June at Disney World is hot, hot, hot. Be prepared for the Florida heat and plan ahead to avoid the most crowded parts of the day in the theme parks. Peak season is in full swing, so be prepared for long days of fun, packed with activities, shows, parades and events. There are still a few quiet places in Disney, if you look in the right place you may be able to find a place to rest or let a little one nap.
June is a busy month, and special events like Star Wars Weekends and the Orlando area Gay Days will attract even more visitors to the featured park of the day. You can make the most of your trip by using Fastpass, single rider lines and the rider switch program; and, by making dining reservations well in advance.
School is out for summer in the U.S.A, so Disney rolls out some of its best entertainment offerings to keep families and kids happy. Look for top-notch offerings like the Main Street Electrical Parade, fun shows and extra long park hours. If you are a Disney resort guest, be sure to take advantage of Extra Magic Hours to ride busy attractions like Splash Mountain or Test Track while crowds are thin.
- Even if you are not a Star Wars fanatic, you may enjoy the events surrounding Star Wars Weekend at Disney's Hollywood Studios this month.
- Head to your resort pool during the afternoon to get a break from the heat — or take a dip in Shark Reef at Typhoon Lagoon. It's chilly waters are the best place to cool off on a hot day... as long as you don't mind swimming alongside real sharks and other marine life.
- Make reservations for dining and experiences like the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique before you leave home so you can be sure you get the date and time you want.
Warnings and Cautions:
- Thunderstorms are a common occurrence in the afternoons, so pack a poncho or umbrella for every member of your party.
- Expect to wait in some hefty lines, especially on slow loading attractions like Dumbo the Flying Elephant and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.
- Keep everyone safe and healthy by reviewing some common-sense safety rules before you enter the park, just in case you get separated.