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How to deal with
February Disney World Crowds

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February, the month of love. So what are the February Disney World Crowds like? Are the filled with love? Ha, ha!

 

Valentine's Day with the Dapper Dans - by Disney Parks

 

February is really an interesting month. The month of love has some of the slowest days of the year and some of the busiest. It also has Valentine's Day, President's Day and a celebration of Disney Princesses. Plus in 2016 a whole extra day!

 

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February Disney World Crowds

Let's start with a look at Dad's February Disney World Crowds Calendar.

 

February Disney World Crowd Calendar

 

Dad's Crowd Calendar Disclaimer

 

This calendar is based on historical facts, as I know them today. The Walt Disney World Resort is an ever-changing environment and you might find things significantly different from below.

 

(There, Mr. Dad's lawyer, are you happy?)

 

There are lots of interesting colors on that calendar. Let's talk about some of them.

 

Early February is busy with a big national dance competition. The middle of of the month has President's Day and the Disney Princess Half Marathon. After the marathon everything quiets down.

 

If Disney announces a Leap Year celebration you can expect days around the 29th to get kind of busy.

 

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Presidents Day

The President's of the United States - Photo by Andy Sanchez

 

It wasn't that long ago that I wrote that President's Day was one of the few holidays that didn't have any crowds. Not any more.

 

Now, President's Day crowds are as big or bigger as the spring break crowds of March. It all starts a few days before the holiday where crowds explode overnight.

 

Typically the President's Day crowds show up starting on Thursday before the holiday and grow through Monday. Then they start to wane as the week progresses.

 

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Disney Princess Half Marathon

The Disney Princess Half Marathon - by Disney Parks

 

In 2016 the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend is February 18-21, the weekend after President's Day. That keeps the crowds up a little, so it won't be totally slow, but just moderately slow.

 

The marathon itself doesn't really affect the crowd levels all that much, however it can disrupt crowd flow as the contestants run through the parks.

Valentine's Day

Ahh, Danny and Stephanie are love birds - Photo by Disney PhotoPass Photographer

 

Valentine's Day. The day of love. The day when all the parks at Walt Disney World are filled with loving couples exclaiming their dying devotion to each other. It's a beautiful thing.

 

Or, it's just another random, moderately busy day at WDW. Yep, Disney doesn't have any big celebrations for Valentine's Day so basically it's just another normal day. In 2016, because it's on a Sunday, there might be a few extra locals around, but it's not a busy holiday.

 

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How to deal with Disney World Crowds

Dad's got everything you need to know about February Disney World Crowds or any month for that matter all in one handy dandy place.

 

There are strategies for how to avoid them, how to miss them once you are at WDW and even a couple of "secrets".

Dad's Disney World crowds page

Dad's 2016 WDW Crowd Calendars

Dad's 2016 Disney World Crowd Calendars
Dad's 2017 Disney World Crowd Calendars

Resources

I hate to admit it, but there are other places you can go and find some good information about February Disney World crowds. The main source I recommend is Touringplans.com. They literally wrote the book on WDW crowds.

 

One other place you might want to check out is WDW Magazine. Yes, Dad owns WDW Magazine and one thing I make sure we do every year is to talk about WDW Crowds.

 

Dad's Bottom Line

February is one of trickiest months for WDW Crowds. There are some really slow days and some really busy days.