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  • On Oct 21, 2012
    Lashanna from NY Asked

    While checking the weather on the dates were coming to Disney World I see that it is going to rain almost the entire time were there, what should my family do in this situation we are a family of six 2 adults and 4 children

    Hi LaShanna!

    Thank you for sending in your question to the Walt Disney World Moms Panel.

    I have been going to Walt Disney World since the mid-1970s and I have to travel to Florida all the time for work.  Typically a major storm doesn't cause it to rain consistently there for more than a day or two.  What typically happens is there are spots where it is raining, while other locations can be completely try.  This can even happen within Walt Disney World; for example it can be raining in the Magic Kingdom but completely sunny and dry at Animal Kingdom (for the entire day; it's not just that the rain hasn't made it there yet).  Thus I have been to Walt Disney World for a week where the weather forecast called for a chance of rain every day over 75% and I never actually saw any rain.  Hopefully that will be the case for your trip as well.

    However, if it does rain, definitely head into the parks!  The rain will usually keep the locals at home and a lot of guests will also stay in their hotels waiting for the rain to leave.  Thus the parks will be empty.  That said, it is easiest to get around in the rain in the Magic Kingdom because so many of its attractions are indoors and the attractions are close to one another.  If it is a passing storm, Epcot also works well as you can wait out the rain inside one of the large pavilions, but Epcot pavilions are spaced pretty far apart if you have to move from one to another.  Disney's Animal Kingdom is the one park you might not want to visit in the rain as a lot of its attractions are outdoor attractions.

    I hope this helps!  Good luck with the weather, and please write back if you have any more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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