One of the very best times to visit Walt Disney World is in September. The weather is good, and the lines are generally not too long. f you are visiting Walt Disney World in September 2012 here is a guide to the events, closures and what you can expect from the weather and crowd levels.
It doesn’t matter what time you go to Walt Disney World – it is always good to know as much about it as you can and plan ahead.
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Is September a Good Time To Visit Disney World?
Most definitely September is a fabulous time to visit Walt Disney World – so long as you avoid Labor Day weekend. The kids are back in school, the weather is generally good, and the lines are one of the least busy of all times of the year. Definitely one of our favorite times to visit!
On the downside though remember that when visitor levels are low there are some refurbishments, closures and the park hours are likely to be shorter.
Walt Disney World Rides Closed for Refurbishment in September 2012
Epcot Test Track is closed for refurbishment and is not expected to open until later in the Fall. The consequences of this are not only are you not going to be able to ride on Test Track but also that the other major headline attraction in Epcot Future World, Soarin’ will be busy. Plan ahead for this and either ride this attraction as soon as the park opens or get a Fast Pass as soon as you arrive at Epcot. The Fast Passes do run out so get there as soon as you can.
At Disney’s Hollywood Studios Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure will be closed for refurbishment September 10-14, 2012. Not a big deal as this is a minor attraction.
The Yachtsman Steakhouse at the Yacht Club Resort will be undergoing refurbishment from August 27 to September 15 2012.
Special Events For September 2012 at Walt Disney World
Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival will take place from September 28 until November 11, 2012. This does have an effect on crowd levels. Unless you are attending the event we would advise that you avoid visiting Epcot World Showcase at the weekends – Florida locals attend the event and crowd (and noise levels sometimes because of the alcohol served) are high!
Fantasmic! will be shown every night in Disney’s Hollywood Studios (except September 29th).
The Main Street Electrical Parade will be at the Magic Kingdom on September 1, 3, 6, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, 2012. This is one of our favorite parades so if you are there at this time you really should try and watch it.
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend will run on September 28th to 29th 2012.
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party will also run in September 2012
September really is one of the very best times to visit Walt Disney World. Have a great time!
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Alison Meacham is the founder of EverythingMouse Disney Blog. For over 15 years she has shared her love of Disney Parks, Disney Cruises and Universal Orlando. In over 30 years of Disney Travel she has spent countless months in Disney Parks and has sailed on over 45 cruises. A British native and now a United States resident she splits her time between California, Florida and the UK. And spends a serious amount of time sailing the seven seas. She helps over 200,000 people per month follow their Disney travel dreams.