June Disney World crowds
June Disney World crowds are hard to predict. June is the most diverse month of the year. The month start out with beautiful, calm quiet days. And then... (Here the ominous music playing in the background)
It's coming... It's dark... It's, it's, it's...
"Summertime, Summertime, Sum, Sum Summertime..."
In June, schools across the country start to let out for Summer Vacation. June sees the crowds and temperatures start to creep up throughout the month - the closer you get to the end of the month, the worse the crowds will be.
Dad's Crowd Calendar Disclaimer
This calendar is based on historical facts, as I know them today. The Walt Disney World Resort is an ever-changing environment and you might find things significantly different from below.
(There, Dad's Mr. lawyer, are you happy?)
In the past, we've seen Disney's Sounds Like Summer concert series at Epcot with several tribute bands. Mum's the word on whether it will be happening again this year.
Gay Days at Disney World
In 2016 Gay Days will start on June 2 and run through June 5. While this isn't an official Disney event, there are times scheduled for in-park celebrations. To find out more and see if this event is the right fit for your family, see:
June Disney World Crowds
Here's how the crowds work in June. Gay Days bump the crowds up the first weekend of the month. The selected park will be very crowded and the other parks will have large crowds. Then everything calms down for a while.
Starting the second week in June, crowds will be light and build for the rest of the month until by the end of the month crowds are heavy to overwhelming. Weekdays will be lighter than weekends.
By the last week of the month summer is in full swing and the parks will be busy, busy, busy.
How to avoid June Disney World crowds - If you want to know how to avoid June Disney World crowds, check out How to avoid June Disney World crowds. In it Dad gives you the scoop on how to avoid crowds (as much as possible), and when is the best time to go on a Disney World vacation.
Dad's 2016 WDW Crowd Calendars
The Complete Crowd Picture
For a more in depth picture of the May Disney World Crowds, check out Touringplans.com where they literally wrote the book on Disney World crowds (The Unofficial Guide Walt Disney World). At Touringplans.com you can see what the crowds have been like at Disney World over the last 5+ years. You can see projected crowds at each park (even more in depth than Dad's projections). You'll see recommendations for which park to visit and which park to avoid.
The "Lines" app is a thing of beauty and it comes with every subscription. Lines shows you how long the line is at every ride in every park in real time. (It even works in the park. Disney hasn't found a way to block it yet.)
Go over and grab a subscription to the site today. You won't be sorry. Trust me.
Dad is always around to ask any question you might have about crowds, or rides or hotels. That's because good Dads are helpful and kind and loving and ... PERFECT!
Dad's Bottom Line
Early June is a great time to be at Disney World weather wise and crowd wise (except for Gay Days weekend when certain parks are packed). Summer crowds start to arrive as the month progresses.