There are PLENTY of reasons your next Disney World trip might not be like your last.
Whether it’s because of a new festival like the Festival of the Arts happening in EPCOT right now, a new attraction, or another exciting event — you might want to write some of these important dates down if you’re heading to Disney World in February!
February 1st: Celebrate Soulfully
Get ready to celebrate and honor all things Black History Moth throughout Disney World during February! It all kicks off on the first — with special entertainment, merchandise, and of course — FOOD!
Last year, we also saw some exclusive artist appearances along with other fun activities and shows to experience in the parks.
See All the Treats Coming for Celebrate Soulfully Here
February 6th: Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training
While this may not be something that will affect your Disney World trip directly, it might be worth keeping in the back of your mind — the Tampa Bay Rays Major League Baseball team will begin Spring Training at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex this month.
The Rays’ normal training facility was damaged during Hurricane Ian, so they’ll be heading to Disney World instead.
Read More About the Rays’ Spring Training at Disney Here
February 8th & 15th: EPCOT Moonlight Magic
Moonlight Magic events are back in 2023, and this month it’s happening in EPCOT twice! On February 8th and 15th, DVC members can experience exclusive nighttime events with little to no waits and special treats!
Registration for these events will begin on February 2nd and 9th, respectively.
Learn More About Moonlight Magic Events Here
February 14th: Valentine’s Day
Cupid is hiding right around the corner — and he might even visit Disney World! In the past, we’ve seen a TON of special treats come out for this holiday, but so far this year we haven’t heard anything official.
You can see all the Valentine’s Day treats released by Disney in 2022 here — and stay tuned to AllEars for more announcements about what could be coming this year!
February 19th: Enchanted Tales with Belle Returns
A Magic Kingdom meet and greet is returning — Enchanted Tales with Belle will come back to Fantasyland on February 19th. Guests will travel into Maurice and Belle’s cottage and be walk through an enchanted mirror to hear the tale as old as time.
Plus, Ariel has officially returned to her Grotto in Fantasyland as well!
Get More Info About Enchanted Tales with Belle Here
February 20th: Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Closes for Refurbishment
Another attraction is closing for a lengthy refurbishment — Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster in Hollywood Studios will close on February 20th.
Right now, we don’t have an official opening date, but Disney has shared that the ride is expected to reopen this summer.
Read More About This Attraction Closure Here
February 23rd to 26th: 2023 Walt Disney World Princess Half Marathon
On your marks, get set, GO! The 2023 Walt Disney World Princess Half Marathon Weekend will take place at the end of the month — so if you’re not personally participating, expect to see some extra crowds and runners around!
We got to check out a preview of the new medals for this year’s race, and they look pretty awesome!
Check Out the Princess Half Marathon Weekend Medals Here
February 28th: Characters Return to Cinderella’s Royal Table
Speaking of Disney Princesses, they’ll be returning to a character meal at Cinderella’s Royal Table on February 28th. This experience has been modified since the reopening of the Disney World parks, but that’s all changing soon!
In the past Princesses switched out from time to time but we typically saw Ariel, Snow White, Jasmine, and Aurora along with Cinderella.
Learn About Character Dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table Here
If you’re looking to spend a little more time in the parks after they close, you can purchase tickets to Disney World After Hours events in Magic Kingdom on February 16, 20, and 27. Or, take in all the sights and sounds of Hollywood Studios After Hours on February 15th and 22nd.
Don’t forget there are also Extended Evening Hours at Magic Kingdom on February 1, 7, 15, and 21; and Extended Evening Hours are happening at EPCOT on February 6, 13, and 20th.
We’ll be sure to bring you the latest dates and information you need to know from Disney World, so stay tuned!
All the 2023 Dates You NEED To Know for Disney World
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