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Five Summer Tips for Walt Disney World in the Rain

Five Summer Tips for Walt Disney World in the Rain Disney-Tips-in-the-Rain

When you envisioned your upcoming trip to Walt Disney World, you probably populated those thoughts with blue skies, sunny weather, and warm but manageable temperatures. Well, my friends, while I hate to be the bearer of unpleasant news, it’s my duty to let you know ahead of time that your weather hopes are unlikely to be trouble-free. When it comes to summer weather, Central Florida has more feelings than Riley in Inside Out 2. Here are five tips to help you make the most of the unpredictable weather and be prepared for any rain that might come your way.

Make The Most Of Your Mornings

Most of the changes in Orlando weather come in the afternoon, making those rope-drop mornings an important part of your time at Walt Disney World. In the warmer months, it’s worth getting up early and making the most of your early time in the park; not only is it cooler and more enjoyable, but you will be able to fit in more adventuring before the afternoon rain rolls in.

Pack Some Zip Lock and Plastic Bags

As an essential part of any backpack I use, I like to keep an assortment of zip-lock bags that can be used for just about everything. From protecting your cell phone on that water ride to storing leftover snacks, these bags always come in handy. When visiting Walt Disney World in the Summer, I like to add a standard-sized plastic bag and sometimes even a larger trash bag. They roll up to nothing and don’t add any additional weight to the bag, but they can save you when the heavens open and your backpack is full of all your prized possessions. Make two holes for the straps, and keep everything you own covered!

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Grab a Poncho

Keep a poncho each, just in case. Just like that trash bag over your backpack, having the chance to throw one light layer over the top of your body and keep dry at a moment’s notice. They can also come in handy for laying on wet surfaces when you want to take a seat for the parade or wrapping your belongings by tying up the sleeves and hood. It’s always worth having some ponchos that allow you to make getting wet a choice rather than an unfortunate and unavoidable twist in your day.

Waterproof Your Shoes

Before you leave home, apply waterproofing spray to your shoes to give them an added level of protection. While waterproofing your shoes won’t keep them perfectly dry, with the right application, it can keep the majority of the water out and away from your feet. While the rest of your clothes will dry and the rain might be a sweet relief from the heat, wet feet are no one’s friend.

Book A Late Lunch

Take advantage of rainy afternoons and book your sit-down meal for a mid-afternoon lunch instead of dinner. Not only will you get a break from the heat at the worst time of the day, but you can use that indoor time to your advantage, enjoying a character meal or table service dining experience while avoiding the downpour. With a bit of luck, by the time you finish enjoying your meal, the rain will have eased, and you’ll be back to enjoying your way around the attractions.

If you have more wet-weather tips, add them to the comments below or start a new discussion on our DISboards discussion forums!

Zoë Wood is a travel writer from Sydney, Australia. Since her first visit to Disneyland at the age of 6, she has spent her years frequently visiting Disney Parks and traveling around the world.

Join Zoë as she lets you in on all the tips, tricks, anecdotes, and embarrassments that arise from her family adventures.


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