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  • On Jun 2, 2013
    Jessica from TX Asked

    What are some fun things to day when it rains at WDW?

    Hi Jessica,

    Your trip is so close now! The rainy season has begun here in Florida, so it is likely you will see some showers during your time at Walt Disney World. The good news, though, is that the rain usually comes in the late afternoon and seldom lasts long.

    We usually use that rainy hour to shop, have a snack or duck into a longer attraction, such as the Hall of Presidents, the American Adventure, The Great Movie Ride, Ellen's Energy Adventure or Mickey's PhilharMagic. Or, if there isn't lightning, we just put on our ponchos and keep going while others take refuge.

    Some of our best Disney days over the years have been rainy ones.

    We also enjoy riding the monorail to each of the resorts near Magic Kingdom to check out the arcades, shops and restaurants. Even if it isn't raining, we often take a rest in the lobby of one of the hotels in late afternoon. I love to sit in the lobby of the Grand Floridian and listen to the pianist or the Tambu Lounge at the Polynesian and watch a little afternoon baseball. 

    If you have a day of extended rain, you might want to head to Downtown Disney West Side, where you'll find movie theaters, Disney Quest and the new Splitsville bowling alley.

    A little more rain advice: I recommend bringing ponchos with you. They are available at all discount stores and corner pharmacies. Those afternoon showers come up fast, so you will be ready if you already have rain gear in your backpack or bag. Plus, if yours are colorful, you can more easily keep track of your family in a sea of Mickey ponchos.

    (I secretly think having a poncho in my bag keeps the rain away. My family carried ours with us at all times over the long Memorial Day weekend, and we never saw a drop of rain.)

    I'm confident you are going to have a wonderful time, even if you have to dodge some raindrops. Please let me know if you have any more last-minute questions. Enjoy!

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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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