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Oh No- Rain During Your Disney Trip! We Can Help

You have been planning your Walt Disney World vacation for years and counted down the months, days and hours until you could arrive and now it is raining.

Don’t worry!  Just because it is raining doesn’t mean that your trip is lost.  We have some great options for how you can still enjoy your Walt Disney World vacation even in the rain.

Disney offers so much throughout their four main theme parks as well as Disney Springs and their resorts that even in the rain you will have an amazing time.  Take a look at all you can do.

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First and foremost, make sure you are packed for rain even before you head out.  We have some great packing lists HERE on How to Disney to help you as you prepare.

Making sure you have rain gear, extra shoes and socks as well as waterproof items can make a huge difference in your trip.

Even if rain isn’t predicted, we highly recommend packing that rain gear anyways.

Now that you are prepared for your trip, let’s look at how you can still enjoy that Disney magic throughout the Walt Disney World Property.

Disney Springs

Disney Springs

For a fun rainy day option, head to Disney Springs.  Here you can enjoy a variety of delicious food options from Polite Pig to Homecomin there are excellent meal options.  You can also find some outstanding treats at Gideon’s Cookies. Everglaze Donuts and Amorette’s Patisserie.

Disney Springs also has some fun activities from the new Drawn to Life show to bowling at Splitsville, there are great options.

Don’t forget about all the shopping that you can do throughout Disney Springs.  You can find the largest Disney store World of Disney here and it will be everything Disney you ever wanted.

Disney Springs is a great option if you are looking for a rainy day activity.

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Resort Fun

Another great way to spend a rainy day is at your resort or around a few Disney Resorts.

Check out the activities guide so you know what is being offered when you are there.  From fun arts and crafts to scavenger hunts, Disney Resorts offer a lot of fun.

Consider checking out a few different Disney Resorts by doing a skyliner or monorail crawl of your own.

You can check out different shops, grab snacks, have drinks or just explore.  Each and every Disney Resort is different and unique making them fun to explore.

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Disney Parks

So you have purchased theme park tickets and want to make sure you use them, can you still have fun in the rain? Absolutely!

In Magic Kingdom there are a variety of rides that are inside giving you the chance to experience them.  Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, it’s a small world and so many other favorites are inside out of the rain.

If you are looking for a longer escape from the rain, check out Carousel of Progress, Hall of Presidents, Enchanted Tiki Room and the Country Bear Jamboree.   These shows are longer and will keep you out of the rain storm for a longer period of time.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom and be a little harder during the rain but there are still things to do.

The top rides such as Avatar Flight of Passage, Na’vi River Journey and Dinosaur are all inside.  Guests can also enjoy some of the shows such as Festival of the Lion King and It’s Tough to Be a Bug.

If it isn’t raining too hard, this is a great time to check out the animals to see how they play in the rain.

Nomad Lounge is another fantastic option in Disney’s Animal Kingdom as a place to sit and enjoy a beverage and the rain.  Get there early as it won’t be a unique idea.

Over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Guests can enjoy a variety of rides and shows during the rain.

For the First Time In Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along is always a top show for us when in Walt Disney World.  This is a great choice not only during the rain but all days.

Walt Disney Presents and Star Wars Launch Bay are also indoor options as is Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy.

For rides, Guest can still enjoy Rock n Roller Coaster, Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Toy Story Mania, both Star Wars rides in Batuu as well as Star Tours and don’t forget Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway.

There are lots of options for Guests to experience when it rains in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Even though EPCOT is spread out, there are options for staying dry and they are great.

Both the Seas and Land Pavilions have not only rides such as Soarin and Finding Nemo, but they also offer some education.   The aquariums are fantastic and kids can enjoy them for hours.  And we love Living with the Land as well.

Back in the World Showcase the different countries offer a variety of different displays that are perfect for exploring during a rainy day.  Rainy days are a great time to slow down and take in the amazing details of the countries.

Even if it is going to rain during your Walt Disney World vacation, if you pack that rain gear you will be ready to have a magical time.  There is still so much to see and do even in the rain.  We even have some rides we think are fun in the rain HERE.

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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