June 2016 at Walt Disney World
By Dave Shute
OVERVIEW: JUNE 2016 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 last week of the month.
JUNE 2016 CROWDS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
Memorial Day, May 30, is late in 2016, so adds to crowds at the end of May and first few days of June. More and more schools let out over June, so crowds are OK after memorial Day week but build to its end.
I rank the week beginning May 28 as 8/ high-minus crowds, the week beginning June 4 as 7/ moderate-plus crowds, the weeks beginning June 11 and June 18 as 8/high-minus crowds, and the week beginning June 25 as 9/ high crowds.
JUNE 2016 PRICES AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
On May 27, 2016 Disney summer prices begin, and stay at this level through June. Prices are 45% higher than the lowest of the year at the values, 15% higher than the lowest of the year at the moderates, and 10% higher than the lowest of the year at the deluxes.
See this for more on 2016 resort hotel prices at Walt Disney World.
JUNE 2016 DEALS AND DISCOUNTS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
Deals are available for June 2016. Details are here.
JUNE 2016 WEATHER AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
June weather is hot and humid, with afternoon storms common. It is not as bad as July and August, but nearly so.
The hurricane season officially begins June 1, but hurricanes are a 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 2016 SPECIAL EVENTS
Star Wars Weekends have been cancelled for 2015.
JUNE 2016 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 2016 AT WALT DISNEY WORLD BY ARRIVAL DATE
The week rankings that follow below are from 2016 weeks to visit, ranked in order, and are designed for first-time visitors who do not know whether or not they will return.
Click the image for a calendar view of 2016 weeks (when open, keep clicking to enlarge.)
6/25/2016. Moderate-minus to high prices. High crowds. Crowd ranking=9. Week ranking=38. Use the Revised FastPass+ Higher Crowd Itinerary for planning but check back here in late December for any needed changes.