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Visiting Disneyland in February 2024: Disney After Dark, Celebrate Gospel, and more!

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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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Planning a Disneyland vacation in 2024? Be sure to check out our guide to all that the Disneyland Resort has to offer this year including the return of the Disneyland Half Marathon, the grand opening of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, and more! (You can also find our 2023 guide here!)


 

February At-a-Glance

  • 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.

 

February Events

Cozy Cone Motel in Radiator Springs | magicintheplanning.comLunar New Year at Disney’s California Adventure Park will take place January 23 – February 18. This annual celebration pays tribute to the customs and cultures of China, Vietnam, and Korea. In celebration of the Year of the Dragon, attendees can indulge in Asian-inspired cuisine and drinks, immerse themselves in lively decorations, and enjoy the vibrant “Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession,” led by the beloved character Mushu.

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 is a ticketed event that will take place on select nights in January and February 2024 in Disneyland Park. Festivities begin 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 feature 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! Prices start at $139 per guest, and dates include January 23, 25, and 30 and February 1, 6, 8, 12, and 14.

Celebrate Gospel at Disneyland Park will be taking place on February 17 and 24. The 2024 “Celebrate Gospel” concerts will take place at the Fantasyland Theatre. Marvin Sapp will be headlining on Feb. 17, followed by Tasha Cobbs Leonard on Feb. 24. This annual event showcases Gospel music, featuring talented artists and community choirs from Southern California.

Anaheim Ducks Days at Disney California Adventure Park will be taking place from February 22-23. To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club, Disneyland Resort and the team have organized a two-day event in Hollywood Land. Highlights include a festive parade, a fan zone with exciting activities, photo opportunities, and appearances by both current and past players.

 

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.)

Disneyland Park

  • Adventureland Treehouse is now open!
  • Splash Mountain closed on March 31, 2023, for retheming. Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is likely to open in late 2024.
  • Mark Twain Riverboat closed on September 17, 2023. An opening date is yet to be announced.
  • Astro Orbitor closed on November 27, 2023. An opening date is yet to be announced.
  • Fantasmic! has been closed since April 23, 2023, and is scheduled to debut once again on May 24, 2024.
  • Tale of the Lion King closes permanently on January 7, 2024.
  • Blue Bayou Restaurant will be closed from January 7-19, 2024
  • “it’s a small world” will close on January 8, 2024, to remove its holiday overlay and reopen on January 19.
  • Sailing Ship Columbia will close on January 8, 2024. An opening date is yet to be announced.
  • Haunted Mansion closes on January 22, 2024, for the expansion of the Haunted Mansion area. No opening date has been announced.
  • Wondrous Journeys Fireworks is currently suspended for the holidays, but the show will hopefully return in early January 2024.

 

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California Adventure Park

  • Rogers: The Musical completed its seasonal run on August 31, 2023, but many are hopeful for a return in 2024.
  • Beast’s Library in the Disney Animation Building will close permanently on December 11, 2023.
  • Paint the Night Parade is currently suspended with no return date announced.
  • World of Color – ONE will be closed from January 8 to February 29, 2024.
  • Grizzly River Run will close on January 8, 2024. An opening date has yet to be announced.

 

February Weather

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

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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?

Here are some resources to help you get started!

 

Disneyland Dining Guides:

 

Disneyland Attraction Guides:

 

Planning your first Disneyland vacation? Be sure to visit my step-by-step guide to get started!

 

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