September 2017 at Walt Disney World
By Dave Shute
OVERVIEW: SEPTEMBER 2017 AT DISNEY WORLD
September combines low crowds with low prices, and typically also has OK room rates 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 2017 CROWDS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
September is one of the least crowded months of the year.
On a crowd scale of 1-11, the week beginning 9/2 has a crowd rating of 2/lower, the weeks beginning 9/9 and 9/16 1/lowest, and the week beginning 9/23 2/lower.
SEPTEMBER 2017 PRICES AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
Prices begin the month at the values and moderates 5-15% higher than the lowest of the year, and deluxe prices begin the month at the lowest level of the year.
On September 17, prices increase at the values to 20-25% higher than the lowest of the year, and at the moderates to 15-20% higher than the lowest of the year, and remain at this level through the end of the month. Deluxe prices don’t change this date.
On September 23, prices increase at the deluxes to 5-20% higher than the lowest of the year.
See this for more on 2017 resort hotel prices at Walt Disney World.
SEPTEMBER 2017 DEALS AND DISCOUNTS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
No deals are currently available for August 2017. If/when they come out, you’ll be able to find them here.
SEPTEMBER 2017 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 typical July weather.
SEPTEMBER 2017 SPECIAL EVENTS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival begins 8/31 and continues into November.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party shows on select nights throughout September and into October.
SEPTEMBER 2017 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. Look for a major update to hours a couple of weeks before the month starts.
These calendars can be found by clicking the following links:
Disney World’s summary calendar for September is here. This calendar may see monthly updates, and expect a major update in mid-August. After then, the calendars above will be more accurate, although not so easy to work with.
WEEK BY WEEK COMMENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2017 AT WALT DISNEY WORLD BY ARRIVAL DATE
The week rankings that follow below are from 2017 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 2017 weeks.