June 2014 at Walt Disney World
By Dave Shute
OVERVIEW: JUNE 2014 AT DISNEY WORLD
If you must go to Disney World in the summer, the beginning of June is your best choice for a first visit. Crowds while not good, are lower then than most of the rest of the summer, prices are OK–except at the value resorts–and the full weight of summer weather is not yet in place.
(The end of August is the next best choice. Prices and crowds are much better, but you are not only in peak summer then, but also the peak of the hurricane season.)
Crowds build over June, peaking the week that includes the 4th of July (a Friday in 2014, so the most crowded June week is that beginning June 28).
Moreover, Star Wars Weekends look to continue through June 8 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, leading to massive crowds there on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through the 8th.
JUNE 2014 CROWDS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
June crowds begin at the moderate-plus level, but as more and more kids get out of school, they quickly build to high levels, and peak at the end of the month, because of crowds drawn by the 4th of July holiday.
On a crowd scale of 1-11, the week beginning 5/31 has a crowd rating of 7/moderate plus, the week beginning 6/7 8/high-minus, the next two weeks 9/high, and the week beginning 6/28 and crowd ranking of 10/higher.
JUNE 2014 PRICES AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
June hotel prices are 50% higher than the lowest of the year at the values, but only 13% higher at the moderates and 10% higher at the deluxes.
The past few years, ticket prices have gone up in early June. Buying your tickets early will avoid this increase!
JUNE 2014 DEALS AND DISCOUNTS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
Deals are available for June 2014. Details are here.
JUNE 2014 WEATHER AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
June weather is hot and humid, with afternoon storms common. It is not quite as bad as July and August, but nearly so.
The hurricane season officially begins on June 1, but hurricanes are rarely a threat until mid-August.
Click the image, or go to Weather and When to Go to Disney World, for more on temperatures.
JUNE 2014 SPECIAL EVENTS
Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios look to continue through June 8th, 2014, based on typical adjustments to Disney’s operating calendar that happen after that weekend.
JUNE 2014 OPERATING HOURS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
Park operating hours vary by the day, and sometimes change without notice. It is rare for hours to be shorter than Disney has publicized, but Disney may lengthen them in response to unanticipated crowds.
The best way to keep up with operating hours is to check Disney’s official calendars, usually available six months in advance.
These calendars can be found by clicking the following links:
WEEK BY WEEK COMMENTS FOR JUNE 2014 AT WALT DISNEY WORLD BY ARRIVAL DATE
The week rankings that follow below are from 2014 weeks to visit, ranked in order, and are designed for first-time visitors who do not know whether or not they will return.
6/28/2014 Prices high at values, moderate-minus elsewhere. Higher crowds. Crowd ranking=10. Week ranking=40. Use the Fastpass+ High Crowd Itinerary for planning, but check back in later December for possible changes