Visiting Disneyland in February can be an excellent choice for a variety of reasons. Firstly, it coincides with Valentine’s Day, which adds a touch of romance to the experience. Moreover, California Adventure offers an array of Lunar New Year activities, adding cultural richness. Additionally, this month tends to be less crowded, meaning shorter lines and a more relaxed atmosphere. The cooler temperatures also make it comfortable for exploration. (Although it’s worth noting that rainy days are common in February.) While specific details about events and refurbishments in 2024 are not yet available, it is never too early to start planning your Disneyland Resort vacation.
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- February is one of the rainiest months of the year, so prepare accordingly. While Disneyland typically won’t close due to rain, it can mean a ride closure or two for attractions with outdoor tracks. Another thing to keep in mind is that a rainy day will mean fewer crowds. So if you’re willing to brave the rain, you may find shorter lines throughout the parks!
- February is considered to be the “off-season” at Disneyland. This means fewer crowds overall. Weekends can still be busy with locals, but weekdays in February should be quite pleasant in terms of crowds.
- Park hours will be shorter in February, and ride refurbishments are common. Since crowds are fewer, be prepared for shortened park hours and a few ride closures. Water rides almost always close for yearly maintenance around this time of year as the temperatures cool off.
Lunar New Year began on January 20 in 2023, at Disney’s California Adventure. While we don’t have dates yet for 2024, we anticipate its return. Festivities included music, shows, activities, and Asian-themed dining.
Valentine’s Day will bring seasonal dining, treats, and decor to the parks. Last year’s festivities also include Minnie’s Valentine Surprise, a park-wide scavenger hunt!
Disney After Dark: Sweethearts’ Night was a ticketed event that took place on select nights in February 2023. Disney has yet to announce any Disney After Dark events for 2024, but we are hopeful these themed parties will be back in 2024! Festivities began with a 3-hour pre-party mix-in from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Disneyland Park, followed by a private party from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM. Parties featured Disney characters, one-of-a-kind photo opportunities, special foods and drinks, and collectible merchandise. Select attractions were also open after hours for the party!
February Refurbishments & Closures
*We’ve included all current refurbishments here on this list… even ones that may be open in time for February 2024. (Please note that this list could change at a moment’s notice.)
- Tarzan’s Treehouse is currently closed and will be receiving new theming as Adventureland Treehouse (likely to open in 2023)
- Splash Mountain closed on March 31, 2023, for retheming. Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is likely to open in late 2024.
- Sailing Ship Columbia will close from September 11-14, 2023.
- Mark Twain Riverboat will close on September 17, 2023. An opening date is yet to be announced.
- Space Mountain will close on September 18, 2023. An opening date is yet to be announced.
- Fantasmic! will be suspended until Spring 2024.
California Adventure Park
- Golden Zephyr will close on August 28, 2023. An opening date has yet to be announced.
- Rogers: The Musical completed its seasonal run on August 31, 2023.
- San Fransokyo Square officially opened on August 31, 2023.
Overall, Disneyland in February will see cooler temperatures and rain. The average high is 69 degrees and the low is typically around 48 degrees. As February is one of the rainiest months of the year, coming prepared with rain ponchos and warmer clothing would be a smart idea.
February Disneyland Crowds
Crowd calendars are very popular, but they can also be a bit unpredictable. That being said, the pandemic has made predicting crowds even more difficult than normal.
While crowd calendars can be a big help in planning your trip, keep in mind, that they are predictions at best. When designing our calendars, we take a look at events, school calendars, ticket prices, park hours, holidays, and typical monthly patterns. Unfortunately, our crowd calendars cannot predict other things such as weather, travel advisories, pandemics, or last-minute openings or closings of shows and attractions.
Crowds in February will be mind as it’s considered part of the “off-season.” Weekends will probably be busier with locals, and Presidents Day Weekend will see an increase in crowds as well. So if you want to avoid crowds, be sure to plan some weekdays in the parks.
Ready to Start Planning Your Visit to Disneyland in February?
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