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  • On Oct 10, 2011
    Stephen from IL Asked

    We are are heading to Disney to celebrate all our Birthdays next week and it calls for rain in several days. What are some of the best ideas/suggestions for Disney parks in the rain.

    Hi Stephen!

    First, I would say if it rains, definitely head to the parks!  I've generally found that the parks are a lot quieter on a rainy day.  That said, you want to visit the right park on a rainy day, especially if it's supposed to be raining hard.

    If your schedule is flexible,  the best park to visit on a rainy day is the Magic Kingdom.  That's because all of the attractions are fairly close together and there are a lot of indoor attractions.  After that, I recommend Epcot.  Epcot is huge and the pavilions are spaced far apart, but once you are in a pavilion, you can stay there for a very long time.  If it's a fast moving storm, then hopefully the rain will be gone by the time you exit a pavilion.  The worse park to visit on a rainy day, in my opinion, is Animal Kingdom.  That's because most of the attractions are outside at that theme park.

    A word of warning... a lot of guests head to DisneyQuest on a rainy day!  I definitely recommend not doing that.  DisneyQuest is historically packed when it is raining outside, or even if there is just the threat of rain.

    Have a magical trip next week! 
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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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