damp air can feel pretty bitter with a light wind.  Be sure to bring a jacket and hat.

Should I use Extra Magic Hours privilege?

Avoid the trap of visiting a park on its longest hours day.  More people will be there and the wait times can be 30% to 100% higher than other days.

If you are planning to use Extra Magic Hours, use the morning ones, they are a great benefit, if you leave after lunch or parade time.  Avoid the parks that offer evening Extra Magic Hours because they have large crowds at night and many rides have long lines (Hollywood Studios and Epcot).  The exception would be the Magic Kingdom late at night because most guests won’t stay up from 1am to 3am in the morning.  If you choose a Late Extra Magic Hour park, you should plan to sleep in the next day.

What attractions are actually open for Extra Magic Hours at Disney World?

What are the hours for Disney Quest and Cirque du Soleil?

  • Disney Quest – 11:30am to 10pm Daily
  • Cirque du Soleil – 6:00pm & 9:00pm Tuesday-Saturdays

What attractions will be CLOSED for refurbishment during your February trip?

Do you need to know what activities will take place at your Disney World during your February trip?

Updated at the first of each month!

Special February Events at Walt Disney World

  • Super Bowl Sunday – February 1
  • Valentine’s Day – February 14
  • President’s Day – February 16
  • Disney World Princess Half Marathon Weekend – February 19-22

Do you need a great map that includes attractions, restaurants, Fastpass kiosks and characters?

Typical Best Days to Go

Magic Kingdom: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Epcot: Mondays and Thursdays
Hollywood Studios: Wednesdays and Fridays
Animal Kingdom: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
To read the crowd aspect, follow the DATE at the top!
Lowest Crowds
Low Crowds /
Best Park
Moderate Crowds
Busy Crowds
Insane Crowds / Worst Park

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