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Old 02-08-2013, 09:04 AM   #1
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June 3-11? Mistake?

Currently looking at a trip June 3-11... I've checked out touring plans, and it definitely had lower crowds than the rest of the month. And I imagine we would avoid the SWW crowd...

I'm just wondering if anyone has gone on this week and what you thought. DBF and I are used to going in early May... but work and college schedules won't allow for that this year.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:07 AM   #2
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We went that week 2 years ago. It wasn't too bad. It seemed like the crowds walking around the park were large but the ride wait times weren't bad.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:27 AM   #3
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Also would love to see everyone's experience with this time of year. Our oldest is 8, and with starting 3rd grade we don't want to take him out of school anymore. We were thinking the 1st week in June too!
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:32 AM   #4
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We were there last year at that time(for our first Star Wars Weekend). The crowds were not too bad, and definitely lighter than our previous Spring Break 2010 trip. We plan on going in early June next year. Have a great trip!
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:32 AM   #5
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We are going the 3rd through the 12th this year. In the past we have went the last week of May into the first week of June and crowds have been manageable.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:38 AM   #6
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This summer we are going to DL in July. Our usual visits to WDW are in that time frame of June. We love it! Of course it is Hot & can be stormy between 3-5 but we take breaks at the resort. Love the late evenings at the parks in June. Drink lots of water & have a plan for your favorite attractions! Don't worry have fun! When can a trip to WDW ever be a mistake?
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:46 AM   #7
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This feedback is wonderful, and exactly what I was hoping to hear! Looks like I'll be making reservations today!

We are preparing for the weather, but being from WI I'm definitely not a stranger to humidity.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:01 AM   #8
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We have gone at that time for 4 straight years (with #5 on the way!) Its fine crowdwise. But it will get busier as each day passes. I highly recommend Josh from easywdw.com and his recommended days. He has never steered us wrong

As for the humidity, its brutal. I'm from the Midwest too and its NOTHING like what we get here (or at least not for an extended period of time). It also seems that much worse in June since our poor winterized bodies haven't had any real heat at home yet! Drink tons of water, all day, and try to get out of the sun between 2 and 6 to help. And do NOT forget sunscreen in often neglected areas (hair parts, tops of ears, tops of feet etc).

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We have gone that week since my kids started school, so at least 8 I think and we find it to be one of the less crowded times that we go. It is hot however. As you mentioned, if you have no interest in SWW avoid HS on those days.
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We have been that time of year several times, sadly for us we will not get to make the trip this year. It is very workable with just a small amount of planning.

If your family is a morning family rope drop is great use of time in June. We always get a ton done in the morning time. By 12 oclock you have done enough and you will be ready for a break, either meal or pool or nap.

The longer hours can be nice too for some great evening time. We stay off-site (that might change next year) but we always mange a late night at MK, one at EPCOT, and one at DHS.

If you have the ability to take a day off from the parks that can charge the battery a lot.

Of course water, sun screen, be prepared for possible afternoon rain and stuff like that and the biggest of course use the FASTPASS....we never have waited more that 40 minutes for anything in June.
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Gay Days are the first week of June. Depending on events, certain parks can be very busy.
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We have also done that time frame. Start Early. We also thought that the MK extra magic evening was packed. But the other Extra Magic Hours were good. We had quite afew pop up showers which is normal.

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Quote:
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Gay Days are the first week of June. Depending on events, certain parks can be very busy.
Gay Days is May 30 - June 2 this year. It won't affect OP, but FYI for others. There is a designated park for each day, so you can avoid the crowds.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:03 AM   #14
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This is all great! Thanks again!

We definitely are RD people, and we tend to take a break back at the hotel in the afternoon. My plan is to have a CS lunch somewhere in the park, and then head back for a rest. I'm also trying to work in some late night ADRs (Been seeing a lot of 8pm time slots, which works just fine)

Being a half-ginger (AKA, the completion but not the hair ) I'm pretty much always wearing sunscreen. I'm pretty sure we drink more water on our Disney trips than any other time!

Honestly, I'm just glad there is so much positive feedback from this week. I was really bummed that we couldn't manage an early May trip, and I was really worried that this week would be swamped like the rest of the summer.
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:29 PM   #15
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We're taking DGS June 7-16. We know that the crowds will be a lot bigger than our usual October, but we have to wait for school to end!
Being from the North, we will suffer from the heat I know, but DGS should be fine, being a Texas kid! He's been to Disneyland, but we can't wait to show him what he refers to as "the BIG Disney"!
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