September is almost here and it is the start of possibly one of the best seasons at Walt Disney World. Here at TouringPlans.com, we’re ready to give you some hints, tips and tricks to survive September at the Walt Disney World Resort.
First and foremost, check out the Crowd Calendar! September boasts summer like weather but with low crowds, so it may be the perfect time for a last minute getaway.
Next, let’s take a look at a few amazing activities going on at the parks!
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is the spookiest party in the Magic Kingdom. Advanced purchase rates and DVC discount rates can be found and the party is held on select dates until November 1! Check out this fabulous review of last year’s party on our blog (note that dates and prices will be different). Dates for the 2011 parties are listed as: September 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30. October 2, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30, and 31. November 1. The price per adult and child increases as Halloween approaches and discounts available on select dates. Check it out for some free candy and spooky fun!
Disney’s Night of Joy 2011, a ticketed event for a night of Christian music, is scheduled to be held from 7:30 p.m to 1:00 a.m. on September 9 and 10, 2011 at the Magic Kingdom. Prices for the one day pass to Night of Joy are $51.95 if purchased in advanced and $59.95 the day of. You can purchase a two day pass as well for $92.95.
The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is making its triumphant return from September 30-November 1, 2011. This year’s theme has been coined, “Passport to a World of Flavors”. Attendees of the festival can sample eclectic foods, attend special events and even catch HGTV celebrities at the park. Check out a preview of The Food and Wine Festival on our blog and keep your eyes there for additional articles on special events, fantastic food and how to help your kids enjoy the festival as well!
Disney’s Wine and Dine Half-Marathon Weekend will also make its return during the weekend of September 30. If 13.1 miles aren’t your thing there is also a themed 5k and kids races. Ticket holders to a special after-hours Epcot party can even find themselves sampling food until the wee hours of the morning. Will you be running?
Last but not least, Raglan Road at Downtown Disney will be hosting “Half Way to Paddy Day“! Starting at 5 p.m. on September 17, the restaurants will host live music, dancing, giveaways and serve, as always, amazing food! Take a break from the parks for an evening and check it out!
With all of these events, lower crowds and slightly less heat, September just may be the perfect month to visit Disney World. Will you be attending any of the events mentioned here? Let us know!