February 2012 Crowd Calendar Image Preview and Operating Schedule

by josh on July 19, 2011

Here’s the initial February 2012 Crowd Calendar image.  This is still a “draft” and the “final version” may change a bit as I delve deeper into the numbers and nuances throughout the month.  I’ve also attached the expected February 2012 operating schedule below since the operating hours for Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom are missing from the Travel Agent Calendar, at least at the moment.  Click the image below to expand it.  The February analysis should follow in the next few days.  I’d say Friday, but I’m usually running a day behind and I don’t want to say Saturday since that would probably make it Sunday.

Wednesday February 1

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

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

Epcot: 9am – 9pm

IllumiNations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm

Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade: 3pm

Fantasmic: none

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 8pm

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

Thursday February 2

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm

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

Epcot: 9am – 9pm

IllumiNations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm

Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade: 3pm

Fantasmic: none

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 8pm

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

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

Friday February 3

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm

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

Epcot: 9am – 9pm

Evening Extra Magic Hours: 9pm – 12am

IllumiNations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm

Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade: 3pm

Fantasmic: none

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 8pm

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

Saturday February 4

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm

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

Epcot: 9am – 9pm

IllumiNations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade: 3pm

Fantasmic: none

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 10pm

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

Sunday February 5

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm

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

Epcot: 9am – 9pm

IllumiNations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm

Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade: 3pm

Fantasmic: none

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 8pm

Evening Extra Magic Hours: 8pm – 11pm

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

Monday February 6

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

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

Epcot: 9am – 9pm

IllumiNations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm

Evening Extra Magic Hours: 7pm – 10pm

Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade: 3pm

Fantasmic: none

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 8pm

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

Tuesday February 7

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm

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

Epcot: 9am – 9pm

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

IllumiNations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm

Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade: 3pm

Fantasmic: none

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 8pm

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

Wednesday February 8

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

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

Epcot: 9am – 9pm

IllumiNations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm

Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade: 3pm

Fantasmic: none

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 8pm

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

Thursday February 9

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm

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

Epcot: 9am – 9pm

IllumiNations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm

Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade: 3pm

Fantasmic: none

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 8pm

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

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

Friday February 10

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm

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

Epcot: 9am – 9pm

Evening Extra Magic Hours: 9pm – 12am

IllumiNations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm

Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade: 3pm

Fantasmic: none

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 8pm

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

Saturday February 11

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm

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

Epcot: 9am – 9pm

IllumiNations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade: 3pm

Fantasmic: none

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 10pm

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

Sunday February 12

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm

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

Epcot: 9am – 9pm

IllumiNations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm

Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade: 3pm

Fantasmic: none

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 9pm

Evening Extra Magic Hours: 9pm – 12am

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

Monday February 13

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

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

Epcot: 9am – 9pm

IllumiNations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm

Evening Extra Magic Hours: 7pm – 10pm

Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade: 3pm

Fantasmic: 7pm

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 9pm

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

Tuesday February 14

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm

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

Epcot: 9am – 9pm

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

IllumiNations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm

Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade: 3pm

Fantasmic: 7pm

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 8pm

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

Wednesday February 15

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

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

Epcot: 9am – 9pm

IllumiNations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm

Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade: 3pm

Fantasmic: none

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 8pm

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

Thursday February 16

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm

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

Epcot: 9am – 9pm

IllumiNations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm

Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade: 3pm

Fantasmic: 7pm

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 9pm

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

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

Friday February 17

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm

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

Epcot: 9am – 9pm

Evening Extra Magic Hours: 9pm – 12am

IllumiNations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm

Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade: 3pm

Fantasmic: none

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 10pm

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade: 3pm, Main Street Electrical Parade: 9pm, Wishes Fireworks: 10pm

Saturday February 18

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 7pm

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

Epcot: 9am – 9pm

IllumiNations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 8pm

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade: 3pm

Fantasmic: none

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 11pm

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade: 3pm, Main Street Electrical Parade: 9pm, Wishes Fireworks: 10pm

Sunday February 19

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 7pm

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

Epcot: 9am – 9pm

IllumiNations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 8pm

Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade: 3pm

Fantasmic: 7pm

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 11pm

Evening Extra Magic Hours: 11pm – 2am

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade: 3pm, Main Street Electrical Parade: 9pm, Wishes Fireworks: 10pm

Monday February 20

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 7pm

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

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

Epcot: 9am – 9pm

IllumiNations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 8pm

Evening Extra Magic Hours: 8pm – 11pm

Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade: 3pm

Fantasmic: none

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 11pm

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade: 3pm, Main Street Electrical Parade: 9pm, Wishes Fireworks: 10pm

Tuesday February 21

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 7pm

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

Epcot: 9am – 9pm

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

IllumiNations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm

Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade: 3pm

Fantasmic: 7pm

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 11pm

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade: 3pm, Main Street Electrical Parade: 9pm, Wishes Fireworks: 10pm

Wednesday February 22

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 7pm

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

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

Epcot: 9am – 9pm

IllumiNations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm

Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade: 3pm

Fantasmic: none

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 11pm

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade: 3pm, Main Street Electrical Parade: 9pm, Wishes Fireworks: 10pm

Thursday February 23

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 6pm

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

Epcot: 9am – 9pm

IllumiNations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm

Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade: 3pm

Fantasmic: 7pm

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 11pm

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade: 3pm, Main Street Electrical Parade: 9pm, Wishes Fireworks: 10pm

Friday February 24

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 6pm

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

Epcot: 9am – 9pm

Evening Extra Magic Hours: 9pm – 12am

IllumiNations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm

Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade: 3pm

Fantasmic: none

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 11pm

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade: 3pm, Main Street Electrical Parade: 9pm, Wishes Fireworks: 10pm

Saturday February 25

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 6pm

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

Epcot: 9am – 9pm

IllumiNations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade: 3pm

Fantasmic: none

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 11pm

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade: 3pm, Main Street Electrical Parade: 9pm, Wishes Fireworks: 10pm

Sunday February 26

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm

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

Epcot: 9am – 9pm

IllumiNations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm

Evening Extra Magic Hours: 7pm – 10pm

Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade: 3pm

Fantasmic: 7pm

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 9pm

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

Monday February 27

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

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

Epcot: 9am – 9pm

IllumiNations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 6pm

Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade: 3pm

Fantasmic: none

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 8pm

Evening Extra Magic Hours: 8pm – 11pm

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

Tuesday February 28

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm

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

Epcot: 9am – 9pm

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

IllumiNations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm

Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade: 3pm

Fantasmic: none

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 8pm

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

Wednesday February 29

Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm

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

Epcot: 9am – 9pm

IllumiNations: 9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am – 7pm

Morning Extra Magic Hour: 8am – 9am

Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade: 3pm

Fantasmic: none

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 8pm

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

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Amy July 19, 2011 at 4:49 pm

I’m fairly new to this site. Is there a link to tell me what everything means on that chart above? thanks!

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josh July 19, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Yes, sorry, look to your right for a list of the months under “Crowd Calendar and Daily Best Park to Visit” and you’ll see a list of the available months. At the top before the crowd calendar image you’ll see an explanation. For example – http://www.easywdw.com/category/calendar/july11/ and you should see this with bullets:

The first line in each box is the date.
The second line shows the cost to book a room at a Disney-owned resort. $ = Value Season, $$ = Regular Season, $$$ = Summer Season, $$$$ = Peak Season, and $$$$$ = Holiday Season. Occasionally there will be a + or – after the $$$ to show that the cost is slightly higher or lower than usual, but not by enough to raise it another $ notch.
The third line is the average high and low temperature and the chance of precipitation. All data is based on the last 15 years. I wouldn’t read too much into the precipitation percentages for each day because just one or two additional days of rain in the last 15 years can raise the percentage substantially. I included it so you can look at the precipitation trends throughout the month(s) and take it into consideration when deciding when to book your vacation. For a broader overview of the month, read the month-by-month overview I linked to above.
The fourth line is an estimation of the overall crowd level. A “5″ refers to average crowds. Numbers above 5 refer to a larger than average overall crowd level and numbers below 5 refer to lower than average overall crowds. A day with an overall crowd level of “1″ means that the crowds are expected to be the absolute lowest of the year and a “10″ means crowds are expected to be at their largest of the year. In other words, the overall crowd level estimation will give you an idea of how many people are in the entire Disney World complex, including the four major theme parks, water parks, Downtown Disney, golf courses, resorts, etc. Individual theme parks can have smaller or larger crowds than the overall estimation, which is where the theme park recommendations come in.
The fifth line shows the theme parks I recommend visiting in green and the theme parks I recommend avoiding in red. There is also a | sign that splits up the recommended and not recommended Parks for the color blind or those printing in black and white (the Parks to the left of the | sign are recommended). I use the usual abbreviations for the Parks; AK is the Animal Kingdom, EP is Epcot, HS is Hollywood Studios, and MK is the Magic Kingdom. In addition to the colors, the Park on the far left is the most recommended Park to visit that day. The Park second to the left is the second most recommended and so on. For example, if the line reads AK EP | HS MK then the Animal Kingdom is the most recommended and Epcot is the second most recommended. On the other side of the | sign, Hollywood Studios is not recommended and the Magic Kingdom is expressly not recommended even more. If possible, I would strongly recommend you visit the Park that is most recommended each day. Please read below the calendar for an overview of how I’ve selected the recommended Parks and also a day-by-day explanation.
The sixth line lists which Parks have Extra Magic Hours and at what time they start. Morning Extra Magic Hour lasts one hour and usually starts at 8am. Evening Extra Magic Hours last three hours from the start time. For example, if you see AK:8am EP:9pm, that means the Animal Kingdom has a morning Extra Magic Hour from 8am-9am and Epcot has evening Extra Magic Hours from 9pm-12am.
The last line lists the Fantasmic show times at the Hollywood Studios.

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Amy July 20, 2011 at 8:11 am

Thanks!!!

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