Disney World Crowds in Early September: Amazing!

(Note: This post was originally written September 9, 2010.)

If you have the chance to visit Walt Disney World over the next couple of weeks, be prepared to be amazed at the crowds. Or more specifically, at the lack of them!

Here are a few pictures I took during a quick trip to Epcot today, as well as a few from the Magic Kingdom taken last week. (The Magic Kingdom pictures technically weren’t taken in September — they’re from Tuesday, August 31st.)

Disney World wait times in early September. Wow!
Epcot today just after 11:00am. Yes, Soarin' really does show 15 minutes!
Low crowds at Epcot!
Wide-open spaces around Epcot's World Showcase!
Low wait for Dumbo at Disney World's Magic Kingdom
Even Dumbo was do-able. At 11:45am!

Dumbo wait time at Magic Kingdom

Big Thunder wait time at Disney World's Magic Kingdom
Prefer to ride Big Thunder instead? No problem! (Picture taken just before noon.)
Pirates of the Caribbean wait time at Disney World's Magic Kingdom
Pirates anyone?

These pictures help to demonstrate how great this time of year is for a Disney park visit. With the kids back in school, most folks aren’t really planning vacations right now. If you’re willing and able to “go against the grain” and take advantage of this situation, you could really do well in terms of many attractions with low, low wait times.

Of course, this won’t last long. October is just around the corner, and with it comes fall school breaks and larger crowds. In fact, Disneyland in mid-October is shaping up to be a doozy!

More on this in a future post!


9 thoughts on “Disney World Crowds in Early September: Amazing!”

  1. Thanks for stopping by, Jennifer! Early September really presents a rare chance for these kinds of crowds. Not to rain *too* much on the parade, but I expect the crowds to pick up a bit in October. (And as I noted in the main post, mid-October at Disneyland could be especially busy. More on this coming! 🙂 )

  2. Ohhhh…hoping Halloween and F&W fest will be as crowdless. Going Oct. 28 thru Nov. 6. Bringing our Ridemax along either way! When is November going to be on Ridemax?

  3. Carol, we’re expecting larger crowds then, but definitely not as busy as later in November, during the busy Thanksgiving rush!

    I currently expect November dates for Disney World to be available in RideMax sometime next week. Have a great trip!

  4. How is the week of September 19th-26th looking? That is when we are going and if it is like this, I will be in HEAVEN!!!

  5. that’s what i’m talking about … DUDE. We’re leaving on FRIDAY (9/17) to head down there. So you just got back eh?

  6. I know this is an older post, but would it would be too crowded at the end of October at Disney World (October 23 – 31 to be exact)? I think that Fall Breaks and stuff like that should be over by then, so would it be too crowded?

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