Let’s talk about how rain can affect June Disney World crowds! Sometimes, it might be tough to push through and carry on your in-park adventures in a torrential downpour… I’ve been there, you’ve been there, and we all know just how frustrating it can be when those dark clouds above us alter a previously perfect day.
The best thing we can do in that situation is to “just keep swimming!” Yes, it might really feel like you’re swimming through the rain with just how feverishly it can come down, but if you can stay at the parks until after a storm passes, you’ll get to have even more fun when the crowds decrease (substantially).
Typically, June Disney World crowds (and temperatures) start to increase substantially throughout the month (though 2021 looks like it’ll be an exception) with summer vacation eventually being in full effect.
Throughout June, the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival carries on, Father’s Day is celebrated, and gay pride is also celebrated as 4 consecutive Gay Days take place! Despite very high temperatures throughout the month (which can be slightly cooled off at night due to the often rainstorms), I still love visiting during June… though that might be because I’ll spend quite a bit of time at the greatest pool in the entire world.
So, are you ready to plan a June trip to WDW yet? If you’re ready to take the first step towards making your vacation happen, ask our friends and partners at Destinations to Travel to help! (Oh, and please let them know that Danny sent you.)
June Disney World Crowds
June is usually a fairly busy month at WDW—and gets even busier as the month continues on. There aren’t any big holidays in June to look out for (Father’s Day doesn’t have as much of an impact on crowds as Mother’s Day does).
The EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival continues through the whole month of June—and if you do visit the festival during June, make sure you plan when/where you’ll take some breaks from the heat! Spending an entire day roaming through World Showcase on a hot summer day (and enjoying a whole lot of food and drinks) can be very exhausting (and an easy cause of dehydration).
To see the schedule of June’s Gay Days, scroll down a bit further to our June Events section, which outlines which park is planned for each of the 4 days.
Father’s Day can have a slight impact on crowds—but more so at Disney Springs and some of the Deluxe Resorts for dining (as many locals head there to celebrate) than even at the theme parks.
How to avoid June crowds
As we discussed at the top of this page, battling through the rain can be extremely rewarding! When many park guests are calling it quits for the day, you can benefit from shorter wait times and less congestion in the parks after the storm passes.
All EPCOT festivals tend to drive up the crowds on the weekends (especially on Saturdays). When creating a plan for your next visit, be sure to keep that in mind when choosing your EPCOT day(s)!
- EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival – Food, flowers, topiaries – oh my! This festival is known for its gorgeous topiaries of some of our favorite Disney characters, and its fresh eats from the outdoor kitchens located throughout the park. Oh—and we couldn’t forget about the Garden Rocks Concert Series, which takes place at the America Gardens Theatre (in The American Adventure)!
- Gay Days – These events, scheduled by GayDays.com, are attended by thousands who dress in red (and rainbow!) to celebrate the LGBTQ community. Though these gatherings aren’t officially sponsored/sanctioned by the Walt Disney Company, they’ve continued to grow even larger year after year.
- June 3, 2021: Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- June 4, 2021: Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- June 5, 2021: Magic Kingdom
- June 6, 2021: EPCOT
The Best Time to Visit Disney World?
Wondering when is the best time to visit WDW? Of course, that really depends on you—your preferences, your schedule, and what’s on your must-do list. But, before booking your next vacation, here’s a breakdown of the factors you should consider.