It’s officially SUMMERTIME in Disney World! If you are headed toward the magic this month, you need to definitly check out: What to Expect in Disney World During the Month of June!

What to Expect in Disney World During the Month of June

June Magical Happenings

Summer has officially began in Disney World! June is a great time to visit Disney World! Walt Express is super excited to keep you up to date with all of the Disney “happenings” to make your trip even more magical!

Weather in June

The weather in June can be quite tricky. The sun is shining and magical one second, and a downpour starts the next. Just keep ponchos and umbrellas on hand and check out our series on what to in the parks when it rains: RAINING IN DISNEY! You can also find blogs about which rides are the best for rainy days on our blog. 

Epcot Sounds Like Summer

This concert lineup has not been released as of yet, but just as soon as it does, we will update this blog.

Crowds in June

Find out what the crowds will be like in June, thanks to our friend: Kenny the Pirate! JUNE CROWD CALENDAR. Kenny is also a “specialist” on locating those wonderful characters that we all love!

Refurbishments and Closures

It’s never fun to plan a trip to Disney World and then find out your favorite attraction is undergoing refurbishments. While there is still a ton to do, it’s nice to have a backup plan.  From attractions to dining to the resorts, if there are any refurbishments going on, we will list it here.

Please note that our information comes straight from Disney and sometimes this information changes daily.

MAGIC KINGDOM

  • Hall of Presidents Jan. 17 – Jun. 29, 2017

EPCOT

  • Mission: SPACE June 5-July 31, 2017
  • Advanced Training Lab June 5-July 31, 2017

ANIMAL KINGDOM

  • No reported refurbishments

HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

  • No reported refurbishments

RESORTS

  • Coronado Springs Resort: Hard Goods Refurbishment; November 2016-no completion date given. You may see or hear construction taking place or encounter alternative paths of travel throughout the resort. To minimize any possible disruptions, all work with the most potential for noise will be limited each day between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
  • Wilderness Lodge: General Resort Refurbishments; Through 2017
    Due to extensive refurbishment projects, you will very likely see and hear construction work in various areas throughout your stay. To minimize disruptions, work will be limited until after 9:00 a.m. At this time, many popular areas will remained closed – including the Hidden Springs Pool (the leisure pool at Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge), beach, marina, playground and more. In addition, certain pathways, like the nature trail, will be unavailable, and surrounding views may be altered. However, the recently renovated Silver Creek Springs Pool will remain open and boat transportation to Magic Kingdom park will continue to be offered. The CLUB’S DEN will also remain closed through 2017.
  • Yacht Club: Room Refurbishments; Beginning 2017
    During this time, you may see or hear work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. To minimize any disruptions, Disney will attempt to limit work to 9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.;Captain’s Grille, During refurbishments, the Captain’s Grille is relocating to the oceanic-themed Ariel’s. May 15 – Sep. 30, 2017
  • Caribbean Beach: This resort begins a lengthy refurbishment beginning in early May. Refurbishments include Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters at Old Port Royale, Banana Cabana Pool Bar and Calypso Trading Post. This process will be ongoing from May of this year until 2018.
  • Old Key West: Jan. 3 – Jul. 27, 2017; Exterior Maintenance and Painting-To minimize disruptions, construction crews will attempt to limit all work until after 9:00 a.m. daily.

DISNEY SPRINGS

  • DisneyQuest closing permanently July 3, 2017
  • Portobello Country Italian Trattoria Apr. 23 – Fall 2017

WATER PARKS

  • No reported refurbishments

ESPN WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS

You can find information on Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports events and happenings right here: CALENDAR FOR ESPN SPORTS COMPLEX

DISNEY EXPRESS LANE

As you can see there is a lot going on and a lot to talk about! Join the Disney Express Lane Facebook Group to discuss this and many other Disney related topics. We would love to see you there and meet you!

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