Have you ever heard the terms “Sunny Florida” or “The Sunshine State”? Don’t let the nicknames fool you! Florida weather is unpredictable. You can expect an afternoon thunderstorm most days, especially in the summer. Some days are just plain cloudy & rainy.
Don’t let a forecast of rain spoil your Disney day! You’ve paid good money for your trip. With a bit of planning, you can make this one of your best vacation days ever! You will find lower crowds on a rainy day because locals may make other plans and there are people that don’t realize how much you can see and do without getting wet. You might throw in a towel but don’t throw in the towel on a great opportunity!
Arrive at the park early. Most Florida showers pop up in the afternoon. If you get there early, you can enjoy a less crowded park and take in lots of attractions before the storms.
Pack smart. Sure, you can purchase a poncho in the park and they are cute. However, they’re costly and are heavier than the ones you can get at a Dollar Store beforehand. It’s smart to bring an extra pair of socks and a ziplock bag for your electronics. If you are traveling with family, it’s a great idea to rent a locker to store a change of clothes for everyone.
Concentrate on one area at a time. Epcot, for example has pavilions that feature many attractions under one roof. You can spend several hours in one building and not get wet. Just think, in the Land Pavilion, you can ride Soarin’, see the Circle of Life, experience Living with the Land, dine at Seasons or The Garden Grill and even take a Behind the Seeds Tour.
There are so many possibilities for rainy day fun. Consider, resort hopping, Disney Quest, a movie or shopping at Downtown Disney or an afternoon of bowling at Splitsville. Of course, you’ll want to be safe. Avoid lightning and extreme wind. Don’t wear slippery shoes. Whatever you do, don’t let the rain spoil your Disney vacation!
Written by Sheri Morris, "Main Street Morris" -- Sheri is proud grandmother with a keen eye for detail. She specializes in Disney Travel for adults and RV travel. Book your next vacation with Sheri at 804 405 5005 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.