What To Wear to Disney World in September

What to wear to Walt Disney World – the ever important question!

You will have dozens and dozens of pictures taken so it is smart to put a little bit of thought into what to wear. You want to look back at photos and love your photos – not be annoyed by your outfits!

This post is dedicated to what to wear to Walt Disney World in September.

what to wear to disney world in september

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What Is The Weather at Disney World in September?

The water in Disney World in September is hot. High temperatures are in the upper 80s and the lows only get down to the mid 70s. It will still be rainy, but not as rainy as August! There are approximately 11 “rainy” days in September in Orlando.

It will be hot and humid in Orlando in September.

Disney World Weather in September

Clothing Packing List – September

September is still hot and humid, though not as suffocating as July or August, Still, moisture wicking and cooling fabrics are your friend. We will go into specifics of our packing list below.

To begin, here is an overview of what you will need.

We recommend packing:

  1. T-shirts
  2. Tank tops
  3. Shorts (or skorts, if you are not comfortable with shorts)’
  4. Long Sleeve Shirt and Pants
  5. Sandals
  6. Walking Shoes
  7. Swimsuits
  8. Rain Gear
  9. Other (see more below!)

1. Tee Shirts

Pack at least one t-shirt per day that you will be at the Disney Parks. We always bring at least one Disney themed t-shirt because we love adding to the Disney Magic! Many, many people wear Disney themed shirts at Disney World!

Disney World will be decorated for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween in September. (Decorations typically show up mid August). If you are wanting to really get into the Disney theme, consider Halloween themed Disney shirts!

halloween disney shirt
Halloween Pumpkin Shirt Women Plaid Leopard Graphic Tees Funny Cute Short Sleeve Fall Shirt Thanksgiving Gift Tops
  • ❤ Material: At Oriental Pearl, comfortable is king. Made by soft and breathable premium cotton blend, will let you stay comfy all day. AND PLEASE NOTE TO CHECK THE SIZE CHART IN THE PRODUCT DESCRIPTION.(NOT AMAZON SIZE CHART!)
  • ❤ Features: Funny Cute Buffalo Plaid Pumpkin Graphic Tees, Short Sleeve, O Neck, Gift Shirt for Halloween.
  • ❤ Perfect Gift: It was A Nice Gift for Hallowmas, Buy It for Yourself or Gift It for Mama, Daughter, Wife, Aunt, Friend, Girlfriend, Sister to show your deep love for her.
  • ❤ Suit For: Perfectly pairing with jeans, short, legging or short skirt, and always great for casual, sports, beach, holiday, party, Gym and etc.
  • ❤ How to Care: Please don't put it in the dryer, recommended to hand/machine wash with COLD WATER, DO NOT DRY CLEAN or BLEACH.

If you bring moisture wicking shirts it may work for you to rinse out/wash your shirt in your hotel room sink or bathtub and re-wear it. Unfortunately, there are not that many Disney themed athletic style shirts.

It is totally up to you what style of shirt you choose! Whatever you decide make sure you are comfortable and happy with your choice.

Because we love Disney t-shirts so much we have posts dedicated to all our favorite Disney shirts.

If you love the Haunted Mansion, September and October are the perfect time to don those happy haunts shirts!

Hitchhiking ghosts t shirt

2. Tank Tops

We know tank tops are not for everyone! September can still be hot and muggy so you may want tho choose to pack a tank top or two.

Choose a tank top you will be comfortable in. Jen and Katie prefer tank tops with wider shoulders in order to cover bra straps and also to help prevent sunburn on the shoulders.

We love this brand of workout gear from Amazon – this tank top is moisture wicking and super comfortable! It would be a great addition to your Disney trip. It comes in a TON of colors!

women's tank top for disney

3. Shorts

Shorts for Women for Disney World

Choose whatever pair of shorts are the most comfortable for you to walk in. Do not wear shorts that cause chaffing or ride up no matter how cute they are – you 100% will regret this choice.

There are many cute shorts available to wear that you can be cute and comfortable in! We actually really love these biker shorts that come in a variety of lengths and have a cell phone pocket! Jen and Katie personally own and wear these shorts throughout the summer.

Biker shorts for women
Our favorite affordable biker shorts!

Skirts or Skorts for Women for Disney World

If you love skirts, we have great news! There are some amazing options out there! We love skorts for Disney World because you don’t have to worry about how you are sitting.

Skorts give you the super cute skirt look while also helping to prevent any chaffing!

We love this option:

skort
Oyamiki Women's Active Athletic Skort Lightweight Tennis Skirt Perfect for Running Training Sports Golf
  • The fabric is comfort, breathability, stretch and rinkle resistant, - suitable for sport
  • Comfortable two layer, skirt outer and shorts inner, you can enjoy your sports without worries. Wicks away sweat quickly to keep you dry and cool
  • Back Headphone Cable Hole, You can listen to music while you are active. Hidden Pocket hold small items such as cell phones, keys and cards
  • Perfect for a variety of sports, such as running, tennis, golf, workout, hiking, outdoor, walking and etc,ideal for use with running shirts, running tanks, yoga tops, casual shirts
  • Unique Design, Solid and Printing Color Design, soft, lightweight and comfortable for various occasions

If you need more outfit inspiration, check out our one week of summer Disney outfits for women!

Shorts for Men for Disney World

We have similar tips for men that we do for women.

Make sure men wear shorts that are comfortable. If you can find comfortable shorts that have zipper pockets we recommend packing those – it will help keep things from falling out and getting lost. 

These athletic shorts are super comfortable, have zippers, AND are quick drying. 

4. Long Sleeve Shirt and Pants

Yes, it is going to be ridiculously hot outside. That being said, restaurants and your hotel room can be quite chilly. We recommend bringing at least one pair of pants and one lightweight, long sleeve shirt.

woman in front of Hollywood tower

You will likely only wear these for short periods of time so there is not a need to bring multiples of these. We have our favorite Athleta knock off pants and a few long sleeve options here!

September is also a great time to wear villain gear – so consider getting a fun Halloween inspired Disney sweatshirt for your September trip! (For more villain shirts check this post out.)

Bad witches sweatshirt
Disney Villains Bad Witches Club Group Shot Pullover Hoodie
  • Officially Licensed Disney Villains Apparel
  • 18PRDV00058A
  • 8.5 oz, Classic fit, Twill-taped neck

5. Sandals

While we don’t recommend wearing sandals while walking around the parks, they are perfect for hanging at your Walt Disney World Resort or going to the pool or water park.

Choose whatever your favorite sandals are – flip flops, chaos, crocs, or Birkenstocks! Your feet will thank you for a break from your sneakers. If possible, consider bringing a good pair of walking sandals in case your sneakers get soaked from a downpour!

6. Comfortable Walking Shoes

Our biggest tip is this: do not wear new shoes to Disney World! We cannot emphasize enough the importance of comfortable walking shoes. You will be doing a lot of walking every single day.

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We have an entire post dedicated to walking shoes. We have recommendations for the best shoes for men, women, toddlers, and kids. 

Having the wrong shoes can ruin your vacation. You will be walking 8-9 miles per day and bad shoes can also contribute to getting the Disney Rash. If you are going to splurge on anything for your trip, make it be comfortable shoes.

7. Swimming Suit

You must bring a swimming suit to Orlando in September! It is going to be hot and some days you will want nothing more than a dip in the pool. 

Disney World pool

Photo from Lisa Reese at Pixie and Pirate Destinations

If you are spending time at Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon, Disney’s Water Parks, you may want to bring a couple of swimsuits. Don’t forget a cover up! This post has some great options for women. 

8. Rain Poncho or Rain Jacket

By September the amount of rain each day is decreasing. We still suggest you bring some rain gear with you on your trip.

We recommend bringing a rain poncho instead of a rain jacket because you can easily throw it over your backpack. We have an entire post breaking down all the best rain gear options so you can decide what is best for your family.

coffee at disney world
Ponchos and coffee!

9. Special Considerations

Be sure to keep in mind any special events that you might be taking part in during your vacation. If you are planning a date night out at Disney Springs you may want to bring a dress or collard shirt.

A few select Disney restaurants do have a dress code so make sure you have proper attire for each of your reservations.

Is September A Good Time To Go To Disney World?

September is a fantastic time to hit up Walt Disney World. The crowds are typically lower in September as most children are back to school. You can check out our crowd calendar for more information.

Disney visitor statistics

Although the crowds are lower during the month of September we have found that most people Visit Disney World during Halloween and Christmas. You will experience crowds in September – it is Disney World, after all – but if you are prepared with Genie+ and a good attitude you’ll be good to go.

You can see all our visitor statistics here, including where most people stay on their trip!

Other Disney Packing Tips

Of course, we didn’t cover packing a hat, sunscreen, pajamas and other personal items! This post will help make sure you don’t forget anything. We have other packing tips to help you plan your May vacation to Disney World.

If you are looking for an overview of what clothes to pack for Disney World check out our month by month guide!

You now know what to wear to Walt Disney World in September! You are now ready to pack your bags, paint your nails, and head out to Walt Disney World!

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