• On Jul 29, 2015
    Alex from AL 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 are taking our 4 year old son to WDW, September 25th-30th, 2016. What are crowds & weather like? What events are usually going on? What is September in WDW like compared to late April (our last trip) & tips for taking a 4/5 year boy?

    Greetings Alex,

    Congratulations on planning your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation. No matter how far away it may seem now, it will be here before you know it.

    Although, Florida weather is hard to predict, September is my favorite time to visit the parks because usually the weather is nicer than the summer months and the crowds are a bit lighter. It should be similar to April, perhaps a little warmer and can have a greater chance for thunderstorms, but they are usually short in duration. Truly, the decorations and events throughout the fall at Walt Disney World Resort trump any atmospheric nuisances. The parks are so beautiful! Two of my favorite Special Events also take place in September: Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival and Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Your son (and the rest of the family) will definitely love the later event. A special parade and fireworks, your favorite characters dressed in fun costumes and even trick-or-treating in Magic Kingdom Park make for a magical night filled with memories.

    Have a wonderful time planning your autumn adventure and if there is anything else I am able to assist you with, please don't hesitate in sending another question my way.

    Magical Wishes,

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Colorado

Hi-ya, Pals! I'm Lauren, a wife and mother of three who's enjoyed many special occasions at Walt Disney World Resort with my family and friends. From graduations to birthdays, and even our Fairy Tale Honeymoon we’ve loved celebrating at the most Magical Place on Earth. I now have pre-teens who check wait times in the My Disney Experience App just for fun, so I look for any excuse to return "home" often and would love to help you plan a little extra Pixie Dust for your next magical adventure. Learn More About Lauren

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