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Old 01-24-2014, 08:34 AM   #16
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We also tough it out. We have tried DisneyQuest on a rainy day and discovered that TONS of people (it felt like everyone at Disney) also think indoor DisneyQuest is a great idea. Long lines, kids who had either been dropped off or parents just not watching them were them running all over the place. Other ideas: Tour the other resorts (if using Disney transport you may have short waits in the rain but you will not be constantly in the rain. While there visit the archade or grab a snack/drink/meal at their food court. Make a dining reservation at a new hotel/resort. If you have a car hit a store and buy a game or two to play in the room (or Downtown Disney has the Once Upon A Toy Store for games-you also get a souvenir to take home). Most resorts have a children's wait area with Disney cartoons showing, watch them for little while. Bring a book and read. I'm sure others have more ideas.
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:39 AM   #17
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We will be there next week as well and looks like potentially 3 days if rain, what I am wondering is what kind if shoes to wear.

I'm afraid my sneakers will soak through. But my rain boots are probably to big and heavy to pack in the suitcase. Advice in rainy day foot wear?

Sorry to hijack the thread, I didn't think my question really warrants it's own thread lol
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Depends - those ponchos are pretty durable. We have used ours on at least 15 trips. If they get torn (happened twice), we take them to a shop that sells them and they are replaced at no cost.
I have had mine about that long. It never would have occurred to me to have them replaced at no charge. I just used clear packaging tape to make repairs. I don't think they are meant to last forever.

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Old 01-24-2014, 09:14 AM   #19
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Some other options would be to go to the AMC movie theater and see a movie while the weather passes. You could also go to Splitsville and go bowling. Visiting some of the resorts is another great idea. I think it would have to be raining pretty bad for us to pass on going to the parks though.
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:22 AM   #20
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If it's warm enough I wear my Crocs.
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:24 AM   #21
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We are also going next week and keep looking at the forecast. The weather is very unpredictable but we will be ready for all conditions! Going to pack extra shoes, socks, umbrellas etc..
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:19 PM   #23
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If it's warm enough I wear my Crocs.
I don't think low 60s is warm enough for my toes lol
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Old 01-24-2014, 05:17 PM   #24
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You can't beat the parks during rain especially if they have inside attractions. MK was dead Feb 2010 during the rain. Just be warned, they come out of the woodwork once the sun hits. MK was a ghost town and when the sun game out all these people appeared. It was the craziest thing I've ever seen. It was like one minute there was hardly anyone and 10 minutes later the park was filling up.

I've always heard Disney Quest was horrible during rain and that most people try to go there during the rain. Seems ever Disney Book I ever bought has warned me against that. I'm going to try it Saturday Morning when I know most younger kids will be at Magic Kingdom hopefully cutting down on the crowd there.
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We go to downtown disney and hit Ghiradellis for a sundae! We also spend time in the huge Disney store there. Man is that store huge.
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Depends - those ponchos are pretty durable. We have used ours on at least 15 trips. If they get torn (happened twice), we take them to a shop that sells them and they are replaced at no cost.
Really? They do? Mine has a rip..

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Old 01-24-2014, 05:36 PM   #27
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We did Disneyquest- a huge indoor, multi floor arcade and game place. It was good for us as we were there on a low crowd day which I bet you will find its not too bad early next week.
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Really? They do? Mine has a rip..

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Yes - Ours are many years old but look like brand new. When they have ripped, I have taken them into a shop that sells them and showed the CM. No questions asked, they have swapped them out for us.

Now, I have not had to do this in a few years, but they are almost certainly still doing this. They will swap out almost anything that breaks while you are there, including toys.
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:04 PM   #29
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We head to the parks with ponchos. I buy two or three per person of the cheap $1 ponchos and trash them at the end of a day or two. I also bring a gallon zip lock to stuff them in if we take them off for a while. The rain really empties the park out. The cheap ponchos will also fit in pockets easily because they are small.
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