Festival of the Arts EPCOT

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A Disney vacation in February can be a mixed lot of crowds.  Feb 1-13th 2020 look like Medium crowd levels and the rest of February 2020 gets higher crowd estimates. 

Presidents Day weekend was my personal favorite time to go to Walt Disney World about 8 years ago.  It is now one of the busiest weekends at Disney.  So if you do head to Disney World for Presidents Day, go with a plan.

Avoiding Disney February Crowds

If you want to avoid some crowds in February 2020 you need to head to Disney World the first two weeks in Feb. 2020.

Avoid Presidents Day Weekend and the days around it if possible if you want lighter crowds.  having flexibility in your travel days and also flexibility in your schedule for what you are doing each day at Disney World will help you a great deal.  Booking Disney World Fastpasses and Disney Dining reservations well in advance and writing up a plan for each day during your vacation will help you avoid lines.  Having a plan is key during crowded times at Disney World.

If you can stay at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel on property you get several time saving advantages.  First you get Extra Magic Hours which lets you in the parks early or lets you stay late.  You need to see which park has Extra Magic Hours and get up early to be there.  Then about 11 AM when that park starts to fill up head to a NON Extra Magic Hours Park to finish out your day.

Disney World February Events

2019 Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts continues into February.  The Epcot International Festival of the Arts dates are — Jan. 17 – Feb. 24, 2020.  This event at Walt Disney World has grown and the dates have expanded every year.  I still have not been to the Festival of the Arts, but everyone I have spoken with loves this event.  If you are a local, or if you have time to spend enjoying the arts, or learning the arts.  I would schedule some of the extra art classes or lectures.  These sessions are very reasonably priced and give you hands on experiences.

Disney Marathon Hotel Rooms

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend takes place in February — Feb. 20 – 23, 2020.  The Run Disney events really don’t increase park attendance that much,  But the Saturdays in February are already popular and a higher crowd level is estimated based on past years data and 2020 events.


February is also Valentines Day. For some reason I miss that and from time to time and my wife is not so happy. If you can’t make it to Disney World for Valentines Day, here is a Disney Parks Blog How to Video so you can surprise your significant other with a home made Disney treat.

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