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!
Deluxe Splash Pool | Themed Rooms | FREE Resort Access
Townhome - Paradise Palms Resort - OrlandoPack your bags and head to Paradise Palm Resort, where a 4 Bedroom getaway with a deluxe splash pool awaits! As a guest of Paradise Palms, you will have FREE access to the resort's amenities which include: - Resort Clubhouse - Zero-Depth Tropical Pool (not heated) and Spa (heated) - Tiki Bar (serves food) - Gift Shop, - Coffee Bar - Children's Water Slide - Pool and Playground - Sports Court with Lighted Tennis, Basketball, Bocce Ball and Volley Ball Courts - Sauna and Fitness center - Game Room - 50 Seat Movie Theater with Power Point presentation capability - Wi-Fi internet and Internet Lounge area - Meeting Spaces - Concierge Service - Gated Entrance - Landscaped Walking Trail - 41 Golf Courses (nearby) **Just around the corner are restaurants, shopping, Theme Parks and all that Orlando nightlife has to offer!** THE SPACE: The kitchen hosts beautiful cabinetry, gorgeous granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, and a breakfast nook. Just a few feet away sits the dining table, set with six cushioned high back chairs. If you were hoping for dinner with a view, you’ll be happy to discover that this seating arrangement offers a view of your outdoor oasis. Vacation is all about kicking back and relaxing! So, make your way to the family room, where memories are made! Here you will find a flat-screen television, a coffee table, and a stylish entertainment center with a built-in electric fireplace. Don’t forget to pop the popcorn and dim the lights, because this cozy room comes with a massive wraparound sectional, perfect for classic movie nights! In addition, and trendy artwork add a vibrant dash of color throughout. When you’re planning a family vacation, there is nothing more important than making sure everyone has their own space to unpack and unwind. This remarkable vacation home features four Master Bedrooms, each packed with their own unique charm. Located on the 1st Floor is Bedroom #1, showcasing a queen-size sleigh bed, flat-screen television, and a matching night table and dresser set. But what really takes this room to the next level is the bathroom with its granite vanity and walk-in shower. Bedroom #2 is a capacious boudoir, offering enough room for your own slumber party! Here, you will uncover a glorious king size bed, a dresser, and two night tables topped with chic décor. In addition, a flat-screen television, and double door closet helps make you feel right at home. Be sure to take advantage of the private in suite, as well. This opulent addition comes equipped with a double vanity and tub. Calling all Star Wars fans! The NEW décor and design in Bedroom #3 brings Jedi action to life! A queen/twin size bunk bed, double-door closet, sleek dresser, and flat-screen television provide the necessities, without taking up too much space for playtime. Bedroom #4 has been re-designed to accommodate the Frozen lover in your family! This space is complete with a queen/twin size bunk bed, flat-screen television, and Frozen wall decal, starring Elsa! Want to pack the entire wardrobe? How about just a few outfits? No matter how you wish to travel, this haven has you covered with a washer and dryer, for your ultimate convenience. Now, time to whip off a batch of margaritas and head out onto your own private screened-in lanai where you can fire up the grill and enjoy dining al fresco at the outdoor dining table. Enjoy basking in the sun or take a dip in your private splash pool to cool off! - Alternatively, you can turn up the temperature by adding our optional pool/spa heat package for only $35/day + tax. **We recommend adding this option to your reservation between the months of November and April.** Make that trip to your own tropical paradise a dream come true today!
Pool * Movie Theater * near Free Waterpark
House - Windsor at Westside Resort - OrlandoWhether you are planning a big reunion or simply looking for some extra room to unpack and unwind, this 8-bed 6-bath luxury villa is the ideal getaway for you and your family! Enter a stunning home, with cool tones and modern charm. Every room is bedecked with trendy décor and top-of-the-line furnishings. Dark granite countertops and immaculate white cabinetry set the scene for this kitchen, as splashes of oceanic-aqua dance throughout the room. Whether you’re cooking, ordering in, or simply need a place to heat up the leftovers from last night’s adventures, a plethora of stainless-steel appliances are at your beck and call. In addition, you’ll be delighted to find a kitchen island, complete with overhead pendant lighting and four matching bar stools. Next, head into the common room that is anything but common, showcasing a massive sectional with ten comfy pillows, two additional guest seats, and a fantastic view of the great outdoors! All this relaxing is sure to work up an appetite! Don’t worry about assigned seating, this dining area comes equipped with two supper tables, each prepared for a party of six. Between the contemporary chairs and fetching area rugs, you’ll feel like you’re out for a night on the town rather than eating at home sweet home! Conveniently located on the first floor, you will uncover the master suite! This bold boudoir is all style, offering an icy steel sleekness that is both bold and alluring. In addition to stately furnishings, the room comes complete with king size bed, large wall mounted flat screen television, and private en suite with a double vanity, soaker tub, stall glass shower, and exclusive access to the lanai. If you were coming for a little peace and serenity on your vacation, you’ve just found it. Also located on the lower level is Bedroom #2, complete with a queen bed, a wall mounted flat screen television, and an adjoining bathroom that contains a lovely walk-in shower! Upstairs, you’ll find 6 more bedrooms, each with their own theme and LED television. Bedroom #3 shows off a king size sleigh bed with dark furnishing and private en suite. Bedroom #4 features a queen size bed and crisp white furnishings. Bedroom #5 highlights a mouse-clad dorm with super fun bunkbeds! Bedroom #6 showcases nautical charms with two “boat beds” and plenty of maritime décor. Bedroom #7 is reserved for the little princesses in your life, set with two regal twin beds and elegant pink overtones throughout. Now, Bedroom #8 just may be the most fun of them all because it is not just a bedroom with a king size bed, it is also a game room, complete with an air hockey table, foosball table, and so much more! The laundry room is also located downstairs, so you won't have to worry about running out of clothes during your family vacation. After a long day at the park, kick back in a motorized recliner in the intergalactic space theme theatre and enjoy a blockbuster on the massive 80” 4K UHD LED Smart TV. Don’t worry, you don’t have to know the ways of the force to enjoy this room. But it certainly doesn’t hurt! Not in the mood for a movie but still want to enjoy the spoils? This room also contains a Brookstone Massage Chair, guaranteed to help rejuvenate the mind and body! Now, that is vacation… Florida style! The outdoor presents an unforgettable screened-in lanai, a plethora of patio furniture, and an idyllic pool, perfect for an outdoor BBQ! Consider adding heat to your pool and/or spa for only $35/day + tax. **We recommend adding this option to your reservation between the months of November and April.** Just 10 minutes from Disney, Windsor at Westside boasts a ton of great amenities including 10,000-square foot club house, resort style pool with lazy river, Tiki bar, fitness center, sundry shop and video arcade. No excuses for being bored here! Your next family memory starts with the click of a button!
Stunning Home w/Private Pool! *Near Disney*
House - Windsor Island Resort - OrlandoFine furnishing, sleek tiling, and stylish molding sets the stage for this commodious 5 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom open concept townhouse. Elegant and refined, this rare gem features all the trappings of a modern Vacation Home, making it the perfect fit for your next getaway to the Sunshine State! As a guest of Windsor Island Resort, you can enjoy free, unlimited access to all the amenities that this prestigious resort community has to offer you and your family, including: -Zero-Entry Resort Pool -Lazy River -Children’s Water Park -Double Waterslide -Spa/hot tub -Children’s Play Area -Family-Size Cabanas -9-Hole Mini-Golf Course -Fire-Pit and Picnic Area -Hammock Garden -Dual Cornhole Court -Basketball Court -Sand Volleyball Court -Fitness Center -Game Room -Café and Ice-Cream Shop -And More!! THE SPACE: The kitchen features a stylish backsplash, chic pendant lighting, modern breakfast island, designer cabinetry and stainless-steel appliances. Whether you’re cooking from scratch, ordering in, or simply heating up some delicious leftovers, this kitchen will make any meal a breeze! The family room is a remarkable blend of sophistication and comfort. This room was designed for relaxation, offering a sectional with built-in chaise lounge, deluxe guest seating, and a wall-mounted flat-screen television accompanied by a modern entertainment center. Throughout this space are subtle hints of greenery, which come to life against the backdrop of the spectacular textured accent wall. Be sure to embrace the fresh breeze by opening the sliding glass door while you relax and unwind. That is, after all, what Florida-living is all about. Whether you’re hosting a romantic dinner for two or a special family celebration, the banquet area is perfect for any occasion. Showcasing a handsome wood-top dining table with six tightknit midcentury modern chairs and an abundance of well-appointed lighting throughout, this room can capture whatever mood you’re after. When you’re on vacation, it is important to have options. That is why the den is an absolute game changer. Here, a built-in chaise lounge, wall-mounted television, and floating entertainment center help to make for a versatile retreat, offering you and your party a bit more room and privacy. This lovely vacation home contains 5 bedrooms, each with their own unique charm and theme, located in front of the amenities that Windsor Island Resort offers you to scale the fun! Bedroom #1 hosts a Queen size bed that gently rests upon a breathtaking accent wall, surrounded by light tones and soothing artwork. A modern dresser, matching night tables, and a wall-mounted flat-screen television are also included, for your convenience. Now, if you’ve got an aspiring witch or wizard in your family… Bedroom #2 is the chamber for them! Bedecked in the most magical décor imaginable, this hip dorm unfolds in true storybook fashion. Dressed in headmaster insignia, steam trunks, medieval sconces, and four decaled walls that are downright spellbinding! On the other hand, Bedroom #3 is perfect for the mouse fan in the fam! This magical kingdom springs to life with the help of two twin beds dressed in on-brand covers, illuminating décor, a black and white polka dot accent wall, and more! Step into Bedroom #4, the Master Bedroom. This massive room comes equipped with a king size bed with a stately cushioned headboard, matching farmhouse night tables, elegant pendant lighting, and fine molding throughout that frames the room in exquisite fashion. The private en suite boasts a double vanity and a double wide sliding glass shower, which is separated by a pocket door for extra privacy. If it is peace and tranquility you’re after, this room has it in spades. Bedroom #5 will take you to a galaxy far, far away! Jump into lightspeed with a queen size bed, intergalactic accent wall, dark side sconces, and much more! In addition, this room comes with a private bathroom with a single vanity and sliding glass door shower. Now, step out onto your private lanai for a little fun in the sun. Whether you’re firing up the BBQ grill or cooling off in the splash pool, there is no better way to spend the day. You can even turn up the temperature in your pool by adding an optional heat package for only $35/day + tax. **We recommend adding this option to your reservation between the months of November and April.** Let your next vacation start today!
Waterslide, lazy river, private pool, just 7 mi from Disney!
Townhome - Windsor at Westside Resort - OrlandoPart of the prestigious Windsor at Westside, this beautiful condo comes with complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs in each bedroom. When you’re ready to hit the town, theme parks, restaurants and dining are just minutes away. A beautiful barnwood accent wall sets off the living room, where you can lounge on the couch and loveseat. The living room has a flat-screen TV and views of the pool through the floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Up in the loft area, another family room has additional hang-out space with a couch and flat-screen TV. Splash around in the backyard dip pool, enclosed in a screened lanai. The large pool deck has loungers for an afternoon siesta and patio table for dining al fresco. Optional pool heat is available for $35/day + tax. **We recommend adding this option to your reservation between the months of November and April.** When your guests get hungry, head into the light and bright kitchen, fully-equipped for all your cooking needs. The black granite counters provide tons of prep space and the large center island seats four. Gather around the 8-person dining table to swap stories of the day’s adventures and enjoy a nice home-cooked meal (or takeout if that’s your style!). Wake up rested and ready for the day in the first queen bedroom, tastefully decorated in blues and grays. An en-suite bathroom offers a walk-in shower and large vanity. Upstairs, the chic and sophisticated second bedroom has a queen bed and posh white décor. It’s en-suite bathroom has a walk-in shower and double vanities. Pretty touches give the third bedroom a romantic feel with its king bed and elegant furniture. The fourth bedroom offers two twin beds and the fifth has a twin-over-full bunk bed; both are great for kids with fun themes. This home is located in the beautiful Windsor at Westside resort, just 10 minutes from Walt Disney World. As our guest, you'll have unlimited access to a 10,000 square foot clubhouse with a tiki bar, fitness center, sundry shop and video arcade. The sparkling resort-style pool also features a waterslide and a lazy river!
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