Disneyland in February: What to Expect

Disneyland in February may be short but it certainly doesn’t lack any magic. Disneyland in February celebrates Lunar New Year and often has seasonal ride closures. Entertainment like fireworks and shows might run on limited schedules. Keep reading for all the basics and an in depth guide for Disneyland February 2024.

This article covers important calendar events and closures in February, how these events might affect crowds levels, dressing for the Anaheim weather in February and discount tickets available for the month.Disneyland February

Disneyland in February Calendar of Events

There’s so much happening at Disneyland in February, I bet you’ll be surprised by how much is packed into this little month of only 28 (or 29) days!


Disneyland Monorail

Disneyland in February Hours:

  • Disneyland Park Monday through Thursday opens 8:00 or 9:00 am and closes at 8:00 or 9:00 pm. Friday through Sunday opens at 8:00 or 9:00 am and closes at 11:00 pm or midnight.
  • California Adventure Park Monday through Thursday opens 8:00 or 9:00 am and closes at 8:00 or 9:00 pm. Friday through Sunday opens at 8:00 or 9:00 am and closes at 9:00 or 10:00 pm.
  • Park hopping begins at 11:00 am for those with valid tickets and reservations.
  • Early Entry is now on a daily rotation, see the schedule here

February Events and Important Dates 


Jessica Valentine horse


February Crowds at Disneyland

Crowds are a common concern for Disneyland guests—it’s tricky to navigate finding the best days with longer park hours, more open rides, a full entertainment schedule and low crowds.



Lunar New Year dancers


I always say go when it works best for you, then I can help you work out the logistics like what rides to go on and when. It’s the main reason I created Disneyland Plans—step by step ride guides with optimal wait times and more. 

If you’re super concerned about crowds I suggest you skip:

  • Presidents Day Weekend
  • The last day of Lunar New Year

We might see lower crowds on these dates:

Anything is possible, and when it comes to crowds it’s highly likely that even our best time guesses could miss the mark. However, I think these dates might be a good choice.


Disneyland Valentine Fireworks


  • Daytime before any After Dark events tend to be a bit lighter on crowds, so don’t let the “early” closing time deter you, it can actually be a smart choice
  • Weekends in February for lower crowds besides (Presidents Day weekend) because the Kids’ Special Ticket offer isn’t valid on the weekends 
  • While the SoCal tickets have weekend options, those are usually so spread out since they’re good for 6 months this year. 

Add this info to any Disneyland crowd calendars you might see (they’re not my favorite) and plan accordingly. 

Dressing for February Weather

My usual packing for Disneyland includes at the very least a hoodie, even sometimes in July I reach for that hoodie at night. Layers are key and getting a locker can really help.

What to wear to Disneyland in February

  • If it’s wet and rainy at Disneyland see my must haves for rainy days
  • If there’s a chance the Santa Ana winds are going to act up during your trip absolutely bring warmer clothes for the evening, hair ties and lip balm. The wind can be brutal!

Even though this is a great time to go I always plan on bundling up just in case. I hate being cold! Especially at Disney California Adventure Park where there’s more open spaces for the wind to hit you. I recommend these “keep you warm” items, too. 

February Disneyland Discounts

2024 is coming in HOT—Disney wants you to come for a vacation so there are a few options and discounts to help you visit Disneyland cheaper!

Huge New Disney Offer For Kids Social Oct 23 2

Kids’ Special Ticket Offer for as low as $50 per day, visit on select weekdays January 8 – March 10. Simply enter any valid date and the special rate will automatically load.

Southern California Ticket Offer good for visits January 2 through June 2, 2024.

Extra Day Free gives you 5 days for the price of 4, it’s an ongoing special you can find listed with my partners at Get Away Today here.

Add Universal Studios Hollywood or other area theme parks tickets for under $100 per person.

Do you have more questions about your Disneyland visit this time of year? Or maybe you’re considering another month for your visit—find the yearly Disneyland calendar here. Plus,  download your step by step Disneyland Plan now or submit a request for a one on one planning help. 

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By Jessica Sanders

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