Feeling a little water logged? Don’t be Eeyore on a rainy day – check out this guide for How to Survive a Rainy Day at Disney World
Rainy days are common at Walt Disney World, but they don’t have to ruin your vacation. We have made it through lots of rainy days at Disney, so I thought I’d share a few tips and tricks.
How to Survive a Rainy Day at Disney World
Don’t get stuck using the $15 Disney World ponchos from the shops on Main Street! Plan ahead by stopping at the dollar tree before you leave and picking up several disposable ponchos. Bonus – these are also great to keep your stroller dry during an unexpected rain storm.
Also be aware of your shoes – your tennis shoes are probably great walking shoes, but they won’t dry out very fast. I love taking my Teva Sandals, which are super comfortable, but designed to get wet.
See a Show
Note that everyone else will have this idea too, but if you look on the weather app and see a storm approaching, head to see Finding Nemo – The Musical, Festival of the Lion King, For the First Time in Forever, or any of our other Favorite Shows at Walt Disney World.
Grab a Bite
This is a great time to see if any table service restaurants are accepting walk-ups. Eating a longer, relaxing meal can be a very pleasant want to spend a rainy afternoon. Then you’ll be fueled up to hit the parks once the storm clouds pass.
Wait in Line
Did you really want to ride Peter Pan, but couldn’t get a FastPass+? A rainy afternoon is the perfect time to wait in an unexpected line because at least you’re inside! (Just make sure it’s an inside line, so pass on Slinky Dog Dash and
In central Florida, rain is an everyday occurrence. Locals will tell you that there are 30 minute thunderstorms almost every afternoon in the late Summer and into Fall. While everyone else is running back to their car, duck into a shop and see if the rain stops.
Duck Into All the Shops
Want to know a handy little secret? All of the shops on Main Street connect. So you can slip into a shop on one end of the row and walk through all the shops before you come out the other end. This is nice if you are just stepping in to shop for a minute while the rain passes or if you need to make a quick exit when you forgot to pack a poncho. (Which I know you didn’t forget because you planned ahead!)
After a day in the rain, you probably feel like a prune. But if you recover well, you’ll be ready for another park in the morning. Every Disney resort has an easy-to-use laundry mat, so you can dry out any soaked clothes or shoes. And don’t forget to take care of any potential blister spots with Moleskin before you go to bed.
Do you have any other tips for surviving a rainy day at Walt Disney World? Share them with us in the comments below!
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