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Why June 2021 Might Be the Best Month to Visit Walt Disney World

There is never a wrong month to go to Walt Disney World. Each month has its benefits, and there are drawbacks each month as well. That said, June 2021 just might be the best month to go to Walt Disney World. Here are a few reasons why.

  

1. Hurricane Season

The bad news is that the Atlantic Hurricane Season officially begins on June 1, and runs through November 30. The good news is that June hurricanes rarely affect Florida. The same can’t be said in a couple of months. If you don’t want to risk having to cancel because of a severe storm, June is the month to visit.

2. It’s the Beginning of Summer!

Remember how excited you got when you were a child and it was the beginning of summer? Enjoy that feeling again by heading to Walt Disney World in June! Memorial Day is late this year, which means that the Unofficial Start of Summer is late as well. Feel like a kid just out of school again and start the summer off right with a trip to Walt Disney World.

3. Restaurants

When Walt Disney World reopened last July, there were lots of complaints about how few restaurants were open. That has slowly changed, and many that remained closed for months are now serving guests again. Others that have been open have expanded. Characters have returned to some restaurants that hadn’t had them in a while. While we look forward to the day that all restaurants will be open again, this is a step in the right direction.

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4. A Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

If your favorite restaurant hasn’t reopened yet (or even if it has), plan to spend some time at the Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. Things are in full bloom, and the festival will continue into the beginning of July! There are plenteous Outdoor Kitchens, and Disney is being generous with the portions. There are some aspects of the festival missing this year, but there is so much going on that you are sure to have an incredible time.

5. A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King

Live shows have been missed terribly at Walt Disney World. The shows were always entertaining, and they offered a welcome break in the middle of the day. The problem has been that most shows could not be performed safely with current guidelines. Festival of the Lion King has been reworked, and the talented cast is finally back on stage! Things are a bit different, but the heart and soul of the show are still there. This is must-do.

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6. Fathers’ Day

Each year a big deal is made out of Mothers’ Day. Don’t you think that Dad deserves the same type of recognition? Show Dad how much you appreciate him by surprising him with a trip to Walt Disney World. The bonus is that you’ll be at Walt Disney World as well. Fathers’ Day is on June 20. At Walt Disney World you and Dad will be able to make memories that will last for a lifetime.

7. Capacity Will Increase

Disney CEO Bob Chapek has announced that capacity will slowly increase at the theme parks. That means that the crowds that you see in June could be the smallest at Walt Disney World for a long time. The middle of the summer is always more crowded, and on October 1 the 18 month celebration will begin for the 50th anniversary. If you want lighter crowds, June is your best bet.

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8. Relaxed Mask Mandate

The CDC recently updated its guidelines, which means that some changes have been made at Walt Disney World. Masks are no longer required in most areas outdoors! This is more than just taking maskless photos. The summer months are hot in Florida, and face coverings made most guests even hotter. You still need to wear your mask indoors and on rides. You might also be asked to wear it in the queue for a ride, even if the queue is outdoors. Disney asks all guests to keep a mask with them at all times. Please be respectful of the Cast Members if they ask you to put a mask on. They are just doing their job, and they continue to wear them. Another change is that guests no longer need to have their temperatures checked before entering a park. That will get you in quicker.

9. You Need a Vacation

It’s been the most stressful 15 months of many people’s lives. You’ve been away from family and friends. You need a vacation, and what better place to take it than Walt Disney World? Many people didn’t take a vacation in 2020 because of quarantines, guidelines, and limited travel options. Things are opening up more fully than in the past, and you are overdue for a holiday. At Walt Disney World, you and your family can put the past few months behind you. It’s time to bond again with those you love. June is the perfect month to do that, and Walt Disney World is the perfect destination.

About PaulaK

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.