The lush, green landscapes of Central Florida are thanks to the great deal of rain that this area receives. An average of about 53” of rain falls in Orlando every year, about half of that coming during the busy summer months. While rainstorms at Disney World are often short-lived, you do have some generally rainy days. Here are some ideas to make the best of them!
1. Pick Your Park Carefully
Some parks are better suited to rainy, stormy days than others. My favorite place to spend a rainy day is at Epcot, specifically in Future World. Virtually all of the attractions at Future World are indoors, so you only have to be out in the elements going from pavilion to pavilion. The only major Future World attraction that closes due to inclement weather is Test Track, so you will have plenty to do. The Land and The Seas with Nemo and Friends even have restaurants inside, so you don’t have to brave the storm to get your lunch!
2. Pack a Poncho
A plastic rain poncho is the easiest want to stay dry on a rainy day. Umbrellas are allowed in the parks, but they don’t leave your hands free and you have to lug them around when it’s not raining. Ponchos are lightweight and won’t take up too much space in your bag. Your hands will be kept free and you can even wear them on rides. Mickey ponchos are available for purchase in the parks, but you can save a lot of money by bringing plain ones from your local dollar store.