Visiting Walt Disney World in June 2023

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When it comes to visiting Walt Disney World in June, there are definitely a few things to keep in mind. First of all, it will be hot. Now, it won’t’ be quite as hot and humid as July or August, but the heat definitely comes into play during the month of June. It’s also the beginning of Orlando’s rainy season, so expect some brief afternoon downpours!

That being said, June can be a wonderful time to visit Walt Disney World. There are generally fewer refurbishments and ride closures, the water parks are open longer hours, and you probably won’t have to pull your kids out of school. With a little pre-planning and strategy, visiting Disney World in June may be the perfect time for your family to go!

 


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June At-a-Glance

  • Don’t forget to pack your sunscreen! Temperatures in June are definitely heating up! The summer sun in Florida can also be a bit intense. And while Disney offers many ways to cool off, you will definitely want to be prepared with sunscreen.
  • Mornings are a great time to visit the pools. Due to the hotter temperatures, the pools can get quite busy during the heat of the day as well as in the evenings when guests return from a day in the parks. Consider visiting in the mornings when they will be less busy.
  • Major refurbishments are not typically common in June. Disney tends to schedule their refurbishments during less busy months (such as January or February), but that doesn’t mean closures can’t or won’t happen in June.

 

June Events

Perhaps the most notable event is the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. While dates for 2023 have yet to be announced, this event took place from March 2 through July 4 in 2022. It features beautifully designed interactive gardens as well as a variety of living sculptures shaped like your favorite Disney characters. You will also find plenty of unique food options and family-friendly exhibits. Epcot festivals tend to bring more local crowds on evenings and weekends, so plan on visiting Epcot during the week if crowds are a concern.

The Garden Rocks Concert Series at the America Gardens Theatre in Epcot made its return in  2022 and will likely be a part of the festival in 2023.

ESPN Wide World of Sports typically hosts several athletic events each month. These events don’t usually have a major impact on crowds in the parks, but they can affect resort availability and crowds at Disney’s value resorts. Here are the events scheduled so far as well as events that are typically held in June:

With no major holidays in the month of June, one might think that the parks are less crowded, but this is simply not the case. Most schools are finishing up during the month of June, which makes it a peak time for Disney World vacations, especially near the end of the month.

 

June Refurbishments & Closures

As things return to normal at the theme parks, nighttime spectaculars and fireworks are returning as well! Two new shows premiered on October 1, 2021, for the 50th Anniversary Celebration. “Disney Enchantment” kicked off the 50th-anniversary festivities at Magic Kingdom Park, and “Harmonious” also debuted at Epcot. Fantasmic! will also be returning to Hollywood Studios at some point in 2022!

*We’ve included all current refurbishments here on this list… even ones that may be open in time for June 2023. (Please note that this list could change at a moment’s notice.)

Magic Kingdom

  • Walt Disney World Railroad is closed indefinitely due to construction on the new Tron roller coaster.
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle is also temporarily closed with no reopening date yet announced.
  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is reopening August 25, 2022
  • Tron Lightcycle Power Run is still under construction (We are hopeful for a 2023 opening date!)
  • Splash Mountain will close at some point for retheming to become Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. No dates have been announced yet, however.
  • Character meet-and-greets at both Pete’s Silly Side Show (Donald Duck, Goofy, Daisy, and Pluto) and The Thotful Spot (Pooh and Tigger) are returning soon!

EPCOT

  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is now open!
  • Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana is expected to open in 2022
  • Canada Far & Wide in CircleVision 360 is closed through November 2022 (most likely for the Food & Wine Festival)

Hollywood Studios

  • Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away (stage show) has permanently ended
  • Fantasmic! is returning in 2022
  • Frozen Sing-Along Celebration will close on August 22, 2022, for refurbishment and is scheduled to reopen on September 9, 2022.
  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid is temporarily closed with no reopening date yet.
  • Jedi Training Academy: Trials of the Temple is also temporarily closed.

Animal Kingdom

  • Primeval Whirl is permanently closed
  • Rivers of Light has permanently ended
  • Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond! debuted on June 13, 2022
  • Festival of the Lion King returned with a FULL version of the show on July 15, 2022

 Other

  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park is closed for refurbishment. The opening date is TBA.

 

June Weather

Overall, the weather in Orlando is quite hot in June. The average high is 90 degrees and the low is typically around 71 degrees. It is also the start of Orlando’s rainy season. That being said, most rain in June will come in short “spurts” rather than be an all-day thing. Brief afternoon downpours are very typical.

 

June Disney World Crowd Calendar

Mission Space in Epcot | magicintheplanning.comCrowd 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. But unfortunately, our crowd calendars cannot predict other things such as weather, travel advisories, pandemics, or last-minute openings or closings of shows and attractions.

Most of June is busy, and the crowds only increase as the month goes on and schools release their students for summer break. Of the summer months, June is slightly less hot, but it is also a little more crowded because of it. If planning to travel during the summer to Walt Disney World, it may come down to heat versus crowds. If the crowds don’t bother you, June can be a great time to visit Disney.

June 2023 Disney World Crowd Calendar | Magic in the Planning

 

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Ready to start planning your visit to Walt Disney World in June?

Here are some resources to help you get started!

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There’s nothing better than knowing what to expect on your Disney World vacation. Our monthly guides can help you visit with a plan!

January   |   February

March   |   April

May   |   June (you are here)

July   |   August

September   |   October

November   |   December

 

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