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  • On Jun 20, 2023
    Rajeev from TN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    what if weather is not good and i already booked tickets? i will not be able to enjoy additionally i dont have near future plans to visit again. I invested around $1100 for my family tickets and its too much to loose...

    Hi Rajeev! Welcome to planDisney! Let me try to rest your fears about what to do when it rains at the Walt Disney World Resort! The weather in the Sunshine State can certainly be a bit unpredictable! One moment the sun can be out – bright and shiny – while the next thing you know you might have a downpour!

    Summertime Guests to the Walt Disney World Resort should typically expect a rain or thunderstorm to pop up in the afternoon. The heat builds all morning and results in the clouds letting go of some of that moisture. You usually have a passing rain or thunderstorm and then the skies clear up once again. 

    When I visit in the summertime, I always pack a rain poncho for every member of the family. I used to purchase them (very cheap) from the local store and pack them in my suitcase. They are very compact and easy to pack in your bag. Another option that I’ve turned to in more recent years is purchasing the more sturdy poncho at the Walt Disney World Resort. In the summertime, we pack our ponchos every morning before going to the parks!

    As long as it is safe to do so, the Disney Parks will continue to operate attractions when it rains. If it is not safe to do so, rides will temporarily shut down until the storm passes through. Then the rides will reopen. During the rain, consider taking in some of the indoor attractions. There are several indoor attractions located at each park. You might just need to wear your poncho while you wait in line.

    Rajeev, while we have encountered pop-up rain during our summer visits, we’ve never once had a complete rain out of a day in which we couldn’t leave our hotel to visit the parks. If the rain is a bit more prolonged in the morning, you might consider making that a morning to sleep in and then stay in the parks until later in the evening. Or, if it looks like the rain might be prolonged in the evening, you might want to make that an early morning and get to the parks as soon as they open to maximize your time.

    Also, don't forget that tickets to the Disney Parks allow Guests to enter, leave, and then re-enter the same park on the same day. If the rain is so bad that you want to leave the park, you can re-enter the same park after the rain has passed.

    I hope these are helpful tips! In short, pack your ponchos (just in case) and be flexible with your planning! You're going to have a great time!

    Happy Planning!


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