What happens in Orlando in September?

Orlando in September happens to be one of the most popular times of the year. The humidity has dropped, the weather is still very glorious, you get great deals when you shop for Orlando vacation rentals and Disney packages, it’s a paradise month for food lovers and even the Halloween period. Like everything else, Halloween arrives much earlier here in central Florida.

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How busy is Orlando in September?

It’s September and the school is back, but you’ll still experience the summer weather in Orlando. This is a good time to explore theme parks and local attractions, as you will find a crowd above average. The theme parks are the least visited in September and when the weather is (slightly) cold, this is the right time to visit Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando and participate in special events such as the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.

Weekends are usually moderate as the Florida residents turn to travel last weekend before school activities commence. The days of the week are generally calm and relaxing (but warm). The crowd is mild to moderate and to quite normal on the weekdays of August. At the end of August, there will be increased activities in the opening of Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival and many others.

What to wear?

Be sure to pack your summer clothes for the September Orlando vacation. Shorts and t-shirts are suitable for amusement parks: wear hoodies or sweaters at night, just in case. September can bring rain, so a poncho or a light umbrella is very useful when it rains in the afternoon. At night, especially in a beautiful restaurant, you can wear overalls and nice pants or, for women, summer dresses and sandals. During the day you can walk or be busy in the amusement park. So wear shoes or sandals to feel comfortable. Relax by the pool, hotel pool and Disney World Resort Water Park. So put on a swimsuit and cover it. Bring your water shoes for a day to the water park to avoid slipping. And since you like to be outdoors in hot weather, hats, sunglasses and sunscreen are essential.

Things to do in Orlando in September

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal: Orlando in September is a horror festival at Universal Studios.

Mickey’s not-so-scary Halloween party: The scariest party isn’t so scary! Many tricks and goodies throughout the night. New fireworks, new characters in the parade and new travel overlays.

Magic dinner month: Orlando in September is the perfect time for cooking enthusiasts. Magical Dining Month is a fantastic one-month opportunity to eat at some of the best restaurants in Central Florida for a fraction of the menu price. More than 100 restaurants offer a 3-course dining experience at a fixed price of $ 35 per person.

SeaWorld Craft Beer Festival: A call for all craft beer fans. Here it is for you and also for gourmets! SeaWorld Craft Beer Festival offers more than 100 craft beers. Breweries are presented throughout central Florida and several national and international brands.

Epcot Food & Wine Festival: During the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, there will be more than 35 individual markets in the Lagoon Showcase area that will offer smaller snacks, desserts and drinks.

The Great Irish Hooley: Spend Labor Day weekend and celebrate the Irish style. This unique Irish festival with Irish music and dance takes place on Raglan Road in Disney Springs. Amazing family entertainment for all ages with the best Irish food and drink.

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The best hotel in Orlando in September

What do you look for when shopping for Orlando hotels and Orlando vacation homes? If your best offer is the lowest price or high quality hotel with a spa supplement at a price lower than the specified amount, it is a guarantee this month.

Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites with water parks from $ 57.00: Holiday Inn Suites is the only family resort and water park in Orlando. The resort’s Laguna water park has seven slides, a splash area, cabins and a family pool. You will also find mini golf, a 3000 m² game room, 4D Experience Theater and Batman Laser Challenge.

Best Western Lake Buena Vista at Disney World starting at $ 63.00: do you want to stay inside or outside the Walt Disney World complex? There are many advantages, but the most important thing has to do with the transport service. If you are in the complex, the shuttle to the amusement park operates every 30 minutes. In general, the hotel can provide shuttle buses that return once or twice in the morning and at night at the same time. Best Western at Disney World offers a variety of amenities, including two double beds in each room and a furnished balcony. If you do Disney and want comfort, this resort hotel has it all.

Red Lion Maingate Resort starts at $ 45: are you looking for an extraordinary price for a hotel that is literally next to Disney World? Then look for Red Lion Maingate Resort. The hotel is also close to many others, such as restaurants, shops and shows. The hotel is easily accessible through the entrance to Sherbeth Road on Highway 192, which is located a few blocks from the hotel and near 429 and I-4. If you plan to spend time at Universal Parks or SeaWorld, you’ll be glad to know it’s less than 15 minutes. This high quality hotel, located in the center of the city, is a good option for visitors with limited budget who want comfort.

Are Orlando Waterparks open in September?

The two most popular waterparks in Orlando are Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon in Walt Disney. The Blizzard Beach is known for its water slides, Typhoon Lagoon waterpark for the biggest wave pool in the country. Disney World maintains a modified maintenance schedule for 2 waterparks in late fall. One park is always open though the other one is served. For example, Typhoon Lagoon could be closed for repairs from the end of October until before Christmas at the time of launch. In return, Blizzard Beach Disney will be closed simultaneously next year and beyond.

SeaWorld Orlando, 5 miles north of Disney World, contains 2 waterparks, Discovery Cove and Aquatica. Aquatica is full of wave pools and slides. Stay open at the winter and fall, although the opening hours are shorter & theme park only opens five days a week, not seven days as in the summers. Discovery Cove is open all year. The Orlando water park opens from 10 a.m. until 5:00.pm. every day and only one at a time for renewal.

Things to do at Walt Disney World in September

In September, you can have fun with a Halloween preview at Disney World. It is the perfect reason to come with children and you can even find creative ideas to decorate the fall that you can customize for the home. You will equally get good discounts when you shop for Disney World tickets.

  • Epcot International Food and Wine Festival: This popular event starts in September and gives you the opportunity to try many culinary offers before the crowd grows in October and November.
  • Mickey’s is not so scary Halloween celebration: this special event in Magic Kingdom takes place on certain nights of the month and culminates in Halloween. Known as “Most Happiest Haunting on Earth” and requiring special tickets and admission prices separately, this party allows children to try jokes or snacks while their favorite Disney characters have fun with their costumes.

What to Pack?

Plan summer outfits with shorts and shirts for the September amusement park. Although September is technically a “fall” month, the Disney World Resort’s pool and Water Park take advantage of the mild summer weather. So make sure you bring a swimsuit with you. If you want to spend a day in a water park, bring your water shoes to avoid slips and protect your feet from pathogens. For very hot days, it is recommended to pack a cold hijab or an ice shawl. It is also a good idea to pack a poncho and / or bring an umbrella for all group members if the rain surprises you.

Parking hours

  • Magic Kingdom Park: from 8 a.m. to midnight.
  • Epcot – Future World: from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Additional magic hours 9:30 until night until 11:30 at night.
  • Epcot – World Showcase: from 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Extra magic hour 9:30 until night until 11:30 at night.
  • Disney Animal Kingdom: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Disney Springs: 10:00 a.m. to midnight.

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Things to do at Universal Orlando Resort in September?

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal: Orlando in September is a horror festival at Universal Studios. Halloween horror night is definitely not for weak hearts and is not suitable for children. At night, the streets become a monstrous paradise that causes terror that makes your heart beat faster. There are 34 selected nights between September 15 and November 4 with haunted houses, frightening areas and live entertainment. Also you get will get great discounts when you shop for Universal Studios tickets in September.

What to pack?

When you visit Universal Orlando in September, you must bring a portable umbrella and a raincoat for each member of your group. You can buy these items at the gift shop (with great universal logos printed on them), but pay a fortune. Instead, bring your own equipment and save your vacation budget for important things like the magical world of the Harry Potter wand. You want to wear a shirt, shorts and comfortable shoes. You will walk a lot (and a lot!) In parks and resorts, so make sure your shoes are ideal for walking and waterproof. Be sure to bring a swimsuit for the water park. You don’t need to pack a jacket or shirt and you don’t need stylish clothes. If you want to go to the Universal Orlando luxury restaurant, bring casual clothes.

Be sure to pack tons of sunscreen and a hat to protect you from the punitive rays of central Florida. It is also important to stay hydrated in summer. Consider bringing your bottled water so you don’t have to buy all the time.

Park Hours

Universal Islands of Adventure ™ and Universal Studios Florida ™ are open 365 days each year. The opening schedules usually begin from 9:00 in the morning and closing hour changes. Universal’s Volcano Bay ™ business hours generally begin from 10:00 a.m. and closing times may vary. After each day at the amusement park, you can enjoy good food, unwind and relax with live music and cold drinks at

Universal CityWalk ™! Universal CityWalk ™ operates 365 days each year at 11:00.am. to 02:00.am. Note: parking schedules may vary.

Things to do at SeaWorld in Orlando in September

Electric Ocean: some nights, when the sun goes down, the SeaWorld Park turns on the lights of Electric Ocean and has fun again next summer. With an exciting night performance and electrifying music, the guests immerse themselves in a sea of miracles that ends in “Ignite”, a spectacular cover with fireworks, laser beams and fountains.

Craft Beer Festival: On the weekend, the SeaWorld Craft Beer Festival takes place over four weeks in 2019 and includes more than 100 beers in the park. Guests enjoy unique dishes that match the festival’s choice.

Spectacular SeaWorld Halloween: a new surprise awaits you at the biggest family Halloween event in Orlando. Guests of all ages can celebrate with the new Halloween parade on Sesame Street, which hosts fantastic allegorical floats, human-scale shows and the most popular furry friends of all involved. Families will also enjoy Halloween dance parties, tricks or snacks in the park and the opportunity to meet unique characters inspired by the sea. Also there are good discounts when you shop for SeaWorld Orlando tickets in September.

What to pack?

  • Pack a poncho.
  • Bring or pack water and snacks.
  • Use sunscreen.
  • Wear a hat and sunglasses so you can keep calm and protect yourself from the sun.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.

Park Hours

Parking and show schedules; SeaWorld Orlando is open 365 days a year. For the safety of guests and pets, attractions and exhibits are sometimes closed due to repairs. Parking schedules and shows are updated periodically. Most of the performances last between 20 and 25 minutes. They recommend that you come 15-20 minutes before the show to find the place (in the first days of large crowds). The opening hours are from 9:00.a.m. to 8:30.p.m. September is a great month to visit Orlando Florida.

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