I am just beginning to plan for our first family trip to Disney with DH, DS5 and DD3. We have tentatively decided to go in mid-September with hopes of also catching the shuttle launch while we are in Orlando. I have read that crowds are less this time of year with school being back in session etc. But was wondering about the downsides of this time of year. In your experience should I be concerned with bad weather (ie hurrricanes, heat)? Rides being closed for maintenance? Reduced hours? Are any of the special events or parades seasonal? Any advice or things to think about are greatly appreciated. I would hate to get down there and find out I totally screwed up!!