Disney World February 2014 Preliminary Crowd Calendar and Operating Schedule

by josh on August 11, 2013

Below is the preliminary crowd calendar and operating schedule for February 2014.  The operating schedule became available internally yesterday.  Ordinarily, February 2014 would have been available a month ago, in the middle of July. This is the latest release of an operating schedule in as long as I’ve run this website as people’s 180-day windows for dining reservations have already opened up for vacations beginning early in the month.

For the most part, the operating schedule is what you would expect for February.  It does look like it was hastily put together with some errors, including odd timings for the Electrical Parade on February 15th and 17th.  Ordinarily, the Electrical Parade is scheduled one hour before Wishes with the option to add a second Parade one hour after Wishes if crowds necessitate.  Historically, Epcot’s evening Extra Magic Hours have been moved to the Monday following the Princess Half Marathon, but that change isn’t currently on the schedule either. For January 2014, Disney moved the first Fantasmic on Monday nights to 6:30pm, so they could add a second Fantasmic an hour and a half later at 8pm. The close would then move to 8pm with evening Extra Magic Hours running from 8pm to 10pm. With the 7pm Fantasmic, the second Fantasmic wouldn’t start until 8:30pm. That means the regular close would move to 8:30pm instead of 8pm or the second Fantasmic would cut into more than an hour of the evening EMH.

The operating schedule over President’s Day Weekend and the week following is even more conservative than usual with Magic Kingdom closing at 8pm on four days and the Electrical Parade only scheduled on three nights over the course of the week.  Not to mention the 9am – 5pm hours at Animal Kingdom.  To compare, last year Animal Kingdom was open 8am – 8pm and Magic Kingdom was open 9am – 12am with two Electrical Parades nightly during that same week  This year, Mardis Gras and President’s Day Week don’t overlap, but we can still expect above average crowds for that week.  What you see below is what’s currently on the schedule.  I would expect to see some changes sooner rather than later.  Hopefully Disney’s media.webcontent.com address will be updated with a more accurate schedule tomorrow.

Click the image below to enlarge.  If you’re not sure what the symbols mean or to take a look at February 2013′s final schedule, see this post.

The March 2014 operating schedule is also available and will follow shortly.

Saturday February 1

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm (Highly Recommended)

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade: 3:45pm

Epcot: 9am – 9pm (Most Recommended)

Illuminations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm (Not Recommended)

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

Fantasmic: 7pm

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 9pm (Not Recommended)

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade: 3pm, Main Street Electrical Parade: 8pm, Wishes Fireworks: 9pm

Sunday February 2

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm (Highly Recommended)

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade: 3:45pm

Epcot: 9am – 9pm (Recommended)

Illuminations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm (Most Recommended)

Fantasmic: 7pm

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 8pm (Tentatively Recommended)

Evening Extra Magic Hours: 8pm – 10pm

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade: 3pm, Main Street Electrical Parade: none, Wishes Fireworks: 8pm

Monday February 3

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm (Not Recommended)

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade: 3:45pm

Epcot: 9am – 9pm (Most Recommended)

Illuminations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm (Not Recommended)

Evening Extra Magic Hours: 7pm – 9pm

Fantasmic: 7pm

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 8pm (Not Recommended)

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade: 3pm, Main Street Electrical Parade: 7pm, Wishes Fireworks: 8pm

Tuesday February 4

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm (Most Recommended)

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade: 3:45pm

Epcot: 9am – 9pm (Not Recommended)

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

Illuminations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm (Recommended)

Fantasmic: 7pm

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 8pm (Highly Recommended)

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade: 3pm, Main Street Electrical Parade: none, Wishes Fireworks: 8pm

Wednesday February 5

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm (Not Recommended)

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade: 3:45pm

Epcot: 9am – 9pm (Recommended)

Illuminations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm (Not Recommended)

Fantasmic: 7pm

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 8pm (Most Recommended)

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade: 3pm, Main Street Electrical Parade: none, Wishes Fireworks: 8pm

Thursday February 6

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm (Recommended)

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade: 3:45pm

Epcot: 9am – 9pm (Most Recommended)

Illuminations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm (Highly Recommended)

Fantasmic: 7pm

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 8pm (Not Recommended)

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade: 3pm, Main Street Electrical Parade: 7pm, Wishes Fireworks: 8pm

Friday February 7

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm (Recommended)

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade: 3:45pm

Epcot: 9am – 9pm (Not Recommended)

Evening Extra Magic Hours: 9pm – 11pm

Illuminations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm (Recommended)

Fantasmic: 7pm

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 8pm (Most Recommended)

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade: 3pm, Main Street Electrical Parade: none, Wishes Fireworks: 8pm

Saturday February 8

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm (Highly Recommended)

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade: 3:45pm

Epcot: 9am – 9pm (Most Recommended)

Illuminations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm (Not Recommended)

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

Fantasmic: 7pm

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 9pm (Not Recommended)

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade: 3pm, Main Street Electrical Parade: 8pm, Wishes Fireworks: 9pm

Sunday February 9

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm (Highly Recommended)

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade: 3:45pm

Epcot: 9am – 9pm (Recommended)

Illuminations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm (Most Recommended)

Fantasmic: 7pm

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 8pm (Not Recommended)

Evening Extra Magic Hours: 8pm – 10pm

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade: 3pm, Main Street Electrical Parade: none, Wishes Fireworks: 8pm

Monday February 10

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm (Not Recommended)

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade: 3:45pm

Epcot: 9am – 9pm (Most Recommended)

Illuminations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm (Not Recommended)

Evening Extra Magic Hours: 7pm – 9pm

Fantasmic: 7pm

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 8pm (Not Recommended)

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade: 3pm, Main Street Electrical Parade: 7pm, Wishes Fireworks: 8pm

Tuesday February 11

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm (Most Recommended)

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade: 3:45pm

Epcot: 9am – 9pm (Not Recommended)

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

Illuminations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm (Recommended)

Fantasmic: 7pm

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 8pm (Highly Recommended)

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade: 3pm, Main Street Electrical Parade: none, Wishes Fireworks: 8pm

Wednesday February 12

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm (Not Recommended)

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade: 3:45pm

Epcot: 9am – 9pm (Recommended)

Illuminations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm (Not Recommended)

Fantasmic: 7pm

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 8pm (Most Recommended)

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade: 3pm, Main Street Electrical Parade: none, Wishes Fireworks: 8pm

Thursday February 13

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm (Recommended)

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade: 3:45pm

Epcot: 9am – 9pm (Most Recommended)

Illuminations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm (Highly Recommended)

Fantasmic: 7pm

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 8pm (Not Recommended)

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade: 3pm, Main Street Electrical Parade: 7pm, Wishes Fireworks: 8pm

Friday February 14

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm (Recommended)

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade: 3:45pm

Epcot: 9am – 9pm (Not Recommended)

Evening Extra Magic Hours: 9pm – 11pm

Illuminations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm (Most Recommended)

Fantasmic: 7pm

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 10pm (Highly Recommended)

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade: 3pm, Main Street Electrical Parade: none, Wishes Fireworks: 8pm

Saturday February 15

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm (Highly Recommended)

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade: 3:45pm

Epcot: 9am – 9pm (Most Recommended)

Illuminations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm (Not Recommended)

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

Fantasmic: 7pm

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 10pm (Not Recommended)

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade: 3pm, Main Street Electrical Parade: 8pm, Wishes Fireworks: 10pm

Sunday February 16

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm (Highly Recommended)

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade: 3:45pm

Epcot: 9am – 9pm (Recommended)

Illuminations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm (Most Recommended)

Fantasmic: 7pm

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 10pm (Not Recommended)

Evening Extra Magic Hours: 10pm – 12am

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade: 3pm, Main Street Electrical Parade: none, Wishes Fireworks: 10pm

Monday February 17th

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm (Not Recommended)

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade: 3:45pm

Epcot: 9am – 9pm (Most Recommended)

Illuminations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm (Not Recommended)

Evening Extra Magic Hours: 7pm – 9pm

Fantasmic: 7pm

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 10pm (Not Recommended)

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade: 3pm, Main Street Electrical Parade: 7pm, Wishes Fireworks: 10pm

Tuesday February 18th

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm (Most Recommended)

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade: 3:45pm

Epcot: 9am – 9pm (Not Recommended)

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

Illuminations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm (Recommended)

Fantasmic: 7pm

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 8pm (Highly Recommended)

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade: 3pm, Main Street Electrical Parade: none, Wishes Fireworks: 8pm

Wednesday February 19th

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm (Not Recommended)

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade: 3:45pm

Epcot: 9am – 9pm (Recommended)

Illuminations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm (Not Recommended)

Fantasmic: 7pm

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 8pm (Most Recommended)

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade: 3pm, Main Street Electrical Parade: none, Wishes Fireworks: 8pm

Thursday February 20th

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm (Recommended)

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade: 3:45pm

Epcot: 9am – 9pm (Most Recommended)

Illuminations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm (Highly Recommended)

Fantasmic: 7pm

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 8pm (Not Recommended)

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade: 3pm, Main Street Electrical Parade: 7pm, Wishes Fireworks: 8pm

Friday February 21

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm (Recommended)

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade: 3:45pm

Epcot: 9am – 9pm (Not Recommended)

Evening Extra Magic Hours: 9pm – 11pm

Illuminations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm (Most Recommended)

Fantasmic: 7pm

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 10pm (Highly Recommended)

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade: 3pm, Main Street Electrical Parade: none, Wishes Fireworks: 8pm

Saturday February 22

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm (Highly Recommended)

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade: 3:45pm

Epcot: 9am – 9pm (Most Recommended)

Illuminations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm (Not Recommended)

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

Fantasmic: 7pm

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 9pm (Not Recommended)

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade: 3pm, Main Street Electrical Parade: 8pm, Wishes Fireworks: 9pm

Sunday February 23

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm (Highly Recommended)

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade: 3:45pm

Epcot: 9am – 9pm (Recommended)

Illuminations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm (Most Recommended)

Fantasmic: 7pm

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 8pm (Not Recommended)

Evening Extra Magic Hours: 8pm – 10pm

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade: 3pm, Main Street Electrical Parade: none, Wishes Fireworks: 8pm

Monday February 24

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm (Not Recommended)

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade: 3:45pm

Epcot: 9am – 9pm (Most Recommended)

Illuminations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm (Not Recommended)

Evening Extra Magic Hours: 7pm – 9pm

Fantasmic: 7pm

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 8pm (Not Recommended)

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade: 3pm, Main Street Electrical Parade: 7pm, Wishes Fireworks: 8pm

Tuesday February 25

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm (Most Recommended)

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade: 3:45pm

Epcot: 9am – 9pm (Not Recommended)

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

Illuminations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm (Recommended)

Fantasmic: 7pm

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 8pm (Highly Recommended)

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade: 3pm, Main Street Electrical Parade: none, Wishes Fireworks: 8pm

Wednesday February 26th

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm (Not Recommended)

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade: 3:45pm

Epcot: 9am – 9pm (Recommended)

Illuminations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm (Not Recommended)

Fantasmic: 7pm

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 8pm (Most Recommended)

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade: 3pm, Main Street Electrical Parade: none, Wishes Fireworks: 8pm

Thursday February 27th

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm (Recommended)

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade: 3:45pm

Epcot: 9am – 9pm (Most Recommended)

Illuminations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm (Highly Recommended)

Fantasmic: 7pm

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 8pm (Not Recommended)

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade: 3pm, Main Street Electrical Parade: 7pm, Wishes Fireworks: 8pm

Friday February 28th

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm (Recommended)

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade: 3:45pm

Epcot: 9am – 9pm (Not Recommended)

Evening Extra Magic Hours: 9pm – 11pm

Illuminations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm (Most Recommended)

Fantasmic: 7pm

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 8pm (Highly Recommended)

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade: 3pm, Main Street Electrical Parade: none, Wishes Fireworks: 8pm

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Val August 11, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Thanks for getting this out so soon after getting the hours! Hoping AK gets some later hours added. Loved touring that park in the evening last year.

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chris August 11, 2013 at 4:56 pm

thanks, Josh.

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Chris August 11, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Thanks, Josh! Glad to have you back. Hope everything was good at home.

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Hiro August 11, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Thanks, Josh.
I was wondering if Fantasmic will be held twice a day on January as you mentioned?
I looked at official website and it says Fantasmic will be held just on 7:00PM(or 6:30PM)..

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Hiro August 11, 2013 at 6:09 pm

Also, what Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade: 3pm will be held every on January is true?
I searched this on the official site but it says this will be held approximately once a week.
I assumed that this will held every days as you mentioned so I want to confirm this…

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Jay Stemple August 11, 2013 at 6:19 pm

Finally! Thanks so much! But touringplans.com still says Feb 1st park hours are unreleased. So do you have the inside scoop somehow (Sorry, new to this site).
And will there be an updated Feb calendar to be expected because of all the things you mentioned in the first and second paragraph?

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Jay Stemple August 11, 2013 at 6:34 pm

One other question:
I see you have HS as being not recommended for Feb 1st.
Again, newbie here, but what are the reasons for that? Is it due to the EMH in the morning? As a result, do you think it would be a terrible park if one arrived at 2 or 3pm?
We were trying to find a good day between Jan 30-Feb1 to do AK and HS in one day, since we have traditionally gotten bored at AK by about 1pm.

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Tina C August 11, 2013 at 6:37 pm

When Disney is conservative about park hours, does that mean bookings are down? Just curious.

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mike August 11, 2013 at 7:32 pm

I know this doesnt have anything to so with this but what do you think about the lack of. news at d23

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Eric in TX August 11, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Josh – any thoughts on when the ‘final’ schedule for November will be released? They normally do it a couple of months out, right?

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Davio August 12, 2013 at 3:02 am

There are a few oddities in there…maybe they should just let you do the operating schedule Josh. You seem to know more about the way the parks work than they do sometimes

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Lisa August 12, 2013 at 5:13 am

So glad to read this and looking forward to March hours. We’re going the end of February into March. Though I heard there wouldn’t be any parades until the Spring…I’m happy to see there are still some on schedule.

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jcarwash August 12, 2013 at 9:36 am

@Hiro – The Celebrate A Dream Come True parade is scheduled every day at 3pm at Magic Kingdom. The only time the parade isn’t held is due to a weather cancelation.

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Hiro August 12, 2013 at 9:57 am

Thanks, Josh!!

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Carmen August 12, 2013 at 10:52 am

How likely is it that they will add MSEP on Valentines Day? So far it’s not running on any of my planned MK days :(

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mike August 12, 2013 at 4:09 pm

50 percent either it will or it wont

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mike August 12, 2013 at 4:10 pm

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RebeccaMcK August 12, 2013 at 5:52 pm

lol at Dusty. Your name always reminds me of “Dewey Cheatem & Howe” – the law office in some “Three Stooges” shorts. And I kind of miss Prof. Brainard, too.

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cgulls August 14, 2013 at 9:29 am

@jaycarwash, I think Lisa might be referring to the announcement that the Celebrate 3:00 parade has been cancelled and will likely stop running after this December. The new 3:00 parade isn’t scheduled to begin until next March.

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