Last updated on 07/08/2023
As schools wrap up, June at Walt Disney World brings lots of families to the parks. And while the crowds are typically heavier than other times of the year, you’ll also find that the parks are often open later and that with a good plan, even the heaviest crowds are quite manageable.
Here’s what you need to know:
There are certainly pros and cons when visiting Disney World in June. This is a time families head to the parks and try to soak up as much sun and magic as they can. Even though it’s busy, if you know what you’re walking into, pack your patient pants, and have a good plan, you can still have a successful trip.
There are all kinds of reasons to love Disney World during June. Here are some of our favorites:
But while there is lots to enjoy about June at Disney World, there are a few other things you should know:
June is busy thanks to the summer crowds. Schools are out. Families are planning their summer vacations. For many, this is the only time they can travel or take off work, especially with little ones out of school.
So, yes, the parks and hotels will be busier than normal, with high crowds visiting the most magical place on earth as summer vacations kick off.
This is a popular time for guests to visit thanks to the warm temperatures, longer park days, and the chance to swim and enjoy the water parks. Plus, with Epcot festivals pretty much being year-round now, visitors can continue to enjoy the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.
During busier times of the year, Disney does try to improve guest experiences by doing a few things to help keep the lines down. Although they never officially announce anything, these are the things that we’ve noticed that do help:
Although Disney can make adjustments to keep the lines manageable, they can’t control just how busy the parks look and feel. During busier times of the year like June, walkways and paths in the parks may be full, Quick Service locations remain busy for longer, and the crowds for nighttime shows will be heavier.
We don’t tell you that to scare you, but to prepare you. June is not the time of year to just wing it. Spending even just a few minutes on a plan for your Disney World trip will make all the difference.
Here are the dates we are predicting will be the busiest in June:
Disney publishes its park hours about 75 days in advance, but those hours can (and very often do) change.
Note: This used to be about 180 days in advance, but since the reopening, they have transitioned to a roughly 75-day window.
As the dates get closer, it isn’t unusual for Disney to tweak either the opening or closing times. And during especially busy times of the year, they may change both.
That means to avoid having your plans sidetracked, you’ll definitely want to keep checking the park hours – including while on your trip.
When it comes to park hours – in general – the heavier the crowds, the longer the parks will be open during the day. Of course, that also means that the parks will be open fewer hours of the day during less busy times of the years.
Since June is typically a busier time of the year, the parks often open earlier and stay open later than they do during less busy times of the year.
Even though June is a typically busier time of the year, there are still discounts to be had.
But remember: Disney doesn’t offer discounts to be nice, they do it to fill hotel rooms. For the best chances of snagging a good deal, keep your travel dates and preferred resort flexible.
Historically, the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival used to wind up around Memorial Day. But recently, the popular festival has been extended all the way through June and into July.
That means lots of regular summer travelers are going to get to see this glorious park covered with dozens of larger-than-life topiaries as well as having the chance to sample some of the food and drink options inspired by all things botanical.
There isn’t any way to candy coat the truth, so we’ll just say it: June at Disney World is hot and steamy.
During June, the temperatures will range from lows in the 70s to highs in the 90s.
And with all that heat and humidity comes lots of chances for rain.
In fact, June sees an average of nearly 9 inches of rain each year. Most of that rain falls during storms that pop up in the afternoon.
We recommend that you come prepared with ponchos, multiple pairs of shoes (in case one pair gets wet), and umbrellas just in case.
June is the perfect time for swimming at Walt Disney World.
In addition to the pools at the resorts, Disney’s 2 water parks will also see their attendance numbers increase.
If swimming is a must-do and you are worried about the crowds, consider starting your day at the pool and head to the parks later in the day. Most people reverse that plan which means the pools can get quite busy by the end of the day.
You’ll definitely want to prepare for the hot weather and pack accordingly.
Shorts, Capri pants, and moisture wicking socks are all good options.
One place where you might get cold, however, is inside some restaurants and attractions.
And in fact, even during the hottest months we keep a light jacket in our park bag because coming out of the sun into an air-conditioned space is sometimes too cold for our liking.
If you’re the kind of person that finds sitting under the A/C to be too much, you might want to consider tossing in a light jacket, too.
While routine refurbishments aren’t typically scheduled in June, you’ll likely still run into a few attractions that are closed.
At this time, we don’t have any word of anything new opening in June 2023.
Depending on the length of your trip, here’s how many days we recommend for each park:
When it comes time to decide which days are best for each park, here are some general things to keep in mind:
1. For each day of the month, we tell you on a scale of 1-10 how busy the entire Walt Disney World Resort is when compared to other days of the year.
2. Then, for each park, you’ll see the park hours and any special events that are planned.
3. We also track refurbishments and closings (which you can toggle on and off).
4. We have a handy feature that allows you to automatically add your Advanced Dining Reservation date to your calendar.
5. And, one of the most useful features is the ability to be able to print the calendar so that you can have a paper copy for planning (or to just use as a backup).
Official park hours are usually released around 75 days in advance.
The "crowd level" compares each day to the rest of the year; it indicates how crowded the entire WDW Resort area is on a scale of 1-10.
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