September 2013 at Walt Disney World
By Dave Shute
OVERVIEW: SEPTEMBER 2013 AT DISNEY WORLD
SEPTEMBER 2013 CROWDS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
September is one of the least crowded months at Walt Disney World.
On a crowd scale of 1-11, the weeks beginning 8/31 has a crowd rating of 2/lower, the weeks beginning 9/7, 9/14, and 9/21 have crowd ratings of 1/lowest, and the week beginning 9/28 has a crowd rating of 2/lower.
However, even during this low crowd month, certain days at the Magic Kingdom can still be wildly crowded. See this for how to avoid them.
SEPTEMBER 2013 PRICES AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
At the moderates and values, hotel prices shift to the “Fall” price season on September 14, and increase to 8% higher than lowest of the year at the moderates and 15% higher than the lowest of the year at the values. The deluxes stay at low prices until 9/27, when prices become 13% higher than the lowest of the year.
SEPTEMBER 2013 DEALS AND DISCOUNTS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
Deals are available for September–find them here.
SEPTEMBER 2013 WEATHER AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
Early September weather is about as bad as Orlando gets: hot and humid, with afternoon storms common.
Click the image, or go to Weather and When to Go to Disney World, for more on temperatures.
The hurricane season officially begins on June 1, but the peak of the hurricane season begins in mid to late August, and continues through September into early October.
Click the chart to see more on the typical timing of hurricanes.
DISNEY WORLD SPECIAL EVENTS IN SEPTEMBER 2013
Disney’s Night of Joy celebration is September 6 and 7, 2013.
The 2013 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival begins September 27, 2013.
SEPTEMBER 2013 OPERATING HOURS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
Park operating hours vary by the day, and sometimes change without notice. It is rare for hours to be shorter than Disney has publicized, but Disney may lengthen them in response to unanticipated crowds.
The best way to keep up with operating hours is to check Disney’s official calendars, usually available six months in advance.
These calendars can be found by clicking the following links:
WEEK BY WEEK COMMENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2013 AT WALT DISNEY WORLD BY ARRIVAL DATE
The week rankings that follow below are from 2013 weeks to visit, ranked in order, and are designed for first-time visitors who do not know whether or not they will return.
Click the image for a calendar view of 2013 weeks (when open, keep clicking to enlarge.)
9/28/2103 Prices low at values and moderates, moderate-minus at deluxes. Lower crowds. Crowd ranking=2. Week ranking=26. Use the Autumn-Winter-Spring Itinerary and this for planning, but come back here in late March to double-check!
MORE ON WHEN TO GO TO WALT DISNEY WORLD
- For when to go to Walt Disney World, see this
- For the next best dates, see this
- For the best and worst times to visit, see this
- For forecasting crowds at Walt Disney World, see this
- For seasonal pricing at Walt Disney World, see this
- For weather at Walt Disney World, see this
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