Want to have the best time at Disneyland Resort this February? Factoring in some school holidays and the return of a favorite parade, you might want to know if Disneyland is busy in February. Some days are definitely busier than others. But you can still have a great time at Disneyland Park and Disney’s California Adventure if you know a bit about the crowd levels you can expect. While Disneyland is not too busy in early February, there are some days that might be better than others! Here are the February tips you need.
Table of Contents
Disneyland In February: The Best Month?
As Disneyland Park lovers, we can’t really say there’s a bad time to go. Honestly, February isn’t one of our favorites (there are not a lot of special events happening), but it still has a lot going for it!
Mainly: low crowds. Because there are not a lot of special events. So there you go.
If you can get there in January or February, you can find some low-crowd days at Disneyland in January and February.
Disneyland in February has a lot going for it, especially the generally mild weather.
The average high temperature in February is usually in the high 60s and doesn’t get colder than the high-40s.
But February falls into the rainy season in Anaheim, so your rain chances may increase throughout the entire month.
If you know when to visit Disneyland in February it can be a good time of year to plan a trip to avoid long lines.
And you’ll never forget your February Disneyland vacation!
What Factors Impact Disneyland’s Wait Times In February?
Trying to figure out the Disneyland crowd calendar for February may feel like a challenge, but we’re breaking it down for you.
Are There Any Special Events At Disneyland In February?
Yes, there is always something going on at Disneyland. And February 2023 is no different.
At Disney California Adventure, the Lunar New Year Celebration will run through February 15, 2023.
Another big event is happening on February 24: the long-awaited return of a full Disneyland parade.
The Magic Happens parade had a super short run in 2020 right before the pandemic closures.
But it will be back in full swing by the end of February, and you can bet this will bring some of the local crowds out to see this newly returned entertainment.
Know When You Can Go: Are The Kids Out Of School?
Two things to consider for any trip to the Happiest Place On Earth:
- Is it a major US holiday weekend when you plan to visit?
- Are local kids off school for any reason?
Both of those issues drive wait times and the feeling of Disneyland being busy in February.
And to answer the questions above: YES to both.
- President’s Day is a big US holiday happening on Monday, February 20, 2023.
- School holidays include Lincoln Day (Friday, February 17) and President’s Day (Monday, February 20).
The Disneyland Annual Passholder Effect
While Walt Disney World has a lot of Annual Passholders, they don’t have anywhere near the levels Disneyland does.
Annual Passholders (called Magic Key passholders) make up a large percentage of daily Disneyland visitors- hey, locals need to get away today, too!
But please note: Disneyland truly has a bigger percentage of locals visiting than Disney World does. Recognizing this will help you figure out the best day to visit.
Magic Key passholders at Disneyland tend to pop in and out of the parks for a few hours, which can make Disneyland busy in February in weird ways.
It may feel busy in the mornings at Disneyland but empty out a bit just before lunch. This is a Magic Keyholder effect as many locals pop in for a few hours but head out early in the day.
Conversely, Disneyland may also feel busy in the evenings once the locals get off work. They’ll visit Main Street USA for a parade or fireworks, and then head home soon after, especially on Friday nights. Using those annual passes to visit Disneyland in short bursts is definitely a local perk!
How Do You Find The Lower Crowds In February At Disneyland? Check The Magic Key Blackout Calendar
All magic comes with a price, as they say.
And beating those ticket prices with an annual pass comes with a cost: blackout days.
If you’re looking for the best time of the year for your first time at Disneyland, be sure to take a peek at the Magic Key Blackout Calendars.
Some locals are blocked out for the whole weekend, and some for a week at a time. Knowing when they cannot be in the parks will make Disneyland feel less crowded for you.
Disneyland’s Best Days To Visit In February (2023)
We did some looking and have come up with some of the best days to visit Disneyland in February 2023.
Avoid February 17-20. This is the President’s Day holiday weekend and schools are also out during that Friday and Monday. While many MagicKeys are blocked out, there are still plenty with availability and they will come to Disneyland!
What does that leave us with? The most wiggle room in February is early in the month.
There are some low-crowd days projected for February.
Magic Keys are blocked out on the following days:
- Believe: February 18, 19
- Enchant: February 18-20
- Imagine: February 4, 5, 11, 12, 17-20, 25, 26
Using this information, we think the best days to visit Disneyland in February 2023 will be any time in early February, skipping the President’s Day weekend and week.
And please don’t forget to make those theme park reservations ASAP!
More Disney Tips And Hacks
- What to Pack In Your Disney Park Bag
- Disney Parking Secrets: Why You Need Disney Preferred Parking
- Skip The Line! Snag A Fantasmic Dining Package At Disney World (2023)
- Is Fantasmic At Disney World Too Scary For Kids? (2022) Parents Guide
- Is Disneyland Busy In January? Best Days To Visit (2023)
- 23 New (And Returning!) Things Coming To Disney In 2023
- runDisney Gift Guide For Your Disney Obsessed Runner
- How To Get Your Disney Ride Photos In 2023
- Is Tower of Terror Too Scary For Kids?
- Free Things To Do At Disney World
Patty Holliday has been running Disney since 2011. She knows just about every tip, trick, and hack there is to cover the runDisney Magical Miles at Disney World and Disneyland. She knows every mile isn’t *always* magical- but with training, tips, and a little bit of pixie dust, they can be a lot of fun! You can also find her at noguiltlife.com and noguiltfangirl.com