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A guide to Disney World in September

As crowds thin out, take time to enjoy some experiencing the many rides and attractions at Epcot, including the Living Seas with Nemo and Friends
As crowds thin out, take time to enjoy some experiencing the many rides and attractions at Epcot, including the Living Seas with Nemo and FriendsHeather Leigh

Crowds start to thin out the further we get into the month of September. Due to families returning home and schools starting back up again, guests visiting the Walt Disney World resorts and theme parks in September can expect shorter lines for most attractions.

Since the big kids have returned to school, September is the perfect month for families with toddlers to visit the parks. It is also a good time for those traveling without kids to take time and experience the parks and resorts.

Though it is not going to be as hot as it was in July and August, temperatures are still high in September, making it a perfect month to still get in a water park without the heavy summer crowds. Take time to spend one day at either Disney’s Blizzard Beach or Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and enjoy the many water-themed attractions both parks have to offer.

As crowds start to thin out, Disney starts planning is annual refurbishment projects on many of the rides and attractions. Expect to see some rides and attractions closed during the month of September as Disney starts working on some of them. Make sure you know before you go which attractions will be closed. This will help avoid any disappointment upon arrival.

September is also the kick off month for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom on select nights starting late in the month. It is also the month when Christian music festival, Night of Joy is planned.

Even though you may not need to take advantage of Disney’s FastPass+ system and single rider lines, it might be a good idea to still use them. Park attendance is thin during the week, so using both of these may allow for multiple experiences on a ride or attraction. Make sure to use them over the weekends, when local families fill the theme parks.

Because things start slowing down at the theme parks and resorts, September is the perfect time to take advantage of special promotions Disney may be offering. Promotions in the past have included, discounted dining options and resort packages. Call and ask what the current promotions will be for the month you plan on visiting Disney World.

Happy vacationing!