Disney World Crowds during June

Disney World Crowds during June

by Renae
(Fayetteville, NC)

Love your website! Very helpful. We're heading to Disney World the week of June 13. Husband has a conference and we decided to take 4 days for Disney World. I'm really nervous about the crowds. This is the first trip for our children and I really want to make the most of it. We may never get to go again. This was an unexpected treat to go. How do we manage the Disney World Crowds during June?

Help!

Dad's Answer


Renae,
Thank you for the kind words. I'm glad to be of help.

The bad news, Disney World Crowds during June will be pretty heavy. The good news is it's easy to make a plan that will help you have a great vacation.

I can give you a few tips, but I need to know a couple of things to help with your trip.
  1. What dates will you be there?
  2. Where are you staying?
  3. What are the ages of your children?
  4. Do you have park hopper tickets?

This will help me work with you to develop a plan to avoid most crowds.


To help you get started you might want to check out -

Dad's Disney World Crowd page


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Apr 08, 2010
Scratch Step one and try again
by: Dad

Renae,

If you want to focus on the Magic Kingdom, I'd still suggest you start there. If you able to visit a park on Monday then go to the Magic Kingdom. The last day, you could substitute the Magic Kingdom for the Animal Kingdom. Two days in the Magic Kingdom should be enough to see everything.

I'd suggest you rank the parks in the order you want to see them. Obviously, the Magic Kingdom comes in first and second, but which parks come next? Epcot is not really kid friendly. The Future World side has some mind-blowing rides. The World Showcase doesn't really appeal to most kids (although the Kim Possible Adventure makes it better). Disney Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom both have some great rides and shows that kids love. It's up to you.

Most days your plan to go back to the hotel is OK. I'm am a big fan of getting kids out of the parks during the day. Just make sure you have a car.

Dad's car at Disney World page


The best tip I can possibly give for avoiding crowds is to arrive at the parks at least 30 minutes prior to opening. (You can rent strollers while you're waiting for the park to open.) That's not arriving in the parking lot, that's at the gate. Get there early is tip number 1 through 10.

PS. June crowds are not overwhelming. You'll be fine if you arrive early.

Apr 08, 2010
Meals
by: Anonymous

Oh, sorry. I didn't answer the question about meals. We are eating breakfast at the timeshare, packing snacks and lunch to eat at the park, and planning to retreat back to our room for the afternoon (nap and swim) for an early dinner (in our own kitchen) and go back to the parks about 6 for the evening. So, we will not need any help with meals.

Thanks!

Apr 08, 2010
Part 2
by: Anonymous

Thanks for the suggestion. I was thinking about 2 days in Magic Kingdom. I want that to be our focal point, and really get a good dose of it. Then any other park would be an extra bonus. I don't want to run wild in each place, but really soak it up. So, that being said, I don't care if we make it to every theme park. For sure Magic Kingdom, and then what may be your suggestions of another park that's best suited for my kids age range.

PS - Did I say I'm really worried about the crowds? I can stand the heat. If we spend the money to do this, I don't want regrets! So, I need any suggestions for enjoying the trip regardless of the crowds.

Thanks!

Apr 08, 2010
Part One - Picking the parks
by: Dad

Renae,

Thanks for the information. It makes a big difference in planning your park rotation. Since you are not staying in one of the Disney Resorts, we'll try to avoid the Extra Magic Hour park for the day you visit. Also, since you don't have park hopper passes, we'll make a plan that has you in the same park all day.

Here's the park rotation I would suggest along with why.

  • Monday - The Magic Kingdom - This will probably be the day with the least crowds.
  • Thursday - Disney Hollywood Studios - you will get to see Fantasmic. Crowds will be a little larger than some other days, but Fantasmic is worth it.
  • Friday - Epcot - This should be the best day to visit Epcot.
  • Saturday - Animal Kingdom - This gives you an easy day as your last day. In the evening, if everyone is doing good, you can drive over to the Polynesian Resort and watch Wishes from the beach.

Dad's Magic Kingdom page
Dad's Disney Hollywood Studios page
Dad's Epcot page
Dad's Animal Kingdom page


Let me know what you think and we'll move on to part 2, meals.

A couple of questions for part 2. Does anyone have any dietary restrictions or things they don't eat?




Apr 07, 2010
Answers to Dad's questions
by: Renae

We will be able to visit parks (mostly MK) on Monday (June 14), Thursday (June 17), Friday (June 18) and Friday (June 19). The kids are aged 10, 8 and 5. We will be staying in a timeshare about 10 minutes from MK. We will not have hopper tickets.

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