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  • On Feb 26, 2010
    Jason from MO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Trip on 9/12-9/19 (1)R there nightly parades at the parks during Sept (2) how late R dinner reservations avail (3) what is the typical closing time? I know hours aren't released for a while but I'm worried we will be missing out due to the month we r goin

    Hi, Jason! Our family has visited WDW the very same week you are planning, and it was a fantastic trip!  The crowds were low, and we were able to zip through parks and attractions unlike any other time of year.  Yet, because the crowds are sometimes lower than usual, there are certain "drawbacks" to visiting that time of year, too. The buses seem to 'double-up' by sharing trips with several other resort stops on the way to or from the parks.  Also, the entertainment schedules don't seem as frequent or regular.  You may have to plan your days in each park based on when the parades, entertainment or fireworks are showing at particular times or dates.  That's when a park hopper is a must!  Of course park hours and entertainment schedules are subject to change, but I found the September Parks Calendar up on the site.  Each park is going to vary as far as closing times, and if you're staying on property, there will always be Extra Magic Hours.  Of course, the reservations for the restaurants within each of the four parks are going to match closely to the closing times of each park, and the restaurants in the resort areas tend to keep later hours.  I do remember having several late table-service meals outside of the parks in order to get the most out of our park time before closing.  I hope this helps!  Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation!
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