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  • On Feb 6, 2012
    Kim from MN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We will be arriving in Disney on Friday. If rain is forecasted, are there better parks to visit when it is raining (i.e more indoor activities)? Also, any recommendations on which parks to visit on the weekdays vs weekends (considering crown levels)?

    Hi Kim!

    Don't worry about a rainy day at Walt Disney World. In Florida, the humidity can cause a chance for rain everyday, but it is usually just a brief shower. 

    If you do end up touring a park during a day of steady rain, your best bet is Disney's Hollywood Studios (HS) because most of the attractions at HS are long, indoor shows. During our last visit it rained the entire day during our visit to HS, but it didn't affect our fun at all! We were able to enjoy Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage, Toy Story Mania, Voyage of Little Mermaid, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster and more without getting soaked. 

    But, armed with a poncho, umbrella and a hat, you can enjoy any of the parks with a drizzle. 

    I use touring plans dot com to help me understand crowd levels and deciding which park to visit on which date. For a small fee, this site will give you the crowd levels, based on a scale of 1-10 for each day, recommendation on best park to visit and touring plans based on your needs. It is well worth the cost in my opinion! 

    In general, on weekends, when it is more crowded, it's best to visit Epcot because it is so spread out that it doesn't feel crowded. Animal Kingdom also tends to be less crowded on the weekends. Magic Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios are best during the weekdays.

    Please let me know if I can help you with anything else at all!

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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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