• On Aug 21, 2017
    Traci from PA 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.

    which parks are less crowded on weekends in Sep.? Are evening extra hours worth it? worried about crowds due to wheel chair. can we stay in MK w/out Halloween party tickets?

    Hi Traci,

    September is a great time of year to visit Walt Disney World! Since many children will just be heading back to school in September, the number of guests visiting Walt Disney World during this month tends to be lower. Throughout September, the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival takes place at Epcot. I love this festival, with opportunities to sample foods from around the world, see culinary demonstrations, and much more! Many guests who live nearby to Walt Disney World do like to come to this festival, which can mean that weekends at Epcot can be busier. I recommend visiting Epcot on a weekday during this time.

    I find Extra Magic Hours to be a great perk. Guests staying at a Walt Disney World resort hotel can experience a theme park for extra hours before and after the official closing time on certain days. If you are staying for Extra Magic Hours at night, especially as the time gets later, many guests will leave, and the theme parks have many fewer guests by the time Extra Magic Hours are done. Check the Walt Disney World theme park hours calendar for dates for Extra Magic Hours.

    Finally, Mickeys Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a great event! My favorite part of this party is the Halloween-themed entertainment, including the Boo-to-You Parade. This party does require a separate ticket, so even if you were in Magic Kingdom during the day, you will need to leave the park once the party has started if you do not have a ticket for the party.

    Please let us know if you have any further questions, Traci!
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I'm a Director at the University of Maryland, wife, and mother. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your trip!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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