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September at Disney World has low crowds, warm temps, some fun events to attend and often even has Free Dining.

I think early May and all of September are fantastic times to visit Disney World. It's a chance to enjoy lots of fun activities while having lower prices and fewer people.

Some tips for traveling in September:

  • Although most people think low crowds = less planning, 1 thing that is more important to plan during lower crowds is figuring out the best park for each day of your trip. During busy times, the crowds are spread more evenly across the parks since nighttime entertainment is offered nightly. When traveling in September, you should pay special attention to the best/worst parks chart (shown below) to avoid the busiest crowds.
  • Weather in September is still pretty hot. Consider taking mid-day breaks from the sun and crowds during your trip.

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Trip planning checklist

February or earlier: book your hotel, make your daily plans and choose dining options

March or early April: (180 days before your trip begins - use the calendar to see the exact date): make dining reservations (website is available at 6 a.m. Eastern, phone lines are open at 7 a.m. Eastern)

April - June: book flights (tips on finding best flights)

July (60 days before your trip begins): check in online and make FastPass+ reservations

August or earlier: set up Magical Express, purchase Memory Maker and order groceries

September: pack (packing list to help you) and go to Disney World!

October: finalize PhotoPass pics and order within 45 days after your trip

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  Recent Updates

12/11/2015 - Pizza Planet refurbishment added

  Refurbishment Details

October 26, 2015 - December 31, 2017 - Wilderness Lodge Construction, Hidden Springs leisure pool, resort beach, playground, fire pit, nature trail, boat and bike rentals, and spa treatments will be unavailable. The main feature pool will remain open. (Resort)

October 26, 2015 - December 31, 2017 - Wilderness Lodge Villa Construction, Hidden Springs leisure pool, resort beach, playground, fire pit, nature trail, boat and bike rentals, and spa treatments will be unavailable. The main feature pool will remain open. (Resort)

December 1, 2015 - November 7, 2016 - Pizza Planet refurbishment, scheduled to reopen late 2016. Exact date unknown. (Dining)

January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016 - Test data for testing, anything can be here (Attraction)

January 3, 2016 - December 31, 2017 - Cub\'s Den refurbishment, Re-opening date unknown at this time. Guests are invited to use Lilo’s Playhouse (Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort), the Sandcastle Club (Disney’s Beach Club Resort), or Simba’s Cubhouse (Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge) during the refurbishment. (Resort)

January 11, 2016 - November 7, 2016 - Pizza Planet refurbishment, (Dining)

February 1, 2016 - November 30, 2016 - Flying Fish refurbishment, Flying Fish refurbishment (Dining)

April 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016 - Fulton's Crab House refurbishment (exact dates unknown), (Dining)

April 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016 - Fulton's Crab House refurbishment (exact dates unknown), (Dining)

April 2, 2016 - December 31, 2016 - Mike & Sulley (character meet) - Permanently closing, (Attraction)

April 2, 2016 - December 31, 2016 - Studio Catering Company - permanently closing, (Dining)

April 2, 2016 - December 31, 2016 - Studio Catering Company - permanently closing, (Dining)

April 2, 2016 - December 31, 2016 - Writer's Stop - Permanently Closing, (Dining)

April 2, 2016 - December 31, 2016 - Honey I Shrunk the Kids - Permanently closing, (Attraction)

April 2, 2016 - December 31, 2016 - Lights, Motors, Action - Permanantly closing, (Attraction)

  Available Discounts

No discounts currently available.

See the chart of past discounts for previous promotion dates.

  Special Events

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  Crowds

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