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A guide to Disney World in June

Take time to enjoy a boat ride from Downtown Disney to Disney's Port Orleans during the month of June
Take time to enjoy a boat ride from Downtown Disney to Disney's Port Orleans during the month of June
Heather Leigh

Summer is here and those visiting the Walt Disney World resorts in June need to be prepared for heavy crowds and hot temperatures. June is the start of peak season for the parks and resorts, so if you plan on visiting Disney, be prepared to spend time waiting in line and weaving in and out of the crowds.

Because this is a busy time at Disney, there are many more opportunities to participate in special activities, watch new shows and parades. Disney puts all of their efforts into making this time of year entertaining for all of those who plan to visit. Many of the theme parks will also offer extended park hours, not including Extra Magic Hours, where guests can remain in the park to enjoy their favorite attractions as most of the crowds leave to go back to their resorts.

Star Wars weekends are still underway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios giving guests a chance to become one with the Force. This event is included with theme park admission and offers guests a chance to get up close and personal with their favorite Star Wars characters and actors.

June is the perfect time to cool off at your resort’s pool in the afternoon. Or plan an entire day to enjoy the excitement at one of Disney’s two water parks - Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Disney’s Blizzard Beach.

Between summer vacations starting and Gay Days in the Orlando area, it is best to be prepared for the heavy crowds and make the most of your trip by utilizing Extra Magic Hours, Advance Dining Reservations, the FastPass+ system, single rider lines and the rider switch program.

Because the parks experience higher crowd volumes, make a plan to meet at a specific location should you get separated. For example, if you get separated, plan to meet at the flag pole at the end of Main Street U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom Park at 2 p.m. This way you will be back together and you will be in the perfect position to get a seat for the parade.

Have fun and stay safe during the afternoon thunderstorms. When the storms roll in, make plans to go shopping or grab some lunch. These storms will quickly pass, making it possible for you to head back out and enjoy your June getaway at the Disney parks and resorts.

Happy vacationing!