Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jul 24, 2011
    Wilma 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.

    We will be visiting WDW during the first week of August, the 1st-6th and looking online I saw that it will be raining everyday!!!! I am so confused on what to do. Do we buy our tickets or the photo cd? I don't want to waste that much $ for rain. Help??

    Hi Wilma!  Never fear!  Come rain or come shine, you're gonna love Walt Disney World!

    My family is going to be there that very same week, so we'll probably run into each other - haha!

    I'm going to share my family's motto with you, courtesy of Dad, the original Walt Disney fan of our crazy bunch:  "RAIN IS NOT A FACTOR!!!"

    Seriously, in my opinion, the rain is going to be a welcome blessing.  It is SO HOT in August in Walt Disney World, so the rain tends to cool things down a bit.  AND, it also tends to thin the crowds!!!  So, we always look at rainy days as an opportunity to get more done in the parks, and stay cooler, too!

    We pack or purchase Mickey Mouse ponchos, which are available throughout the parks if you forget to bring your own.  And then we just keep on going!  They may postpone or cancel a few parades or outdoor shows, but most attractions are unaffected, unless there is lighting involved.

    As for the PhotoPass, there are plenty of opportunities to take advantage of having your photos made indoors throughout the Parks.  However, you might be disappointed at not being able to take advantage of having many outdoor photos.  One advantage would be that you wouldn't need to carry your own camera in the rainy weather!

    The parks most affected by the rain are The Animal Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios, due to so many outdoor attractions and shows.  Magic Kingdom is fun in the rain, but you will probably get pretty wet, even though most attractions are indoors.  EPCOT is a great park for staying dry...the only time you would be outdoors is to walk from Pavilion to Pavilion.

    So, if you are bit adventurous like my family, I'd say go ahead, purchase your tickets and have a grand ol' time splashing around in the Walt Disney World Parks!  We'll keep an eye out for you!

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Meet the Panelist: Teronya, Tennessee

I'm Teronya from Tennessee, but friends call me "Tron!" From experience with Disney Vacation Club, Disney Dining, special diets, Grand Gatherings and more, it would be an honor to help you create your own Walt Disney World vacation magical memories! Learn More About Teronya

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