Averages for Disneyland in September
In September, Disneyland Paris, France, still experiences much of the warm weather of the summer, but the temperatures are beginning to drop in this month, with less sunshine, making the heat much more bearable. The lower temperatures mean the weather can be much more pleasant, and many people prefer to visit the area at this time of year, as the weather is much more comfortable than in the peak months of the summer. September is still one of the busie...
In September, Disneyland Paris, France, still experiences much of the warm weather of the summer, but the temperatures are beginning to drop in this month, with less sunshine, making the heat much more bearable. The lower temperatures mean the weather can be much more pleasant, and many people prefer to visit the area at this time of year, as the weather is much more comfortable than in the peak months of the summer. September is still one of the busiest times of the year at the resort, though, so you may still face crowds at the most popular rides.
The average temperature in September is 17°C, a three-degree drop since the peak summer months of July and August. Now, it is back at the same average that was recorded in June. The average daily highs and lows have dropped significantly as well, but are still comfortable by all accounts. The afternoon temperature averages 21°C, while the nighttime temperature ranges around 12°C. Both temperatures continue to decrease in the course of the month though. September 1 is the warmest day of September with a daytime high of 22°C and a nighttime low of 13°C; September 30 is the coolest day with a high of 19°C and a low of 10°C.
Something that keeps on falling is the length of the days. September 1 is the longest day of the month and has 13.24 hours of daylight, while September 30 is the shortest day with 11.41 daylight hours. This 1.43-hour decrease means that every September day is 3.4 minutes shorter than the previous one.
Cloud cover was at its annual low in August and begins to rise gradually again in September. Cloud cover increases from 50% to 62% in the course of the month.
The two previously mentioned weather data are the cause for the one-hour drop in sunshine hours compared to August. In September, there are 6 hours of sunshine per day. The same number was observed in April.
Although the total amount of rainfall has decreased to 55mm, compared to 64mm in August, September days do have a higher average chance of receiving rainfall. The probability of experiencing rainfall increases further in the course of the month, from 43% on September 1 to 49% on September 30. This is the first indication that rain no longer occurs as quick but heavy showers, but is more spread out. By far the most likely type of precipitation is moderate rain—it occurs on 71% of the days with rainfall. Thunderstorms are observed on 14% of those days and light rain on 10%.
Where to stay
A roomy self-catering apartment complex, the 3-star Adagio Marne-la-Vallée Val d'Europe lies only 10 minutes from the main entrance of Disneyland Paris by free shuttle bus. The apartments have their own living rooms, kitchens and bedrooms and offer the ultimate flexibility. It's pretty well located, too—several shops, restaurants and even an aquarium lie nearby. There is no dining venue in the complex because it is, after all, a self-catering accommodation. There is, however, a breakfast buffet to get you going in the morning! Extra amenities are an indoor children's corner and a large heated indoor pool.
Another excellent place to stay is Disney's Hotel Santa Fe, situated about a 20-minute walk from the park's entrance. This Santa Fe and Route 66-themed hotel offers great value for money and has a wonderful American Southwest vibe. The colourful themed bedrooms come straight out of one of Disney Pixar's Cars movies. Available facilities are the Trading Post boutique, a children's play area and a video games room.
Things to do
September is still part of Disneyland's summer season, meaning the special parades, events and festivities that are geared towards this time of year are still available for all visitors. Spare a thought for the people inside the Disney characters costumes, sweltering in their costumes, and have a picture taken with some of the famous faces.
Discoveryland is the most futuristic of all five themed lands in Disneyland. This exciting land focuses on space exploration, technology and aircraft, just to name a few features. One of the main attractions is Space Mountain: Mission 2, a thrill ride that will leave no one unimpressed. Other exciting rides are Orbitron – Machines Volantes, Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast, Autopia, the imposing Videopolis, and Star Tours. Restaurants in this area have futuristic themes as well—make sure to grab a bite to eat at Café Hyperion, Buzz Lightyear's Pizza Planet Restaurant or the Rocket Café.
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Eating and drinking out
One of the greatest places to eat in Fantasyland is Toad Hall, housed in an impressive English manor. The interior seating area is rather small, but lavishly decorated with books, trophies, paintings and all kinds of items. An English-style eating venue, Toad Hall is most well-known for its fish and chips. Sandwiches are on the menu as well.
September has its fair share of hot summer days and what's better than a few scoops of ice cream to cool down? Make sure to visit Fantasia Gelati, a pretty little take-out ice cream stand near the Castle in the Italian quarter of Fantasyland. They serve colourful ice creams, delicious crêpes and hot and cold drinks.