Use this helpful guide to familiarize yourself with February crowd levels at Walt Disney World. We cover crowd levels, weather, frequently asked questions, as well as Resort booking windows.
The month of February starts with average crowds that steadily increase to heavy throughout the month.
There are several cheerleading/dance competitions held on property at the beginning of the month plus February School Vacation, Presidents’ Day, and Mardi Gras toward the end of the month. Epcot International Festival of the Arts also takes place during most of the month of February.
Use this crowd calendar to save time and money by booking during the off-season in early September when kids go back to school. To save on tickets during your stay, read our helpful guide on how to save money on tickets.
Crowd Calendar Key
- Light Crowds (1/5)
- Fair Crowds (2/5)
- Average Crowds (3/5)
- Heavy Crowds (4/5)
- Severe Crowds (5/5)
- Extreme Crowds (6/5)
- February 1-14 – Average crowds during cheer/dance competitions.
- February 15-28 – Crowds increase to heavy levels due to Presidents’ Day, Mardi Gras, and School Vacation.
To view the entire year at a glance, view our Disney World crowd calendar.
* Dining reservations begin 180 days prior to the date if you are staying on property at a Disney Resort.
Epcot International Festival of the Arts is a must-see during January and February.
How busy is Disney World in February?
February is a great time to visit Walt Disney World due to the combination of moderate crowds and moderate temperatures. The first half of February has lower crowds and prices. Based on our experience, the crowd levels range from Average (3/5) to Heavy (4/5).
When is the best time to visit Disney World in February?
To save money and experience the lowest crowds, you’ll want to visit during the first half of February. We highly recommend visiting Epcot International Festival of the Arts which does not run for the entire month.
How busy is Disney World during February School Vacation?
Disney World experiences heavy crowds on during February School Vacation. Many families enjoy travel to the parks during the this time. You’ll want to avoid the second half of February if you’re looking to avoid heavy crowds.
How busy is Disney World during Epcot International Festival of the Arts?
Most of the increased commotion takes place inside Epcot although there is some overflow crowds to the other parks.
The typical weather at Disney World in February is a high of 75° with a low 54° (F). It usually rains about 4 days. Temperatures will be lower in the morning, hot in the afternoon, and cooler after sunset. Dressing in layers will help you be comfortable throughout the day.
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