Are you planning a Disney World vacation in September? I happen to think it is a great time to go! Below you will find everything you need to know about visiting in September including weather, park hours, what to wear, what to pack, and more!
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Personally, I love to go to Disney World any month of the year, but if I had to choose, September would be one of my favorites!
The weather is beginning to cool down, the crowds are lighter than in the summer months, and there are usually some pretty good deals to be had!
With that said, there are a few things to consider if you plan to visit Disney World in September, that I will go over in this article.
You can think of this post as your guide to Disney World in September! If you are looking at other months as well, I have a guide for August as well as October. You can find all of the months in my article, The Best Time to go to Disney World.
Disney World Crowd Sizes in September
The crowds at Disney World in September are among the lowest of the year, which is why it is such a great time to visit! This is most likely due to schools starting back up for the fall.
Generally, the weekends will be a busier than weekdays, but the crowds are definitely manageable.
There are also some special events that happen during September that can have an effect on crowd sizes.
Special Events at Disney World in September
- Epcot International Food & Wine Festival- Daily from July 14 – November 19
- Disney After Hours Boo Bash- September 2, 5, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 29, 30
Weather at Disney World in September
The weather can be very unpredictable at Disney World in September. September is right in the middle of hurricane season in Florida, so the possibility of a hurricane is always there.
The weather forecast for September in Orlando shows rain or thunderstorms for many days during the month.
But this doesn’t necessarily mean that it will rain all day and ruin your magical vacation! Many times rainstorms will form quickly, then dissipate just as quickly.
The average high temperature in September is in the mid 80s to low 90s and lows are in the low to mid 70s.
Check here for a short term weather forecast before you go.
What to Pack for Disney World in September
Here are a few items that you will want to pack for your trip to Disney World in September. Make sure to check out my post on How to Save Money at Disney with Amazon and 10 Things You Need in Your Disney Park Bag!
Pack an Umbrella, Poncho, and Stroller Protection
If you are taking a stroller with you to Disney World, you’ll want to bring along some kind of protective cover.
It never fails that you will be inside having a meal or riding an attraction, and a rainstorm will come and drench your stroller. I know from experience.
Another inexpensive option is to bring a plastic shower curtain liner to cover your stroller and clothes pins to secure it. I have done this several times and it worked like a champ! You can easily pick up both of those items at the dollar store.
Pack Sun Protection
The Florida sun can be brutal, even in September! You should be prepared with sunscreen to protect you and your family.
What to Wear at Disney World in September
They days are hot and humid at Disney World in September, but early in the morning and late at night it can get a little cool.
If you want to get to the parks for rope drop, or plan to stay late into the evening, you will most likely want to pack a light sweatshirt or jacket than can be tied around your waist during the day.
Where to get Cute Disney-Themed Apparel
I love dressing myself, my kids, and my husband in Disney-themed gear when we head to Disney World, but I don’t want to spend a fortune! Below are
Before I go to Disney World, I always check out Jane.com for adorable and affordable Disney vacation t-shirts.
I have found so many cute Disney accessories and shirts for only $13.99! Just visit www.Jane.com and type “character” or “vacation” into the search bar and all of the cute Disney stuff should show up!
I’ve also had really good luck taking advantage of sales at the Disney Store. If you can catch a sale, you can save so much money over what you would pay for the same items at the parks.
Make sure to sign up for emails to find out what is on sale and to know when they offer free shipping. Click the shopDisney button below to see what deals are available right now!
Disney World Park Hours in September
Theme park hours for September have only been released through September 11. You can probably plan on the hours being the same for the entire month. I will update this post as more information becomes available.
As always, these hours are subject to change, so check the Disney World website for updated information.
Magic Kingdom Park
- Open from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm (9:00 am – 8:30 pm on Boo Bash days except September 7th & 10th)
- Park Hopper Hours 2:00 pm – 8:30 or 9:00 pm, depending on park closing time
- Disney’s Boo Bash 9:00 pm – 12:00 am or 9:30 pm – 12:30 am (select nights)
- Open from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
- Park Hopper Hours 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Open from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
- Park Hopper Hours 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
- Open from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
- Park Hopper Hours 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Disney World Rides Closed for Refurbishment in September
I love that Disney takes pride in their parks and attractions, so I don’t usually mind. if something is closed for refurbishment during my visit. But, it is nice to know ahead of time what to expect.
For current ride closure information, head to Disney World’s website.
How to Save Money on Disney World Tickets and Hotels
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