• On May 3, 2016
    Stephanie from MI 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.

    What are the best places to visit or things to do in Disney World on a rainy day?

    Hi Stephanie!

    Florida weather can often be a bit unpredictable despite its nickname “The Sunshine State.” Some people are bummed out by the rainy days but my family can soak up a rainy day just like we can soak up a sunny day! Often when it rains you will notice a lot of guests leaving the parks which in turn makes lines shorter for those of us brave enough to face the rain!

    First come prepared. Crocs or flip flops are the perfect accessories for walking through the parks during a rain storm. Make sure to bring or purchase a poncho and think about renting a locker to store dry clothes. If you are traveling with a stroller look into a rain cover to fit over the stroller so that it will stay dry. My family usually does try to stick it out in the parks unless it is lightning.

    If we decide against the parks during the storm it is a great time to explore the Resort hotels! We love riding the Resort Monorail loop and exploring the resort hotels on this loop. There are some great shops and food options! There are also a lot of great arcades at the Resort hotels. Often we travel to Disney Springs to explore as well. Even though you will have to walk outdoors to get from shop to shop there are so many great shopping options. At some point you will have to eat and rainy days are a great excuse to enjoy a nice Table-Service restaurant. Even if you don’t have a dining reservation you may be able to walk up and find a table!

    Lastly do you remember being a kid and puddle jumping? Imagine puddle jumping in front of Cinderella Castle! Now show your kids how it’s done! My kids love it most when I am silly right alongside them! All that it takes is a little imagination to make a rainy day memorable!

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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

Hi there! I'm Heather from Buffalo NY, a planDisney Alumni and proud mom of three. By day, I'm an oncology nurse, but my heart belongs to Walt Disney World. Having navigated the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, teens, and multigenerational groups, I live to turn dreams into magical vacations. When I'm not exploring the wonders of Walt Disney World, you'll find me sailing the high seas on Disney Cruise Line. Adventure awaits - let's make your Disney dreams come true!  Learn More About Heather

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