• On May 13, 2016
    Cheryl from MS 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 rides close during rain at Walt Disney world theme parks?

    Hey, Cheryl!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Your May trip is right around the corner and your question is very appropriate with all the pop-up showers. Let's help make this trip unforgettable.

    Two years ago we encountered 3 straight days of rain. I'm not talking sprinkles. This was enough water to flood Piglet out of his house from "rushing rising rivulets." Most outdoor attractions will remain open unless the rain is really hard or lightning flashes.

    Expect these attractions to close with extreme weather:

    Magic Kingdom Park

    -Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Astro Orbiter, Magic Carpets of Aladdin, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Barnstormer


    -Test Track presented by Chevrolet

    Disney's Holywood Studios

    -Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular

    Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park

    Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain, Primeval Whirl, TriceraTop Spin, Kali River Rapids - not the best theme park for rain

    Disney Dad Tip: To help with light rain, we usually pack ponchos, extra socks, brave the weather and when the weather lifts, we get back to the fun. Of course, there are many indoor attractions, shopping opportunities, Broadway-style shows and dining experiences to enjoy when the rains fall.

    Cheryl, enjoy making many Magical Memories!

    ~Jason °O°
thumbnail image for Jason

Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a Disney Dad raising two fantastic boys with my wife. We love the hidden treasures found on both coasts at the "Happiest Place on Earth" and "Most Magical Place on Earth."  I am so excited to share my "yEARS" of pixie-dust covered experiences with you while planning your Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.