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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!

Disney World in September

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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.

Entrance Sign to Disney World in September

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 got to Disney World.

Also, check out my Disney World Planning Tips and this article about the pros and cons of using a Travel Agent to book your trip!

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.

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There are also some special events that happen during September that can have an effect on crowd sizes.

In the past, I have noticed that what ever park has Extra Magic Hours (currently not available) will be the busiest park of the day.

Crystal Palace at Disney World

If you don’t plan on taking advantage of Extra Magic Hours (currently not available), then I would choose to visit a park that doesn’t have them that day.

Special Events at Disney World in September

Sign for Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

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.

Animal Kingdom Kilaminjaro Safari
Kilimanjaro Safari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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.

Average temperatures at Disney World in September.

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!

Disney Lion King Petunia Pickle Bottom Boxy Backpack

For my complete list of items I recommend that you pack for Disney click here.

Pack an Umbrella, Poncho, and Stroller Protection

Be prepared for the inevitable rain with a travel umbrella and ponchos for the whole family.

Ponchos will also come in handy on rides like Splash Mountain and Kali River Rapids to keep your clothes dry!

Two Darth Vader Ponchos from Amazon.

Check out these Darth Vader ponchos I bought for my boys on Amazon

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.

A family in the rain at Epcot

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.

Sunscreen

Another way to protect yourself from the sun is to wear sunglasses and a hat. I have had great luck finding both on Amazon.

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.

I recommend wearing a cute Disney shirt with comfortable biker shorts or capri leggings. I like these ones because they have pockets, which definitely come in handy!

A mom and child in front of Cinderella's Castle

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

Jane.com

Before I go to Disney World, I always check out Jane.com for adorable and affordable Disney vacation t-shirts.

Disney-Themed Shirts
Example of shirts I’ve found on Jane

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!

Jane’s deals change daily, so make sure to check back often and follow @MommyMouseClubhouse on Instagram to keep up on all of the cute merchandise!

ShopDisney

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.

Disney World Train Station
Magic Kingdom Train Station

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)
Mission Space entrance at Epcot.
Mission Space at Epcot

Epcot

  • Open from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Park Hopper Hours 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Entrance to Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run at Disneyland.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Open from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Park Hopper Hours 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pandora: World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom.
Pandora: World of Avatar

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.

A sign showing that PeopleMover at Disney World is closed.

How to Save Money on Disney World Tickets and Hotels

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Disney World Planning Tips

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