Mom and daughter in teacup
  • On Jul 15, 2016
    Andrea from NE Asked

    This is our first trip to Disney and I am so nervous about rain spoiling it for us! Any suggestions?

    Hi Andrea,

    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. I live in Central Florida year-round and totally understand why you might be concerned about inclement weather. It does rain here almost every day in the summer, but the good news is that the daily rains are normally pretty short-lived. Seldom do we get rain or thunderstorms that set in for an entire day. In fact, as I write this, a daily storm has come and gone within just a few minutes.

    Usually, you can duck into a shop, indoor attraction or restaurant for 20 or 30 minutes and the storms will have passed you by or at least lessened to the point that you can continue through the park. If you have a FastPass+ reservation for a ride or attraction that is closed temporarily by rain, it will be honored later.  

    I recommend bringing your own rain ponchos with you to Walt Disney World. That way, you are prepared if a shower comes up quickly, as it often does. Plus, if yours are a different color than the white Mickey ponchos sold inside the theme parks, it makes it easier to keep track of your family. 

    If the rain is light, we simply don our ponchos and keep going. The rain often clears the crowds a bit and cools the afternoon heat, at least temporarily. Because there is complimentary wifi through Walt Disney World, you also can monitor the local radar with a weather app on your smartphone if that makes you more comfortable.

    I hope that eases your concerns. My best advice is to do your best to take Mother Nature in stride. Even Mickey can't control the weather!
     
    Please let us know if we can answer any more questions for you as you make your final plans for your vacation. I hope you enjoy every magical moment!

    Wilma







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Meet the Panelist: Wilma, Florida

We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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