Those of us who live in the Northeast often think of Florida as having warm, sunny weather 24/7. But, on occasion, rain storms can foil your outdoor vacation plans. While rain in Florida is often a quick event, sometimes rain does linger all day. If that happens, here are some things to do at Walt Disney World in the rain.
Things to Do at Walt Disney World in the Rain
Throw on a Rain Poncho and Enjoy the Parks
If the rain isn’t too bad, and isn’t dangerous, this can be a great option. You can purchase ponchos on property (or bring some along with you if there is rain in the forecast). Often, the parks will be less crowded in the rain, and you’ll be able to experience more attractions with less of a wait. Keep in mind that some attractions and shows may be canceled in the rain.
Splitsville opened in Disney Springs a few years ago, and it’s a great option for a rainy day. It does get crowded however, so get there early. Splitsville also offers a restaurant, so you can stay there for a while.
See a Movie
Disney Springs also offers an AMC movie theater, including some dine-in theaters. While most families don’t want to see a movie on their limited vacation time, it’s still a good option for riding out a storm. Purchase tickets in advance before traveling to Disney Springs so that you aren’t disappointed if tickets aren’t available.
I could easily spend my day shopping, and there are lots of places to do it. Of course, Disney Springs has a variety of great shops, although keep in mind that you will need to duck in and out of stores. Or, take a cab or Uber off property (if you don’t have a car) to the Orlando International Premium Outlets which offers a number of popular outlets including Gymboree, Disney Store, and Kate Spade.
Visit a Museum
If you don’t have a car with you, consider taking a cab or Uber off property to one of the many indoor museums that Orlando offers. You can see many of them on this list – options include Sea Life Aquarium and Madame Tussauds.
Have you been to Walt Disney World in the rain? What did you do?
If you are going to Walt Disney World, I recommend the following hotels. Note that I have stayed in some of these resorts as part of press trips, but all opinions are my own.
- Disney’s Beach Club
- Disney Swan and Dolphin
- Disney’s Art of Animation
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
- Gaylord Palms
- JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes
- World Center Marriott
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