Disneyland in June 2023: What to Expect for the First Month of Summer
Disneyland in June kicks off the first official month of summer! This means longer hours, 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!
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. Grad Nites take place June 2, 4, 7, 9, 14, or 16. On these nights California Adventure will close at 9PM to those not attending the event.
Disney Parks are recognizing and celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community for Pride Month in June with special PhotoPass Magic Shots, special themed treats and merchandise. You can pursue the full Foodie Guide to Celebrate Pride Month at Disney Parks to see the variety of treats offered including a celebration sundae and pride cookie!
The Disney100 is taking place all yearto celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Walt Disney company. The celebration includes a brand new World of Color and fireworks show in honor of the anniversary plus the Magic Happens parade.
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Disneyland June Crowd Calendar
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.
Since Disneyland has a large population of Magic Key holders, it can be helpful to check the blockout date calendar on Disney's website. In June, the lowest tier pass (Imagine Key) is completely blocked out while the second lowest tier pass (Enchant Key) only has a few weekday visits available out of the block out dates. This means that the month of June Magic Key holders will have a significantly small impact on the parks aside from the higher tier passes (Believe & Dream Key) which typically have zero to minimal block out dates. You can expect more tourists traveling to the parks at this time though so this doesn't mean that the parks will be empty but having two large groups of passholders blocked out from visiting will definitely help ease up the crowd levels in the parks.
As always with any Disney trip, make sure to grab dining reservations, read up on Genie+, and arrive early to the parks every single day. 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. Staying after the fireworks is also a good strategy as those last few hours of the day can easily be the most empty as many families clear out for the day and the lines for attractions drastically decrease.
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 June
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 June
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:
- 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!
- Reservations Required- Reservations are required along with a park ticket to visit Disneyland for each day of your visit and park hopping is available starting at 1PM. You can read more about how to make a reservation in our Disneyland reservation guide.
- Genie+ Replaced FastPass- the new Genie+ system is what permanently replaced FastPass at Disneyland. This paid access allows you to virtually reserve your spot in line for many popular attractions and skip the longer standby line.
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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Can we bring food into park and water bottles?
I need a wheelchair? Can I reserve one ahead of time
for June 29 Disneyland and June 30
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What are my chances of getting one the morning of? Manual one
Thank you so
Yes, you can bring food and water bottles into the park. Just no loose ice in coolers. As for wheelchair rentals, yes you can rent one the day you arrive- they also offer scooter rentals too!