When It Rains

Zayegrrl

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Hello All!

My fiancee and I are going down to Disney in June this year. We were watching a video of Disney the other day and I jokingly told him "You know what to do when it rains at Disney? ....Wait it out. Haha". Last time I went it rained everyday that I was there, but only for 10-15 mins tops. My sister and I just waited it out and walked through it.

But, hey. I figured I better give him some actual advice if it rains there when we go. Lol. Any tips for how to stay out of the rain? The parks we'll likely stay the longest at is Hollywood Studios and Epcot.
 

Queen of the WDW Screne

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Bring 2 pairs of walking shoes in case one gets really wet one day then they can dry out while you wear the other pair.
Wear a poncho and carry on with your day.
Be prepared for the potential of an all day rain knowing that its not that likely but possible.
 

awoogala

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I wear crocs, athletic water sandals, etc.= waterproof shoes.
That way, wet feet don't matter- I just walk through puddles and move on.
Bring a poncho or raincoat that fits in a pocket.
That's it.
Maybe wear waterproof makeup if you're worried about photos.
 

hakunamatata

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We were in WDW last June and it rained almost everyday and more than just the typical shower. Sometimes it downpoured and rained off and on more a good part of the day. Dont expect just the random shower because if you get in a weather cycle that we had you will be frequently wet.
 

carriebeth

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When it looks like a storm is about to strike we head for a long running show or attraction that is indoors. Something like carousel of progress ,the tiki room ,a movie in one of the Epcot pavilions, frozen sing along. The land building is great and perfect for longer storms you can do soarin, the new movie, living with the land and get a snack or meal while staying dry. There are wen a couple restrooms in there. So often we duck into a show and come out it’s back to totally sunny and the ground is dry and we never saw a drop of rain
 

Eamethyst

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In the rain we always headed to Splash Mountain. There isn't a wait. Ha ha. At the Magic Kingdom there are areas at TomorrowLand. That have shows rides. Hollywood Studios, probably Mickey and Minnie runaway railway. Stars wars Land. Shopping. Epcot would be a good place to hide out from the rain. Living with the land. There is Soarin at Epcot along with a food area. All indoors.
 

*Jules*

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I agree crocs are a good way to go because like another poster said in the Summer it does rain just about everyday. When you see a storm coming and many times they come fast hop into a store and just stroll around and wait it out. Make sure you get into the store before it gets too crowded though.
 

Weather_Lady

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For short, light rains, we just duck into a gift shop or indoor attraction for a few minutes until it blows over.

For a seriously rainy day (and we've had some that were like a monsoon), we wear our ponchos and waterproof hiking sandals (e.g., Tevas and the like -- NOT Crocs, which can become dangerously slippery when wet!) and go about business as usual, for whatever park we'd originally planned to visit that day. If there are attractions that close down for rain (e.g., outdoor ones like Big Thunder Mountain), we just try to catch them in between storms. We've had some of our most productive touring days when it was rainy out.
 

ninjaprincesst

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For short, light rains, we just duck into a gift shop or indoor attraction for a few minutes until it blows over.

For a seriously rainy day (and we've had some that were like a monsoon), we wear our ponchos and waterproof hiking sandals (e.g., Tevas and the like -- NOT Crocs, which can become dangerously slippery when wet!) and go about business as usual, for whatever park we'd originally planned to visit that day. If there are attractions that close down for rain (e.g., outdoor ones like Big Thunder Mountain), we just try to catch them in between storms. We've had some of our most productive touring days when it was rainy out.
I would personally go with crocs, they dry easily and I have never ha any slipping problems, I have however trashed a brand new pair of Tevas because the destroyed my feet I have never had so many blisters on my feet at one time before.
 

TINKWINGS

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I like the idea of bringing extra shoes and socks to switch out and while Iprefer good walking sandals I personally don't like having cold wet feet so depends on time of year, have not been when its really raining much of day, but always come prepared with ponchos!!! If you already KNOW its going to be raining, bring 2 disposable ponchos. And if all else fails and it catches you unaware Disney will happily sell you ponchos, umbrellas etc at most gift stores!:D Linger over your meal...head for rides with indoor queues....but most important HAVE FUN!!!:cool:
 
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