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Old 01-24-2014, 06:04 AM   #1
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Things to do on rainy days

Hello! We fly down this Monday 1/27 and it looks like there is a chance of rain for both Monday and Tuesday. Does anyone do anything special/different on rainy days? Thanks!
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:11 AM   #2
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Honestly, we hit the parks and walked onto every ride, but that was in the summer so it was warm despite loads of rain. I did have to buy us all new socks once the rain eased up, but it was loads of fun.
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:21 AM   #3
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I haven't been to WDW in years, but plan on Disney Quest for our "set-in rainy day" back up when we go in April.
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:21 AM   #4
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We put on a rain poncho, shoes that will dry, and go to the parks,
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:36 AM   #5
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We usually put our ponchos on & hit either MK or Epcot. Our day ends up being shorter than if it wasn't raining but the queues are pretty non-existent so it cancels it out slightly. Other option is Disney Quest, always a fun visit. Sometimes we just mill around DTD for an afternoon & have a lazy morning in hotel room.
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:46 AM   #6
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Agree with toughing it out, getting wet, and going to the parks anyway. For my family, the time in Disney is so valuable and we wait so long for it, that we can't let anything, rain, cold, being tired, get in the way!
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:46 AM   #7
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Hey we are first timers flying out the same day! Arriving later on the 27th, but heading to Animal Kingdom on the Tuesday! I've been checking the weather daily and it changes drastically from day to day....I'm actually looking forward to even shorter lines! We have our rain ponchos packed and are ready to take on the World!
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:53 AM   #8
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When we went to disney 2 years ago in June it poured every day at 3:00pm! It was like on a schedule and after getting soaked 2 days in a row we finally went out and bought umbrellas and ponchos lol
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:21 AM   #9
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Oh, and buy your ponchos BEFORE your trip!
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:43 AM   #10
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One time it started pouring when we were at Epcot. We were in Norway. IT gave us time to look at the museum, and shop a little. It was still raining 45 minutes later. My parents thought ahead and had poncho's. Not us, and DD 2 had a rain cover for the stroller. My DH and I still walked in the rain. We had a fun time, and I was very happy for flip flops. This time we will have poncho's and if it rains we will just go with the flow. Maybe hit some rides, or go to a show.
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:36 AM   #11
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Along the same lines...do any outside attractions close during the rain? Obviously I know thunder/lightning would be a different story. But if it's just rain, does it impact any of the attractions?
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:40 AM   #12
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Along the same lines...do any outside attractions close during the rain? Obviously I know thunder/lightning would be a different story. But if it's just rain, does it impact any of the attractions?
Test Track closes; I think that's it.
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Test Track closes; I think that's it.
The Backlot Tour also closes.
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Oh, and buy your ponchos BEFORE your trip!
LoL definitely buy ponchos before u go...we made that mistake 2 years ago the first day we got poured on I tried to get a ponch inside MK and they were $10 a piece lol I won't make that mistake again lol
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:20 AM   #15
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LoL definitely buy ponchos before u go...we made that mistake 2 years ago the first day we got poured on I tried to get a ponch inside MK and they were $10 a piece lol I won't make that mistake again lol
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.
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