Our June 2020 Disneyland & Disney California Adventure preview offers a free crowd calendar for choosing the best days to visit. Along with our crowd predictions, we’ll offer info on weather, special events, and thoughts on what to expect during June at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.
In terms of weather, June is a good time of year to visit California. You can expect humidity to be low as daily high temperatures average 81°F, seldom falling below 69°F or going above 89°F. Daily low temperatures are 63°F on average, rarely falling below 55°F or exceeding 67°F.
As you can see by the second graph on this page, June in Anaheim is comfortable for most hours of the between noon and 8 p.m. Temperatures are cooler in the morning and drop once the sun goes down, so we recommend packing a long-sleeve shirt for the evening hours if you’re going to be staying in Disneyland until midnight or seeing World of Color.
Now, let’s take a look at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure crowds during the month of June…
Important Note: June 2020 Disneyland Crowd Calendar
As you may know, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opens in early 2020. This new attraction has the potential to totally upend Disneyland crowd calendars, have no impact at all, or fall somewhere in between. Read our Why Are Star Wars Land Crowds So Low? post from last year to understand just how unpredictable this opening could be.
Additionally, Disneyland has not yet released park hours for June 2020. They typically only release park hours less than three in advance, which means the reliability of crowd calendars is lower further out from any given month. Because of these two factors, we are not releasing our 2020 crowd calendars for later in the year until after the dust settles post-Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opening and trends in hours emerge.
Anyone planning a trip later in the year can consult our When to Visit Disneyland in 2020 or our 2020 Best & Worst Months to Visit Disneyland posts. However, we’d caution you against over-reliance on crowd calendar predictions for specific dates. While other sites do have 2020 Disneyland crowd calendars posted for later in the year already, the credibility of those predictions is dubious.
Suffice to say, stay tuned for our June 2020 Disneyland crowd calendar…
Generally speaking, there are three big things that impact June crowds at Disneyland. The first is summer blockouts for Annual Passholders, or the lack thereof. Southern California Select and Disney Flex APs are both blocked out (or restricted) for the entire month.
However, Deluxe Annual Passes are not blocked out until June 19, 2020. This means that Deluxe APs will visit disproportionately in the few weeks before their blockout, getting “one last visit” prior to the summer blockout months. This causes a spike in crowds prior to the blockout.
Second, after the blockout begins, California’s summer tourist season more or less begins. However, the influx of out-of-state vacationers is usually lower than the locals who are blocked out. The pattern is slightly different, with more guests arriving in the morning but fewer in the evening after work. On balance, overall crowds are actually smaller the second half of the month of June.
Finally, there’s Grad Nites. These are something of a rite of passage for high school seniors in Southern California, as they participate in this once-in-a-lifetime event where they get to experience one final night of high school memories with their friends before they embark on their new adventures.
In June 2020, these will occur on June 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, and 13. Generally speaking, Grad Nites cause a spike in crowds on those dates, particularly at Disney California Adventure, and most notably later in the day. Read our Grad Nites at Disneyland post for more info and thoughts on how these evenings impact crowds and the guest experience.
Additionally, you’ll want to read our Star Wars Land Info & Galaxy’s Edge Guide. This covers a range of topics from basics about the land and its location, to strategically choosing a hotel for your stay, recommended strategy for the land, and how early to arrive to Disneyland to beat the crowds. It’s a good primer for this huge addition!
Single day tickets for the entire month of June are at Peak Season prices. This remains the case for the entirety of summer–until September. Read our Tips for Saving Money on Disneyland Tickets post for multi-day ticket recommendations to avoid having to deal with seasonal pricing.
Overall, June is a mixed bag for visiting Disneyland. Early in the month there are more Annual Passholders than normal, which means elevated but inconsistent crowds since most show up after work. Later in the month, there are more tourists than normal, but most are present for the entire day. In terms of summer vacation months, late June is the best option, but it’s still not our favorite time to visit Disneyland.
If you’ve visited Disneyland during June, what did you think of the experience? Did you find the crowd levels to be manageable? What about the weather? If you’ve visited California in June, do you have any tips to add? Are you heading to Disneyland Resort during the month of June? Share any questions, tips, or additional thoughts you have in the comments!