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April 13, 2015 - park hours updated
April 7, 2015 - crowd predictions updated
March 15, 2015 - park hours updated
February 25, 2015 - Halloween party dates updated
February 24, 2015 - new refurbishment added
January 16, 2015 - new refurbishment added
February 7, 2015 - park hours and best/worst parks published


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September at Disney World

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

  • Pirates of the Caribbean, Magic Kingdom, 5/11/2015 - 9/25/2015
  • Liberty Tree Tavern, Magic Kingdom, July 6 - November 20, 2015

These were the closures from September 2014:

  • Enchanted Tiki Room, Magic Kingdom, 9/27/2014 – 10/3/2014
  • It’s Tough to be a Bug, Animal Kingdom, 7/7/2014 – 9/27/2014
  • WDW Railroad, Magic Kingdom, 9/28/2014 – 11/8/2014
  • Wilderness Lodge pool, Wilderness Lodge, 9/3/2014 – 11/27/2014
  • PhilharMagic, Magic Kingdom, 9/8/2014 – 9/27/2014
  • Astro Orbiter, Magic Kingdom, 6/2/2014 – 9/27/2014
  • Carousel of Progress, Magic Kingdom, 9/22/2014 – 9/27/2014

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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 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

Quick Reference

September 2015 park hours and best/worst parks (PDF)

Avg high: 90° F / Avg low: 73° F

When to book dining and FastPass+ reservations

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Available Discounts

No discounts announced yet.

See the chart of past discounts for previous promotion dates.

Special Events

September 11 and 12 - Night of Joy at Magic Kingdom

September 15, 18, 20, 22, 25 and 27 - Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom

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


September 1-19

September 20-31
(some schools having fall breaks)