Disneyland in June 2021: What to Expect for the First Month of Summer

Disneyland in June kicks off the first official month of summer! This means longer hours, more entertainment options, fewer refurbishments, and warmer weather.

Everyone has personal preferences to consider when planning the date of their Disneyland trip- each season will have its pros and cons and guests' choices will vary based on those. Make sure to read our Disneyland crowd calendar to get an idea of what to expect when picking a date to visit Disneyland.

Keep reading for everything you need to know about visiting Disneyland in June including current events, what weather to expect, crowd level predictions, and what to pack!

Disneyland Events in June

These are all the new events and openings you can expect during your visit to Disneyland in June!

Grad Nites

Every year in May and June, Disneyland hosts Grad Nites for the local graduating high school students. These events bring big crowds to Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure park especially later in the evening. Certain areas of the park, usually in California Adventure, will also shut down specifically for these recent high school graduates. If you can, it’s best to avoid visiting on a day that Grad Nites is being offered. If you can’t avoid it, it’s not a big deal- just arrive early with a plan in place.

Here at the June dates for Grad Nites at Disneyland:

June 1,2,4,5,8,9,11,12,18

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Disneyland June Crowd CalendarDisneyland Forever Fireworks show

June is a normal busy time of year for the Disneyland Resort as the first month of summer. Local area schools are out for the summer along with most schools in the United States. It is a popular time to visit just for that reason so crowds should be expected daily- weekday vs. weekend won't necessarily matter too much.

But never fear, this can all easily be managed with some prior planning. Make sure to grab dining reservations, consider booking a dining package for anticipated nighttime shows, read up on MaxPass along with FastPass, and arrive early to the parks every single day. Even in the most crowded times of the year, being there 30 minutes before the park officially opens allows you to experience the park with smaller crowds. Those two or three hours before 11AM are precious- make sure you're there to experience them.

It can be helpful to check the Annual Pass Blockout Date calendar on Disney's website. This year Disney has completed blocked the lowest tier of AP holders from visiting Disneyland during the month of June. The second tier, the Deluxe Annual Passport, is only allowed inside Disneyland Monday-Thursday the first three weeks of June. Starting June 21st, they are completely blocked from Disneyland too. The top tier passes receive no block out dates but considering the expense of those passes, they are not nearly the majority of AP holders. It's a common misconception that weekdays are less crowded but as you can see from the calendar, those are usually the days that AP holders may not have block out dates.

Disneyland prepares well for crowds every peak time of the year. There will be more cast members on staff, longer hours, repeat schedules for popular parades and nighttime shows.

Read our full guide on handling crowds to prepare yourself for visiting Disneyland in June. Crowds or not, I always tell myself that any day at Disneyland is a good day!

Disneyland Weather in JuneClose up of a clock inside California Adventure

The weather for Disneyland starts to warm up with an average high temperature of 81 degrees and an average low temperature of 61 degrees.

The humidity levels increase to around 70% this time of year creating an effect known by the locals as June Gloom. In the mornings it is possible to see more clouds and fog creating that gloom effect which typically burns out by the afternoon.

Despite the possible impact of gloomy mornings, the days will be longer with the longest days in June averaging around 14 and a half hours.

Tips for Visiting Disneyland in JuneGrizzly River Rapids aerial view

When it comes to visiting Disneyland in June, we have some tried and true hacks for having a magical time regardless of all the special events happening this year!

What to Wear 

One of the most frequently asked guest questions is: what should I wear to Disneyland? First, you should take a look at the weather the closer it gets to your trip date. Considering the possible effects of gloomy morning and fog, dressing in layers would be advisable. I always like to bring a small lightweight hoodie that's easy to take off in the afternoon and stuff in my park bag.

You will see some hot days as the average high is 81 degrees in June. Plus all of that cement in Disneyland is known for making it feel even hotter once inside the theme parks. So it's wise to plan for hot weather by bringing shorts, tanks, and cooler clothes that you find comfortable for hot weather. Don't forget those layers- you can always rent a locker to store any hoodies in when the sun comes out in the afternoons and heats up the park.

What to Pack 

Considering the high average temperature for the month of June, I would plan to pack summer attire along with some light layers for those foggy mornings.

Don't forget warm weather necessities like sunscreen, portable fans, cooling towels, and other items all aimed at keeping you cool on hot days. If you find yourself wanting one of these while you're on vacation, you'll end up paying a high price in the parks or at your hotel. Best to come prepared. If you're planning on hitting the beach, don't bother bringing towels and just use the ones from your hotel. Plan your beach day for the afternoon so you avoid any morning fog and clouds.

You can read our giant packing list here to make sure you show up prepared for literally anything you need while you're visiting Disneyland.

What to Expect

There are a few things you should expect when choosing June as your month to visit Disneyland:

  • Plan for Crowds- it's better to go into this prepared and with a good attitude. June is the first official month of summer at Disneyland and that has the potential to see those increase in crowd levels. Arrive early, have dining reservations for the afternoons to rest, and enjoy shows when the rides are long.
  • June Gloom- some out of state guests are always surprised by the June Gloom weather in Southern California. Be prepared for this in advance and bring light layers for the morning hours.
  • See the new events- June always brings new things to Disneyland which is why visiting in the summer can be such a great time to come!

But most of all, make sure you plan in advance so your trip goes as smoothly as possible at the Happiest Place on Earth!

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