Disneyland in September

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    Disneyland in September

    ••• The Dapper Dans sing at Disneyland. Nikki Knight/Flickr/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

    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.

    In general:

    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...MORE year.

    Touringplans.com keeps a list of which other rides are expected to be closed for refurbishment.

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    Disneyland Crowds and Events in September

    Chip 'n' Dale's Treehouse at Disneyland
    ••• Chip 'n' Dale's Treehouse at Disneyland. Eden, Janine and Jim/Flickr/CC BY 2.0

    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.

    Cost Considerations

    Disneyland September Events

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    What to Expect from Disneyland Weather in September

    Flo's Cafe in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure
    ••• Flo's Cafe in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure. Corbis via Getty Images / Getty Images

    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.

    • 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

    Families at Disneyland
    ••• Families at Disneyland. ©2012 Betsy Malloy Photography. Used by Permission.

    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

    Disneyland's least crowded months are January and February but hours are short, rides may be closed for refurbishment and entertainment options are fewer.

    Spring is great weather-wise and part of MarchApril, and even early May are less crowded.

    Summer's busy season is JuneJuly, and August. Hours will be long, most rides will be open and there's lots of entertainment. It's also the most crowded time of year. That's when you'll definitely need to know these...MORE proven ways to spend less time standing in line at Disneyland.

    September is less crowded and has great weather. The holiday season begins in October when the Halloween decorations go up and continues through November and  December.