February 2024 continues with another great month at Disney World.
Whether you aren’t sure when you want to visit or have already booked your trip, this guide will help you sort it all out.
In this post, I’ll go over everything about Disney World in February, such as what to pack, what the crowds are like, special events, and what’s closed.
All dates and information subject to change throughout the year. This post will be updated frequently, but for the most up to date information on what’s closed and what’s reopened, check out my post about Disney World closures and what’s new.
Weather in Orlando in February
The Orlando area has mild temperatures with an average high of 74° F and low of 55° F (source).
That said, cold snaps can happen, even in Florida!
Another good aspect to the weather in February is that it isn’t as rainy or stormy as other months, with only 2.47 inches of rain on average (source).
Overall, if you’ve avoided visiting Disney World due to fear of hot, humid, or rainy weather, February will be perfect for you!
What to wear to Disney World in February
I recommend packing a mix of outfits for both warm and cold weather this month. Layers will be key, too, as it can be warm during the day, but cold enough for a jacket or sweatshirt at night.
As for shoes – you do you, my friend. I wouldn’t go too overboard and wear stilettos or brand-new shoes that aren’t broken in.
However, you know your feet best, so wear what is most comfortable and supportive for your feet.
In the cooler months like February, I prefer sneakers, but in the warmer months, it’s always flip flops or Birkenstock sandals.
Lastly, I always recommend having sunglasses, sunscreen, and a disposable rain poncho in your park bag.
Even though it is February, you can still get sunburnt and no one likes to be surprised by the rain!
For more tips on what to pack for Disney World, check out my Disney World packing list.
This guide comes with a FREE printable packing list to help you decide what to pack, as well as ensure you don’t forget anything.
Events and holidays
There is a lot going on in this month!
The Epcot International Festival of the Arts, which celebrates a variety of art forms, continues into February.
This festival includes Broadway-style performances, photo booths, art galleries, crafty activities, and of course – tons of fun food and drink.
February is also Black History Month, which Disney World honors with its Celebrate Soulfully series of events and offerings.
Activities included a special exhibit about the soul of Jazz at Epcot, limited edition menu items inspired by Black and African cuisines, plus shops featuring Black artists and designers.
The NFL’s annual Super Bowl Sunday game takes place on Sunday, February 11, 2024.
Disney World always celebrates with a parade the following day featuring key players from the winning team.
Immediately after is Mardi Gras on February 13, 2024.
While Mardi Gras doesn’t have a huge presence at Disney World, you can bet there will be some extra fun, especially over in Disney Springs!
Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, takes place on a Wednesday this year and there’s always some fun menu items, such as cupcakes, available to celebrate. Be sure to take lots of photos and share them with a cute romantic quote or two.
Also starting on February 16 is Presidents Day weekend, with the actual holiday falling on February 19, 2024.
A lot of US school districts have a weeklong break this week, so crowds will definitely pick up!
Last up is the Disney Princess Half Marathon weekend which takes place February 22 – 26, 2024.
This fun event includes a 5K, 10K, and half marathon races, plus a 1 hour yoga session in front of Cinderella’s Castle.
In my opinion, unless you’re participating in the race or cheering someone on, I recommend avoiding this weekend if you can!
Attraction and ride closures
There are several rides and attractions that are closed in February. As reopening dates are announced, this post will be updated.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
At Pandora, the Colors of Mo’Ara face painting station is still closed with no word on when it will return.
As of November 6, 2023, no other closures at Animal Kingdom have been announced.
At Epcot, the closures mainly include restaurants and shops that have been shuttered for a few years, but expected to return at some point. This includes:
- The Brass Bazaar (Morocco pavilion)
- Casablanca Carpets (Morocco pavilion)
- Der Teddybar (Germany pavilion)
- Marketplace in the Medina (Morocco pavilion)
- Mitsukoshi Kiosk (Japan pavilion)
- El Ranchito del Norte (Mexico pavilion)
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the Star Wars Launch Bay theater is still closed with no opening date announced.
That said, the prop displays, shops, and meet-and-greets are available at Star Wars Launch Bay.
Several notable shops are also still closed, including:
- Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost
- It’s a Wonderful Shop
- Stage 1 Company Store
Magic Kingdom has not yet announced any ride, attraction, or store closures for February 2024.
However, it is likely that there will be something, but it just hasn’t been announced yet, as it is only September as I’m updating this. Keep an eye out closer to February for updates! Last checked November 6, 2024.
Disney’s Blizzard Beach & Typhoon Lagoon Water Parks
Typhoon Lagoon closed in early November for refurbishment and my guess is that it will remain closed in February.
Blizzard Beach opened a few days after it closed, so if it’s warm enough it’ll be open for you to enjoy!
Regardless of which park is open or closed, keep in mind that if the temperature drop too low, Disney will close their water parks for safety reasons.
At Disney Springs and the Grand Floridian Resort, the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is still expected to be closed in February. Disney has stated that it will reopen, but hasn’t given a date yet.
Will you visit Disney World in February?
Are you planning to visit Walt Disney World Resort in February or have you done so in the past? Let’s chat in the comments.
About the author
Meg Frost is the creator of The Park Pixie, where she covers Disney World, Disney+, and Disney fandom.
She holds an M.A. in Journalism from Northeastern University and B.S. in Communication & American Studies from University of Miami in Florida.
This post was originally published February 5, 2022 and last updated November 6, 2023.