Here is the updated June Crowd Calendar image with slightly different recommended/not recommended Parks on various days throughout the month. There aren’t too many substantial changes, even with the addition of Fantasmic at Hollywood Studios. The nice thing about additional Fantasmic nights is that it helps distribute crowds more evenly. In January, September, October, and other parts of the year when we have fewer nights with Fantasmic, each day that does feature the show is significantly more crowded. With Fantasmic scheduled on five nights each week, each individual day becomes less attractive. It also means that nights that don’t have Fantasmic or evening Extra Magic Hours will be that much less crowded. As always, I recommend attending the 10:30pm Fantasmic each night unless you are taking advantage of the Fantasmic Dining Package for the first show. The second show is less crowded and requires a shorter wait because it’s later in the night and most families with young children can’t stay out that late and there won’t be two large reserved sections for Fantasmic Dining Package users (because the Package only offers reserved seats for the first show). The same holds true for Main Street Electrical Parade at Magic Kingdom – the second Parade is less crowded, especially in Frontierland and Liberty Square. If you need to attend the first show, staking out a spot early is always the best policy.
Overall, June isn’t a bad month to visit by any means, even with the higher-than-average overall crowd level and the hotter temperatures. The crowds are easily beatable if you arrive early and head straight for the most popular attractions and you can beat the heat by arriving early or touring later in the evening. The extended hours at Magic Kingdom will be helpful for those of you who prefer to stay up late, but keep in mind that it may not be realistic to schedule a late night and then an early morning. On paper, it might seem wise to stay for the 10:30pm Fantasmic (less crowded) and then schedule an early morning breakfast or day at the Park (less crowded), but keep in mind that Fantasmic show won’t end until around 11pm and you likely won’t be back to your room until 12am. That can make for a very early morning if you’re trying to be up at 7am for rope drop the following morning. Plan to schedule a lazy morning at least every few days. If by some miracle everyone is up and ready to go on your down day, by all means head out. Chances are everyone will appreciate having a day to sleep in, hit the pool, and relax with family and friends.
Here’s the updated Crowd Calendar image. If you’re not familiar with what each line means, check out the information above the May Crowd Calendar image here. If you have any questions, head over to the easyWDW forums. The updated daily analysis should be ready by Tuesday. It’s about 50 pages long and takes a good while to re-edit with the new hours and recommendations. The Crowd Calendar image may change slightly between now and the analysis update as well.
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