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Disneyland in September
What to Expect at Disneyland in September
After Labor Day weekend (first weekend of the month), the crowds taper off until Halloween Time starts later in the month.
Check the pros and cons of visiting Disneyland visiting Disneyland in fall.
Disneyland's September Hours
Extended hours and a full entertainment lineup are scheduled only on weekends and Labor Day Monday.
Monday through Thursday: Open 10 to 13 hours per day
Friday through Sunday: Open 13 to 15 hours per day. Labor Day (first Monday) will be like a weekend day.
California Adventure hours may be shorter. Check September hours up to 6 weeks in advance.
September Closures at Disneyland
Haunted Mansion closes to gets re-themed a la Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas for the holidays. Space Mountain closes for a few days, re-emerging as Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy.
The less-busy season in terms of visitors is the busy season for the Disneyland maintenance team, with most major closures happening during this time of... year.
Touringplans.com keeps a list of which other rides are expected to be closed for refurbishment.Continue to 2 of 4 below.
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Disneyland Crowds and Events in September
Expect big crowds the day Halloween Time opens and for a few days afterward. Otherwise, website isitpacked.com says if you’re a fan of light crowds and short lines, the month of September is a great time to visit Disneyland. Use their crowd forecast calendar to get a day-by-day prediction.
- Tickets: You'll find it hard to get significant ticket discounts. Use the Disneyland Discounts Guide to find your options.
- Hotel Costs: Hotel costs will go down after Labor Day, especially mid-week.
Disneyland September Events
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- The Disneyland Half Marathon and Family Fun Run happens at the beginning of September. It ends before the park opens, but expect more people to be there than usual.
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What to Expect from Disneyland Weather in September
These averages can help you get a rough idea of what the weather will be like. It's only a guideline: California weather is just like it is where you live, different every year.
Fall in Southern California is one of its best seasons with bright, sunny days and slightly cool evenings. Santa Ana winds, very dry ones that blow from inland areas toward the coast can bring hotter than normal temperatures this time of year.
At the extremes, Anaheim's record low temperature was 30°F (-1°C) and its record high was 108°F (42°C). Check the current Disneyland weather forecast a few days ahead for the best information.
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- Average High Temperature: 77°F (25°C)
- Average Low Temperature: 63°F (17°C)
- Rain & Clouds Index: little or no rain
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What to Pack, What to Wear in September
Midday, Disneyland feels a little hotter than you might expect. It cools off fast at dark and if you're going to watch Fantasmic! or World of Color up close, you'll be thankful for a water repellent jacket. Layers work best, clothing-wise. Make the innermost layer one that you'd be comfortable in if it's a little hotter than the forecast high.
Before you start packing your bags, take a look at the tested and proven tips in the Girls' Guide to Packing for Disneyland.
More Disneyland by Month
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