Guide to Visiting Disney World in June

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••• Get the most from your summer trip by spending the afternoons by the pool at your resort. © Dawn Henthorn, licensed to About.com

June at Disney World is hot, hot, hot. Be prepared for the Florida heat and plan ahead to avoid the most crowded parts of the day in the theme parks. Peak season is in full swing, so be prepared for long days of fun, packed with activities, shows, parades, and events. There are still a few quiet places in Disney, if you look in the right place you may be able to find a place to rest or let a little one nap.

Crowd Levels

June is a busy month, and special events the Orlando area Gay Days will attract even more visitors to the featured park of the day. You can make the most of your trip by using FastPass+, single rider lines and the rider switch program; and, by making dining reservations well in advance.

Perks

School is out for summer in the U.S.A, so Disney rolls out some of its best entertainment offerings to keep families and kids happy. Look for top-notch offerings like the Main Street Electrical Parade, fun shows and extra long park hours. If you are a Disney resort guest, be sure to take advantage of Extra Magic Hours to ride busy attractions like Splash Mountain or Test Track while crowds are thin.

Tips

  • Bring along a refillable water bottle. You'll need to drink lots of water to combat the heat and stay hydrated and it will save you tons of money from buying bottled water.
  • Bring your bathing suit and plenty of sunblock and head to your resort pool during the afternoon to get a break from the heat — or take a dip in Shark Reef at Typhoon Lagoon. Its chilly waters are the best place to cool off on a hot day... as long as you don't mind swimming alongside real sharks and other marine life.
  • Make reservations for dining and experiences like the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique up to 180 days before you leave home so you can be sure you get the date and time you want.

    Warnings and Cautions

    • Sunburn Alert! Wear sunblock every day and re-apply often. The Florida sun can be brutal, even if you don't normally burn, you may while you are at Disney.
    • Thunderstorms are a common occurrence in the afternoons, so pack a poncho or umbrella for every member of your party or try one of these ​things to do in Disney World when it rains.
    • Expect to wait in some hefty lines, especially on slow loading attractions like Dumbo the Flying Elephant and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.
    • Keep everyone safe and healthy by reviewing some ​common-sense safety rules before you enter the park, just in case you get separated.

      Edited by Dawn Henthorn