Disney World in February

Disney World in February -  Crowd Information, Ride Closure & Refurbishments and Special Events Information in one easy list.

Disney World in February -  Crowd Information, Ride Closure & Refurbishments and Special Events Information in one easy list.

February has low to moderate crowds except for Presidents Week where the crowds spike. The weather is cool and enjoyable.  Keep reading to find out about crowd warnings, ride closures and refurbishments, and special events during your February visit to Disney World.

Average High: 74° f
Average Low: 50° f
Average Monthly Precipitation: 2.88"


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Disney World Ride Closures and Refurbishments in February 2018

  • Magic Kingdom - Splash Mountain will be closed from January 8 - February 1, 2018.
  • Magic Kingdom - Liberty Square Riverboat will be closed from January 8 - To Be Determined. 
  • Magic Kingdom - Cinderella's Royal Table (restaurant) will be closed February 28 - March 2, 2018.  Click here to learn about other Disney princess meals at Disney World. 
  • Animal Kingdom - Kali River Rapids will be closed from January 8 - February 10, 2018.
  • Animal Kingdom - Finding Nemo - The Musical will be closed from February 4 - To Be Determined.
  • Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park will be closed for its annual refurbishment from October 29 - January 6, 2018.   Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park will close for refurbishment on January 7, the reopening date has not yet been announced.
  • La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil closing permanently on January 1, 2018. 
  • Disney's All-Star Movies Resort - Duck Pond Leisure Pool will be closed January 2 - Spring 2018
  • Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort - Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters restaurant, Cabana Pool Bar & the Calypso Trading Post will be closed from May 1, 2017 to through Fall 2018.   Dining options will be available for breakfast, lunch & dinner.  Centertown will serve breakfast & dinner.  Grab-and-Go meals like pastries, salads, fruit, and sandwiches will be sold in the Aruba, Jamaica and Aruba sections of the resort.   In-room dining will still be available. 
  • Disney's Grand Floridian Resort Beach Pool & Pool Bar will be closed January 2 - Spring 2018
  • Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort - Meadow Swimmin' Pool will be closed late January - early February 2018. 

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Crowd Warnings for Disney World in February:

  • Crowds are moderate for most of the month.
  • Presidents Week (Feb 17 - 25, 2018) is very busy - only slightly less crowded than Spring Break - and you'll definitely want to arrive early at the parks and have a good touring plan in hand.
  • Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend - February 22 - 25, 2018.  These events do not take place in the theme parks but you will notice runners and their families in your resort and, at times, visiting the parks
  • Extra Magic Hours - The Extra Magic Hour(s) Park is always going to be the most crowded park of the day but crowds are going to be low enough that it shouldn't be an issue, other than the days just before and after Presidents Day. During that time, crowds will be higher and you really need to think about your overall energy levels as you battle crowds and stay up late or get up early.  It might make more sense to enjoy more attractions in less time by going to a less crowded theme park.
  • Fantasmic! at Disney's Hollywood Studios - Fantasmic! will probably have at least one performance every night in February. When two performances are offered, the later performance will always be less crowded than the earlier show. Warning: This show is excellent but it does feature villains for a good 8-10 minutes and the lake catches fire, which can be frightening to some small children.
  • Save time and money by having snacks, bottled water and other food items delivered directly to your resort by Garden Grocer - Click HERE for more information.
  • Don't get overwhelmed by the details - let us help: Crowds, park hours, entertainment schedules , and dining options are a lot to think through but vacation planning is always a lot easier when you have one of our Disney-focused travel agents on your side. Imagine how much better your vacation will be when we give you a "Best Days" itinerary that puts you in the best theme park for each day of your trip, book dining reservation on your behalf (subject to availability) at times that don't interfere with parades and fireworks, and by give you excellent theme park touring plans that keep lines to an absolute minimum.  We eat, sleep and breathe all things Disney so you get all of this expert service at no extra charge when you book your Disney vacation through Build A Better Mouse TripClick here for more information.

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February Special Events at Disney World

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Use the month buttons below for lists of Disney World ride closures, attraction refurbishments, special events and crowd warnings by month.  We hope this information helps you have a wonderful and memorable vacation.