• On Apr 21, 2018
    Nina from GA 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.

    The forecast predicts 100% chance of rain and and thunderstorms for our day at magic kingdom. Do certain rides close when it rains? would it be best to postpone the trip?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Nina! Popup showers and rain are very common for Florida’s tropical-like climate. Last summer when I took my family for a week, we had 5 out of 7 days with rain, rain, rain. I can tell you that nearly all attractions will continue to operate in the rain (we donned ponchos on Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad) but outdoor roller coasters and various others may pause operation due to thunder or lightning.

    Other indoor Magic Kingdom attractions like Small World, Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, Space Mountain and Peter Pan’s Flight will continue rain or shine due to being indoors. I would always recommend bringing a full size poncho for each member of your family as well as a stroller cover when visiting Walt Disney World Resort because of showers. If you want to check the hour-by-hour forecast for your expected visit dates, you may find that it won’t rain the entire day. Even if it does, you will still have lots of fun during your trip! Just be prepared with water shoes and ponchos to let the drops fly! If you still feel you need to cancel, please contact Reservations or your Travel Agent as soon as you can. There may be cancellation policies or penalties that you need to follow depending on your purchases.

    If I can help you choose some rainy day activities around your Resort or in the Parks, please let me know. And always carry your umbrella and take advice from Christopher Robin, “Tut, Tut, it looks like rain!” ~ Lindsey P.
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm Lindsey, a social media-savvy gal that wears her #Disneyside on her sleeve (along with her trading pin collection!). I'm proud to say that my husband and our two Mouseketeers share my love for the Walt Disney World Resort and all it's magic, so get ready to ask me about new things to see and do on your vacation. I particularly love sharing off-the-beaten-path activities and always encourage visitors to try something new on each trip. Adventure is out there! Learn More About Lindsey

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