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  • On Jul 6, 2021
    Sharntelle from SC Asked

    How does the weather effect park visits?

    Hello and welcome to planDisney, Sharntelle! Thanks for stopping by to ask me a question here. 

    Weather can be a concerning factor when planning a Walt Disney World vacation because so many of the things to see and do are outside. With that being said, I don't typically even look at the forecast for when we visit. Most of the time, it is sunny and beautiful! The forecast oftentimes will call for rain each day, but I wouldn't worry about it too much. Normally, you may see an afternoon pop-up shower in the heat of the day but they only tend to last about 10 minutes or so. I like to plan a bulk of our days for the early morning and evening hours and that way an afternoon shower never really affects us too much. 

    The key to having fun no matter the weather is to prepare for it. I like to grab a few ponchos to throw in our park bag from the dollar store before I leave home. If you forget yours, no worries they will be for sale throughout the theme parks. You can also pack an umbrella but I find ponchos are easier to pack and carry around for the day. I also hate when my feet get wet while I'm wearing tennis shoes so if I think it might rain while we are out, I'll typically wear some sort of sandal so I won't be miserable. 

    If it does rain while you are at the Walt Disney World Theme Parks there are some attractions to enjoy that will give you a little reprieve from the weather even while standing in the queue. 

    Disney's Hollywood Studios:

    • Frozen Sing-Along
    • MuppetVision 3D
    • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
    Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park:

    • It's Tough To Be A Bug
    • Festival of the Lion King
    • DINOSAUR! 
    Epcot:

    • Spaceship Earth
    • Living With The Land
    • The Seas
    • Journey Into Imagination 
    • Gran Fiesta Tour
    • American Adventure
    • Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along
    • Canada Far and Wide
    Magic Kingdom Park:

    • "it's a small world"
    • Mickey's Philharmagic
    • Hall of Presidents
    • Enchanted Tiki Room
    • Pirates of the Caribbean
    • Country Bear Jamboree
    • Carousel of Progress
    As for hurricanes, the current one Elsa will be long gone before your vacation later this month. Of course, something else could pop up but I wouldn't be too overly concerned about it. It doesn't seem like there is much activity out there at the moment. If a hurricane is set to impact your vacation, you can read all of Walt Disney World's hurricane policies here

    I hope this helps you prepare a little bit better for your upcoming vacation. If you have any other questions before your trip, stop back by and ask me. I'm happy to help! 

    Enjoy! 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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