September 2016 at Walt Disney World
By Dave Shute
OVERVIEW: SEPTEMBER 2016 AT DISNEY WORLD
September combines low crowds with low prices, and typically also has a great room rate and free dining deals as well.
This makes it a great month for returning visitors.
But it has lousy weather, combining continuing summer heat and humidity with the peak of the hurricane season, making me not so keen on the month for first time visitors who may never return.
SEPTEMBER 2016 CROWDS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
September is one of the least crowded months of the year.
However, effects of the Halloween Party and Food and Wine can make certain days quite crowded at certain parks. See this for how to avoid them.
On a crowd scale of 1-11, the week beginning 8/27 has a crowd rating of 3/low, the week beginning 9/3 2/lower, the week beginning 9/10 1/lowest, the week beginning 9/17 2/lower, and the week beginning 9/24 3/low.
SEPTEMBER 2016 PRICES AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
Prices begin the month at the values and moderates 10% higher than the lowest of the year, and deluxe prices being the month at the lowest level of the year.
On September 18, prices increase at the values to 25% higher than the lowest of the year, and at the moderates to 20% higher than the lowest of the year, and remain at this level through the end of the month. Deluxe prices don;t chnage this date.
On September 23, prices increase at the deluxes to 12% higher than the lowest of the year.
See this for more on 2016 resort hotel prices at Walt Disney World.
SEPTEMBER 2016 DEALS AND DISCOUNTS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
Deals are available for September 2016. Details are here.
SEPTEMBER 2016 WEATHER AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
September weather at Disney World is hot and humid, with afternoon storms common.
The hurricane season officially begins June 1, but hurricanes a rarely a threat until mid-August. The peak of the hurricane season begins then.
Hurricanes rarely have an impact on a Disney World vacation, but mid-August begins the period when such an impact is most likely. All of September is in this period.
Click the image, or go to Weather and When to Go to Disney World, for more on temperatures.
SEPTEMBER 2016 SPECIAL EVENTS
The 2016 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will kick off in September, perhaps as early as September 2.
The 2016 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival begins in later September, likely the 23rd.
SEPTEMBER 2016 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 2016 AT WALT DISNEY WORLD BY ARRIVAL DATE
The week rankings that follow below are from 2016 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 2016 weeks (when open, keep clicking to enlarge.)