• On Jan 8, 2019
    Alona from UT 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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    What are some tips for going to Disneyland in the rain with kids? Is it worth it? The weather forecast is sketchy for next week.

    Hi, Alona!

    This is a great question, especially during this week of wet weather in Anaheim. I recently experienced the Disneyland Resort with my kids during a rainy day, and I have to say, it has become one of our favorite days at the Parks! We were lucky to experience a light drizzle on-and-off, otherwise, we probably wouldn’t have lasted as long as we did… but the smaller crowds and shorter wait times made all of us giddy for more! So, I would say a visit to the Parks during the rain is worth it, as long as you plan ahead.

    First, purchase ponchos for the whole family – these are available inside the Parks. It’s also a good idea to make sure your family is dressed in rain attire, including rain boots. You may also want to pack a change of clothes (including socks!) and store them in a locker.

    Next, download the Disneyland app to locate your family’s favorite Characters – on rainy days, they’ll often move to covered or inside locations. For example, Mickey Mouse and friends can typically be found inside the lobby of The Disneyland Story Presenting Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln at Disneyland Park, or inside Kingswell Camera Shop or Carthay Circle Restaurant at Disney California Adventure Park. 

    Rain can affect some Entertainment options, such as parades, fireworks and shows performed outdoors. But, there are still plenty of indoor alternatives. Inside Disney California Adventure Park, my family loves heading to the Animation Academy to escape from the rain. Inside Disneyland Park, we head to The Disney Gallery or Star Wars Launch Bay.

    I hope these tips help you and your family enjoy your rainy day at the Disneyland Resort!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Greetings from sunny California! I live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder (and now a Magic Key Passholder) for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids ages 5-10, I consider myself an expert at navigating the Disneyland Resort with little ones. My family of five can’t get enough of the magic and happiness we encounter every time we step foot on Main Street, U.S.A. I look forward to sprinkling pixie dust on your next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth! Learn More About Kristin

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