Disney World in June 2023

June Calendar of Events near or around Disney World

June is the start of the busy summer months in Orlando, and it’s a great time for families to bring their children to the parks after a busy year at school. If you are planning to head to Walt Disney World this summer, we recommend booking your resort as soon as possible. It’s one of the busiest months of the year with families and locals, and so you should expect the parks to be at some of their highest crowd levels. Let’s take a look at what Disney has planned for visitors in June 2023.

Special Events in June 2023 at Walt Disney World

  • Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival – The summer months don’t usually have too many special events at Disney, primarily due to the high crowd levels. However, guests visiting in June 2023 will be lucky enough to experience the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. Disney has made these festivals longer and longer each year, so if you’ve never been able to see the park during this time, make the most of this special event. Kids will love seeing all of the Disney topiaries and trying new and exotic foods from the Outdoor Kitchens. We have created a guide to the Flower and Garden Festival to help you plan your trip.

The Weather at Walt Disney World in June, is it hot in Disney World in June?

The summer months are very hot in Orlando, especially if you are traveling from overseas or a colder state. Expect highs of 90° and lows of 73°, with up to ten days of rain in the month. Expect frequent rainstorms during the afternoons, which may disturb your pool time or park touring. Many people find the weather to be a little too intense for staying in the park all day long, so we highly recommend going back to your resort during the hottest hours of the day to cool off. From there, you can make the most of your hotel pool or head to one of the water parks to relax. Make sure you keep hydrated and take regular breaks during your vacation to avoid getting overheated during the summer weather.

The Pros and Cons of Visiting Walt Disney World in June

June is a busy time with families visiting Orlando, but it’s still a great time of the year for a vacation. Let’s take a look at what you can expect during your trip this month.

Pros of a June Disney Trip

  • Hot Weather –If you are looking to escape cold weather, you’ve come to the right place. June is one of the hottest months of the year, so it’s great for topping up your tan.
  • Perfect Water Park and Swimming Weather – A trip to Walt Disney World isn’t just about the theme parks. If you’ve never been to one of the Disney water parks before, now would be the perfect time to try out Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach. Otherwise, make sure you schedule in some breaks at your hotel pool to break up a long day at the parks.
  • International Flower & Garden Festival – Guests are fortunate this year that the festival extends into June, so you have an extra month to enjoy touring Epcot with its beautiful blooms.

Cons of a June Disney Trip

  • High Crowd Levels – June is the start of the higher crowd levels here in Orlando. From Memorial Day Weekend at the end of May until mid-August, you’ll find the parks are busy each and every day. Make sure you book ahead of time, so you don’t miss out on dining reservations and resort bookings.
  • Young Children May Struggle With Hot Weather – While the hot weather is great for adults and anyone looking to swim a lot, it can be incredibly tough on young children. Make sure you prepare them for long days at the parks and take breaks as needed during your trip. Consider taking frequent breaks, and check out the attractions that can provide some relief from the heat with our guide to getting out of the heat in Disney World.

Holidays in June 2023 at Walt Disney World

  • Father’s Day –June has very few holidays to contend with, apart from Father’s Day on June 18th, 2023. You’ll find that this month is generally very busy anyway, so this date won’t make a huge difference. Expect a few more local families to book restaurants, which may offer special menus during this time. There are many great ways to celebrate this occasion with your family, so consider booking one of Disney’s unique tours or fireworks parties for any dads in your family.

What are Disney World’s Operating Hours for June 2023

June is the start of the peak summer crowds, so expect park hours to increase a lot during this time. Disney has yet to release their park hours for the month, but this is a rough guide to what you can expect. Once bookings start to increase, we expect the hours to continue to rise. For anyone staying in a Disney resort, we highly recommend taking advantage of the extra morning time. Even just 30 minutes can make a huge difference during this month and allow you to get on some of the best attractions.

  • Magic Kingdom – 9 am to 9 pm or 10 pm
  • Epcot – 9 am or 10 am to 9 pm
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios – 9 am to 9 pm
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom – 9 am to 8 pm or later
  • Water Parks – Typhoon Lagoon is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Blizzard Beach is currently closed for the foreseeable future (updated August 2022).
  • Disney Springs – 10 am to 11 pm

As you can see, June is a busy time of the year to visit, but don’t let that put you off planning a fun family vacation. We encourage you to take your time planning a trip this month so that you don’t miss out on any of the top attractions or restaurants you want to see and visit. This would be a good month to consider using Genie+ and the Lightning Lane, which may reduce your wait times in the hot weather. Whenever you are planning to go this month, make sure you keep hydrated and take regular breaks, which will help you to make the most of your trip.

What to wear in June at Disney World

As we mentioned in the weather section of this piece, it’s going to be warm in June. So you will want to lighter clothing, no winter jackets, you’re in Florida! It is tempting to pack only shorts for your trip, and if you’re only going for 3 or fewer nights, I think you could get away with just packing shorts or dresses. Any more nights than that, and you might want to pack 1 or 2 pair of lightweight pants, particularly if you are going to enjoy a signature restaurant.

Shirt wise, ladies please do not pack only thin spaghetti straps. Enjoy tanning those shoulders, and wear them with regularly applied sunscreen, but give your skin a break and back those matching family t-shirts you’ve been dying to wear and take photos in!

Don’t forget your bathing suit(s)! One of the perks of going in June is it’s hot enough for perfect pool weather. In the afternoons be aware it can storm, but usually it’s not for long. Be sure your bathing suit is family friendly, and comfortable.

What to pack if your going to Disney World in June

Sundries that can be purchased at most Disney Resorts. (photo by Bayley Clark for magicalguides.com)

Stay hydrated! It can get hot in June, so it’s important to stay hydrated. You can spend $5 a bottle for water if you want, or attempt to get free cups of water at most quick service. We recommend a water bottle like this one on Amazon (link). If you’re looking for more ideas to pack, check out what we put in your Disney park bag essentials.

Do not forget to pack and apply sun screen often if you’re going to be at Disney World. We would recommend a bare minimum of SPF 30 for your sunscreen protection. You can see get sun burnt any part of the year in Florida, it is one reason why it’s called the Land of Endless Summer. If you forget your sunscreen, most resorts will have a store that will have sundries you can purchase. You also have the option to get items delivered from the grocery store or Walmart directly to your hotel. I’ll link below the information you need when doing so.

Read Also: Grocery Delivery at Disney World; How to get groceries delivered

Don’t forget to pack your favorite pair of sunglasses, and hat as well. Sun screen is a necessity, but what about your scalp and your eyes? Do not forget them, and trust me when I say having a sun burnt scalp trying to apply aloe to, it’s not fun to do at night – and can ruin the rest of your trip. So my recommendations is bring a hat, and sunglasses that offer polarization.

I’m a fan of Shady Ray sunglasses, as they donate 1 meal with each order, they are quality glasses at reasonable prices, and even will replace them if you lose them when you don’t remember to take them off during Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. That might have happened once or twice to me, and the customer service replacements are quick, and painless.

Read Also: How Fast Is Rock ‘n’ Roller In Disney World?

June is one of the most exciting times of the year to visit Walt Disney World. Between Memorial Day and the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, there’s no shortage of things to do even if you’ve visited dozens of times before. Make sure you book your hotel reservations now, as we expect June 2023 to be particularly popular. People are looking to make up for the past few years, and it’s a great time of year for both the weather and events in the parks for visitors of all ages.

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Bayley Clark

An elementary teacher taking every opportunity to go to Florida and explore Disney, Universal, and Orlando. Happy to share the secrets and guides to help make your next trip magical.

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