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Vacation Planning Tips & Tricks Discuss February Travel in the Vacation Planning forums; That used to be our month, February. From what I remember it's cold-ish and some things are closed due to lower numbers. Now bear with me, because it's been a ...
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    February Travel

    That used to be our month, February. From what I remember it's cold-ish and some things are closed due to lower numbers. Now bear with me, because it's been a while since we've been down. 10 years to be exact and the whole nature of the WDW experience has changed. Well, we've decided it's time to plan another trip and head back as adults, and with the fall getting away from us that January/February/early March time frame looks ideal. We mainly want to avoid as many crowds as possible, and have the best experience we can have. So please help, you're the experts, what would be the pluses and minuses to February to WDW?

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    I have gone often in February and the crowds have ranged during the month. I'm from New Orleans and we go often during the Mardi Gras holidays. I know Mardi Gras falls very early next year, so a lot of New Orleanians escaping mardi gras will be there around the 4th of Frebruary. Also, Presidents weekend is VERY crowded!!!

    I love going during this time of the year because even though it can be crowded, its not as bad as the summer. Plus I think the nice weather makes the crowds more tolerable. Thats just my opinion!

    If you have any more questions, I would love to help you out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JennD View Post
    I have gone often in February and the crowds have ranged during the month. I'm from New Orleans and we go often during the Mardi Gras holidays. I know Mardi Gras falls very early next year, so a lot of New Orleanians escaping mardi gras will be there around the 4th of Frebruary. Also, Presidents weekend is VERY crowded!!!

    I love going during this time of the year because even though it can be crowded, its not as bad as the summer. Plus I think the nice weather makes the crowds more tolerable. Thats just my opinion!
    I found this too be true too. We really enjoyed our February trip a few years ago. We have pictures of us wearing sweatshirts, but coming from MD at the time, the weather was definitely better than up north. The crowds were noticeably heavier over President's Day weekend, but were still very do-able.
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    I went this past February. The weather was in the 70's and sunny everyday. When it got dark out it got a little chilly, but other then that. I basically walked on to every ride with 10 minute wait or less.
    I didn't see anything that was closed except for El Rio De Tiempo which they were renovating.


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    Thanks so much! I think we are going to go for the smaller crowds and cheaper hotels of February.
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    Feb. can be chilly, especially at night but still comfortable. You might want to call Disney to ask if any large groups will be visiting the parks for the dates you are planning to be there. My wife and I went this past Feb. and there were thousands of "dance team" girls from all over the country. They were there for their annual convention and competition.
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    I would reccommend early december - It is generally not too cold (a sweatshirt at night, short sleeves during the day), and it is virtually empty - the longest line i ever waited on was 10 minutes. The best part is that it is all decorated for the christmas season - which makes it all the more magical
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