What if It Rains at Disney World
What if It Rains at Disney World?
Disney World is a magical place where dreams come true, but what happens when the weather doesn’t cooperate? Rain can put a damper on any vacation, but don’t worry, Disney has you covered. Here are some things to keep in mind if it rains during your visit to the happiest place on earth.
1. What if it rains during a parade or show?
Most of the parades and outdoor shows at Disney World will continue as scheduled, even in the rain. Some modifications may be made, such as removing floats or characters, but the show will go on.
2. Will the rides still operate in the rain?
Most of the rides at Disney World are indoors or have covered queues, so they will remain open unless there is severe weather. However, some outdoor rides and attractions may close temporarily during heavy rain or lightning storms.
3. Do I need to bring an umbrella or poncho?
While Disney does sell ponchos and umbrellas, they can be quite expensive. It’s a good idea to bring your own rain gear, including ponchos or rain jackets, to save money and stay dry.
4. Are there any indoor attractions to escape the rain?
Yes, Disney World has numerous indoor attractions where you can take shelter from the rain. Some popular choices include Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, and Space Mountain. Check your park map or the My Disney Experience app for a list of indoor attractions near you.
5. What if I have a dining reservation during the rain?
Disney World has plenty of restaurants and quick-service locations with indoor seating, so you can still enjoy your meal comfortably even if it’s raining. If you have an outdoor dining reservation, you may be able to request a table indoors depending on availability.
6. Will the characters still appear for meet and greets?
Character meet and greets may be modified during rainy weather. Instead of meeting outdoors, characters may be moved to covered or indoor locations. Check the My Disney Experience app or ask a cast member for the most up-to-date information on character meet and greets.
7. Can I get a refund or rain check if it rains all day?
Disney World’s ticket policy does not include refunds for inclement weather. However, if a ride or attraction is closed for an extended period due to weather, you may be eligible for a FastPass to use at a later time. Check with guest services for more information.
8. What if I don’t want to be outside in the rain?
If you don’t want to brave the rain, there are still plenty of indoor activities to enjoy at Disney World. From shopping at the various stores to dining at the wide array of restaurants, you can find something to do while staying dry.
Remember, rain is a part of life, even at the happiest place on earth. With a little preparation and flexibility, you can still have a magical time at Disney World, rain or shine. So don’t let a little rain dampen your spirits and embrace the adventure that awaits you, even in the rain!