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Old 08-07-2012, 03:15 PM   #1
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Disneyland in February 2013

We will be visiting DL towards the end of February 2013. What should we expect as far as crowds this time of year?
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:18 PM   #2
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Last week should be low crowds with the exception of the weekends. According to Touring Plans, it is predicted to be a 1 (10% occupancy) for 2/25-2/28.
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:06 PM   #3
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We were there the second and third week of Feb 2012 I think the longest line we encountered was star tours and Indy at 1 HR, but that was the stand by. Everything else was under a reasonable 20 mins. The weather was great. All sun shine, even hot enough we 'needed' to go on splash to cool off.
We will be there the first week of Aug 2013. Have fun planning !
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:50 PM   #4
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We will be there Feb. 23rd-27th! I'm interested in this thread.
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:38 AM   #5
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That's the week we're planning on, too! We chose it because we are thinking (hoping!) the crowds will be lower.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:31 AM   #6
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President's day weekend can get busy. I don't recall it being that bad when we went this past February.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:37 AM   #7
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Was there the week before President's Day this year and the crowds were fine - we normally go at the end of September and the crowds were about the same.

As much as I love DL, I don't think I would love it nearly as much if I had to wait more than 15-20 minutes to get on a ride, so those times of year are perfect for us (the exceptions, as noted above were Star Tours, Indy and TSMM, which were 45-60 min when we didn't have fastpasses for the first two).

The only issue in February may be the weather. We're from Canada, so we were happy to trade 6 feet of snow for shorts and t-shirts, but for those from more southerly locations, I saw a lot of sweatshirts and even some touques.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:45 AM   #8
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We will also be in DL the last week of February including the first 2 days of March!

Any idea as to whether there will be any discounts or special rates available at either DLH or GC? When would be a good time to book? Also, we will be purchasing an AP while there..how do you find out what the AP hotel rates will be if you haven't yet activated or purchased your AP?

I anticipate the crowds to be quite low and hopefully the temperature warm!

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Old 08-08-2012, 11:02 AM   #9
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That's the week we went, more or less, this year, and the week we will be likely going again next year.

I was told that "Ski Week" (the kids get off the week of President's Day) and Leap Day (which, obviously, won't be happening in 2013) increased crowds quite a bit for that week in this year, which makes sense to me. That being said, crowds weren't bad enough to scare me away from another trip 3 months later

When we were there, it was pleasantly warm 7 out of the 8 days. One day it rained, which, coming from Oregon, just made it feel like home! Most days, we wore capri jeans, a long-sleeved t-shirt, tennis shoes, and we brought a sweatshirt for morning/evening coolness. For this next year, I will change the wardrobe planning slightly; I think I will attempt to do a long sleeve shirt under a short sleeve shirt, so that when the afternoon sun does get warm, we're not sweating in the long-sleeve t-shirts!
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:52 PM   #10
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The crowds should be quite low this time of year. It's after President's day and before the "Spring Break" season starts about the 2nd week of March. Plan on getting FP's for Space, ST, Indy at DL and for RSR, ToT at DCA, and you should have a very productive day. Keep in mind that Friday nights get busy all through the year--even in February.

The weather is unpredictable in February. It can get to 80 in the day or be rainy and cool (cool for S CA ) with a 60 high. I recommend layering--short sleeve shirt under long sleeve with a sweatshirt for evenings (unless of course you're from Canada and 50 degrees is considered "HOT" BTW this is how locals pick out the tourists in the winter--they're the ones in shorts and tank tops
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:31 PM   #11
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The crowds should be quite low this time of year. It's after President's day and before the "Spring Break" season starts about the 2nd week of March. Plan on getting FP's for Space, ST, Indy at DL and for RSR, ToT at DCA, and you should have a very productive day. Keep in mind that Friday nights get busy all through the year--even in February.

The weather is unpredictable in February. It can get to 80 in the day or be rainy and cool (cool for S CA ) with a 60 high. I recommend layering--short sleeve shirt under long sleeve with a sweatshirt for evenings (unless of course you're from Canada and 50 degrees is considered "HOT" BTW this is how locals pick out the tourists in the winter--they're the ones in shorts and tank tops
Hey now... I'm not wearing shorts when it's 50 out, but I likely will if it's 60 and definitely will if it's 65.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:06 PM   #12
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Can someone help me out with when Presidents Day is? Non US-er here We are looking at booking flights for early February, but have always previously gone in January so hoping the crowds will be similar
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Can someone help me out with when Presidents Day is? Non US-er here We are looking at booking flights for early February, but have always previously gone in January so hoping the crowds will be similar
In 2013 it's February 18.
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:46 AM   #14
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Hey now... I'm not wearing shorts when it's 50 out, but I likely will if it's 60 and definitely will if it's 65.
I was wondering if anyone would take the bait but I have seen people at the parks in tank tops when its 50 out. They're obviously not the weather wimps of SCA. I actually moved to S CA from a cold climate 25 years ago. That first winter I thought people were crazy to wear Coats (that's coats not jackets/sweatshirts) when it was 60 out, but by the very next winter I was right there with them. Blood thins FAST
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:05 PM   #15
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Jumping on the Feb 2013 bandwagon!

DH and I are going Feb 1-6 for our 20th wedding anniversary! I can't wait!!! What can I expect crowd and weather wise?
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