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!
Beautiful, newly updated townhome at Vista Cay!
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 large master suite offers a king size bed and a spacious private bathroom that has his and her sinks built in. The 2nd large bedroom offers a queen size bed and a twin size bed, also comes equipped with its very own private bathroom. The third bedroom offers a teen themed room with a queen size bed, a twin over double size bunk bed and it also has a private bathroom. All the bedrooms include TV's. In the living room there is an over-sized TV with a sound system and a blu-ray player, 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 next to the Vista Cay clubhouse, which includes complimentary access to the fitness facilities and resort pools.
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.
Gorgeous Lakeview Condo - Next to Clubhouse, Gym and Pool! *1st Floor, End Unit*
Condo - Vista Cay Resort - OrlandoThe absolute definition of luxury condo living, Lakefront Luxury provides a stunning space for your Florida getaway. With more than 2000 square feet of space and elegant furnishings, this condo will have you relaxing in no time. The unit is located at the end of the building right next to the clubhouse, gym and pool for easy access to all resort amenities. There’s no need to go out and spend money on meals, as the beautiful kitchen has everything you need, including stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. The kitchen opens into the dining area, complete with a table large enough to seat six, and the kitchen also includes a tasteful breakfast bar with padded seats, perfect for quick mornings before the beach or for entertaining. The master suite hosts a king bed with a 37-inch flat screen TV and full bath, including a luxurious tub for soaking as well as a full walk-in shower and double sinks at the vanity. A second bedroom also has a king bed and its own 32-inch flat screen TV. The third bedroom is very spacious with two queen beds and a 22-inch flat screen TV. A cozy den features a plush leather sofa to relax and a desk for your working convenience. The large patio with comfortable furniture gives you a fantastic view of Lake Cay and the Florida sunshine. You can even see the fireworks from SeaWorld! Lakefront Luxury condo is located at the Vista Cay Resort, which is right next door to the Orange County Convention Center, and less than 10 minutes away from all major theme parks, including SeaWorld, Universal Studios and Walt Disney World.
Gorgeous, Newly Decorated Condo w/Private Patio!
Condo - Vista Cay Resort - OrlandoThis redecorated deluxe condo at Vista Cay Resorts is the best retreat for your next Orlando vacation! The fully equipped kitchen has stainless steel appliances and every tool you need to cook up tasty dishes! Enjoy your family meals together at the large dining table for 6 or at the breakfast bar! The living room sofa and chairs provide plenty of space for everyone to relax and enjoy a movie or TV show together on a brand new smart TV! A spacious and cozy balcony is located right off of the living room where everyone can enjoy their morning coffee! The master bedroom has a king size bed as well as a spacious en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower and garden tub! Bedroom 2 has 2 full size beds and bedroom 3 has a queen size bed. Both bedroom 2 and 3 have smart TV's as well and share a spacious bathroom! Fully equipped laundry, FREE WiFi and parking are included! 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.
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