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Visiting Walt Disney World in June 2024

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If you’re planning a trip to Walt Disney World in June, there are a few important things you should know. First of all, expect hot weather, although it’s not as intense as July or August. June also marks the start of Orlando’s rainy season, so you may experience brief afternoon downpours. However, the month of June has its advantages too. You’ll likely encounter fewer ride closures and refurbishments, and the water parks have extended operating hours. Additionally, visiting in June means your kids won’t have to miss school. With careful planning and a good strategy, a trip to Disney World in June can be a fantastic choice for your family.

 


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Planning a Disney World vacation in 2024? Be sure to check out our guide to all that the Walt Disney World Resort has to offer this year including the opening of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, the return of the Disney Dining Plan, and more!


 

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 biggest event occurring in the month of June is the grand opening of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure on June 28! In early 2023, Splash Mountain closed its doors to make way for this exciting all-new attraction. Set in the enchanting bayous of Louisiana, visitors will accompany Princess Tiana on a musical adventure as she embarks on her new venture, Tiana’s Foods. This will likely bring crowds to Magic Kingdom as this is a highly anticipated attraction!

For those interested in attending a ticketed after-hours event, Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and Epcot will be offering Disney After Hours on select nights. Experience the magic of Disney After Hours at Magic Kingdom Park on select nights from January 11 to June 27, Disney After Hours at Hollywood Studios on select nights from January 10 to August 29, and Disney After Hours at Epcot from February 2 to July 18. Tickets range from $145 to $175, with discounts for Passholders and DVC Members.

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. There are currently no events scheduled for the month of June, but this could change as some event dates have yet to be announced.

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. Father’s Day falls on June 16, 2024, but this shouldn’t affect crowds too much. Just be sure to make any special dinner reservations early.

 

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.)

Magic Kingdom

  • Tron Lightcycle Power Run is now open!
  • Splash Mountain closed permanently on January 23, 2023, to become Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. The newly rethemed attraction is scheduled to open on June 28, 2024!
  • Country Bear Musical Jamboree closed on January 27, 2024. An updated brand-new show will debut this summer.

EPCOT

  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is now open!
  • Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana is now open!
  • CommuniCore Hall & Plaza will be opening on June 10, 2024.
  • Test Track will be closing on June 17, 2024, for a multi-month refurbishment. A reopening date has not yet been announced but will likely be sometime in 2025.

Hollywood Studios

  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid is permanently closed, and will be replaced with a fully reimagined production called “The Little Mermaid – A Musical Adventure.” The new show is expected to debut in Fall 2024.
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith will close on January 8, 2024, for a multi-month refurbishment. It is currently scheduled to reopen in Summer 2024.
  • Jedi Training Academy: Trials of the Temple has permanently ended.

Animal Kingdom

  • It’s Tough to Be a Bug will be closing at some point to make way for a Zootopia Tree of Life Show. No dates have been announced.
  • Primeval Whirl is permanently closed
    • It is anticipated that Dino-Rama, as a whole, will likely close at some point to make way for a major expansion. Disney has shared plans for potential replacements, such as a Moana Mini-Land, which includes detailed concept art. Additionally, there is the possibility of a Zootopia Expansion beyond Dino-Rama. Although these proposals are promising, it should be noted that they have not yet been approved or funded by Disney. Therefore, the fate of Dino-Rama remains uncertain, but it is evident that its days are limited.

 Other

  • Blizzard Beach closed on March 17, 2024, for winter refurbishment. No opening date has been announced.

 

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, so packing ponchos would be smart. The good news is that rain is better than hurricanes, which can happen later in the year during hurricane season.

 

June Disney World Crowd Calendar

Mission Space in Epcot | magicintheplanning.comCrowd calendars are very popular, but they can also be a bit unpredictable. It’s best not to completely rely on them when making your Disney World vacation plans.

While crowd calendars can be a big help in knowing what to expect, 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.

On top of that, many are choosing to travel differently these days. Quiet months have become popular due to runDisney events as well as other Disney events and promotions, while busier seasons have seen a downward trend in the last couple of years.

Most of June will be 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.

Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar June 2024 | Magic in the Planning

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

 

Planning your first Walt Disney World vacation? Be sure to visit my step-by-step guide to help you get started!


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