• On Feb 24, 2019
    Christine from NY 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.

    Can you please let me know what are the best places to wait a rain storm out in the magic kingdom? also what rides usually have the shortest wait times around when the parade starts? Thanks moms panel!

    Hi, Christine, and thanks for bringing another great question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    While rain during your Walt Disney World Resort vacation might be inevitable, you definitely shouldn't let it put a damper on your plans! Make sure you're prepared each day with essentials like ponchos and perhaps a small travel umbrella and you can carry on even when the rain begins to fall. Typically the only reason outdoor attractions are closed is if lightning is in the area, so if it's just a little rain you'll still be able to experience almost everything.

    My family and I have made some of our most magical Walt Disney World Resort memories playing in the rain at Magic Kingdom Park, but in the event of a real gullywasher you'll want to seek out indoor attractions and shows such as Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress, Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor, The Hall of Presidents, The Country Bear Jamboree, Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room, and Mickey's Philharmagic. (These are also wonderful attractions to pepper throughout your day as each is comfortable and air conditioned!) Other experiences with indoor queues and attractions include it's a small world, Peter Pan's Flight, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, Space Mountain and Pirates of the Caribbean. You can also visit Princess Fairytale Hall and Town Square Theater to meet some of your favorite Disney Characters indoors, too!

    All-in-all, you'll find plenty of places to wait out the rain and you'll typically see wait times drop for many attractions once the rain starts as people typically head out of the Parks then. Visiting attractions such as Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Space Mountain and Splash Mountain during events like the Festival of Fantasy Parade or Happily Ever After is another great way to experience lower wait times, too.

    Enjoy your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, Christine!

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, South Carolina

Hiya, pals! I'm Amy from South Carolina. I'm married to my Disney-loving best friend, and together we've raised two princes and a princess. Whether I'm teaching my high school journalism students, planning Disney Bounding outfits with my daughter, or researching which new adventures we'll encounter on our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation, I find a way to incorporate a little Disney magic into everything I do. I look forward to helping you discover the magic, too!  Learn More About Amy

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