There is never a bad time of year to visit Walt Disney World. Each month has its advantages. That said, if you like to travel spur of the moment, you might want to book a last minute flight to Orlando. This February could be the best month to visit Walt Disney World, and here are a few of the reasons why.
The weather will always be a reason to visit Walt Disney World during the winter months. There could be some cool days, but chances are that they aren’t as cold as where you live. It could also get hot, but it’s nothing like the heat during the summer months. In February the humidity level tends to be low, and there isn’t usually a lot of rain. There is a reason why so many people called Florida home for the winter months, the weather can’t be beat.
2. Pool Time
Speaking of the weather, you’ll want to include one day away from the Walt Disney World theme parks in your plans to enjoy some time by the pool. Even if the temperature dips, you can still swim because the Walt Disney World Resort hotels heat their pools. Imagine how jealous everyone back home will be when they realize that you were wearing a bathing suit, while there were wearing a heavy jacket and mittens. With the shorter park hours you might want to spend the evening at the pool. Make sure you check the pool hours first, you don’t want to be disappointed.
3. Park Hopper
Park Hopper was brought back on January 1, and it has been wonderful! It’s a little bit different than in the past. You need to make a Disney Park Pass Reservation, and you need to scan into the park that you have the reservation for. At 2:00 you can then hop to a different park. There are still capacity limits, so call the Park Hopping Hotline to find out if any of the parks are full. So far, they haven’t been. Add 407-560-5000 to your contacts so that you can easily call the hotline. It’s a recording, you won’t have to wait on hold.
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4. Valentine’s Day
It’s hard to believe that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! What better place to celebrate than at Walt Disney World? While Disney does not have any specific specials, some of the stores and restaurants do. Order from the holiday menu at Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante, then buy some delicious treats from The Ganachery. These are just two of the possibilities to help you celebrate.
5. Crowd Levels
After often reaching the limited capacity threshold during the holiday season, the crowd levels dropped, and they remain low. The first couple of weeks of February should continue to have short Wait Times, especially on weekdays. If you check the Availability Calendar for the Disney Park Pass Reservation system, you’ll notice a lot of green in February. This includes for Annual Passholders! This makes February a great time to visit, especially early in the month.
6. Spring Breaks
The end of February is when Spring Breaks begin at many schools and colleges. This has been a crazy year for the kids. If your school’s Spring Break falls at the end of February, consider taking a family trip to Walt Disney World! Then you can all forget your troubles for a few days. Check your state’s requirements for return quarantine before you travel, because you don’t want to get home and discover that the kids aren’t allowed back at school.
7. France Pavilion
We do not yet know when Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is going to open at EPCOT, but we are one step closer. The area of the France Pavilion that houses the ride is now open. The ride’s entrance is blocked off, but the parts that are open will have you saying “oh là là!” You can see the stroller parking area, plus the restrooms are open. There are some benches so you can sit and relax, and there are great views of the water and the Disney Skyliner. C’est très chic! Enjoy this area while you can, because once Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure opens it will no longer be relaxing or quiet.
8. “The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure”
A new exhibit is coming to the American Adventure Pavilion at EPCOT. It’s called “The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure”. It will explore the history of jazz through several different cities, and it looks like Joe Gardner from “Jazz” will be your guide. Disney is working with jazz museums across the country on this new exhibit. We do not yet know the exact opening date, but we do know that it is supposed to open in February.
9. Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts
EPCOT’s newest festival is in its fifth year! While things have been scaled back a little bit to keep people safe, there is plenty to see and do. There are over a dozen Food Studios that create dishes that are almost too pretty to eat. If you’re looking for entertainment, there is plenty to be found. There are exciting live shows in World ShowPlace. The JAMMitors perform on the stage in Canada. In the America Gardens Theater you’ll find Mariachi Cobre, as well as Voices of Liberty. Their Disney-inspired set is must-see! As far as the visual arts are concerned, there is more than you will be able to take in. From the giant Paint-By-Number Mural to the Chalk Art to the pieces for sale, there is something around every corner. Saying that this year’s Festival of the Arts is scaled back is almost misleading, because there is so much to see and do. The Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts runs through February 22, and believe us, you don’t want to miss this one.