No matter the amount of planning you do for any vacation, there are always things that you just can’t account for. One of those is the weather! Granted, you can always prepare for it to be blistering hot if you go in the middle of summer, and plan for lower temps in January. However, you can never anticipate when a rainy day at Disney when planning your family vacation. So that begs the question, what is there to do in Walt Disney World on those unfortunate days of rain during your trip? Let’s dive into some options!
1. Rainy days at Disney don’t close the parks, so still go!
You spend a LOT of money on a Walt Disney World vacation, so there is definitely a lot of reason to just trudge through the rain. Grab the ponchos and rain jackets and hit the parks! For the most part, the parks operate business as usual if it is raining. There are a few exceptions to this, such as Test Track in EPCOT not operating in the event of rain, and of course any outside attraction not operating in the event of lightning.
There are actually some pros to still visiting the parks in the event of the rain. First, and most obvious, is the parks will have much lower crowds. Most visitors, especially the local annual passholders, will opt against spending the day at the parks and wait for a day with better weather. This will lead to much lower wait times, especially for the top attractions.
Another pro is that on a normal day when the sun is shining, you may be hesitant to ride any of the attractions where you could get wet. This isn’t a concern on a day when you are already walking around in the rain anyway or have a poncho handy already!
Finally, even though it’s raining there are still plenty of indoor attractions, character meet and greets, and dining that you can take advantage of to stay dry!
2. Head to Disney Springs for some bowling, a movie, or shopping!
3. A Rainy Day at Disney is a Good Reason to Pamper Yourself!
Sometimes you can use the rain to your advantage and pamper yourself. It’s always a good excuse to refresh from those long days at the park earlier in your trip. There are a few full-service spas around the Walt Disney World resort property, including at the Swan and Dolphin, Saratoga Springs, and Grand Floridian. Additionally, several of the fitness centers in deluxe resorts as well as Coronado Springs offer massage services. Again, keep in mind that anything indoors will be very popular on those rainy days, so it is very important to try and schedule any of these services online. Doing so will save yourself some hassle and relieve any extra stress. Using a rainy day to rest and recharge is never a bad idea to help your body recover from those long days at the parks!
4. Enjoy a Resort Day!
That wraps up our list of ideas on how to spend a rainy day at Walt Disney World! If you need help planning your next vacation, whether it be to Walt Disney World or other great locations, don’t hesitate to request a FREE, no-obligation quote, by heading over to our Quote Page now!