Visiting in February? Disney World Guests May Want to Change Upcoming Trips

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Walt Disney World Resort, often called “The Most Magical Place on Earth,” is a beloved destination for guests of all ages. However, to make the most of their Disney experience, guests must be aware of the busier times of the year that they may want to avoid.

These peak periods can result in larger crowds, longer wait times and a more hectic overall atmosphere.

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During these peak times guest tensions rise, and longer wait times are excepted.

January normally seems to be a quiet month for Disney due to the holidays and the school break ending. One event that brought in guests during January is the Festival of the Arts, which started on January 12 and is located at EPCOT.

Disney World sees a significant surge in guests during major holidays, including Christmas, New Year’s, Thanksgiving, and Easter. The parks are beautifully decorated, and special events are held, but the sheer number of guests can make it challenging to enjoy the attractions fully.

Disney World in February

As we look ahead to next month, February 2024, an interesting number of booked reservations are on the horizon. While this last week of January has been a busy one at Walt Disney World, there are also several signs that the first week of February is going to be busy, with Annual Passholder park reservations and Disney Resort hotels booked up almost every single day.

As crowds swarm the resorts, this should serve as your warning that if you believe your February trip will be one that doesn’t include heavy crowds, you may want to reconsider when you’re going.

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Summer Woes

Summer and Spring break are still the most popular times for families to visit Disney World since children are out of school.

During the Summer Break, guests should expect high temperatures and heavy crowds from June through August. Be prepared for long lines and consider using strategies like arriving early or taking advantage of Disney Genie+ to minimize wait times.


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Spring break, which typically falls in March and April, is another peak time. Many families plan their vacations during this period, leading to crowded parks. If possible, guests can opt for a visit in early February or late April to avoid the peak of spring break. However for some schools start as early as February.

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February Events

Another event that happens in February is Mardi Gras, which falls on Tuesday, February 13, 2024.

While Disney doesn’t hold large-scale Mardi Gras celebrations, Orlando sees increased guests.

We can not forget that Valentine’s Day is also in February when couples come to make magical memories that will last a lifetime.

Also, February 22 to 26, 2024, the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend will take place.

With all these factors in mind, if you’re prepared for crowds, there’s never a bad time to visit Disney World. Guests still looking to book that perfect Disney vacation can head to Disney’s Official Website for the best deals.

About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.