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  • On Mar 16, 2014
    Amberly from SC 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.

    We have reservations for WDW in August, but it is not the best for my husband and his work schedule. I'm also wondering about crowds and the heat. Would the third week of September be much better in terms of weather and crowds? What if it rains?

    Hi Amberly!

    September means back to school for most United States children, and consequently there are fewer vacationers at Walt Disney World in September than in August.  The temperatures do start decreasing somewhat in September as well.  But perhaps the best reason I love visiting in September is because Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party begins in this month.  Although the dates haven't been announced yet for 2014, the previous link will have them listed as soon as they are released and party tickets are available for purchase.

    One of my favorite resources for weather forecasts is You can view the monthly, weekly, daily, and hourly temperature and weather forecast on that website.  Although I always "pack for anything", I find it helpful to begin checking the forecast about 10 days before the start of my vacation to help me finalize my clothing selections.

    Rain is more abundant in central Florida in September; however this has never bothered my family.  The rain is usually quite warm and we simply either don our ponchos and go about our vacation or find an indoor attraction.  If a day is forecasted to be particularly rainy, we usually choose to visit Epcot because of the large number of indoor attractions scattered throughout the park.

    If I had the choice of taking my vacation in August or September I personally would choose September for the above reasons.  However if your family is particularly adverse to rain, you might stay with August since September historically is more rainy than August.

    I hope this helps you with your planning Amberly.  Please come back if you have any more vacation planning questions.  We love to help!

    Brenda ºOº

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Meet the Panelist: Brenda, Missouri

I fell in love with Walt Disney World on my very first visit, which took place during my honeymoon. Since then we have added 4 "mouseketeers" to our family and have come to appreciate what a great value a Walt Disney World vacation can be on a budget. As a Physical Therapist and a mom of a large family, I would love to help you plan your next magical trip! Learn More About Brenda

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