What to Do at Disney When It Rains

| August 6, 2019 | 6 Comments

Some people worry that one of the worst things that could happen during their trip to Walt Disney World is rain. Some people save for years to be able to plan a fun Disney park vacation and they don’t want rain to spoil it. The good news is there are still plenty of things to do at Disney when it rains and the park is also designed with areas to help keep you out of the rain. Also, keep in mind that there is a difference between regular rain showers (which can happen at Disney during certain months) and a full-on lighting storm!

A lightning storm is dangerous, and rides will close and certain parts of the park will shut down until it passes. If it’s just rain, put on a hat or a poncho and keep going because the park won’t close!

What to Do at Disney When It Rains
Rainy day at Disney

What to Do at Disney when It Rains

Here are some things to do at Disney when it rains so your entire trip isn’t spoiled!

Take some time to ride the monorail.

You can see so many different things in the monorail resorts, go shopping at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa or at the Contemporary Resort, and you can even enjoy great places to eat. This can get you out of the rain for a bit and it should pass over.

What to Do at Disney when It Rains
Monorail entering the Contemporary Resort Hotel at Disney

Just keep going with your plans.

Seriously, most rains in Florida don’t last for very long and if you packed a hat or a poncho you can just put it on and keep going. A lot of people will drop out of lines during the rain, so this could be your chance to move up.

What to Do at Disney When It Rains
Inside pathway of Cinderella’s Castle

Go to Magic Kingdom, Future World at Epcot, or Disney Springs.

Both Magic Kingdom and Future World at Epcot have indoors areas and are great for rainy days. Go shopping or grab a bite to eat at Disney Springs. Skip over Animal Kingdom and World Showcase at Epcot during the rain because they have a lot of walking in open and exposed areas.

What to Do at Disney When It Rains
What to Do at Disney When It Rains

Now that you know what to do at Disney when it rains, you’ll be fully prepared if it rains during your trip!

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Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    It’s such a shame if it does rain whilst you’re at Disney, sure there are still things to do but it just isn’t the same.

  2. Calvin says:

    Never thought of this, definitely fun at Disney under any type of weather

  3. JoKing says:

    There is always plenty to do. Don’t let mother nature spoil a holiday!

  4. Kristi says:

    I would love to ride the Monorail!

  5. Debbie White-Beattie says:

    If it’s at a summer day the rain might be welcome to cool you down

  6. LisaM says:

    It’s very true that if it does rain, it doesn’t often last long. We had a great time in March – despite a bit of rain, lots of the rides are indoors even!

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