September 2014 at Disney World

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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

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 refurbishment Location Dates to be closed
None announced yet.

Posts you might find helpful

  • 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 ...
  • Celebrating Halloween, Disney-style In October people are in full-fledged fall and Halloween mode (although people on Pinterest seem to be in holiday mode year round. I can’t make myself pin a pumpkin in January.). Today, let’s talk about doing Halloween, Disney-style. I’ve got info on WDW decorations, the Halloween party, costumes and some inspiration to decorate at home ...

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

September 2014 park hours and best/worst parks (PDF)

Avg high: 90° F / Avg low: 73° F

When to book dining reservations

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Available Discounts

September discounts have often been announced in May. 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


September 1-30