Are you planning a trip to Disneyland in September? Check out all of these amazing tips to help you have the happiest vacation on earth!
This post may contain affiliate links. When you click on these links, I get a small percentage back to me that helps me run my blog at no cost to you! For more information see my disclosure policy.
So you want to go to Disneyland in September? Well, if you are looking for lower crowd sizes, you are in luck!
Disneyland in September
September is back-to-school time and parents usually don’t want their kids to miss the first few weeks of school to go to Disneyland. Which makes it a great time to go if that is not a concern for you!
Book A Discount Disneyland Vacation Here
My first tip is check out this article on Disney MaxPass to see if it is right for you. It is definitely convenient and can save you a lot of time!
You’ll also want to read my park hopper tips so you’ll know what type of ticket to purchase.
Crowd Sizes at Disneyland in September
In September, the crowd levels will be the busiest the first week. This is due to Labor Day and the fact that many Disneyland Annual Passes summer blackout dates are lifted at this time.
To battle the crowds, find out what rides have the FASTPASS option and be ready to utilize them the traditional way or use these tips with Disney MaxPass.
Buy Discount Disneyland Tickets with Disney MaxPass Here
If you’re wondering about crowd levels at Disneyland during other months of the year, you can find a crowd calendar for each month in HERE.
What is the weather like at Disneyland in September?
In September, the average high temperature at Disneyland are in the mid 80s to low 90s and the lows are in the low 60s.
The weather forecast for Disneyland in September calls for sunny or partly cloudy days, so not much of a chance for rain!
Follow @MommyMouseClubhouse on Instagram!
But as you know, the weather can change at any time, so make sure to check the current weather forecast before you leave, so you will know what to expect.
What is Going On at Disneyland in September?
Here are some of the special events you don’t want to miss in September:
Halloween Time September 6 – October 31
Both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure are transformed during Halloween Time!
There will be special Halloween costumed charachters, Halloween treats, and attractions with Halloween overlays like Haunted Mansion Holiday and Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree!
Oogie-Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party September 17 – October 31
The former Mickey’s Halloween Party has been moved over to Disney California Adventure Park and transformed into the Oogie-Boogie Bash!
This party is a separate, ticketed event that includes special shows and experiences only available at that time.
The party is on select nights from September 17 – October 31 with ticket prices starting at $110.00.
Check Disneyland’s website for current ticket availability.
Main Street Electrical Parade
The Main Street Electrical Parade is back at the Disneyland Resort for a limited time!
If you are visiting between August 2 and September 30, make sure to see this magical experience!
What Should You Pack for Disneyland in September?
When packing for Disneyland, you don’t want to be unprepared and end up having to spend your hard-earned vacation budget on things that could easily been brought from home.
Make sure you check out my post on what you should have in your Disney Park Bag and how you can use Amazon to save money at Disney!
Pack Rain Ponchos
I know that it doesn’t rain much at Disneyland in September, but disposable ponchos can be used for more than just taking cover from a storm.
My kids are not big fans of getting wet on rides. Splash Mountain happens to be one of my favorite attraction, so wearing a poncho while riding, allows us to still enjoy it!
Check our these cute Disney-Themed ponchos on Amazon!
It is so much easier to carry around a couple of ponchos than it is to bring a spare set of clothes for my kids when the get wet.
Pack Sun Protection
The California sun can be brutal in September. Make sure that you are ready for the UV rays by packing some sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses.
You can find these adorable Minnie-Mouse inspired sunglasses HERE
Also, make sure your kids are protected too. Nothing ruins a magical vacation like a sunburn!
Bring a Jacket
The mornings and evenings at Disneyland can get a little chilly in September, especially if you take advantage of Magic Mornings.
I love this glitter Mickey Mouse Hoodie I found HERE on Amazon!
In September, you will want to wear shorts or capris and a short-sleeved top, but I would definitely recommend bringing a lightweight jacket or sweatshirt.
These are my FAVORITE Leggings for Disney!
I would also consider bringing a pair of comfy long pants to wear at night, if you get the chance to take a break at your hotel in the afternoon.
Check out Mommy Mouse Clubhouse on YouTube
Make sure that your jacket is light enough that you can keep it in a backpack or tied around your waist.
Pack Disney-Themed Shirts
I love dressing myself, and my kids up in Disney-themed gear when we head to Disneyland!
Before I go, I always check out Jane for adorable and affordable Disney vacation t-shirts.
I have found so many cute Disney-themed accessories and cute shirts for only $13.99!
Just head to Jane.com HERE and type “character” or “vacation” into the search bar and all of the cute Disney stuff should show up!
The deals change daily, so make sure to check back often and follow @mommymouseclubhouse on Instagram to keep up on all the cute merchandise!
I’ve also had really good luck taking advantage of sales from 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.
Click the shopDisney button below to see what is on sale right now!
What are Disneyland Park Hours in September
Here are the typical hours for Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park in August.
As always, these hours are subject to change so check Disneyland’s website for current information.
- Opens at 8:00 am or 9:00 am
- Closes at 10:00 pm or 11:00 pm
Disney California Adventure Park
- Opens at 8:00 am or 9:00 am
- Closes at 8:00 pm, 9:00 pm, or 10:00 pm
What Attractions are Closed in September?
I love that Disneyland takes pride in their parks and attractions.
Because of this, there are usually a few rides at both parks that are closed for refurbishment at different times throughout the year.
You can stay up to date with ride closures by checking Disneyland.com.
Disneyland seems to update their list of refurbishments one or two months ahead of time, so check back for September closures in July or August.
Disneyland Ticket Savings
There aren’t a lot of Disneyland ticket discounts out there, but they can be found if you know where to look.
Get Discount Disneyland Tickets Here
Make sure that if you buy Disney tickets from a third party, that they an authorized ticket seller.
I buy my tickets from Get Away Today. Their ticket prices are always a few dollars cheaper than Disneyland’s gate prices and you can now purchase tickets from them that include Disney MaxPass!
Get Away Today is almost always offering some kind of special on tickets and/or hotel vacation packages.
Currently you can get an Extra Day FREE at Disneyland!
Use the promo code: MommyMouse to get an extra $10 off any 2-night or longer Southern California vacation package. (Hotel and 2 ticket minimum purchase to qualify for the discount.)
There are so many things to think about when you are planning a trip to Disneyland. Hopefully these tips will help you plan a magical trip to Disneyland!