September 2014 at Disney World

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8/21/2014 – PhilharMagic refurb extended
8/20/2014 – new refurbishment added
8/16/2014 – park hours updated and 1 new refurbishment added
7/29/2014 – Astro Orbiter refurbishment dates extended
7/18/2014 – 2 new refurbishments added
6/28/2014 – Extra Magic Hours changes published
6/3/2014 – updated park hours published and new refurbishments added
5/7/2014 – new discount added
4/30/2014 – 1 new refurbishment added
4/17/2014 – 1 new refurbishment added
4/14/2014 – park hours updated
2/18/2014 – park hours and best/worst parks by day published
1/14/2014 – the 180 day calendar (shown below) was updated as the previous one was off by 1 day
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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 (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.

Refurbishments/closures scheduled for September

Scheduled for refurbishmentLocationDates to be closed
Enchanted Tiki RoomMagic Kingdom9/27/2014 – 10/3/2014
It’s Tough to be a BugAnimal Kingdom7/7/2014 – 9/27/2014
WDW RailroadMagic Kingdom9/28/2014 – 11/8/2014
Wilderness Lodge poolWilderness Lodge9/3/2014 – 11/27/2014
PhilharMagicMagic Kingdom9/8/2014 – 9/27/2014
Astro OrbiterMagic Kingdom6/2/2014 – 9/27/2014
Carousel of ProgressMagic Kingdom9/22/2014 – 9/27/2014

Posts you might find helpful

  • Complete overview of Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival in 2014 The Food and Wine Festival is held at Epcot every fall for several weeks and includes special events, food booths where you can sample items from various countries, celebrity chefs and more. Here’s an overview of the festival and how you can plan your time there.When is it? Although the festival has always started in September ...
  • Guide to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party in 2014 (Article last updated: September 1, 2014) There are several special events offered throughout the year at Disney World and 1 of those is Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) where people get dressed up in costume and attend special activities that are only offered at this party. Today, I’ve got info for you on the details ...
  • Free Dining! Free Dining! Free Dining! – PREP004 The title of this post is a recap of the subject lines of most of the emails I receive. I have some info on who should use Free Dining and tips on making the best use of it. I also have a couple of other tips for people wanting to use Child Swap and a room request ...
  • Hurricanes at Disney World So you’ve planned your trip during a time that’s less busy and less expensive but…you’re traveling to Florida at the same time that the hurricanes are. In fact, AccuWeather is predicting that there will be 8 hurricanes this year and has specifically said that Florida could be hit directly. Florida is long overdue for a direct hurricane ...

Trip 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 chart on right side 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 PhotoPass+ 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
Quick Reference

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When to book dining reservations

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Available Discounts

Free Dining and room-only discount available. Book by August 8. Get the details.

See the chart of past discounts for previous promotion dates.

Special Events

September 5-6Night of Joy at Magic Kingdom

September 1, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom

September 19 – November 10Food and Wine Festival at Epcot


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