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Visiting Disneyland Paris in September tips

Visiting Disneyland Paris in September tips

Are you visiting Disneyland Paris in September? Are you looking for the best Disneyland Paris in September tips? Then you have come to the right place. In this guide we round up what Disneyland Paris is like in September, how busy it is as well as the what to expect from the weather in September in Paris and special events and things to do in September at Disneyland Paris. 

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Is September a good time to visit Disneyland Paris?

Visiting Disneyland Paris In September - what is the castle at Disneyland Paris

Visiting Disneyland Paris In September – what is the castle at Disneyland Paris

If you are wondering if September is a good time to visit Disneyland Paris I have good, no great news for you. In my opinion it is one of the best months to visit Disneyland Paris due to the combination of good weather and lack of crowds – keep reading for more information. 

On top of this September still has relatively long opening hours (compared to say visiting Disneyland Paris in December). With early magic hours the operating hours in September usually run from around 8:30am in the morning to around 9 in the evening (please check exact opening hours during your stay)

Is Disneyland Paris busy in September?

Disneyland Paris in September is not that busy. In fact if you decide to go to Disney Paris in September you will be rewarded with one of the quietest and therefore in our eyes one of the best months to travel to Disneyland Paris. 

The reasons that Disneyland Paris is so quiet in September is because 

  1. There are no school holidays in the UK, France or the rest of Europe during September which automatically makes it quieter. 
  2. There are no French public holidays in September. When there are public holidays in France there is always a surge in the crowds at Disneyland Paris. 
  3. There are no special seasonal events at Disneyland Paris in September (Note: some years the Halloween season may start at the end of September but in 2022 Halloween at Disneyland Paris doesn’t start until early October). 

Which makes it a perfect time to visit Disneyland Paris in our opinion especially for those who are going to Disneyland Paris with toddlers

Note: Are you considering visiting Disneyland Paris in a other month? Or does your visit span two months? Then be sure to check out our other Disneyland Paris monthly guides:

What is the Disneyland Paris in September Weather?

One of my favourite things about Disneyland Paris in September is the combination of low crowds and great weather but what is the weather at Disneyland Paris in September?

Is it hot at Disneyland Paris in September?

Yes it can be hot at Disneyland Paris in September. The temperatures particularly in the early part of September are usually consistently above 20C. 

The weather in September tends to be just as nice and nearly as hot as the peak months of July and August but without the crowds.

The average high in September is 21C however towards the end of the month and on rare occasions it can dip into the low teens. Therefore if you are wondering what to wear to Disneyland Paris in September I would say my biggest tip is to wear layers. 

Does it rain at Disneyland Paris in September?

On top of the hot weather and nice temperatures Disneyland Paris in September is blessed with relatively little rain. On average Disneyland Paris only gets 16mm of rain. This is usually spread across 12 days and therefore falls in light showers. 

Of course there are always rare occurrences when there is more rain. 

Visiting Disneyland Paris in September Tips

Best places to stay at Disneyland Paris in September?

Where to Stay in Disneyland Paris - the Disneyland Paris hotel

Where to Stay in Disneyland Paris – the Disneyland Paris hotel

Even though the parks in September are not as busy as during August and October, I would still recommend staying on site if you have the opportunity. If are visiting Disneyland Paris on a budget then do check out this post for some handy money saving advice. 

One of our Top Disneyland Paris tips is to stay on site. The reason for this is because 

  • you get Early Magic Hours which can help you beat the queues
  • you are in walking distance to the parks. 

The latter of these I find especially important if you are visiting Disneyland Paris pregnant or with babies or others who may want to take a nap or need a break from the parks. 

Many of the hotels will also have pools (see post here for information on Disneyland Paris Hotels with pools) which is a great way to Cool off if you are visiting during a hot September.

For more information on the best Disneyland Paris Hotel with toddlers click here. 

Best things to do at Disneyland Paris in September

There are so many amazing things to do at Disneyland Paris no matter what month you visit. However some of our favourite things to do in Disneyland Paris in September are: 

Watch Mickey and the Magician (while you can)

Mickey and the Magician is one of my favourite unique things to do in Disneyland Paris. Historically however Mickey and the Magician usually closes around September to start making way for the Christmas festivities. 

Therefore if you are going in early September be sure you catch Mickey and the Magician while you can. 

Note: Be sure to check in advance that the show is still running for your dates. 

Take advantage of the shorter ride times

rides at Disneyland Paris Plus size guide

After the peak season of July and August one of my favourite things to do in Disneyland Paris is take advantage of the shorter ride times. 

It is not uncommon for the most popular attractions at Disneyland Paris to get queue times of over an hour i.e. Peter Pan’s Flight and Crush’s Coaster have some very long queue times in the summer. 

However in September you will not be waiting around so much especially if you are visiting Disneyland Paris midweek.

Note: check out our Disneyland Paris Plus size guide for information on ride restraints at the park

Meet the Characters

best things to do at Disneyland PAris when pregnant

Similar to the rides at Disneyland Paris, the queues for character meet and greets over the summer can get crazy long. For instance, this summer the Princess Pavillon has had queues over 200 minutes on several occasions. 

Although the queues to meet the princesses in Disneyland Paris will never be super short they will be much shorter in September than August. 

Enjoy Character Dining 

Character dining at Disneyland Paris, particularly the Princess breakfast is very popular. As such reservations can be hard to come by. 

Although you will still need to be ready to book 60 days before you travel  it will be easier to get reservations in September to August for instance. 

See the Fireworks and Illluminations

The nice thing about the opening hours in September is that the fireworks and illuminations aren’t on quite so late. This means it is easier to catch the shows when you are traveling to Disneyland Paris with littles. 

Catch the Parade

Disneyland Paris Parade - Best Things to do in Disneyland Paris Bucket List

Disneyland Paris Parade – Best Things to do in Disneyland Paris Bucket List

And as always my favourite thing to watch at Disneyland Paris is the parade. Be sure to catch it while you are there.  

What to pack for Disneyland Paris in September?

My number one tip for what to wear to Disneyland Paris in September is to have lots of layers. though the days may be warm the evenings when you are waiting around for parades, fireworks and illuminations. Layers are key to being comfortable for a full day in the park. 

For more advice on the Disneyland Paris Dress code and what to wear to Disneyland Paris in September click here. 

Are there any special events at Disneyland Paris in September?

September really doesn’t have any special events at Disneyland Paris. Some years Halloween season may start in September but for the 2022 season this is not the case. Therefore there are no special events at Disneyland Paris in September 2022. 

Have you visited Disneyland Paris in September? What are your top tips?