Are you contemplating a vacation to Disney World in June 2024? The following information will help you simplify the planning process. This guide includes information about key dates, special events, weather forecasts, crowd estimates, and booking tips. In addition, we’ve included a personal account of my friend’s June Disney World trip, providing an insider’s viewpoint. Whether you’re still considering the month of June or have already zeroed in on it, this guide will help you prepare for your June 2024 Disney World vacation.

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The June Advantage: Disney World 2024

June is a vibrant time to visit Disney World. With most U.S. schools on summer break, the parks buzz with an energetic atmosphere. However, this also means larger crowd sizes. If you enjoy basking in the warmth of summer, June’s balmy weather adds to the magic.

Despite the surge in crowd levels, June’s pricing remains surprisingly average. This provides a welcome respite compared to the heftier price tags during spring break and the winter holidays. Due to its popularity, it’s crucial to plan and book your June trip well in advance to secure the best deals and optimize your Disney World adventure.

For a refreshing escape from the Florida heat, June is the perfect month to take a dip in the cooling waters of your Disney resort’s pool or a day spent at the exhilarating water parks.

Different in 2024 — Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival: While this popular festival has been part of the EPCOT June landscape for more than five years, that is not the case for 2024. This year’s festival ends on May 27, 2024.

Disney World Key Events and Dates for June 2024

Here are the important dates and events to remember for your Disney World vacation in June 2024:

  • No Major Competitions or Events at ESPN Wide World of Sports: Due to the summer heat, there are typically no significant events or runDisney marathons scheduled at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in June.
  • No Major Holidays: There are no major holidays celebrated in the parks in June, contributing to the relatively calm atmosphere.
  • End of School Year Celebrations (Throughout June): Despite not being official Disney events, many families choose to visit Disney World to celebrate the end of the school year. This can lead to steady crowd levels throughout the month.
  • EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival (Absent in June 2024): For several years, the Flower and Garden Festival was a key part of June at EPCOT. But 2024’s festival ends in late May, more than a month earlier than normal and leaving a hole in the June calendar. It’s not yet known if something else will take its place, or if Disney is simply going to let summer crowds drive EPCOT visits in June.
  • Opening of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure (June 28, 2024): The long-awaited Splash Mountain replacement officially opens on June 28, possibly driving a bit of extra crowd demand. The weeks prior to the grand opening will likely be dotted with limited previews (most of which will be restricted to specialty groups such as annual passholders or Disney Vacation Club Members). General public previews are possible but should not be relied upon.

The month of June tends to be one of the quietest months on Disney’s event calendar, but it’s far from boring.

Plan Your Disney World Visit in June 2024

June is a delightful time to visit Disney World, though mindful planning is key as prices and availability can fluctuate. For a hassle-free and enjoyable planning experience, we highly recommend collaborating with The Vacationeer, a top Disney travel agency.

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Disney World Weather in June: What to Expect

As the onset of summer in Florida, June at Disney World brings the full intensity of the Sunshine State’s renowned heat, perfect for those who enjoy warm, outdoor fun. Below is a brief overview:

Temperatures

June typically sees average high temperatures hovering around 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius), with lows settling at around 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees Celsius).

Graph showing the average high and low temperature for each month of the year at the Kissimmee monitoring station near Walt Disney World (Source: National Weather Service)

Florida’s Summer Heat: June signifies the commencement of Florida’s summer season. Temperatures rise compared to May, yet they are generally more tolerable than in July, August, or September.

Rainfall

The frequency of rain showers increases in June, the first full month of Central Florida’s rainy season. The area experiences an average of 11 rainy days throughout the month, totally a little more than 9 inches of rain on average.

Graph showing Disney World's average rainfall for each month according to the National Weather Service's Kissimmee monitoring station

Nevertheless, sunshine remains prevalent for most hours of most days (with afternoon thunderstorms being a fairly regular occurrence). The threat of hurricanes is infrequent.

Planning for these conditions can help you maximize your June Disney World experience.

Preparation for Disney World Weather in June

June ushers in Florida’s summer season at Disney World, bringing rising temperatures and increased chances of rain. Effective preparation is key to ensuring you maximize your visit, regardless of the weather.

Summer heat can peak during the mid-afternoon, so remember to hydrate consistently. Free cups of water are available at Quick Service restaurants, and there are water bottle refilling stations across all parks. To prevent heat-related ailments, your Disney World packing list should include lightweight, breathable clothing and high-SPF sunscreen to combat the strong sun.

Modify your touring strategy to account for the heat. Start your park visits early, utilizing Disney Genie+ and Lightning Lanes passes to bypass long lines during the hottest hours. Choose attractions with indoor queues, like Space Mountain and Toy Story Mania, to avoid standing in the heat.

June showers are typically brief but can be heavy. Waterproof shoes and ponchos can help you stay dry during sudden downpours. And remember, weather forecasts are variable, so don’t let a chance of rain dampen your plans. For wet-weather attraction ideas, visit our ‘Disney Attractions to Escape the Rain‘ page.

In summary, by closely monitoring the Disney World weather and thoughtfully planning for June’s weather variations, you can ensure a pleasant Disney World experience, regardless of rain or shine. Remember, the magic of Disney prevails in all conditions!

Will Disney World be Crowded in June?

There is typically a spike in visitor numbers at Disney World in June, making it one of the busiest months of the year (and often the most crowded of all three summer months – June, July, and August). Based on our data, we rank June as the third most crowded month at Disney World, behind only March and December, while July is usually sixth, and August is one of the least crowded.

The reason behind June’s popularity is its alignment with the start of the summer vacation for most North American students. Schools in the United States usually wrap up the academic year near the beginning of June, making it a prime time for family vacations, including visits to Disney World.

The weather in June also significantly contributes to its appeal among visitors. June marks the beginning of Florida’s hot season, but the climate in early June is generally deemed more tolerable than the intense heat of July and August. Many guests rule out visits in July and August due to the sweltering heat, whereas June, with its relatively milder conditions, is often viewed as a more comfortable option.

This combination of school holidays and more manageable temperatures helps to make June a popular month at Disney World. However, remember that crowd trends can shift yearly and even daily. It is important to adopt a flexible mindset and plan ahead in order to have the best Disney World experience in June. Check out our Disney Crowd Calendar for more information.

Disney World Pricing in June

June presents a unique scenario for pricing at Disney World.

Prices in June are typically average for the year, which may come as a surprise. This is mainly due to the balancing effect from the substantial prices during the spring and winter holiday seasons. The rates in June remain consistent, except for a minor increase for late June stays prior to July 4th.

Hotel Prices

Graph showing sample resort hotel pricing for June 2024.

The graph above shows sample pricing at a Disney Value Resort (popular among families and athletic groups), which experience a relative surge in demand from June to early August. Note that these are starting prices, and will increase depending on the hotel chosen, the type of room, and how long you wait to book. This early summer peak is still lower compared to the bustling periods of Spring Break or the Christmas season.

Graph showing starting rates for a standard room at Disney's All Star Sports Resort across all of 2024.

Meanwhile, Disney Moderate and Deluxe Resorts often observe a price drop as the summer heat intensifies.

When it comes to discounts, June is usually divided between spring and summer deals. These offers are announced early in the year and can provide 10% to 25% off on room rates, depending on various factors.

Ticket Prices

Disney theme park tickets start at $139 in June 2024, with prices increasing depending on the theme park chosen and the specific dates picked. Seven days of the month (June 17-20 and 24-26) are at this lowest price point. An additional 10 days (June 1-6 and 10-13) are priced starting at $144. Tickets for most Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in June cost $149+, and the final three days of the month are at $154 and up.

Graph showing Disney World theme park ticket prices in June 2024

Starting prices typically apply only to Animal Kingdom, with EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, and Magic Kingdom costing anywhere from $5 to $30 more.

June prices are a bit cheaper than July, but ticket prices drop drastically if you wait until late August.

Graph showing the price of Disney World theme park tickets in 2024

Overall Pricing

As per 2024 statistics, the average cost for a Disney World vacation for a family of four is approximately $6,559. This figure includes accommodations at a Disney Value Resort, six-day park tickets, the Genie+ service, and quick-service meals. June 2024 prices will likely trend a bit higher than this year-round average due to higher seasonal demand pricing.

You can often get the best deals if you book early. Our Disney World Cost Calculator can be a helpful tool for predicting pricing trends. Despite the summer temperatures, June’s stable pricing and potential discounts make it an attractive choice to visit Disney World.

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June Ride Closures, Maintenance, Refurbishments, and Openings

June is traditionally a quiet month for refurbishments at Disney World. The park aims to have all rides operational during the summer, a peak tourist season. That being said, there are some exceptions and developments worth noting for June 2024 in terms of maintenance closures and new ride openings:

Theme Parks and Attractions

  • American Heritage Gallery (EPCOT): Closed May 28, 2024 to June 8, 2024. Reopens June 9, 2024 with a new exhibit featuring portraits of military veterans painted by former President George W. Bush.
  • ¡Celebración Encanto! (EPCOT): This limited-time musical performance takes place multiple times daily on the newly-opened Communicore Plaza Stage in EPCOT’s World Celebration. The show runs from June 10, 2024 through September 6, 2024.
  • Communicore Hall/Plaza/Stage and Mickey & Friends Character greeting spot (EPCOT): These new additions to the park, which Disney says mark the completion of EPCOT’s multi-year transformation, open on June 10, 2024.
  • Country Bear Jamboree (Magic Kingdom): Closed starting January 27, 2024. Expected to reopen on July 17, 2024 as the Country Bear Musical Jamboree, featuring Disney tunes reinterpreted in different styles of country music.
  • Disney Vacation Club Member Lounge (EPCOT): The primary DVC Member lounge at the Imagination Pavilion will be under refurbishment June 2, 2024 – July 13, 2024. A temporary lounge will operate at the Odyssey pavilion until the primary lounge reopens on July 14, 2024.
  • Early Park Closure (Disney’s Hollywood Studios): The park is scheduled to close for a private event at 5:30 PM on June 5, 2024. Other park hours (at Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, and Animal Kingdom) are not affected by this early closure at Hollywood Studios.
  • Early Park Closure (Magic Kingdom): The park is scheduled to close for a private event at 7:00 PM on June 21, 2024. Other park hours (at EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom) are not affected by this early closure at Magic Kingdom.
  • Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade (Magic Kingdom): This nostalgic attraction’s last day of operation will be June 23, 2024; after that date, it will be permanently closed. The space will eventually reopen as a lounge for Disney Vacation Club members (unclear when).
  • Hall of Presidents (Magic Kingdom): The iconic audio-animatronic show featuring every U.S. President will be briefly closed on June 9 & 10, 2024. It reopens June 11, 2024.
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster (Hollywood Studios): Closed starting January 8, 2024 for a “multi-month” refurbishment. Expected to reopen July 27, 2024.
  • Test Track (EPCOT): Closed starting June 17, 2024 for a major refresh. Opening date not yet announced, but a similar refresh in 2012 took almost 8 months; if this refurbishment follows the same pattern, it would reopen around January/February 2025.
  • Tiana’s Bayou Adventure (Magic Kingdom): Splash Mountain closed permanently in January 2023, and its replacement will officially open on June 28, 2024.
  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid (Hollywood Studios): This stage show never reopened following the COVID-19 pandemic closure, and is now being re-imagined into a new show. The Little Mermaid – A Musical Adventure is expected to debut in fall 2024.

Resort Hotels and Amenities

  • Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort: Significant refurbishment work to Guest rooms is scheduled from September 2024 to September 2025. While the resort will remain open, Guests will likely see and hear construction work throughout the Bay Lake Tower building. Guests are advised to allow extra travel time when walking in the area, as alternate paths may be used.
  • Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground (Cabins): The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness will be refurbished and become a separate DVC property. The first of the new cabins open on July 1, 2024, with additional work possible through the remainder of the year. (Note: this refurbishment applies to the Cabins at Fort Wilderness, not the Cabins at Wilderness Lodge/Copper Creek Villas)
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort: Construction continues on a new Disney Vacation Club “Island Tower” on the site of the former Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show. Its grand opening is expected in December 2024.
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter: Some Guest rooms will be under refurbishment from May 2024 through November 2024. Most resort amenities will remain available, but construction may be seen/heard.
  • Resort Pools: By June, all resort hotel pools should be fully operational following their annual winter maintenance periods.
  • Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts — Stormalong Bay and Shipwreck Pool: Closed from January 2025 through June 2025.

Transportation, Water Parks, Golf Courses, and More

  • Disney Springs Drone Show: Disney Dreams That Soar, a limited-run nighttime drone show with Disney music soundtrack, performs nightly at Disney Springs West Side from May 24, 2024 – September 2, 2024.
  • Disney Water Parks: Only one of the two parks (Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon) typically operates at a time, with the other being closed. See Water Parks section below for further info.

Refurbishment schedules can vary and may change without warning. For the most accurate information on ride and hotel closures, contact Disney World or consult your trusted travel planner. The Vacationeer is the best resource for planning information.

Disney World Water Parks in June 2024: What to Expect

June is an ideal time to cool down at Disney World’s water parks. Both parks – Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach – are unique, offering various water-based attractions that cater to different preferences. However, Disney’s water park operations can sometimes be a little complex. Here’s what we anticipate for June 2024:

  • Water Park Operations: Disney typically operates one water park at a time, switching between Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. Here’s a recent operating schedule history:
    • November 13, 2022: Blizzard Beach opens and Typhoon Lagoon closes.
    • March 19, 2023: Typhoon Lagoon opens and Blizzard Beach closes.
    • November 6, 2023: Blizzard Beach opens and Typhoon Lagoon closes.
    • March 17, 2024: Typhoon Lagoon opens and Blizzard Beach closes.
  • Annual Themes: We expect Blizzard Beach will continue to assume a holiday theme in the future. Typhoon Lagoon typically closes when Blizzard Beach is open.
  • Predicted Schedule: If each park continues its usual operational cycle, we anticipate that Typhoon Lagoon will run from spring to fall and Blizzard Beach from fall to spring.
  • June 2024 Expectation: If Disney maintains its usual pattern, we anticipate Typhoon Lagoon will be operating during June 2024, with Blizzard Beach closed. However, this is an estimate based on past trends, and schedules might change.

For the most accurate information and to plan your perfect summer retreat, we advise contacting The Vacationeer before booking. A visit to a Disney water park could be just the splash of fun your family needs in Florida’s summer heat.

Is June the Best Month to Visit Disney World?

Deciding whether June is the best month for Disney World depends on your personal needs and preferences. Here are some important considerations:

  • Crowds: June ranks as the third most crowded month at Disney World, with visitor numbers peaking as schools break for summer. However, an early June visit might be slightly less crowded if your schedule permits.
  • Weather: June is the fourth warmest month in Florida and marks the start of summer. While intense for some, the heat may be ideal for those who enjoy warmer climates. Remember to hydrate frequently and take breaks to cope with the heat.
  • Pricing: Generally, pricing in June is about average for the year, balancing between the lower-cost periods and peak holiday times.
  • Activities: June’s warmth makes water-based activities at Disney’s pools and water parks highly appealing.

In conclusion, while June’s warm temperatures and larger crowds may not appeal to everyone, it can be an excellent month for those who enjoy summer activities and need to plan around the school calendar. The slightly cooler and less crowded conditions earlier in the month may also offer a more comfortable visit for some. The Vacationeer can help you tailor your Disney World trip to your specific needs.

Comparing Disney World in June (2024) to Neighboring Months

Understanding how June compares to its neighboring months, May and July, will help you decide if it is the right month for your vacation.

  • May or June?: Generally, May is a more favorable time to visit, barring Memorial Day weekend. Lower crowd levels are a significant advantage since most schools are still in session, and the weather is milder, particularly earlier in the month. Plus, you’ll find slightly lower prices in May, except around Memorial Day weekend. However, June could be more suitable if your visit coincides with the school holidays. New to the equation in 2024 is the fact that the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, which has traditionally run through early July in recent years, is now set to end in late May (leaving it absent from the June calendar).
  • June or July?: With the Flower and Garden Festival now off the table for June and early July, there’s not much difference between the in-park offerings for these two months. Besides the Independence Day weekend, the trade-off boils down to slightly warmer weather in July but fewer crowds.

In summary, when comparing crowds and costs, May and July typically outperform June. May’s cooler weather and slightly lower prices make it an appealing choice, while July, after Independence Day, boasts fewer crowds. If you choose between May and June, we’d lean towards May. For a June or July visit, consider early June for less heat or mid-July for fewer crowds.

As personal preferences can sway these factors, reach out to The Vacationeer for personalized recommendations.

Personal Experiences: Disney World in June

My friends, Jim and Tina, along with their children, spent an enjoyable yet challenging vacation at Disney World in June 2023. They found themselves amid Florida’s typical summer climate, with temperatures reaching the low 90s and a mix of sunshine and pop-up showers. The brief rain episodes brought refreshing breaks from the heat without significantly interrupting their plans.

Their choice of accommodation was Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. “It was like a tranquil oasis in the middle of the theme park rush,” Jim described, emphasizing the relief the resort’s pool offered from the summer heat.

Their favorite parks were Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. Rides at Magic Kingdom, notably Space Mountain and Pirates of the Caribbean, were a big hit. Meanwhile, rides in Hollywood Studios, especially those at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge like the Millennium Falcon ride, were well received. In a moment of candor, Tina confessed, “The Tower of Terror, surprisingly, won my heart!

However, June’s heat and high visitor volume presented challenges. Tina noted, “June is vibrant, but next time we might choose late spring or early fall for a cooler and less crowded experience.”

Overall, while their June adventure at Disney World presented a few obstacles due to the weather and crowds, it was an adventure that left them with many happy memories. Their experience serves as a valuable lesson for others planning a Disney World trip, particularly those with flexibility in their travel dates.

Final Thoughts for June

June ushers in the summer season at Disney World, making it a lively yet crowded time to visit. The weather ranges from hot to humid, with the occasional shower. With temperatures often reaching the low 90s, you can expect a true Florida summer experience.

In terms of cost, June sits in the mid-range, with prices slightly higher than early spring or late fall. The beginning of the summer vacation season sees a surge in visitors, making it a busy time for Disney World.

June can be the perfect time for families whose travel dates align with the school’s summer vacation. However, those who prefer milder temperatures and fewer crowds might find late spring or early fall more enjoyable.

Comparatively, while June offers the full summer vacation experience, it is less favorable than its neighboring months, May and July, due to its crowd levels and weather. May offers fewer crowds, slightly cooler temperatures, and marginally lower prices, while July has fewer crowds, particularly after Independence Day, but temperatures are higher.

In summary, while June has its merits, particularly for those restricted to school holidays, it falls behind May and July in our ranking. However, your specific needs and preferences should guide your decision. We recommend speaking with an experienced Disney travel agent for assistance.

Planning Your June Disney World Vacation with The Vacationeer

Planning a trip to Disney World in June 2024 might seem challenging, but with The Vacationeer, a leading Disney Travel Agency, it doesn’t have to be. The Vacationeer simplifies your planning process by offering advice, putting together detailed itineraries, and searching for the best Disney World promotions for you. They strive to provide you with the trip of your dreams at the lowest possible price.

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