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  • On Jan 14, 2010
    Martha Asked

    We are booked and scheduled to be there Jan 22-25, i have been checking the weather all month and it seems like its going to be 60% chance of rain. Are we still able to enjoy the parks? with that much rain? Are there special activities when it rains?

    Hi Martha,

    Sorry to hear your forecast looks a little wet, but don't forget Florida weather changes quickly and often their rain is just a passing shower.

    Hakuna Matata, no worries though! We actually enjoy the little rain showers while at Disney, as they often keep the crowds low and the lines short. If you don't mind a poncho or an umbrella, you will be amazed at how much you can still enjoy despite the weather. Most Disney Worlds attractions and shows are inside buildings and theaters. Likewise most queues are enclosed or under a protective roof or covering. Many of the buildings are in close proximity to each other and are just a quick walk outside to get to the next stop. There are few attractions that are actually impacted by rain, for example Test Track and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, but for the most part everything will continue on no matter how big the drops are.

    One of our favorite parks during an all day rain, is Epcot. The pavilions located in Future World house a number of attractions, shows and things to do and there are two Innoventions buildings full of fun family games where you could easily spend hours. Most Disney resorts offer a great selection of guest activities including things like trivia contests, arts/crafts and movies. Many of these events are held pool side but when the weather turns bad, they often move everything inside for a great way to pass a rainy afternoon.

    Don't forget Downtown Disney is home to a huge AMC movie theatre and a five floor interactive gaming facility called Disney Quest. We have passed a number of rainy days here. We also love just relaxing in the lounge chairs in our resort lobby and playing a game of Uno.

    Be sure to pick up a number of rain ponchos at your dollar store before your trip. The ponchos at Disney are quite a bit more and this way you won't mind disposing of them once they are all wet or ripped.

    Wishing you a magical and dry trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

I'm Margaret, a busy wife, mom to 3 sons, & full time paralegal. I've been visiting Disney World for twenty years & still can't wait for my next visit.  I hope that I can help other families experience the magic that our family finds in every trip. Learn More About Margaret

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