Rain Days at Disney

We’ve all been there. A perfectly sunny day at Disney World can turn into one with drenching rain that the drop of a hat. The good news is that rain doesn’t need to ruin your fun! There are plenty of things to do at Disney World when the drops are falling.

  • The first and most obvious suggestion for what to do at Disney in the rain is to don your poncho and flip-flops, and power through! A lot of times this choice will pay off in the form of shorter lines for attractions, which is always a good thing. Often (usually in the summer) the rain storms are over quickly and you can get back to your regularly scheduled fun.

  • Check out some Walt Disney World Resort Hotels. It might give you an idea of where you’d like to stay for your next vacation! A popular plan is to board the monorail and see the Polynesian, the Grand Floridian, and the Contemporary. These are three of Disney’s most popular resorts! Each resort has its own atmosphere. You could grab lunch at one of their counter service restaurants, walk around and see the unique Disney touch at each hotel (including some Hidden Mickey’s!) and do some shopping at the gift shops.


  • Hang out at Disney Springs. You could easily wait out even the longest rain storm at World of Disney alone! World of Disney is a 50,000 square foot store filled with everything Disney. I personally love the jewelry and women’s clothing sections. I usually get all my souvenirs here because there really is something for everyone. You could also check out Disney’s Pin Trading store, Disney’s Days of Christmas (my favorite! I love all the ornaments), the Art of Disney with amazing artwork, and tons of other stores. My personal recommendation is to end your time at Disney Springs with a treat from Ghiradelli!

  • Go swimming! Provided there is no lightning, of course. Otherwise, it’s a perfect time to check out the pools! Disney resorts have a variety of water fun options, from splash pad areas to water slides and themed pools hanging out at the pool is always fun.

What do you do at Disney when it rains? Let me know if I’m missing out on some fun ideas!