EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Sep 2, 2015
    Stephanie from TN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are celebrating my daughter's 8th birthday with her first trip to Disney World Feb. 27 - March 5, 2016. How are the crowds and the weather? What clothes should we pack? Also, do all the night shows still happen in February? Thank you.


    I think you'll find the weather just about perfect in late February and early March: shorts in the day and sweatpants or jeans in the evening. I recommend that you take a light jacket to wear if you plan on arriving in the parks early in the morning, but you can tie it around your waist as the afternoon warms so you can bring it out again in the evening. Weather is unpredictable in the non-summer months, so make sure to check the forecast for spikes on either end of the temperature spectrum. Also, pack a poncho as I've encountered rain just as often in cold months as the afternoon showers in the hot months. 

    Crowds begin to build going into March as many schools begin to let out for Spring Break, but your week will fall nicely between President's Day and the first wave of Spring Breakers. You certainly won't see crowds like Christmas but you won't experience lulls like September either. Disney is open 365 days a year and while some attractions may be closed for refurbishment in the early weeks of the year when crowds are low, Epcot will hold Illuminations nightly at 9 p.m. while Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios will have their own nightly entertainment, albeit not every night. Make sure and keep an eye on the park calendar closer to 90 days from arrival to see the schedule for Fantasmic! at DHS and the parade and fireworks at Magic Kingdom.

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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