What to Pack for Disney World in February – 2024 Checklist

Here's a checklist for what to pack for Disney World in February

Wondering what to pack for Disney World in February to ensure a hassle-free and fun experience? Look no further! As you prepare for your upcoming trip, it’s crucial to pack smartly and anticipate the unique needs of the February weather in Orlando.

My name is Michael, and I’ve been going to Disney World in February since I was in elementary school.  It used to a regular family trip when school got out for winter break.  Orlando was always the perfect destination to get away from the harsh east coast winters.  

In this article, I’ll share how Orlando’s unique February weather will dictate what you need to put into your suitcase.  I’ll also give some specific examples of clothing you need to bring, and how Disney’s special events will impact your packing list.

February Weather Forecast and Packing Impact

February is a slightly warmer month than January. Expect mild weather throughout February, with daytime highs in the mid-70s Fahrenheit and nighttime lows in the low 50s.

Packing for Disney World in February!

With that said, the sunlight at Disney World can be intense.  There’s not a lot of trees and foliage for shade, so the intensity of the sun can make the weather feel warmer than it is.  

For that reason, I recommend packing a hat to keep your head cool, which will keep your body temperature lower as well.

Rain is also fairly common in February, so pack some rain-gear like ponchos, rain boots and shoes, or an umbrella.

Pack Layers of Clothing

For February in Central Florida, it’s wise to pack clothing that can be layered for varying temperatures. 

Minnie Mouse hoodie

Essentials include t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, cardigans, jeans, leggings, and trousers. 

Since weather can fluctuate, consider packing shorts or capris for warmer days. 

Layering is key. For instance, pairing shorts with a t-shirt and a cardigan or sweatshirt or hoodie ensures comfort throughout the day. 

ChecklistImageWhere to Buy
HoodiesBuy on Amazon
CardigansBuy on Amazon
JeansBuy on Amazon
LeggingsBuy on Amazon

I love going to Disney World with a fresh new Mickey hoodie, so I recommend buying or bringing your most comfortable hoodie to Disney World.

If you find yourself short on clothes, nearby stores like Walmart and Target offer affordable options.  You can also visit the Orlando Premium International Outlets for discounts on Disney clothing, as well.


When it comes to footwear at Disney, prioritize comfort for all the walking you’ll do. Opt for tennis shoes or sneakers, ideal for both comfort and the cooler weather in February. 

Here are the Brooks Beast sneakers I wear to Disney World

With so much walking to do at Disney World, I love to pack brand new Brooks Beasts running shoes for my tripThey’re comfortable shoes that are perfect for miles of walking.  Brooks also makes good shoes for people with plantar fasciitis, as well. 

ModelBrooks BeastBrooks Ghost MaxBrooks Adrenaline
Cushion LevelCushion Level 2Cushion Level 3Cushion Level 2
Midsole Drop12mm6mm12mm
Weight11.9 oz10 oz10.1 oz
Where to BuyBuy on AmazonBuy on AmazonBuy on Amazon

Now while packing sandals is fine, anticipate wearing them less.  The February weather is still too cool for sandals.

Sneakers are versatile, suitable for mild yet chilly mornings and evenings, and they offer protection if it rains. 

If you plan a Valentine’s Day dinner at a signature restaurant, remember to pack dress shoes for the occasion.


Though February brings cooler temperatures, many still enjoy swimming in Disney’s heated pools. Plan to pack at least two bathing suits per person for pool time, as well as swimming gear like goggles. 

Packing a swimsuit for Disney World

While purchasing swimwear in Orlando is an option, the selection may be limited due to the season.

Outerwear and Other Accessories

Given the cooler evenings, bringing along jackets or coats is prudent, especially if you’re out late for fireworks or parades. 

Don't forget to pack a poncho

Hats and gloves can also provide warmth during chilly nights. 

Ponchos or umbrellas are essential for unexpected rain showers, while sunscreen is a must for daytime protection against the Florida sun. 

Additionally, a small blanket can be a cozy companion for nighttime events.

Jackets and Coats: February is still pretty cold. In fact, there have been years recently where the temperatures dropped into the low 30’s. 

Pack a light jacket for Disney World
Here is a light jacket I often wear to places like Disney World

That’s very cold for Central Florida! So, bringing at least a light jacket or a winter coat along with you is a pretty good idea. 

If the temperatures warm up, you won’t have to worry about wearing them. But, if it’s cold, you’ll be glad you have them on hand.

Hats and Mittens: It can get downright cold at night at Disney. If you’re staying at a park late to catch the fireworks, nighttime parades, or enjoy extra magic hours, chances are your hands and head may get cold. 

Bringing light gloves and a hat can help keep you warm while enjoying nighttime entertainment Disney.

Blankets: This is one of our favorite must pack items for winter weather at Disney World. A small blanket stored in your backpack or stroller can be perfect for bundling up at night while waiting for a parade or firework.

Be sure to pack a warm blanket for your Disney trip

Sunscreen: Of course, you can’t forget sunscreen…even in February. Just because it’s a cloudy day doesn’t mean you won’t get sunburned. Having sunscreen on hand for your trip is a must.

Running Gear: If you’re planning on running the runDisney Princess Half Marathon weekend race, or just want to get in a good workout, don’t forget to bring your running gear. 

There are some stores like Fit2Run at Disney Springs where you can pick up most running gear, but it’s a good idea to pack what you think you’ll need for the race weekend and any workouts.

It would also recommend packing comfortable running shoes or motion control shoes.  Packing an Apple Watch that can count your steps throughout the day is a good idea, too.

Packing for Kids and Young Adults

If you’re visiting Disney with kids or young adults, you’ll want to think about a few other additional items when it comes to packing the essentials. 

Packing for Kids for Disney World doesn't have to be hard!

Packing for Children

ID Tags or Card: While you don’t ever want to think about your kids going missing at Disney World, it’s wise to prepare for the worst. 

Pack an ID card for your children and make sure it’s an one of their pockets when you enter the parks.  Having an ID tag or card on hand can help identify your children to Disney cast members should they get temporarily lost.

Disney themed clothes: Kids love wearing their favorite Disney themed clothes when they’re at Disney. 

Let them pick out their favorites so they have something fun to wear every single day you’re on vacation. 

For younger children, Disney theme tights or leggings can be a great way to wear Disney clothes while staying warm too.

Costumes: Many children want to dress like their favorite princesses, prince, or pirate. With this in mind, you should consider packing a costume for your child.

Pack a fun Disney character costume for Disney World

Since February is a colder month, you may want to bring a sweater or jacket to put on top of any dress or costume you pack.  This will ensure your child stays warm while dressed up as their favorite character.  

If you don’t want to pack a costume, or don’t have room in your suitcase, you can always go to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in order to give your child a princess makeover. 

Adults can enjoy makeovers at Disney, as well.

Dress up clothes: If you are planning on going to any signature dining locations, especially during Valentine’s Day, you should pack formal dress wear for your children.

The clothes don’t have to be overly fancy.  Just something that will look nice for the meal. 

Clothing like slacks and button down shirts would be a great choice.

Favorite toys: There’s no doubt that children get used to their favorite toys. So, don’t forget to pack their favorite doll, stuffed animal, or toys for the trip.

I also recommend packing portable games, puzzles, or downloading engaging apps on a smartphone to keep kids occupied while waiting in long lines at Disney.

Wet Naps: Kids get dirty easily.  Sometimes its due to playing or exploring.  Othertimes, it’s due to eating a Mickey Bar.

Regardless, it’s a good idea to pack wet naps to wipe clean a child’s sticky face or hands. 

Packing for Young Adults

ID Cards: Do make sure your teenagers have their IDs on them at all times. This is especially important if they are park touring without adults.

Deodorant, Face Wash, and Personal Care Items: You’ll want to make sure that your young adults bring the personal care items that they need. 

This includes deodorant, face wash, and even feminine hygiene products.

Phones, Headphones, Phone Chargers: Most young adults like having their technology handy.

Be sure to pack smartphones and phone chargers, as well

So make sure that they’ve packed their cell phones, phone chargers, headphones, smart watches, and any other technology they need for the trip.

Bags: Chances are your teenagers may go on an attraction or park tour on their own. If this is the case, make sure they bring a crossbody bag or sling backpack or fanny pack or purse to pack all their essentials.

What Not to Pack for Disney World

You can avoid overpacking by leaving unnecessary items at home. I recommending skipping heavy winter coats unless you anticipate unusually cold weather. 

Don't pack a heavy winter coat for February at Disney World.

Also, consider leaving bulky items like double strollers at home if your children can manage without one, as navigating the parks can be a lot easier without them.

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How Disney Events Impact Your Packing List

Discover how various Disney World events in February affect what you should pack.

There are two major events in February:

  • Princess Half Marathon weekend
  • EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

The Princess Half Marathon will take place February 22-26 in 2024.  You can pack a costume for the marathon, but there are restrictions.  

For example, costumes for the Princess Half Marathon cannot drag on the ground for safety reasons.  

Make sure you read about all costume restrictions and overall race policies for the Princess Half Marathon so you can pack accordingly.

By contrast, The Epcot International Festival of the Arts began in January and runs until February 19th, 2024.  

Overall Recommendations

When it comes to knowing what to pack for Disney World in February, it’s a good idea to write down a small checklist of your most essential items.  This will make the packing process go much faster.

February offers a delightful time to experience Disney World with mild temperatures and fewer crowds. By packing wisely and planning ahead, you’ll be well-prepared for an unforgettable vacation filled with magic and memories.

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