Post # 1
Next year, Fiance and I are planning a honeymoon to Florida (Disneyworld for a few days, then a beach on the gulf side for the rest of the time) in June. I know that early-mid June is often well within the rainy season in Florida. Would this deter you from going, or is it not that big of a deal?
Post # 2
It rains for a like an hour in the afternoon every day. Bring and umbrella and good shoes and you’re fine. However, if you’re not used to the heat, it can often feel like 100 degrees+ in June. Tampa Bay has some nice beaches and is about 1.5 hours from Disney. They will be super crowded with tourists in June. Orlando has better shopping. Tampa area has better food and nature. Yelp is your friend.
Post # 3
I used to live in FL and if I was forced to go back it wouldn’t be in the summer! Summers are brutal in FL, Amazon jungle brutal. But if it’s early June you won’t get the worst of it.
Post # 4
My mother lives on the gulf side of Florida and my sister lives in Orlando. I’ve been to both areas in May and June. Like a pp said, if it does rain, it’s usually for a little while in the afternoon. Inland (Orlando) feels really hot during this time of year, but if heat doesn’t bother you–go for it. I found it took 2-3 days to acclimate and then I was good to go (sleepy for the first 2-3 days, not much of an appetite). Keep in mind most places have the AC BLASTING and you’re never too far away from a pool in FL. Floridians do it…you can, too.
Post # 5
netto614: This is great advice. I destroyed a pair of espadrilles in a Florida sudden downpour at Disney in July once. I had to buy flip flops from one of the shops in the magic kingdom.
I did vote for it being a good idea though. It’s Florida. The are much worse places to honeymoon.
Post # 6
Florida is brutally hot in summer and you’ll probably be grateful for the afternoon storms to cool things down especially central FL where there’s no coastal breeze. That being said, you’ll be fine! Wear sunscreen, drink lots of water 🙂
Post # 7
I think the beach would be okay. Disneyworld in June? NO THANKS. Not only is it hot AF but there is no coastal breeze and it’s crowded with kids on summer vacation. If excessive heat and crowds don’t bother you then it’s okay. The rain isn’t a big deal though, it’s usually brief.
Post # 8
lunablu22: I live in the Tampa Bay area and have been to Orlando many times. The rain is not really a concern, it does rain the afternoon, but only for a short period of time and then it’s sunny again. Very rarely is there a day where it rains all day. The bigger concern in June is the heat and humidity. Disneyworld will be miserable. I went in May last year and it was nearly unbearable. There is no coastal breeze and just hot boiling pavement and hot boiling bodies radiating heat. The rain cools it down slightly for a while, but once the sun heats everything up again, it’s a sauna. I would not go to any amusement park in June in Florida. That said, the beach in June is just fine, the gulf will be quite warm, but still refreshing enough.
Post # 9
lunablu22: There is not enough money in the world to pay me to go to Disney in June…especially for a honeymoon and when kids are out of school!!! Then again, it’s always full of kids so I’m assuming that’s not a deterent for you. That being said, FL in June is hott hott hott. I lived there during college and OMG!!! I did Disney in late August one time when I lived there, and while we dealt with it, it was not that comfortable. We were all nasty sweaty pigs all.day.long.
Post # 10
I was just in Florida in June, went also to the Gulf side, barely rained at all. But dam it was hot, the water was so warm you couldnt cool off.
Post # 11
lunablu22: I know you didn’t ask about the heat, but since PP have mentioned it I am curious: what’s the climate like where you normally live? I am a Floridian so to me, the heat never comes into the picture when deciding what to do. I may dress differently according to the heat index, but that’s about it. Theme parks in summer are fun; you can wear shorts & a bathing suit top, ride all the water rides, get refreshed, and dry off pretty quickly. I would definitely suggest a hat and sunscreen though. However, if you’re from a place where you’ve never experienced serious heat or humidity, then you should probably consider that as I imagine it could be pretty rough if you’re not used to it.
As far as your original question: As PP have said, while it does rain often in FL during the summer, most days it rains for about an hour around 4 pm and then clears up. Of course, you can have a random day thrown in there where it rains all day, but for the most part that’s not the case. Also, you’ll likely get more rain inland than you will right on the coat. I don’t know where you’re planning on honeymooning on the Gulf, but I live here and there are some absolutely pristine and beautiful beaches that I’m sure you’ll love. If you have any questions, feel free to PM me. 🙂
Post # 12
Disney in June? OMG- every family in America is there. BUSY BUSY BUSY and hot and muggy.
I would either stick to the gulf side- which will be hot, but at least you get some ocean breeze and you will be in the water. Save Disney for the off season. We always do Disney in March (not spring break) or October and it’s so much less busy.
Post # 13
lunablu22: Ok so we just did our honeymoon in Disney 3 weeks ago. We also live in Florida and completely knew what we were getting ourselves into, but there were a few reasons why we had a wedding during the hottest month and we just wanted to do the honeymoon right away. So it was definitely HOT. We did an entire week walking around the parks and I definitely felt uncomfortable a gross most of the time. By our last day I was just done with the heat and we left the park earlier than anticipated. If you’re only doing a day or two at the park you should be fine, but June is often super crowded as well. It severe storned the few evenings we kind of hung around the resort or went to Downtown Disney lol. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I had a wonderful time, but I think I would have definitely enjoyed the experience a little more during the cooler months. I think you will be completely fine on the beaches though.
Post # 14
i was in the Orlando area last week. we went to Seaworld and Epcot…it was very humid but not miserable because you are in and out of a/c the entire time. Is it the optimal time to go? No. However a few days would be fine. We normally go to the keys at the end of July and it’s hot but as long as you are on the beach with an umbrella and have access to a pool, it’s great!
Post # 15
lunablu22: The rain probably wouldn’t bother me much – what I hated about Florida was the unrelenting humidity. It was almost unbearable. But if the terrible heat and humidity don’t get to you then I can’t think of any other reason to avoid Florida in June.