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Old 07-20-2006, 09:00 AM   #1
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What do you do when it rains at WDW?

What do you do during the rainstorms whilst at WDW?

We went last September and we experience rain some afternoons for about an hour. Once we were stuck in one shop for ages (just a small one near pirates of the Caribbean ) as I had brand new baby pick cotton shoes on and didn’t want to get them wet!

Other times we sat in our room and had a much needed rest or we went to inside attractions.

As we are going next September we are bound to experience more rain storms so I am curious as to what you all do during the rainstorms?
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Old 07-20-2006, 09:14 AM   #2
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It depends on how heavy they are. If its bouncing off the ground then we just look for the nearest shelter and wait it out. This has proved to be an expensive option in the past as we have been known to take refuge in a really nice shop where I came out with a new watch, a pair of earrings, an ornament and an engraved glass! DH grumbled that it would have been cheaper to get wet and then buy dry clothes once the rain had stopped!
Other times the rain has been such a welcome relief that we've gone out and stood in it enjoying the coolness of it!
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Old 07-20-2006, 09:24 AM   #3
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Old 07-20-2006, 09:31 AM   #4
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we had a hurricane so had to take the county advice and stay inside but when we jsut got regular rain we went on the wet rides....if you're getting wet anyway surely its the best excuse????
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Old 07-20-2006, 09:37 AM   #5
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Grab a waterproof and get on with it
Waterproof?! Waterproof?!!!??! No way! I'm British and therefore immune to the effects of rain! When it rains it's the best time to go on coasters / outdoor rides while everyone else huddles in the dry.

It still amazes me the amount of people that buy macs / waterproofs before they go on water rides. Isn't the whole point of a water ride to get wet?!
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Old 07-20-2006, 09:51 AM   #6
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Old 07-20-2006, 10:01 AM   #7
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It still amazes me the amount of people that buy macs / waterproofs before they go on water rides. Isn't the whole point of a water ride to get wet?!
My sentiments exactly

wait wait, you mean it rains at WDW? The Happiest Place on Earth? Where Dreams Come True? Surely not!!!!

We just get on with it. Heavy rainstorm? perfect for the open air rides, nice and quiet.

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Old 07-20-2006, 10:29 AM   #8
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As we are going next September we are bound to experience more rain storms so I am curious as to what you all do during the rainstorms?
Not necessarily - we went last september and only experienced an hour's rain the whole 17 days.
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When it rains we just get wet, usually soaked and usually whilst we are at MGM....unless we are on Popeye's Barges at IOA.

I too refuse to wear a waterproof, to be honest I would rather get wet.
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Old 07-20-2006, 11:23 AM   #10
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Wear a poncho and go out in it
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Waterproof?! Waterproof?!!!??! No way! I'm British and therefore immune to the effects of rain! When it rains it's the best time to go on coasters / outdoor rides while everyone else huddles in the dry.

It still amazes me the amount of people that buy macs / waterproofs before they go on water rides. Isn't the whole point of a water ride to get wet?!
Persactly we just get wet and cool off.
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Old 07-20-2006, 01:29 PM   #15
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I like to think that it is Disney rain

Seriously though,we bought ponchos and got back out in it.On our last day the heavens opened just before the afternoon parade.It was so bad that we thought there was no chance of seeing it..but then down Main st came half the parade.Mickey was dry in his globe put poor Minnie,snow white etc were absolutely drowned.I figure if they can stand the rain then so can we.Mum and i were jumping up and down like loons waving at them (while everybody else hid in doorways-wimps).
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