The ugly truth is that there are some things that can ruin even a vacation to the happiest place on earth – Walt Disney World. One of those potential hazards is the weather, specifically RAIN – but luckily, there are ways to prevent the rain from messing up your day. Especially when Tropical Storm Andrea is out in the Gulf.
Fist things first – Pack For The Weather – That means coming prepared for rain by bringing ponchos for everyone, extra socks, assorted sized ziploc baggies and grocery bags – which come in handy for keeping cell phones/cameras/wallets etc dry and protected from the elements. Make sure you bring all of this with you to the Parks and you’ll be sure to stay (mostly!) dry
Next, make sure you Check The Weather Report a few days before you leave home, and pack based on that, but always remember that the Orlando weather can change in the blink of an eye, so even if it says “sunny and 85 degrees” forecasted for all your vacation days, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still be bringing those ponchos or a hoodie in case it gets cool.
Oh, and you might be wondering, when does it rain the most in Orlando? Well, the rainiest months are June-September, and the rain tends to happen in the hot muggy afternoons. Usually it passes quickly, but some days it may stick around. My personal rule of thumb is to assume it will rain while I am at Walt Disney World, and make sure I am fully prepared
When the rain hits, take refuge in one of these indoor rides/attractions:
Magic Kingdom: Pirates Of The Caribbean, Hall of Presidents, The Haunted Mansion, It’s A Small World, Peter Pan’s Flight, Carousel of Progress, PeopleMover, Space Mountain
Hollywood Studios: The Great Movie Ride, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, Star Tours, Tower of Terror, Muppet Vision 3D, One Man’s Dream The Magic Of Disney Animation
EPCOT: Journey Into Imagination, Spaceship Earth, Soarin, The Land
Animal Kingdom: It’s Tough To Be A Bug, Dinosaur
So the moral of the story is – there’s plenty to do inside at WDW and as long as you’re ready for the rain, it can’t get you down!