Six things to think about when planning a vacation to Disneyland in February!

Disneyland in February What to Expect

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February is one of the best months to visit the Disneyland Resort. The weather is mild, hotel prices are a little lower and the lines are shorter. With that said, there are a few things to consider if you plan to visit Disneyland in February. In this post, I’ll cover six things you should consider when planning to visit Disneyland in February. Heading to Disneyland in March? Read my post, Disneyland in March: What to Expect!

#1 Disneyland Crowds in February

Disneyland February Crowd Calendar

The crowds in February are among the lowest of the year, which is why it is one of my favorite times to visit Disneyland. Generally, the weekends will be a little busier than weekdays, but the crowds are still manageable. How fun would it be to spend Valentine’s Day at the Disneyland Resort? Be sure to check out my post, The BEST Days to Visit Disneyland in 2017 fora yearly crowd calendar.

#2 Average Weather at Disneyland in February

The weather at Disneyland in February is actually pretty pleasant. The average high during the day is in the upper 60s or low 70s. At night, the low is generally in the upper 40s or low 50s. The weather forecast for February 2017 only shows four days of rain for the month! There will be some days that are cloudy, but it is winter after all. Plan on warm days and cool nights.

# 3 What to Pack for Disneyland in February

Knowing what to pack in February at Disneyland is important. You don’t want to be unprepared and end up having to use your vacation budget on things that could easily have been brought from home with a little planning. Make sure you check out my post on How Amazon Can Save You Money at Disney. Here are a few things you might want to consider packing if you’ll be traveling to Disneyland in February.

Pack an Umbrella or Poncho & Stroller Protection

Although the weather forecast for Disneyland in February only calls for four days of rain, we all know that the weather is unpredictable. Be prepared with a small travel umbrella or a poncho. A poncho can also come in handy to wear on rides like Splash Mountain or Grizzly River Run to keep your clothes dry. You’ll also need to think about keeping your stroller dry, if you have one. For some strollers you can buy covers that are specifically made for them, but those can be expensive. I like to buy a shower curtain liner from Dollar Tree and use cloths pins to hold in place over the stroller. It costs $2.00 and works like a champ!

Pack Sun Protection

The California sun can be brutal, even in the winter months. Make sure that you are ready for the UV rays by packing some sunblock and a hat. Also make sure your kids are protected too.  Nothing ruins a magical vacation like a sunburn!

Pack a Travel Blanket

travel blanket is also a good idea to bring along to Disneyland in February. Not only will it keep you warm on those chilly February Disneyland nights, but it can also serve another purpose. It can be a great to sit on while watching a parade or fireworks show.

Pack for both Warm and Cold Weather

The mornings and evenings at Disneyland can be pretty chilly, but the days will be warm. This makes packing clothing for Disneyland in February a little tricky. Pack jeans or long pants to stay warm and comfortable during the cooler temperatures. Wear a short-sleeved top and bring a lightweight jacket or sweater that can be kept in a backpack or worn around your waist during the day.

#4 Disneyland Park Hours in February

Here are the typical February Hours for Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. As always, these hours are subject to change so check Disneyland’s website for current information.

Monday through Thursday

  • Disneyland Park
    • Opens 9:00 or 10:00 a.m..
    • Closes 8:00, 9:00 or 10:00 p.m.
  • Disney California Adventure Park
    • Opens 10:00 a.m.
    • Closes 8:00 or 9:00 p.m.

Friday through Sunday

  • Disneyland Park
    • Opens 8:00 a.m. or 9:00 a.m.
    • Closes 10:00, 11:00 p.m. or 12:00 midnight
  • Disney California Adventure Park
    • Opens 10:00 a.m.
    • Closes 9:00 or 10:00 p.m.

#5 Ride Closures in February

The following rides will be closed for refurbishment during February 2017. For this post, I’m only including the dates for February. Some of the rides will be closed past February. Ride closures are subject to change without notice.  For up-to-date information, check Disneyland’s website.


  • Mark Twain Riverboat     February 1-28
  • Sailing Ship Columbia      February 1-28
  • Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes February 1-28
  • Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island     February 1-28
  • Fantasmic!     February 1-28
  • Disneyland Railroad     February 1-28
  • Jungle Cruise     February 1-2
  • “it’s a small world” February 1-2
  • Pirates of the Carribean February 3-28
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds     February 6-28
  • Mlle. Antionette’s Parfumerie     February 19-28

Disney’s California Adventure

  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail     February 1-23
  • Grizzly River Run     February 1-28
  • Mickey’s Fun Wheel     February 6-28
  • World of Color     February 21-28

#6 Disneyland Ticket Savings in February

There aren’t a lot of Disneyland ticket savings out there, but they can be found if you know where to look. Make sure that if you buy Disney tickets from a third party, that they are an authorized ticket seller. I usually buy my park tickets from Get Away Today. Their ticket prices are almost always a few dollars cheaper than Disneyland’s gate prices. Get Away Today is also doing a special right now on their Disneyland tickets. You can get a 5-Day Park Hopper Ticket for the price of a 4-Day ticket! That’s a free day at Disneyland! Check for current deals. Right now you can use the promo code MommyMouse to get $10 off any 2-night or longer Southern California package. (Hotel and 2 ticket minimum purchase to qualify for the discount)

There are so many things to think about when you are planning a trip to Disneyland.  Make sure you Pin Disneyland in February: What to Expect so you’ll have these tips handy when you need them!


Disneyland in February: What to Expect

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