• On Nov 10, 2009
    Kari from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My husband and I want to plan a trip with our 1 year old daughter to disney in florida next year. We are thinking maybe September??? Is this a good time? Can you give me some advice as to where to stay or anything else on a budget?

    Hi, Kari!  What a wonderful idea to take your little princess to Disney World!  My two youngest had their first vacations ever at Walt Disney World, and I have so many priceless memories of the experience!

    September is usually a great time in terms of crowds and cost.  Because most schools are just back in session, you'll find the theme park crowds typically lower in September than at other times during the year.  For the best bang for your buck, consider one of the value resorts.  There are several options - including three All Star resorts and Pop Century.  The rooms are nicely themed, and the resorts all have great food courts, themed swimming pools, and free transportation around Walt Disney World.

    You might also be lucky and find there are other promotions going on to make the trip more affordable.  Walt Disney World has offered free dining plans during off peak times, as well as other promotions.  Keep an eye out at to check for any special offers.

    The only drawback to September is the heat and humidity.  It can be quite warm during the month of September.  If you plan to dress lightly, keep everyone well hydrated, and alternate between indoor and outdoor attractions, you should be fine.

    Have a wonderful vacation with your baby girl!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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