Disney World in February has some of the busiest and quietest times of the year. Avoid Presidents Day weekend at all costs most people don’t really consider this a holiday as not everyone has it off, but it’s out to trick you! President’s Day at Disney World is packed! The following weekend you will need to watch out for the increased crowds during the Princess Half Marathon. These two weekend events makes me recommend you to just avoid the whole week in-between as well.
Despite these two rather busy times in February at Disney World it’s still a great time to plan a trip. The weather remains mild, you can usually find some good hotel deals and it’s the perfect time to stop in if you want to see the parks without any seasonal decor.
It is also good idea to note that this is a popular time for refurbishments at Disney World and you should check to see what is closed. This avoids any heartbreak on a ride being closed when you arrive.
The Weather in Disney During February
Visiting during this month it’s important to keep close on the weather forecast leading up to your trip. The weather on average ranges from the mid 50s to the low 70s. Your a lot less likely to experience those cold snaps and experience the freak Florida frost warnings. It’s still probably a good idea to pack at least one pair of shorts in that suitcase along with several sweaters if you can squeeze it. Really unfortunately packing light is harder during this month and you will need to pack for a wide range of weather possibilities.
For more on what to pack check out our FREE: The Ultimate Disney Packing List.
Disney Events in February
Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts
This event returns for a second year in a row! This year the festival will run January 12 to February 19, 2018 at Epcot. The difference is this year the event will run the entire time and not just be excluded to the weekends. If you missed the event in 2017 it includes phenomenal artists, food booths around World Showcase, broadway musical performances, stage productions and other amazing acts.
President’s Day at Disney World
There isn’t a special event that Disney throws but yet this is one of the busiest weekends of the year at Disney World. Yup that’s right you encounter lines crazier than spring break in March! Maybe it’s the winter breaks you get up north or just the desperate need for the snow states to escape to the warm and sunshine.
Disney Princess Half Marathon
In 2018 the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend is February 22-25, the weekend after President’s Day. The marathon itself attracts quite a few extra bodies to the area for the event and it can disrupt crowd flow as the contestants run through the parks during various events.
Disney World in February Crowd Calendar
Disney World crowd calendar for February 2018.
For more read our complete Disney Crowd Calendar
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