Disneyland in February

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If you’re going to Disneyland in February 2019, here’s your guide to planning a magical trip to the Happiest Place on Earth from the Disneyland experts.

Updated for 2019!Disneyland in February.

 

Disneyland in February Tickets

Tickets are often your biggest expense, besides the travel associated with getting to the park itself. Disneyland prices went up in January, but you can still get your Disneyland discount tickets from our partner, Get Away Today before heading over to Disneyland Resort.Disneyland Discount tickets

Have questions on booking your tickets? I bet I have an answer for you.

Can I get one day discount Disneyland tickets? One day tickets will cost you the most money per day because only Disneyland itself sells one day tickets. If you’re looking for a discount one day ticket to Disneyland, you will need to visit during weekdays typically during the school calendar year. Because of demand-based pricing, you could pay anywhere from $104 to $204 for just one day! Compare that to buying a two day ticket from Get Away Today at a little over $200 and you could pay a bit more to spend 2 days at Disneyland Resort rather than 1 day. 

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February is a great time to visit Disneyland and California Adventure, just be sure to expect larger crowds over Presidents’ Day weekend, along with SoCal discount tickets in effect.

Disneyland in February 2019 Calendar

I’m gonna tell you the truth, I hate crowd calendars. Why? They’re usually wrong and give people a false sense of hope, making them feel that they’re going to Disneyland when no one else in the world will be there. That being said, this is not a Disneyland crowd calendar in a traditional sense. Our Disneyland calendar notes major holidays, school breaks and Disneyland Resort events and is updated monthly. Be sure to check back as your date gets closer. The colors denote the following:

  • Pink- high to max capacity
  • Yellow- medium to high capacity
  • Green- medium capacity

I don’t list a “low capacity” day because I feel it’s better to be prepared for crowds and be pleasantly surprised than the opposite. Hang in there, you can do this!

Crowd Calendar Sheet page

 

What’s happening at Disneyland in February 2019? And why do I have the calendar mapped out like I do? Here is a highlight of all the awesome things going on in January and how you can make the most of your Disneyland vacation:

Disneyland in February Park Plans

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Long lines Disneyland

 

Disneyland in February 2019 Closures

Disneyland ride closures fluctuate quite a bit during the slower season. Some rides might not be closed the entire month and sometimes there is no notice for closures. Be sure to check out the official Disneyland app for closures during your visit. Don’t be sad with what’s closed, Disney just confirmed World of Color returns on February 23rd! 

Disneyland in January
Disneyland Railroad passes it’s a small world
  • Astro Orbitor (TBA)
  • Grizzly River Run (1/8-TBA, closed in 2018 at this same time)
  • Sailing Ship Columbia ( January 23-TBA)
  • Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough ( January 17 through spring)
  • Sleeping Beauty Castle exterior ( January 18 through spring)
  • Splash Mountain (February 4 through 14)
  • Space Mountain (February 25- TBA)
  • Fantasmic! (January 22 through spring)

Are you headed to Disneyland or California Adventure during February, tell us about it or let us know how we can help plan your trip.

33 thoughts on “Disneyland in February

  • C.C.

    Hi, I was wondering what your thoughts were for next February 2020. Do you think it will be about the same as this years?? Also do they not have the parades or fireworks in February?? I’m debating on changing to first week of March but I prefer February.

    • Usually February has fireworks on the weekends. I also expect it to be Lunar New Year which grows bigger each year, tons of new food to try. I love that time of year and I say, go for it!

  • jessica sutherland

    Ohhh no… Is Valentine’s Day that bad? I was hoping we picked a good day since the other crowd calenders didn’t put it at high capacity.

    • I don’t want to scare you away lol. Disneyland can surprise us, my calendar is based on a number of factors but it can be wrong. I’d love to see a slow and easy day for you but I feel it’s best to prepare for crowds and be pleasantly surprised.

  • Mary

    Hi Jessica, thanks for all the great info! I’ll be at Disneyland next week (!) with my kids, ages 3 and 7. It’s our first time! How do you think the crowds will be? We’re doing 5 days in February in the hopes that we can be somewhat leisurely and let the kids go at their own pace. Thanks!

    • It’s a great time to go and enjoy 5 leisurely days. I don’t think crowds will be a big problem. If letting kids take the lead, I suggest touring land-by-land. Start in one land and let them do everything they want there before moving on. Sounds like a fabulous trip! Can’t wait to hear about it.

  • Kari

    Hi. We will be going Feb 13-16th onn4 day park hoppers. I saw it says no parades, but are all the other shows going still? Also, we always get horrible spots for world of color where at least one or 2 from our group can’t see, is the dinning package worth it for a better view?

    • Hi Kari, thanks for you question. Yes, World of Color is on the schedule that week. The best spot for World of Color is hands-down the Dessert Party. It’s pricey but you get an actual table in front with seats. It’s about $70 per person (yes, kids too). I did the dinner dining package and I didn’t think my view was that much better than getting a FASTPASS. It was better, just not that much better because there’s always people standing in front since it’s standing room only. You could also go to the “wet zone” but it will be chilly so bring ponchos. Keep me posted on what you decide and how it goes! Would love to hear about it!

  • Geethu

    Hi
    We are planning a short Disneyland trip for 2 days in feb 2018. Will we be missing out a lot if we choose February? This is our first time in Disneyland.

    • Hi there, thanks so much for asking. It does seem like a ton is closed when all items are listed together. And maybe some of these are deal breaker for you. But there is still a lot to do and see. Many people never get to it all anyway. And since many people focus more on what’s closed, this may be a great time to go for lower crowds. Here’s what’s scheduled to be closed that I know of in Feb ’18 (major attractions only): California Screamin’, Mickey’s Fun Wheel, parades, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Splash Mountain, Storybook Land Canal Boats, Casey Jr. Circus Train, it’s a small world, Grizzly River Run. Also note that not all of these will be closed the entire month. I recommend checking the Disneyland app for closures during your exact dates, select park hours and then choose your date to scroll down and see what’s closed. If you decide this still works for you, do check out my ticket partner’s deals where adults pay kid prices on select dates in February. If there’s anything else I can do to help you plan I would be happy to help!

  • Elle T

    Hi….I’m going with a pretty big group of toddlers to teens with hefty appetites. my question is are we allowed to bring food in the park without a hassle and if so what would you suggest.

    • Hi there, thanks for your question! You can bring small, soft-sided coolers into the parks without a problem. I like to freeze capri-sun type drinks to use as ice and then drink once they defrost. Beyond that- snacks, sandwiches even cold pizza and other foods can be brought in the parks without a problem. Just no glass containers. There are lockers available inside and outside the park if you don’t want to tote everything around. If you have a large cooler, that needs to stay in the car. There’s also a picnic area just outside the park main gates. You might also enjoy reading what I bring in my Disneyland park bag (which often includes lots of snacks too!) in preparation for your trip. Have a great time and let me know if I can be of any more help.

  • Erin

    Hi there! We are taking our 7 and 2 (almost 3) year old girls to Disney on 2/21. Since we will only be there one day, I’m wondering which park to take the to: Disneyland or California Adventure. We will also be doing breakfast with Mickey early that morning. Any advice on one park vs the other?

    Thanks,
    Erin

  • Kim

    Hi Jessica! This is a longshot, but we are going to Disneyland tomorrow for the first time with our two-year-old and four-month. Do you have any thoughts on a game plan? Can’t miss rides, places to eat, how to make use of fast pass? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

    • Hi Kim, you’re going to have a blast! Remember to pack a bunch of patience and just enjoy the time with your kids. Arrive as early as you can (ideally 30 mins before park opening). First ride: Peter Pan’s Flight, Dumbo, Alice in Wonderland. Use rider switch anytime your kids can’t ride. Also take a look at our top pick for kid meals around the parks. If you’re staying for the Main Street Electrical Parade, see our parade seating guide. Pixie Dusted dreams to you tonight and a magical day tomorrow!

  • Stephanie

    Hi, my husband is taking me for the very first time to Disney land (I’m 28) lol. Anyways we are there feb 11th to 15th, any tips for a first timer?! Also we are there for valentines but all the fancy restaraunts are fully booked, what else would you suggest for a romantic dinner?

    • Hi Stephanie, I am so glad you asked! Your first visit over Valentine’s Day, I am so excited for you. First let’s touch on those Valentine’s Day reservations since you’ll want to hop on Disneyland Dining and book something right away. I wondered if you considered enjoying a reservation for lunch, breakfast or an early dinner instead? I did a search just to see what’s available and found a lot of options from about noon to 2pm, fancy places like Carthay Circle (including World of Color dining package), Wine Country Trattoria, Classic Afternoon Tea at the Disneyland Hotel, Catal Restaurant (a personal favorite) and Ariel’s Grotto as well as more casual choices like Carnation Cafe, Cafe Orleans and Aladdin’s Oasis Main Street Electrical Parade dining package. I’m also showing the World of Color Dessert party open for 7:30pm if you decide to go casual for dinner but have an elaborate dessert spread and watch World of Color. Sounds like you’ll be there for a few days, so I suggest arriving at park opening and really exploring things land-by-land. Enjoy your first visit and let me know what you decide on. Can’t wait to hear back!

  • Amanda

    We are going feb 16-24, 2017 with a 4 day hopper. I know president day is usually busy so our plan to skip that day. was going to go Friday 17, sun 19, wed 22, Thursday 23 and use magic morning this day. Do these days sound good or would you do a different plan? The other question I had is I notice starting feb 17 -28 it’s ap days at disneyland park. How does that affect crowds?

    • Amanda

      Did you see my post?! Didn’t get a reply. Sorry to be a pain. Wondering about feb 16-24, 2017 and the ap dates in feb and how that affects crowds.

      • Yes! I had a reply and it somehow disappeared. In a nutshell, here’s what I had replied originally. 🙂 4 days in the parks is a great trip, even if crowds might be bigger due to President’s Day weekend and AP Days. AP Days special events (this time around) are located in the old Starcade building in Tomorrowland. I don’t think you’ll notice any unusual crowd levels due to AP Days, most come after work, but you may notice more people in that area. I would also recommend getting a Main Street Electrical Parade dining package so you don’t need to save seats for the parade and you get a great meal to enjoy beforehand.

  • Sunny

    Hello my son is a huge Cars fan! How should we go about seeing cars land? We will be there for 2 days. February 27/28 and have the hopper pass! Thanks so much!

    • I’m so glad you asked! You’re going to love Cars Land. Of course, Radiator Springs Racers is a must-do, read our ultimate guide here. I would plan to spend the morning in Cars Land, get your RSR FASTPASS as outlined in the post I linked to, ride Mater and Luigi’s in the morning hours, meet Lightening McQueen or Mater in front of the Cozy Cone Motel, maybe have a late breakfast at Flo’s V8 Cafe and then end your day in Cars Land as well. If your son is 7yrs+ I suggest doing a Single Rider line to ride RSR again in the dark or at dusk. And of course be sure to visit all the fun little shops in Cars Land and take lots of photos. I’m sure your son is going to love it!

  • Tawni

    Hi Regina! What a great website! We’re headed to Disneyland February 26-28! Our girls are 6 and 5 years old and I was just seeing what is a must for our girls to make there first trip to Disneyland a memorable one! We have two character dining experiences planned – Ariels Grotto and then at Blue Bayou (?) pretty sure that’s the other one. Thank you!

    • Hi Tawni, this is Jessica from The Happiest Blog on Earth. So exciting you’re taking your girls on their first visit! Looks like you already have 2 great things planned. Ariel’s Grotto will be fabulous for getting one-on-one time with the princesses. Blue Bayou is not a character meal but maybe you booked the Paint the Night dining package? That’s a great choice! Enter “what to ride first” in our search box and get more tips for what to take the girls on. Remember to start with smaller, less thrill-type rides first and work your way up to the big ones if they’re comfortable. Feel free to email me if you have any questions. Enjoy your visit!

    • Hi Regina, thanks for your question. I expect most of the Presidents’ Day weekend crowds to have gone home by that day. Wednesday is also a typically less crowded day over others during the week. I would spend that first day in Disneyland park and if crowds are still an issue, you’ll always find lower crowd levels at California Adventure. Check out our “what to ride first” series and have a plan in place for riding your favorites first thing in the morning, especially ones that do not have a FASTPASS option (like Peter Pan and Matterhorn). Feel free to send me an email if I can be of any more help with your specific party size, ages, etc.

      • Regina, how were crowd levels? I noticed it was quite busy due to northern CA schools being on winter break and some Canadian schools having a similar type of break. Hope you were still able to have an amazing time.

    • Hey Dana, thanks for asking. Crowds are heavier right now (compared to years past in February) because of the Diamond Celebration and the sweet deal going on for SoCal residents. It won’t be crazy packed like the middle of July or at Christmas, but you will see high wait times for popular rides: Peter Pan (40+), Hyperspace Mountain (90+), Star Tours (40+), Indiana Jones (30+). Be sure to use those FASTPASSES on rides that have them and wait in line for your favorites that don’t have FASTPASSES early in the day when lines are shorter. Another tip, check out the Disneyland app and look at wait times this week just to get an idea of the “normal” wait times and what to expect when you arrive. Enjoy your trip!

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