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What to Know if You Are Traveling to Disney in June

A new month means more of us can say “I’m going to Walt Disney World this month”.  If that is you, there are some important things you will want to know before you head down to the magic.

We have some key information to help make sure you are ready for a wonderful trip to Walt Disney World THIS MONTH!

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Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Is OPENED

If you aren’t aware, the newest coaster has opened at Walt Disney World.  Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind opened in EPCOT over Memorial Day Weekend.

As you can imagine, this ride is extremely popular.  For those Guests that want to experience this coaster, you will want to make sure you know how you can ride it.  There is currently no standby queue meaning Guests have to use one of two options to ride.

First, Guests can choose to purchase an Individual Lighting Lane.  This is an additional cost and does start at 7 am on the My Disney Experience app.  Guests will be given a specific hour window to return for their ride experience.

Those that don’t wish to pay extra can at 7 am also on the My Disney Experience app try to obtain a boarding group.  This will give Guests a boarding group number and an estimated wait time.  Guests then will be notified when their group is called to ride.

We have a whole piece HERE on this ride so read up if it is a priority for you.

Epcot Flower and Garden
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International Flower and Garden Festival Continues

You might be thinking that this festival has been going on forever, and you won’t be wrong.  Even though the International Flower and Garden Festival started back in March, Guests are still able to experience it in June at this Disney Park.

Take time to enjoy the amazing food booths throughout EPCOT.  You can also enjoy the Garden Rocks Concert Series, Jammitors, and the beloved Mariachi Cobre.  For the little ones, Guests can try out Spike’s Pollen Nation Scavenger Hunt.

There is so much to see and do during this festival that you won’t want to miss out when you head down to the Walt Disney World Resort this month.


Genie+ Changes are Coming

A big change coming to Walt Disney World this month is the adjustment to how Guests obtain Genie+.  Genie+ is the new paid FastPass system that Guests can choose to add to their Walt Disney World Tickets or Package. It is a part of Disney Genie.  At $15/person/day, Guests are given access to over 40 Lightning Lanes in the Theme Park.

Starting on June 8th, Guests will no longer be able to prepurchase Genie+ along with their package or tickets.  Starting on June 8th, Guests will need to add Genie+ day of.

This feature will become available at midnight prior to when Guests can make their first section at 7 am.  This is a major adjustment and one that we will are interested in seeing how it plays out for Guests and Disney.

If you are wanting to use Genie+ on your vacation, consider adding it prior to June 8th.

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2023 Packages Open

Another major event happening this month is that the 2023 Walt Disney World Package will become available for booking.  On June 8th, Guests will be able to make their 2023 Walt Disney World vacation bookings!

If you know you are planning on traveling to Walt Disney World in 2023, early is a great time to get rooms and packages booked.  It gives you the most availability at a Disney Resort and if discounts become available, they can be added later.

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Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue is Back

One of the most beloved dinner shows that have been around in Walt Disney World for years is Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue.  This dinner show, located at Disney’s Fort Wildnerness, is a fun and entertaining show.

Guests will be enjoying to show once again as it opens back up on June 23.  This is extremely exciting as many loyal Disney fans have been anxiously awaiting its return.

Disney has announced that Guests will be able to enjoy new sound and lighting as well as an updated script and scenery.

We can’t wait to have this entertainment back once again at Disney’s Fort Wilderness.

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Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Opens New Rooms

Over at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, a renovation of the rooms in the Big Pine Key area has been going on these last few months.

Starting on June 20th, Guests will be able to stay in these new DVC studios.  Focused on Mary Poppin’s Returns, the rooms are elegant and charming.  They are just what we would expect at this Resort.

We can’t wait to enjoy the upgraded, beautiful rooms at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.


New Food

Finally, like all months, June is bringing new food to Walt Disney World.  Over in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, we have learned that both Sci-Fi Dine-In, as well as 50’s Prime Time, will be receiving new menu items this month.

We love having new snacks to try out as well.  Over at Hollywood Scoops, we have seen a new Key Lime Milkshake.  And coffee drinkers rejoice as the beloved Cold Brew Black Caf has made its way to Galaxy’s Edge.

Keep your eyes open as there are always amazing new snacks to try out each month in Walt Disney World.  You won’t want to miss out.

If you are heading to Walt Disney World this month, these are some important things to keep in mind as you plan.  We hope bringing them to your attention will allow you to be prepared and have a magical time.

Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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