The winter months continue into February with the low season (hit or miss for crowds but I’ll explain in the crowd section) at Tokyo Disney Resort. The winter events — which began in January — continue all month. The biggest event in February is D23 Expo Japan 2018.
- D23 Expo Japan 2018 (February 10 – 12, 2018)
- Anna and Elsa’s Frozen Fantasy (January 11 – March 19, 2018)
- Read our guide here
- Star Wars “Feel the Force” (December 15, 2017 – March 19, 2018)
- Pixar Playtime (January 11 – March 19, 2018)
- Duffy’s Heartwarming Days (January 11 – March 19, 2018)
I’ll tell you the best/worst days to visit, how cold the weather is, what’s new for merchandise and food, and what to expect for attraction closures. You’ll want to bookmark this article and reference it while you’re in the parks.
Be mindful of the reduced park hours all month in February.
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Food & Merchandise
The low season doesn’t stop Tokyo Disney Resort (and the Disney Store) from pumping out the merchandise. With the start of the winter events at the parks, there are tons of new snacks to eat too!
- Tokyo Disney Resort Snack-themed Merchandise
- Winnie the Pooh at the Disney Stores in Japan
- D23 Expo Japan 2018 Merchandise
- Anna and Elsa’s Frozen Fantasy Merchandise & Snacks (available until March 19)
- Pixar Playtime Merchandise & Snacks (available until March 19)
- Duffy’s Heartwarming Days Merchandise & Snacks (available until March 19)
- Star Wars “Feel the Force”
Merchandise is always while supplies last and some items do sell out. We are unable to check if specific items are still available. The Disney Store items stick around for a few months after release while event merchandise at Tokyo Disney Resort is gone once the event finishes (no options to buy elsewhere other than checking Nakano Broadway).
Read our updated list of Tokyo Disney Resort merchandise and how to buy it online. Another way to browse merchandise is the latest edition of the “Disney Fan” magazine. Even though it’s only in Japanese, the pictures are easy to follow and a great way to see what merchandise is available.
The weather is cold but that doesn’t stop the crowds. During the winter months, there are student discounts available which lead to higher crowds. The beginning of February is low on the crowds but after the long weekend (February 10-12) the crowds pick up. Students are writing their entrance exams, which means many students head to the parks afterward.
D23 is over the long weekend, which doesn’t affect crowds much. It’s typical weekend crowds (busy) over the three days. Most people who are attending D23 stay at the event all day. Expect heavy crowds both inside and outside the parks.
February 11 (National Foundation Day): Since this holiday falls on a Sunday, it turns the following Monday into a holiday making it a long weekend.
Here are the best days to visit to avoid predicted crowds in February:
- February 1, 2, 5 through 9
- The week of February 12 and 19 are slightly higher in the crowd forecast
Buy your tickets in advance to avoid long lines. Consult the Tokyo Disneyland crowd calendar for the latest predictions. Also, read our guide to know the best and worst times to visit Tokyo Disney Resort.
The average temperature for February is 6°C (42°F). The days are cold (warm in the sun) and the evenings may chill to the bone in the wind. The best advice is to layer and wear mittens and scarves. Follow my tips on how to stay warm in the winter at Tokyo Disneyland. It’s been a lot colder this past month, so much that it’s snowed a few times.
Check our packing list, which covers items to bring with you for the weather.
Here are the closures and refurbishments for the month of February. Keep in mind that they stick to the schedule in most cases and things do not open early or late unless noted. For the most up-to-date list, consult the official website.
- “it’s a small world” (re-opens April 15, 2018, for the Tokyo Disney Resort 35th Anniversary “Happiest Celebration!”)
- Haunted Mansion: January 4, 2018 – April 3, 2018
- Gadget’s Go Coaster: January 9, 2018 – February 8, 2018
- Peter Pan’s Flight: January 29, 2018 – February 9, 2018
- Mark Twain Riverboat: February 1, 2018 – March 17, 2018
- Splash Mountain: February 13, 2018 – March 11, 2018
- One Man’s Dream II – The Magic Lives On: February 5, 2018 – February 14, 2018
- Big Band Beat: February 5, 2018 – March 5, 2018
- DisneySea Electric Railway (American Waterfront & Port Discovery): January 9, 2018 – March 29, 2018
- Indiana Jones® Adventure: Temple of the Crystal Skull: January 29, 2018 – March 9, 2018
The “Today Guide” is a useful fold-out informational guide for the latest entertainment, merchandise, food, and general information for both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. Which changes on a monthly basis with new and updated information (and a cute collectible design). The only problem is, it’s offered only in Japanese.
There is an English guide map (along with other languages) but it only has general information and entertainment schedule. You miss out on crucial information that’s useful when you are in the park.