September begins a whole new season in Disney World! Stay “in the know” with What to Expect in Disney World During the Month of September.

What to Expect in Disney World During the Month of September

Magical Happenings

September means a whole new season for Disney World! From crowds, to weather AND happenings, find out what September is all about in Disney! There are tons of great things that begin in September that you don’t want to miss out on!

Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival begins on August 31st, running during the entire month of September, well into the rest of the fall!

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party made it’s premier on August 25th and will run on select dates through October. Dates for the month of September are as follows: 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26 and 29, 2017.

Weather in September

The weather in September is a little bit of a gamble! You could see some semi-cool (for Orlando) evenings, but mostly still very warm and humid. The rain and thunderstorms are more common in the afternoon hours, so be sure to pack rain gear! Check out 8 tips for rainy days in Disney World to still get the most out of your rainy days!

Crowds in September

September is one of the best times to visit Disney World if you are concerned about the crowd levels! Schools are back in session, so that cuts down on everyone’s “Disney time”. I know, it’s depressing! Check out the CROWD CALENDAR over at Dad’s Guide to WDW to find out what the crowds will look like each day in September.

Refurbishments and Closures

It’s never fun to plan a trip to Disney World and then find out your favorite attraction is undergoing refurbishments. While there is still a ton to do, it’s nice to have a backup plan.  From attractions to dining to the resorts, if there are any refurbishments going on, we will list it here.

Please note that our information comes straight from Disney and sometimes this information changes daily.

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What to Expect in Disney World During the Month of September
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  • Splash Mountain Aug. 28 – Nov. 16, 2017

EPCOT

  • No reported refurbishments

ANIMAL KINGDOM

  • No reported refurbishments

HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

  • No reported refurbishments

RESORTS

  • Coronado Springs Resort: Hard Goods Refurbishment; November 2016-no completion date given. You may see or hear construction taking place or encounter alternative paths of travel throughout the resort. To minimize any possible disruptions, all work with the most potential for noise will be limited each day between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
  • Yacht Club: Room Refurbishments; Beginning 2017
    During this time, you may see or hear work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. To minimize any disruptions, Disney will attempt to limit work to 9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.;Captain’s Grille, During refurbishments, the Captain’s Grille is relocating to the oceanic-themed Ariel’s. May 15 – Sep. 30, 2017
  • Caribbean Beach: This resort begins a lengthy refurbishment beginning in early May. Refurbishments include Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters at Old Port Royale, Banana Cabana Pool Bar and Calypso Trading Post. This process will be ongoing from May of this year until 2018.
  • Old Key West: Jan. 3 – Jul. 27, 2017; Exterior Maintenance and Painting-To minimize disruptions, construction crews will attempt to limit all work until after 9:00 a.m. daily. Captain’s Grille During refurbishments, the Captain’s Grille is relocating to the oceanic-themed Ariel’s. May 15 – Sep. 30, 2017.
  • Art of AnimationIn an effort to make future visits more magical, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is currently undergoing some refurbishment projects across the Resort. During this time, the Resort will be in full operation with all amenities available, including dining, merchandise and recreation locations. It is possible that construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 am. Ongoing..no end date given as of yet.
  • Boardwalk Inn and Villas: In an effort to make future visits more magical, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn & Villas is currently undergoing some refurbishment projects across the Resort. During this time, the Resort will be in full operation with all amenities available, including dining, merchandise and recreation locations. It is possible that construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 am. Ongoing until further notice.
  • Pop Century: In an effort to make future visits more magical, Disney’s Pop Century Resort is currently undergoing some refurbishment projects across the Resort. During this time, the Resort will be in full operation with all amenities available, including dining, merchandise and recreation locations. It is possible that construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 am. Ongoing until further notice.
  • Grand FloridianExterior Maintenance and Painting, To minimize disruptions, we will attempt to limit all work until after 9:00 a.m. daily. Jun. 12, 2017 – TBD.

DISNEY SPRINGS

  • Portobello Country Italian Trattoria Apr. 23 – Fall 2017

WATER PARKS

  • No reported refurbishments

ESPN WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS

You can find information on Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports events and happenings right here: CALENDAR FOR ESPN SPORTS COMPLEX. Disney’s Night of Joy will be September 8th and 9th.

Stay Tuned

Stay tuned to Walt Express for more September happenings!!

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As you can see there is a lot going on and a lot to talk about! Join the Disney Express Lane Facebook Group to discuss this and many other Disney related topics. We would love to see you there and meet you!

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