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Visiting Orlando in September
Orlando is the most popular family destination in the world, hosting over 57 million people each year, and for good reason. “The City Beautiful,” as it’s known, is home to 9 of the top 25 theme parks in the world, and is only a short drive away from some of Florida’s most beautiful beaches.
But maybe those big summer crowds aren’t for you, and you’d rather take a family trip during a calmer season. With the kids back in school, temperatures falling and plenty to do, September is the perfect time for you and your family to enjoy all that Orlando has to offer!
Article originally written on Aug 19, 2014. Updated on Aug 16, 2019.
Magical Dining Month
During Magical Dining Month, you and your family will be able to celebrate Orlando’s famously diverse culinary scene! From August 23 through the end of September, select Orlando restaurants will offer prix fixe dinners for just $35. These delicious dinner specials will include succulent starters, amazing entrees and delicious desserts that will leave you wanting more.
SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular ( Kid-Friendly )
The Spooktacular opens only on the weekends starting on September 21st and running through October 27th. And the all the goodies such as the dance party, the candy trick-or-treating as well as the live show is included in the price of admission. Come and enjoy this kid-friendly ( meaning that it is not so spooky ) daytime event as well as the other sea creatures as SeaWorld.
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Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights
Universal Studios brings the HORROR and to the max. This year the theme will be a return the 80s. This is one of those Golden Ticket events in Orlando where it features 10 haunted houses, 5 scare zones and live entertainment. There is no place to run as the screams just keep coming. And nothing can ever kill the 80s as they just will not ever go away.
WARNING: Event maybe too intense for young children and is NOT recommended for children under the age of 13. No costumes or masks allowed.
You should be Visiting Orlando in September
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Walt Disney World’s annual Halloween party gets an early start in September! Running from September 1 to October 30, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will feature trick-or-treat fun for everyone, eerie entertainment like Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade and of course the Magic Kingdom’s usual exciting attractions.
Epcot International Food and Wine Festival
The Orlando crowds might be smaller in September, but the International Food and Wine Festival at Epcot from September 19 to November 10 is just as big as ever! At Epcot’s annual festival celebrating the diversity of the world’s food and wine, attendees will be able to sample offerings from celebrity chefs, go to live cooking demonstrations and enjoy live entertainment. Guests will also be able to see demonstrations, seminars and talks from culinary experts, purchase food and wine goods from various shops and visit 25 global marketplaces, sampling gastronomic greatness along the way.