Raining in Disney? No worries! Check out these 10 Things To Do On A Rainy Disney Day.
Oh SNAP! You wake up in the most happiest place on earth (a.k.a. Walt Disney World) only to find out it’s raining. What are you going to do? Pack up and head home, right? WRONG! You’re in Walt Disney World friend. When life gives you lemons on your Disney vacation, you make lemonade! Slap on that trusty poncho you packed and hit the parks running. Well maybe don’t run because it may be slippery.
Let’s face it, it can rain on any vacation you take. It’s not our optimum choice for weather but it happens. It’s not like you can fight mother nature. You are also in Florida, which means rain and pop-up showers are a regular occurrence. The beauty of a Walt Disney World vacation is that there is SO much to do, rain or shine! Believe it or not, there are a lot of perks that come with doing Disney on a rainy day. The number one perk is small crowds so you can navigate the parks easier. If you opt not to go to the parks, that’s ok. It’s a perfect time to take advantage of the many amenities of the Walt Disney World Resort.
On our most recent trip to Walt Disney World, to attend the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, we did catch a rainy day. While the Anthony and AJ braved a some of the rainy elements before headed back to our room at the Yacht Club, Gabby and I took it all in. Girl power! We didn’t let a little Florida rain stop us.
10 Things To Do On A Rainy Disney Day
- Take advantage of light crowds at the parks. If the rain is bearable, meaning it’s not a torrential downpour, make the best of it. It’s the perfect time to catch some of the indoor attractions that normally have long wait times (like Space Mountain, Soarin’, or Rock ‘N’ Rollercoaster). Depending on how hard it is raining, the outdoors rides may be closed but there are plenty of fun indoor attractions to visit.
- Resort Hop. A rainy day is a perfect time to explore one or several of the 22 resorts within the 47 square mile boundary of the Walt Disney World property. Each one has something cool and unique to offer. The Disney Transportation System will get you to the resort you want to visit from any one of the four parks. Each resort has a different theme like the bayou feel at Port Orleans, the American Southwest feel of Coronado Springs or the New England charm for Disney’s Yacht Club.
- Shop Till You Drop! Shopping is always a fun thing to do, no matter what the weather. Plenty of shopping in Disney – in parks, at the resorts or at Disney Springs.
- Visit Disney Springs. Disney Springs has been totally revamped from the former Downtown Disney. There is so much to do and see there it deserves a post all to itself. Lots of great restaurants and shopping.
- Explore the World Showcase. While parades and outdoor entertainment will most likely be canceled if the day is a total wash out, take an in-depth look at the World Showcase countries in Epcot. It’s fun to explore these cultures through learning, shopping, and eating. Most of the countries even have indoors shows or rides. The Voices of Liberty, The American Adventure and O Canada! are a few of my favorites.
- Eat! Mangia! – So many great sit down restaurants in Walt Disney World. And lots of great counter service options too! You can always call Disney Dining or check availability on your phone through the My Experience App. I have had a lot of success getting last minute reservations this way.
- Catch a movie at Disney Springs. Lots of great flicks available at the AMC 24 right in Disney Springs.
- Have fun bowling. Head over to Splitsville Luxury Lanes™ at Disney Springs. Enjoy an upscale new spin on a classic American pastime at this modern take on a bowling alley.
- Gamers Unite! DisneyQuest is an interactive gaming paradise. Located in Disney Springs, DisneyQuest allows you to Choose your own high-tech adventure among 5 floors of gaming awesomeness—from classic arcade favorites to immersive virtual worlds to an Animation Academy.
- Take care of yourself! If you are staying on property, burn some calories at your resort’s fitness center. You can also call and see if there are any last-minute openings for some pampering at one of the Disney Spas.
So you see, there is a lot to do on a Disney Rainy Day. Remember, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Have a magical trip!
What to Pack for a Rainy Disney Day:
Extra clothes that dry quickly.
Plastic bags to keep phone and electronics dry.
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