We’ve had a wild start to the new year in Disney World and it can be hard to keep up with all of the changes!
But that’s why we do what we do! We’re constantly covering the changes so that you can be prepared for your next trip. In January, we showed you park hopping changes, the return of the Disney Dining Plan, a closing date for Country Bear Jamboree, and so much more. Now, it’s time to talk about February because there are some pretty big things happening in the parks!
If you’re heading to Disney World soon, be sure to check out our list of the 15 ESSENTIALS you’ll forget to pack. You can click the image below to get our list and make sure you don’t forget a thing!
So what can you look forward to in February? Check it out!
DVC Members Can Book NEW Fort Wilderness Cabins
Did you know that new cabins are coming to Disney’s Fort Wilderness? We’ve seen the concept art and we’re getting excited to see them in real life when they open on July 1st, 2024! But you can start booking these cabins very soon!
Sales for The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort open to existing members on February 1st, 2024. Members will be able to add on by talking to their Disney Vacation Club Guide or calling Member Sales at (800) 500-3990. On February 15th, Disney Vacation Club Members who have added on points at the new cabins can begin booking stays online or by calling (800) 800-9800.
After Hours Return to EPCOT
After Hours is back at not one, not two, but THREE Disney World parks for 2024! We’ve already experienced the event at Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom in January, but as of February 2nd, After Hours events at EPCOT are back!
These separately ticketed events will take place on certain nights from February 2nd until July 18th, 2024, and they have complimentary snacks, low wait times, and low crowd levels. Tickets range in price from $149 to $159 depending on the night and Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members can get a discount.
It’s less time in the parks than a typical theme park ticket gives you, but you can do SO much more in a short time since Disney limits the number of tickets sold!
Princess Half Marathon Weekend
runDisney hosts several events at Disney World throughout the year and in February, the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend is coming! The races happen from February 22nd to 26th, 2024.
If you have plans to be in Disney World during this time, beware of extra crowds in the parks. The races happen early in the morning and many runners head to the parks afterward to celebrate. Keep this in mind when planning your upcoming trips!
We also have to warn you about some road closures for the races happening near Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort! On February 24th, 2024, roads will be affected from 3AM to 7:30AM for the Disney Princess 10K. On February 25th, 2024, the roads will be impacted from 3AM to 10AM for the Disney Princess Half Marathon. That’s another thing to keep in mind!
The EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival Kicks Off
The 2024 EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival is kicking off a little earlier this year on February 28th, 2024! The festival will end on May 27th, which means this festival will be much shorter than previous years.
We’ve already learned a lot about the festival including a full list of the food booths (we’re still waiting for menus!), returning scavenger hunts, the Garden Rocks concert lineup and dining package information, and some new topiaries that are coming this year.
If you want to know everything about the festival, check out our page at the link below!
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Those are some of the major changes coming to Disney World in February! Disney World will continue to change and update and DFB will be here to keep you in the loop!
Are you visiting Disney World in February? What are you looking forward to? Tell us in the comments!