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 (linked in the upper right of this page) 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

08/10/2015 - Park hours updates posted

08/07/2015 - Pizzafari refurb added

07/29/2015 - Primeval Whirl refurbishment added

07/07/2015 - Railroad refurbishment removed

06/15/2015 - 2 new refurbishments added, addition of Frozen Fireworks Spectacular days and times

05/11/2015 - park hours updated

04/13/2015 - park hours updated

04/07/2015 - crowd predictions updated

03/15/2015 - park hours updated

02/25/2015 - Halloween party dates updated

02/24/2015 - new refurbishment added

02/07/2015 - September park hours and best/worst parks published

01/16/2015 - new refurbishment added

  Refurbishment Details

June 8, 2015 - September 25, 2015 - Pirates of the Caribbean refurbishment, (Attraction)

July 5, 2015 - October 12, 2015 - Coronado Springs refurbishment, Coronado Springs Casitas leisure pool, fitness center and salon closed for refurbishment (Resort)

July 6, 2015 - November 19, 2015 - Liberty Tree Tavern refurbishment, (Dining)

August 17, 2015 - November 12, 2015 - Primeval Whirl refurbishment, (Attraction)

August 24, 2015 - October 19, 2015 - Pizzafari refurbishment, Pizzafari refurbishment (Dining)

September 7, 2015 - September 10, 2015 - Voyage of the Little Mermaid refurbishment, (Attraction)

September 8, 2015 - September 17, 2015 - Living with the Land refurbishment, (Attraction)

September 8, 2015 - September 10, 2015 - Contemporary feature pool refurbishment, (Resort)

  Available Discounts

No discounts currently available.

See the chart of past discounts for previous promotion dates.

  Special Events

September 11, 2015 - September 12, 2015 - Night of Joy at Magic Kingdom

September 15, 2015 - Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

September 18, 2015 - Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

September 20, 2015 - Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

September 22, 2015 - Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

September 25, 2015 - November 16, 2015 - Food and Wine Festival at Epcot

September 25, 2015 - Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

September 27, 2015 - Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party


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