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Visiting Disneyland in June 2024: Grad Nites, Pixar Fest, and more!

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Nice weather and school vacation make the summer an excellent time to visit the Disneyland Resort. If there is a downside, it’s that Disneyland in June can be quite crowded. Weekdays and weekends will both be busy as school is out for summer vacation across the country. With a bit of planning, however, June can be a great time to visit the parks as the temperatures are warmer and the park hours are longer giving you more time to enjoy all that Disneyland has to offer.

 


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Planning a Disneyland vacation in 2024? Be sure to check out our guide to all that the Disneyland Resort has to offer this year including the return of the Disneyland Half Marathon, the grand opening of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, and more! (You can also find our 2023 guide here!)


 

June At-a-Glance

  • June temperatures heat up as summer begins. Both heat and humidity come into play during this time of year.
  • Grad Nites will be back in 2024. These popular ticketed events will be returning to California Adventure in 2024. While they are a fun opportunity for graduating seniors, the parks can get a bit crowded for the rest of us. So keep this in mind when selecting your vacation dates.
  • Be prepared for summer crowds. June is a popular month to visit with school ending for the year across the country. Weekdays and weekends alike will most likely be busy.

 

June Events

Astro Orbitor in Disneyland | Magic in the PlanningJune is the beginning of summer for most, and summer break does mean summer crowds.

The only major holiday in June is Father’s Day on June 16. And while Father’s Day doesn’t typically see a huge surge in crowds, you may want to make any special dining reservations early as they do book up quickly.

Season of the Force is a limited-time event at Disneyland park taking place from April 5-June 2, featuring the thrilling Hyperspace Mountain and a variety of specially-themed food, beverages, merchandise, and more. As part of the celebration, guests can embark on new adventures aboard Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, and witness a fresh perspective on the Disneyland park fireworks from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, accompanied by galactic music.

The highly anticipated Pixar Fest is making a comeback at the Disneyland Resort April 26-August 4! Prepare to be immersed in a world of vibrant decorations, special menus, and unique merchandise, as the theme parks, hotels, and Downtown Disney District embrace the magic of Pixar for a limited time. This celebration of friendship will feature heartwarming entertainment centered around beloved Pixar stories.

Grad Nites is a special ticketed event that will be back in 2024! The parties take place on select dates in both May and June. There are three ticket options starting ranging in price from $109-$229. Keep in mind that these special events do attract crowds to the parks on these particular dates… especially at Disney California Adventure. Here’s a look at this year’s details:

  • Dates for 2024:
    • May: 10, 14, 15, 17, 19, 22, 23, 28 & 31
    • June: 2, 5, 7, 9, 12 & 14
  • Disneyland Grad Nite Private Party Experience at Disney California Adventure – Ticketed grads will gain access to Disney California Adventure Park after 9:00 PM for an “immersive, once-in-a-lifetime celebration.”
    • Ticket Prices: $109-$114 per person
  • Disneyland Grad Nite Private Party Experience plus a full day at Disney California Adventure – Enjoy a full day at Disney California Adventure Park before enjoying an exclusive event after 9:00 PM in the park.
    • Ticket Prices: $139-$144 per person
  • Disneyland Grad Nite Private Party Experience plus a Park Hopper experience at both Disneyland theme parks – This option allows grads to spend the day at both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park on the same day as well as attend the exclusive party at Disney California Adventure Park beginning at 9:00 PM.
    • Ticket Prices: $209-$229 per person

Disney After Dark: Pride Nite is coming soon to the Disneyland Resort! This ticketed event will take place on June 18 and 20, 2024, at Disneyland Park. Festivities begin with a 3-hour pre-party mix-in from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Disneyland Park, followed by a private party from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM. Parties feature Disney characters, one-of-a-kind photo opportunities, special foods and drinks, and collectible merchandise. Select attractions were also open after hours for the party! Prices start at $159 per guest.

 

June Refurbishments & Closures

*We’ve included all current refurbishments here on this list… even ones that may be open in time for June 2024. (Please note that this list could change at a moment’s notice.)

Disneyland Park

  • Adventureland Treehouse is now open!
  • Splash Mountain closed on March 31, 2023, for retheming. Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is likely to open in late 2024.
  • Mark Twain Riverboat closed on September 17, 2023. An opening date is yet to be announced.
  • Astro Orbitor closed on November 27, 2023. An opening date is yet to be announced.
  • Fantasmic! has been closed since April 23, 2023, and is scheduled to debut once again on May 24, 2024.
  • Tale of the Lion King closes permanently on January 7, 2024.
  • Blue Bayou Restaurant will be closed from January 7-19, 2024
  • “it’s a small world” will close on January 8, 2024, to remove its holiday overlay and reopen on January 19.
  • Sailing Ship Columbia will close on January 8, 2024. An opening date is yet to be announced.
  • Haunted Mansion closes on January 22, 2024, for the expansion of the Haunted Mansion area. No opening date has been announced.
  • Wondrous Journeys Fireworks is currently suspended for the holidays, but the show will hopefully return in early January 2024.

 

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California Adventure Park

  • Rogers: The Musical completed its seasonal run on August 31, 2023, but many are hopeful for a return in 2024.
  • Beast’s Library in the Disney Animation Building will close permanently on December 11, 2023.
  • Paint the Night Parade is currently suspended with no return date announced.
  • World of Color – ONE will be closed from January 8 to February 29, 2024.
  • Grizzly River Run will close on January 8, 2024. An opening date has yet to be announced.

 

June Weather

Overall, the weather in Anaheim is starting to feel more “summer-like” in the month of June. The average high is 81 degrees and the low is typically around 61 degrees. June can also be a bit humid, especially in the morning hours.

 

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June Disneyland Crowds

Crowd calendars are very popular, but they can also be a bit unpredictable. That being said, the pandemic has made predicting crowds even more difficult than normal.

While crowd calendars can be a big help in planning your trip, keep in mind, they are predictions at best. When designing our calendars, we take a look at events, school calendars, ticket prices, park hours, holidays, and typical monthly patterns. Unfortunately, our crowd calendars cannot predict other things such as weather, travel advisories, pandemics, or last-minute openings or closings of shows and attractions.

June is a very popular month to visit the Disneyland Resort. Be prepared for summer crowds throughout the month!

 

Ready to Start Planning Your Visit to Disneyland in June?

Here are some resources to help you get started!

Disneyland Dining Guides:

 

Disneyland Attraction Guides:

 

Planning your first Disneyland vacation? Be sure to visit my step-by-step guide to get started!

 

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