A rainy day at Walt Disney World® is almost certain to occur during your Orlando vacation. It’s critical to understand that Florida’s major rainy season runs from June to October, during the busiest vacation season when many families visit the theme parks. Rainstorms are common on a regular basis in Florida, and you have little influence over the weather. But don’t let a wet day spoil your vacation. Even on a rainy day, it is possible to have a lot of fun and make family memories that will last a lifetime. While we cannot guarantee a storm-free summer vacation, we do know what to do on a rainy day at Walt Disney World® so you can effectively handle the weather and prevent disappointment, and you can always spend an afternoon at your Casiola vacation home to enjoy all the facilities there.
1. Shop in Disney Springs®
Disney Springs®, Disney’s leisure, and retail area are free to visit and features a variety of businesses, including the world’s largest Disney store. The Marketplace is a covered shopping street where you may walk from store to store without ever setting foot in the rain. Disney Springs® is one of the top free things to do in Walt Disney World® and a must-see for any tourist looking for activities outside of the main parks.
2. Travel between Deluxe Resorts via Monorail
The Grand Floridian’s legendary monorail connects to the Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Polynesian Resort. This implies that you may visit all three of these resorts without ever getting wet. Many people enjoy Disney resort hopping since it allows them to explore the stunning lobbies of these legendary resorts as well as visit their restaurants and stores. There are also frequent free events at resorts, and boarding the monorail is one of the finest ways to generate classic Disney memories. If you wish to stay fully indoors, Disney’s Contemporary is the best option, while the Grand Floridian and Disney’s Polynesian place a greater focus on outside pathways.
3. Take a seat and eat
When it’s raining, there are lots of restaurants with table service to choose from. Every theme park has its own restaurant, as well as many selections in the resorts and in Disney Springs®. Many restaurants do require reservations, so try to plan ahead of time as much as possible (many people like to book a late lunch when they visit Disney in the summer during the rainy season, as the rain often comes in the afternoon). Even if you don’t have a reservation, there is always availability for walk-ups, especially at Disney Springs® and the resort restaurants.
4. Go to Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Lodge
When it rains, one of the best things to do at Walt Disney World® visits Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Lodge, where you can see all of the wildlife on the savanna from indoor observation spots. There are many other Animal Kingdom® Lodge things to enjoy, such as culinary tastings, cookie baking, and cultural events for children to allow them to learn about Africa and occasionally produce crafts. The stunning lobby is reason enough to go, and there’s enough to do inside until the weather passes. During the holiday season, the huge Christmas tree and magnificent decorations around the lobby will take your breath away.
5. Get in a Covered Line
Some Disney lines, or queues, such as Big Thunder Mountain or Space Mountain, are either totally indoors or covered from the weather with only the sides exposed. When it starts raining, they are excellent places to hide because it will have no effect on you or the trip. Guardians of the Galaxy is a nice one for this in EPCOT® (but not Test Track, as it shuts down in the rain because of the outdoor component of the ride). The Na’vi River Journey attraction is covert in Animal Kingdom® , and the majority of the wait for Rock N Rollercoaster and the Tower of Terror is inside at Hollywood Studios.
6. Attend a show or a longer attraction in the Parks
Even if the outdoor thrill rides are shut, there are still lots of things to do in the Disney parks in the rain, such as watching a longer show or ride. The American Adventure is roughly 30 minutes long in EPCOT®, and the Carousel of Progress and the Hall of Presidents are both about 20 minutes long in Magic Kingdom® (30 minutes). There are indoor shows like Frozen and covered seating shows like Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular at Hollywood Studios. Instead of going to the shows while it’s sunny, go on the outside coasters when the sun is shining and keep the shows for when it pours.
7. Take the behind the seeds tour
Consider the Behind the Seeds tour at EPCOT® if you have a cloudy day and are looking for something to do at Disney. This exclusive private tour of Epcot’s greenhouses is held indoors and is not influenced by the weather. A fantastic walking tour of some of the more advanced Disney agricultural and producing methods is fairly priced per person. This is a great choice for plant enthusiasts and Disney fans who want to see where most of the food for EPCOT® restaurants is grown and try to find the hidden Mickeys throughout the greenhouses.
8. Make your way to Jellyrolls on the Boardwalk
Another retail and entertainment zone, Disney’s Boardwalk, has a number of pubs and restaurants that will keep you out of the rain, the most popular of which is Jellyrolls. On a wet night, come here to get out of the downpour and enjoy the traditional sensation of dueling pianos. It is 21 and older, so it is more appropriate for an adult’s trip to Disney World, but it is one of the best things to do at Disney in the rain. The Boardwalk is outside, but if you’re planned on spending the night in Jellyrolls, perhaps starting with supper at the Flying Fish (an inside restaurant), you can still enjoy it without having to cancel your plans.
9. Have a drink or snack at a quick-service restaurant
If you don’t want to wait for a table at a sit-down restaurant with servers, you may obtain a drink, snack, or small meal from a quick-service restaurant while you wait out the rain. Each park includes a variety of quick-service restaurants, and while some are outside, many are totally covered or inside, allowing you to avoid the weather. Cosmic Rays or Pinnochio Haus at Magic Kingdom®, the Nomad Lounge at Animal Kingdom®, the food court at EPCOT‘s Land Pavilion, and the ABC Commissary at Hollywood Studios are among the options.
10. View the fireworks from the Contemporary Resort
What should you do if it starts pouring during the fireworks at Walt Disney World®? Do you get soaked when you stand out in the rain? No way! If the fireworks are still going off but it’s too wet to wait outside (and they’ll do all they can to keep them going), go from the Magic Kingdom® to the Contemporary resort and proceed to the walkway between the main Contemporary tower and Bay Lake Tower. If you don’t want the walk, you may take a bus or boat from the Magic Kingdom® to the Contemporary, with the bus being better in severe rain because the boat may not be working.
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Enjoy your vacation rental
You can always return to your vacation rental for the afternoon. Many Casiola vacation homes include pools where you may swim in the rain while protected by a lanai, and many of the rentals offer gaming rooms or board games, and they all have flat-screen TVs to keep rainy days entertained. All of the homes are conveniently located near Walt Disney World®, so you’ll be back at the park in no time!
Private Pool Home w/Lake View! 10min Disney! *FREE WaterPark*
House - Storey Lake Resort - OrlandoEnjoy this brand new 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom villa with private pool. Located in one of Orlando's best resort communities: Storey Lake. Less than 10 minutes from Walt Disney World!!! Step into the nice open living and dining room concept with elegant furnishings and enjoy the view of your own private pool. A fully equipped gourmet kitchen with granite counter-tops and stainless steel appliances make preparing a delicious meal for your family a breeze. The dining area has a table and seating for ten and the breakfast bar in the kitchen can seat three guests at stools. The loft area on the second floor offers all the comfort to enjoy a movie or just spend time with your family. This villa features a master bedroom with a king bed and it's own bathroom. The 2nd master suite has another king bed and it's own en suite bathroom with his and her sink and a walk in shower. The guest bedroom has a queen bed with en suite bathroom. For the children there's a gorgeous Mickey themed bedroom with a single and a full beds. Finally, the last bedroom teen themed features a bunk and single bed and make that this beautiful home comfortably sleeps 12. This villa has it's own private pool, covered outdoor sitting space and a game room with air hockey table. **Optional pool heat is available for $35/day + tax. - We recommend adding this option to your reservation between the months of November and April.** Storey Lake is just minutes from Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld and all the best sites in Orlando. However, you don't have to leave the resort in order to find plenty to do - Storey Lake offers a swimming pool with a lazy river, two water slides, splash pad, beach area, fishing, kayaking, canoeing and other outdoor sports. Guests also have access to the poolside café, clubhouse, fitness facility and business center.
Whimsical 4BD Home w/Private Splash Pool!
Townhome - Storey Lake Resort - OrlandoThis stylish home located in our stunning Storey Lake resort is the perfect place for you and your family to stay while in Orlando. This beautiful home will book up fast only 10 minutes from Mickey's doorstep and right next door to all the fun! Modern and spacious, you will find a gourmet kitchen for you and your family to enjoy. Complete with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a walk-in pantry and plenty of counter space. This gourmet kitchen includes everything you'll need to indulge in delicious meals with your friends and family. Gather around the elegant dining room table, which seats six, for a late-night dinner, or enjoy breakfast and coffee along the island, which seats four. This property can sleep nine people comfortably. Kick your feet up and relax, that's what vacation is for! Our living room includes couches that are so comfortable you'll have to be persuaded by Disney churros to get up! Enjoy the large flat-screen TV while you relax. Get your daily dose of vitamin D outback, where the splash pool offers relief from the Florida heat. Heat the grill for an easy meal and dine al fresco at the patio table. **Optional pool heat are available for $35/day + tax. - We recommend adding this option to your reservation between November and April.** Down the hall, you'll find a room hosting a king-size bed, flat-screen TV and stunning neutral décor. There is a bathroom down the hall for your convenience. Upstairs and boasting with comfort, you'll find a master suite accompanied by elegant décor, a king-sized bed, and a private en-suite bathroom. Enjoy the large shower and double sinks throughout your stay. This property also includes a vintage Mickey room with two twin beds. Stay up late watching your favorite movies on the large tv and enjoy the extra dressers for added storage space. Grab your guitars and get ready to rock! Down the hall is a room dedicated to the best rock legends of all time. Embellished in unique décor, this room offers two beds, a queen and a twin, and a large tv. Storey Lake is just minutes from Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, and Orlando's best sites. You don't have to leave the resort though to find plenty to do - Storey Lake offers a swimming pool with lazy river, two water slides, splash pad, beach area, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and other outdoor sports. Guests also have access to the poolside café, clubhouse, fitness facility, and business center.
Luxurious 3-story Townhome in Vista Cay Resort!
Townhome - Vista Cay Resort - OrlandoYou will find that Casa Nova is the prime vacation rental property for your next Florida vacation. This lavish town home embodies the true meaning of infinite comfort and luxury. The large master suite offers a king size bed and spacious private bathroom that has his and her sinks built in. The 2nd queen room with its eloquent yet modern design also comes equipped with its very own private bathroom. The third bedroom offers 2 double beds and their very own private bathroom. Finally there is also a queen sleeper sofa in the living room. All the bedrooms include TV's as well as the TV in the living room, perfect for that family movie night everyone can enjoy. Enjoy a large meal together at the glorious dinning table, or conversate over a cup of coffee at the bar. The kitchen comes completely equipped with all the essentials you need to create that perfect meal for your loved ones. The property is just minutes away from the beautiful Vista Cay clubhouse, which in conjunction with the four complimentary amenity cards provides you full access to the fitness area as well as the pools. Vista Cay Resort is right next door to the Orange County Convention Center, and less than 15 minutes away from all major theme parks, including SeaWorld, Universal Studios and Walt Disney World. If you've been searching for a luxury resort experience that won't break the bank then Casa Nova is the rental property for you!
Stunning and renovated townhome, next to the Orange County Convention Center!
Townhome - Vista Cay Resort - OrlandoThis stunning and completely renovated townhome is located in a prime location, next door to the Orange County Convention Center, and less than 15 minutes away from all major theme parks (Universal Studios, Walt Disney World and SeaWorld). Decorated in a modern style, this townhome offers luxury and warmth for the perfect relaxing getaway you've been looking for! The luxurious master suite offers a king size bed and a spacious private bathroom that has his and her sinks built in. On the first floor the second large bedroom offers a queen size bed and a twin size bed, also comes equipped with its very own private bathroom. On the top floor you will find the third bedroom with two full beds and a private bathroom. All the bedrooms include TV's. In the living room there is an oversized TV, perfect for that family movie night. The kitchen comes completely equipped with all the essentials you need to create the perfect meal for your loved ones. A half bath is located on the main level for your convenience This unit is also equipped with a full size washer and dryer to offer you the ability to pack light for your trip. The property is located on the main phase of the Vista Cay Resort and includes complimentary access to the fitness facilities and resort pools.
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