Five reasons to go to Disney World in January and February
1. Less Crowds, more Attractions
There are days in January where you could throw a ball down Main Street and never run into anyone. It is truly the least crowded time of the year. February is not much more crowded. You do have to be mindful of a few exceptions. Marathon weekend Jan 7th-11th. Martin Luther King Weekend Jan. 16th-19th, Presidents’ weekend Feb. 13th-16th, and the princess half marathon Feb 19th-22nd.
This is the time some refurbishments are done but we are only seeing a few, two being water rides. The others being the Liberty Boat and Under the Sea with the Little mermaid. Cinderella’s Royal Table restaurant is also under an extensive refurbishment.
2. Lower temperatures, less rain
Many fear the heat and those summer afternoon rain showers at Disney. This is their time of year then. The highs are around 70 on many days and the lows dip to the low 50s. Yes the pools are heated to 78 degrees.
3. Lower prices
The first two months of the year are typically some of the lowest pricing of the year. There are current promotions out to drop the rates even more but just looking at it no promotion to no promotion, Feb 2nd for four nights vs the first week in May (another favorite time of year for me to travel to the happiest place in earth), prices are lower in February.
Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter trends $174 per night for the February dates and $198 a night in May. The promotion drops this to at least $147 a night on the February dates.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge trends $331 a night for a pool view and the first week in May, $401. The promotion in February drops the price to $231.
4. We all can Get the Winter Blues after the holidays
The cold creeps in and is more noticeable after the excitement of the holidays. Why not sneak away for a bit just to get out of the monotony of the everyday blahs in the winter.
5. Experience a new Character Dining Experience
While Cinderella’s Royal Table is under refurbishment, Citrico’s at Grand Floridian will host a Princess Brunch.
Citrico’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa will begin hosting the Disney princesses Jan. 8, 2015, for breakfast and lunch. Reservations open to all guests on Dec. 4 by BY PHONE ONLY at 407-WDW-DINE (starting at 7 a.m. Eastern). Online reservations will be available at a later date. Or work with someone like Ears of Experience and they will do the dining reservations for you.
During this character dining experience, Cinderella and a rotating cast of princesses will visit each table for photos and autographs. The hours are 8 a.m.-2:20 p.m., and the cost is $49.99 for adults and $31.99 for children ages 3-9.
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