Our weather at Disney World is unpredictable. Disney is perfection in the fall and winter months, great in the evenings, and ideal first thing in the morning. You won’t typically catch us there mid day, the heat is simply too much. People fear Disney in the rain, but I’m here to share a few ways to make rainy Disney days epic. Get ready to toss that fear out and enjoy the perks of Florida’s rainy summers.
Disclosure: I don’t stray from the parks during the rain, but the only reason I would is because the weather is simply too severe for my two toddlers. Typical Florida showers and I’ll be there, massive thunderstorm with warnings and I’ll be home with the kids.
Epcot is an ideal park during rainy days.
There are SO many places to take cover in Epcot. From shops to food to entertainment the countries provide coverage like no other. A beer in the UK while browsing the shops in the rain? Count me in! I was recently there on a girls trip and it rained the entire time. We bought Disney umbrellas (which are the perfect size and $17 for passholders) and had so much fun that day!
Parking is a breeze on rainy days.
If we experience heavy rain or frequent rain you self park on those days. The parking staff is unavailable which means you can find a spot that opened up near the front of the park on your own. You’d think the parking might be wild but it’s actually a smooth process during my experiences.
Recently while visiting on a rainy day we went to Animal Kingdom, parked up front, and walked right onto an Avatar ride and the safari ride. Side note: the animals show off at night in the rain, we saw every animal imaginable at about 9pm with light rain. This can be unheard of most days.
Take epic memorable photos.
Who doesn’t love a fun “remember the time we got rained on” photo? Ok, maybe in that exact moment you’re not thrilled to take a photo. Make the most of it if you’re there, friends. Take that photo in the rain, purchase the Disney umbrella, and make epic memories.
Florida’s weather is a hot mess, she never knows what she wants to do. From 100 degrees to thunderstorms embrace Florida if you’re traveling or a local because the world of Disney is truly magical regardless of the weather.