What to do at the Walt Disney World® Resort on a rainy day

So, it’s raining in Walt Disney World®, what do you do?
HAVE FUN! That’s what. There are certainly some parks more appropriate for a rainy day than others but embrace the rain and go have fun, at least you know the crowds will be less.

Magic Kingdom
This park is one of the best to enjoy in the rain. Most of the queues are indoors or under a covered area and the attractions are close together so there is less walking between them.

The best for a downpour are things that are completely under cover like; Monsters Inc., Space Mountain, Mad Tea Party, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Peter Pan’s flight, Under the Sea, It’s a Small World, Pirates, etc.

The ones that may be tricky even though much of the que is under cover are rides like Big Thunder Mountain, Splash Mountain, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. The actual rides are outdoors and may close down if the rain gets to be too much due to wet tracks.

This would be my next favorite on a rainy day, however the attractions are more spread out so make sure to have that umbrella or poncho on hand. There are so many things to do on a rainy day, I am not sure where to start.

The aquarium is always a big hit. You have the The Seas with Nemo ride, the aquarium tank, Manatee area, Turtle Talk with Crush, and the little play area.

The World Showcase is great in the rain as almost everything is inside. Movies about the countries can be found in Canada, France, and China. Shopping in every country is a fun experience, check out what is unique like hunting for pearls in Japan. The Voices of Liberty in the American pavilion is an amazing way to spend fifteen minutes any day (check times guides for their performances). When it is raining, the crowds do tend to drop so check the My Disney Experience app to see what the standby line is for Frozen Ever After in the Norway pavilion. The Mexican pavilion has the Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros which is an indoor boat ride and who doesn’t like trying on sombreros and playing maracas? Adults, this is also a good spot to grab a drink out of the elements if you like margaritas. La Cava del Tequila is a hidden gem within the Mexican Temple.

If you have kids in tow, each country has a kidcot station where they can decorate their mask as they travel the “world”. A fun thing for them to do while they are at each country making these stops, is to ask the cast member a question. These cast members are from their respective country and much can be learned about their cultures. When my kids were little, we would pick one question and ask it at each country. “What is your favorite snack from home?” What was your favorite thing to play as a kid?” You get the idea.

Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios
These two parks are my least favorite on a rainy day. Animal Kingdom simply because so much is outdoors and the animals can be unpredictable in the rain.
Hollywood Studios is getting better as a rainy-day option as more and more new attractions and features open with the refurbishment but it is still third on my list.

Water parks
If rain doesn’t bother you and there isn’t any lightening, the water parks are a great option as the crowds drop significantly. You’re going to be wet anyway, why does it matter if the rain is falling?

Regardless of your choice, a rainy day is always a great time to embrace the magic and get out there and have fun!


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One Response to “What to do at the Walt Disney World® Resort on a rainy day”

  1. Thomas Lloyd says:

    Such incredible advice from so many awesome sources! I love it!

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