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  • On Mar 15, 2009
    Cassandra from ON 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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    Hi, i was wondering what the weather and the crowds are usually like in september.

    Let's start with the crowds - because that's the good news!!  With schools just back in session, many people with children are hesitant to take the kids out of school and travel to the theme parks in September, so you will find some of the lowest crowds of the year in September.  If free dining is offered, that may entice a few more people, but generally speaking, the lines are definitely manageable, it's a little easier to get the advanced dining reservations you want, and room availability is a little more open.  It's a great time of year to go in terms of crowds.

    Now for the not so good news - but not bad news, either!  It's still quite hot and humid in September.  You can expect day time highs of around 90 degrees, and it barely cools off at night - maybe the low to mid 70s.  You will still have the afternoon showers to contend with in September, but for the most part, the showers are fast moving and shouldn't disrupt your day too much.  Usually, you can miss most of it by hopping on an indoor ride or seeing a show, and if not, spend a little time browsing the closest souvenir shop until the rain stops.

    September is also hurricane season.  While it's impossible to predict in advance whether or not the tropics will be acting up, and central Florida is not often a target for a hurricane, it's something to keep in mind while planning your vacation.  I lived in Orlando for five years, and only had to deal with one hurricane in all five years - and it ended up being a day of mostly rain. 

    Have a great vacation!

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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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