Rainy Day Adventures

Behind the Seeds Tour at EPCOT - Photo by Steps to Magic

When it’s raining outside, you may be thinking about ways to stay dry and still be entertained. From experiences that are inside to attractions and excitement with covered seating, we’ll be doing our best to get your mind spinning with all the ideas!

Here are some Rainy Day Adventures in Disney World

RESORTS

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!

TOURS

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 (Adults are $25 and Kids are $20).

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 EXPERIENCES

From the Void to Splitsville, The NBA Experience 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.
  • Pin Trade!

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

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 THE PARKS

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

  • 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
  • Splash 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
  • Dinoland USA
  • 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

Lots of options! Hope that this will help with your planning. Please remember that the theme parks are constantly evolving and adapting, so experiences are subject to change.

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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