Since the Walt Disney World Resorts are located in the Central Florida area, you can expect it to rain sometime during the day. Especially in the summer! So, tell me this…are you one of those who runs away from the rain, leaves the parks and head back to your resort? It is okay if you are, many do this. But here are so many different things to consider doing when the rain begins during your Disney vacation.
If you said you are one of those who leaves the parks during the rain, you are not alone. Many guests leave the parks once it begins to rain, leaving it completely open for those wishing to stick it out. After the rain stops you have a good 30 minutes to an hour before the park starts to fill back up again.
Play in the rain. Visit local dollar store or super center for rain gear, such as ponchos. It is cheaper there than at Disney World, but the ones at Disney have characters on them, so they do make great souvenirs. Wear these and do not worry about the rain. Avoid bringing an umbrella, because they are difficult to carry and you probably will put in a locker that will be on the other side of the park from where you are when it begins to rain. Bring an extra pair of socks or wear sandals.
There are plenty of indoor attractions at the theme parks, including Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It is best, however, to save Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park for a day when the chances of rain are at their lowest.
Take a ride on the Monorail to the Grand Floridian, Polynesian or Contemporary resorts. Walk around and explore the indoors of these resorts, where there are restaurants, shopping and arcades.
Downtown Disney offers plenty of places to hide indoors including Goofy’s Candy Company, Lego Imagination Station, World of Disney and Once Upon a Toy. These shops offer activities inside and are large enough making it possible to waste time while the storm passes.
Get pampered at Disney’s grand Floridian Spa and Health Club or one of the other spas located at the Deluxe Disney resorts.
ESPN zone offers a perfect hideaway spot for any sports enthusiasts to escape from the rain. Enjoy the game while snacking on BBQ wings, onion rings or other tasty appetizer.
DisneyQuest is completely indoors. That’s all I have to say about that.
The AMC movie complex gives you time out of the weather while enjoying one of the hottest new releases.
Happy vacationing and stay dry!
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