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June at Disney World: Weather, What to Pack, and What to See

Schools across America go out for the summer in June, so Disney releases some of its best entertainment to keep families and kids happy. Look for new rides and attractions, fun shows, and extra long hours in the park. When you stay at a Disney resort, you can take advantage of Disney’s magical overtime to tour busy attractions like Splash Mountain or Test Track at less crowded times.

Prepare for the Florida heat and plan ahead to avoid the busiest parts of the day at the theme parks. There are still some quiet spots in Disney, if you look in the right place, you can find a place to rest or take a nap.

Summer Considerations

The Orlando area Gay Days celebration in early June adds additional revelers to the treasures of excited students starting their summer vacation. You can still make the most of your trip by using FastPass +, individual passenger lines and the passenger swap program, and by making restaurant reservations well in advance.

Disney World weather in June

June at Disney World is hot, hot, hot, with increasing temperatures and humidity as the month continues. June is also one of the rainiest months in Orlando.

  • Average high temperature: 90 F (32 C)
  • Average Low Temp: 70 F (21 C)

Most summer storms dump their moisture in an instant and continue, so they won’t dampen your plans for long. But Orlando sees about 6 inches of rain in a typical June, with the daily chance of rain greater than 50 percent. So pack a poncho or umbrella for each member of your party or try one of these things to do at Disney World when it rains. The month of the summer equinox, June also sees nearly 14 hours of daylight each day, resulting in the start of the park’s extended hours of operation.

What to pack

Summer vacations require shorts and t-shirts, of course. You also need a bathing suit and a sweater or hoodie; It might seem silly to mention those items in the same sentence, but overly jealous air conditioning can easily cause a chill. Be sure to wear sturdy walking shoes on your days visiting the park and bring an umbrella, unless you like to be caught in the rain.

Most importantly, bring plenty of sunscreen and reapply it often every day, even if the sky looks cloudy. The Florida sun can be brutal, and even people who claim they don’t normally burn can look dangerously red at Disney World.

June Events at Disney World

Disney World generally schedules special events during historically slower times to attract visitors. So while you may not find any singular occasions, Disney World often debuts new attractions in June, and you could be among the first visitors to ride the next big thing. Routine maintenance closings rarely happen in June, so you should be able to check off all the duties on your list.

June Travel Tips

  • Make advanced dining reservations (ADR) and book experiences like the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique up to 180 days before you leave home to ensure you get the date and time you want.
  • Bring your bathing suit so you can take an afternoon swim at Shark Reef at Typhoon Lagoon. Its cold waters are the best place to cool off on a hot day if you don’t mind swimming with real sharks and other marine life.
  • Bring a refillable water bottle with you. You need a lot of water to beat the heat and stay hydrated, and it will save you money.
  • Expect to wait on some strong lines during June, especially at slow-charge attractions like the Dumbo the Flying Elephant and the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.
  • Use the My Disney Experience mobile app to keep track of wait times and delays at various parks, and you’ll never have to walk to a tip board again.
  • Keep each one safe and healthy by reviewing some common sense safety rules before entering one of the parks, in case they get separated.

For more information on the pros and cons of visiting Disney World during June, check out our guide to the best time to visit.

Edited by Dawn Henthorn

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