Rainy Day Adventures in Disney World: Indoor Escapes, Resort Delights, and More

Rainy weather doesn’t have to dampen your Disney World adventure! When the raindrops start to fall, it’s the perfect opportunity to explore the array of exciting indoor activities and experiences that Disney World has to offer. From resort hopping to behind-the-scenes tours and delectable dining, we’ve got you covered with a range of rainy day adventures that will keep you entertained while staying dry. So, let’s dive into the magical world of Disney, even when the weather isn’t cooperating!

Resort Hopping: Your Key to Stay Dry

One of the easiest ways to stay dry is to “monorail hop”, also known as visiting the Disney Resorts around the Seven Seas Lagoon. The Polynesian Village, The Contemporary Resort and the Grand Floridian are all Deluxe Disney resorts, which means that you’re going to be offered incredible dining opportunities and many unique experiences to escape the clouds.

We are also fans of resorts that aren’t too spread out, like Wilderness Lodge and Yacht & Beach Club. Unfortunately, that means that locations like Saritoga Springs and Old Key West aren’t ideal.

Just know that your best friend will be the concierge, as they’ll be able to share the daily hotel events and point you in the right direction of memories!

Indoor Tours: Exploring EPCOT’s Hidden Gems

There are two tours that are exclusively indoors – and they are actually in the same neighbourhood in EPCOT!

Behind the Seeds at The Land is a walking tour of the Living with the Land attraction, which is completely indoors and is actually a fairly reasonable pricing.

The other experiences are the Seas Adventures, including the Aqua Tour, DiveQuest and Dolphins in Depth. These are a little more expensive and require planning, but still a memorable way to spend a rainy day!


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Disney Springs: Rainy Day Retail Therapy and Gastronomic Delights

From Splitsville to the World of Disney, and everything in between, Disney Springs is a great way to spend an afternoon where rain is predicted.

Our recommendations are to search Groupon and other deal sites in advance, because why not save money when you can?

What else can you do at Disney Springs during the rain?

  • Grab a meal at T-Rex or Chef Art Smith’s in order to escape the torrential downpours.
  • Go shopping at the World of Disney, AKA the largest Disney Store on the planet.
  • Did I mention that you should eat?

We’ve got an entire article about the Unique Experiences at Disney Springs, so if you need additional ideas, just head over there.

Food Tours: A Tasty Escape at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

This is a fun one! If you visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, they’ve got exciting food experiences which will gain you access to the kitchens and culinary teams of some of my FAVORITE restaurants on property. Ask the front desk for times, because a lot of them are first-come first-served.


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In-Park Rainy Day Tips: Seek Out Indoor Experiences

When you’re stuck in the theme parks, your goal is to stay dry…so find experiences that are enclosed or indoors. Easier said than done;)

MAGIC KINGDOM

Safe Experiences

  • Space Mountain
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Enchanted Tiki Room
  • Country Bears
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Hall of Presidents
  • Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin
  • Monsters Inc Laugh Floor
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Mickey’s Philharmagic
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • it’s A Small World
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority

Experiences to Avoid

  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Big Thunder Mountain
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Astro Orbiter
  • Goofy’s Barnstormer
  • Dumbo

HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

Most of the experiences and attractions are indoors, so you’re going to be pretty safe…unless you’re walking from point A to point B. At that point, you’re going to get soaked ( trust me, personal experience here!)

Experiences to Avoid

  • Slinky Dog Coaster

DISNEY’S ANIMAL KINGDOM

Safe Experiences

  • Dinosaur
  • Navi River Journey
  • Flight of Passage
  • Festival of the Lion King
  • Finding Nemo the Musical
  • It’s Tough to be a Bug
  • …Starbucks?

Experiences to Avoid

  • Expedition Everest
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • Gorilla Falls Expedition Trails
  • Maharagah Jungle Trek
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Tree of Life Trails
  • Triceratops Spin

EPCOT

Safe Experiences

  • Seas with Nemo
  • Soarin’
  • Living with the Land
  • Journey into Imagination with Figment
  • Mission Space
  • Frozen Ever After
  • American Adventure
  • All the Movies in the World Showcase (Canada, China, France)
  • Spaceship Earth

Experiences to Avoid

  • Test Track
  • The World Showcase Walk

Don’t let a little rain dampen your Disney World experience! Embrace the showers with open arms and embark on a journey filled with indoor escapes, resort delights, gastronomic wonders, and captivating tours.

Remember, while the theme parks are constantly evolving, these rainy day adventures are designed to provide you with memorable experiences, no matter the weather. So, plan ahead, stay dry, and make the most of your magical time at Disney World, rain or shine!

Dustin Fuhshttp://www.stepstomagic.com
I’m Dustin Fuhs, a theme park fanatic that has created this platform to showcase my passion, tools and opinions to create a fun and interactive experience for everyone who visits. My goal is to help you and your family have the most magical experience at Walt Disney World. In reading my articles and ideas, I hope that you can find some fantastic ways to bring your dreams into reality!

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