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If you are heading to Disneyland in June, you may be wondering what you can look forward to. We are sharing everything you can look forward to at Disneyland Resort in June 2021, as Disneyland continues a phased reopening.
Keep in mind that June 2021 will look much different than June’s in years past. That said, I think this will be one of the best months to go to Disneyland if you are ready to visit.
Disneyland in June 2021- A different Kind of Disneyland Vacation
When I started this series in March of 2020, I had no idea that Disneyland would close for over a year. Thankfully, Disneyland has reopened and guests are visiting the parks again. So June 2021 is the first month I am starting back up my monthly series.
Is June 2021 a Good time to visit Disneyland?
If you are used to hearing about June at Disneyland you might be thinking grad nights, June gloom, and possibly the last rush of Annual Passholders to the parks before their summer block out. This year, only June Gloom will apply to your visit to Disneyland Park. So let’s break down everything to expect if you are thinking about visiting Disneyland in June.
Note: Things are changing quickly both from the State of California and Disneyland. If you want to be sure to stay up to date, join my Disneyland Friends Newsletter and also be sure to tune in to my weekly Facebook Livestreams.
Who Can Visit Disneyland in June 2021?
Never would I have imagined one year ago that I would be typing the words “who can visit Disneyland” in a post, yet, it has become a phrase I have used way more than I would like recently.
When California released guidance for Theme Parks to reopen, they required that they limit capacity to in-state-guests only. Later they added an exemption for out-of-state guests who can prove they are fully vaccinated. (Disney has not adopted the vaccinated waiver at this time, choosing to continue to limit attendance to in-state guests only.)
However California has since announced they will move beyond the tiered reopening plan on June 15th.
Out Of State Guests Are Allowed to Visit Disneyland Beginning June 15, 2021. Will there be a Vaccination requirement?
Guests from out-of-state are allowed to begin visiting Disneyland on June 15, 2021. You may start booking your reservations for June 15, 2021 or later now.
Are Vaccinations Required
Vaccinations and/or a negative test are strongly encouraged, but not required. Masks are required except when eating or drinking. This requirement may change rapidly, so stay tuned.
Last year we expected to see Avengers Campus open…. until the world closed down. But this year, Avengers Campus is opening to new recruits!
Avengers Campus opens in Disney California Adventure on June 4, 2021. This is going to be a great addition to the park (as well as open up more space). Even the most casual Marvel fan will find something to be excited about in this new land.
Planning Your June Disneyland Vacation
Once you have booked your vacation, you will be ready to start thinking about things like packing, food and more. Here are some things to think about when you are planning your vacation.
What Is The Weather Like At Disneyland In June?
At Disneyland in June, we tend to see “June Gloom” hit Southern California. So if you are hoping for a sunny, Southern California getaway, you may be in for a surprise. In June you will want to pack layers, and be prepared for rain, fog, and an all-around mugginess.
That doesn’t mean every day will be muggy, but you may not have the sunny, blue skies you were hoping for, especially earlier in the day. Be sure to pack a poncho or light jacket, just in case.
Is Disneyland Busy In June?
Park Hours In June
June we tend to see longer park hours then in the spring. Typical years the park will begin to remain open until 10, 11, or even midnight. This may not be the case in 2021, but I expect that as the month goes on, we may eventually see some park hours increased to 10 pm or later. Especially as the state removes more restrictions.
What Rides Are Closed in June at Disneyland?
One great thing about visiting the parks in June is that typically all the rides are available to park guests. Be sure to check out which rides are open currently before you head to the parks.
Special Events At Disneyland in June
Yes, we know that 2021 is different, and these special events are not happening, but in a typical year, June does have special events you may want to be aware of.
Wrapping Up Grad Nights
Grad Nights usually continue to take place through mid-June (these typically start in mid-late April at Disneyland). Grad Nights will see an influx of attendance in the afternoon to evening of highschoolers enjoying the parks.
While some people tend to avoid Grad Nights, I have never found them a bother and usually do not plan my vacation to avoid them.
Summer Events Kick Off
Most summers Disneyland has a theme, and even in 2021 we know that June holds a special event in the opening of Avengers Campus.
Most years we also see summer theme that can include special fireworks, park layovers, or after dark events. We don’t expect these to return until 2022.
Want To re-book your June Trip? Here is when we suggest going!
If you had a vacation booked during June at Disneyland, and are now hoping to change that, here is what you need to know.
If you booked through Get Away Today
If you booked through Get Away Today and purchased their Peace of Mind Plan you will be able to reschedule or cancel your vacation at no cost to you (other than the cost for the Peace of Mind plan). I definitely suggest going the rebooking route in order to keep your tickets at the price you received. We never know when Disneyland ticket prices may go up.
When to visit Disneyland Resort
When you reschedule your vacation, you may be wondering when you should book your new vacation for. Here are my suggestions.
I definitely suggest planning for a fall, or holiday visit to Disneyland to hopefully have the parks a bit more open. By then I imagine we may at least be able to remove masks for photos, and possibly even completely outdoors (or dare I say…completely? Fingers crossed). Here are a few things to know about those times of year:
Halloween Time At Disneyland
Halloween is a great time to visit Disneyland. In fact it is one of my family’s favorite times to visit. From ride overlays, to specialty food items, and of course, Oogie Boogie Bash, there is a lot to do at Disneyland at Halloween Time. We may not see Oogie Boogie Bash return in 2021, but I believe we will see decorations around the park and possibly, like Walt Disney World did last year, we may see adults be allowed to wear costumes in the parks.
Halloween at Disneyland runs around the second week of September through October 31.
Holidays at Disneyland
The holidays at Disneyland are super magical. I love heading to Disneyland during this time as it always gets me in the Holiday spirit. The parks go all out for the holidays, decorating almost every land, holding the Festival of Holidays, parades, special fireworks and more.
The holidays at Disneyland begin around the second Friday in November and continue through the first week of January.