Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Oct 3, 2015
    Anu Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We're coming to WDW in a week for 8 days. Looking at forecasts I'm starting to get a bit worried about the weather. So, I was wondering how you can manage in the parks (mainly MK and AK) when it rains, or do you have any suggestions for rainy days.

    Hey Anu-

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I totally understand the rain dilemma. We visited Walt Disney World Resort one summer and it rained hard everyday. Usually the rain that falls is for short periods of time but it can last all day. If that is the case then here is what I would suggest.

    1. Bring ponchos/rain jacket and wear water-resistant shoes. We have used a spare pair of tennis shoes,
        Crocs and flip flops for our feet. Rain jackets are more manageable and more expensive.
    2. Avoid Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park because the animals will hid and there is very little shelter
        for Guests. Magic Kingdom Park has many places to shop and attractions to attend.
    3. Visit Epcot. Everything is inside making it the best theme park to explore during a Florida downpour.
    4. Plastic bags including the self-locking type are helpful to protect your personal items.
    5. Outdoor attractions do not shut down unless there is thunder and lightening.
    6. Bring an extra pair of shoes and socks for your feet sealed in a bag. When the weather gets better
        you’ll be glad you have dry footwear.

    If you get caught in the rain at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park then head to Dinosaur, It’s Tough to Be a Bug, Finding Nemo-The Musical, Festival of the Lion King, Conservation Station at Rafiki’s Planet Watch, merchandise locations and restaurants.

    Disney Dad Tip: When it rains you may also meet Mickey and Minnie at Meet Favorite Disney Pals at Adventurers Outpost. Seeing the boss will put a smile on your face during a rainy day.

    Anu, enjoy making many Magical Memories!

    ~Jason ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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