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Things to Do in Disney World When it Rains

This is your complete guide for what to do in Disney World when it rains! Florida is known as the sunshine state, which gives a lot of hope for sunny, warm days exploring Disney World. However, on those unfortunate days it does rain, it seems like you need to find some Disney rainy day activities. But don’t let the rain stop you from filling your day with magic and excitement, as there’s still plenty to do and discover on those damp days.

When is Orlando’s Rainy Season?

When is Orlando's Rainy Season

Orlando’s rainy season is from June through September. August through October is hurricane season, which can cause high winds and heavy rains. August tends to be the wettest month with the highest rainfall with an average of 5.31 inches. But the good news is that these rain showers typically don’t last all day. If you plan on traveling during any of those months, bring an umbrella or poncho, and see what you can do during those blocks of thunderstorms!

Rainy Day Activities in Walt Disney World

Hotel Hop Using the Monorail

Disney Monorail Rainy Days at Disney

There are 3 resorts located along the Disney “inner” Monorail: Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. This free mode of transpiration allows guests to hop on and off the monorail at any of their stops with no charge. You’ll have fun exploring each of the hotels (especially if you’re not staying at them), and seeing what unique features each one has to offer. You can shop at the Grand Floridian, grab lunch in the Polynesian, and visit the arcade in the Contemporary, all in one day! Plus, when it stops raining, you can hop back on the monorail and travel to Magic Kingdom and Epcot.

NBA Experience at Disney Springs

NBA Experience Disney Springs

This indoor experience features 13 unique games and activities that will make you feel like a real NBA star. Once you step foot through the Player Entry Tunnel, you’ll hear the welcoming roar of the crowd cheering you on. You’ll get to experience training drills, competitions, championships and so much more! Show off your dunking, shooting, dribble, and slingshot skills. There’s also an arcade area where you can play classic arcade basketball games and the latest video games and immersive experiences. There’s also the opportunity to get drafted by an NBA or WNBA team and get your photo-op with the commissioner. This lively experience will keep the entire family busy during a rainy day!

Although the NBA experience is currently closed, typically tickets are just $34 for a 1-Day adult.

Visit the Spa

Visit the Spa on a Rainy Day at Disney

If you’re on an adults-only trip with no kids, a rainy day is the perfect excuse to go relax at the spa. If there’s rain in the forecast on your trip, or if you know you’re visiting Disney World during rainy season, book your spa treatment in advance. There are spas in many of the resorts, including the Dolphin Hotel (Mandara Spa), Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa (Senses), Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa (Senses), Disney’s Yacht Club Resort (Ship Shape Salon Fitness), and Animal Kingdom Lodge (Zahanati Massage and Fitness Center).

If you’re on a Disney vacation with kids, you can book their own “spa” treatment with the Pirate’s League or Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, where your child can enjoy an amazing makeover, transforming them into a pirate, prince or princess!

Explore Your Resort

All the Disney World resort has entertaining recreational activities for kids (and the adults). There are some activity rooms or small movie theaters that will play Disney movies for your entertainment. Some of the deluxe resorts, such as Animal Kingdom Lodge, offer plenty of activities to keep your family busy for the whole rainy day, such as painting and Pumbaa’s Fun and Games Arcade, We suggest asking for your resort’s rainy day calendar to plan for a rainy day!

Take Advantage of all the Indoor Shows and Rides

Indoor Rides Disney World

Each park still has plenty of indoor rides and entertainment that you can enjoy. If you don’t feel like leaving the parks, here are some rainy Disney rides and activities to enjoy:

Magic Kingdom

Indoor Magic Kingdom Rides:

  • Haunted Mansion
  • “it’s a small world”
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Monster’s Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Under the Sea Journey of the Little Mermaid
  • Carousel of Progress
  • Space Mountain

Indoor Magic Kingdom Entertainment:

  • Enchanted Tales with Belle
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Enchanted Tiki Room
  • The Hall of Presidents

EPCOT

Indoor EPCOT Rides:

  • Frozen Ever After
  • Mission: SPACE
  • The Sea with Nemo and Friends
  • Soarin’ Around the World
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros

Indoor EPCOT Entertainment:

  • The American Adventure
  • Impressions de France

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Indoor Hollywood Studios Rides:

  • Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster Starring Aerosmith
  • Toy Story Mania
  • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
  • Star Wars Launch Bay
  • Star Tours

Indoor Hollywood Studios Entertainment:

  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid
  • Muppet*Vision 3D

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Indoor Animal Kingdom Rides:

  • Na’vi River Journey
  • Avatar Flight of Passage
  • DINOSAUR

Indoor Animal Kingdom Entertainment:

  • It’s Tough to be a Bug!


Watch the Rainy Day Calvacade

Rainy Day Calvacade at Disney

Leave it to Disney World to make the most out of the situation. The Rainy Day Calvacade parade takes place at Magic Kingdom and is only offered when the rain or weather conditions are too bad to bring out the typical floats. This full on parade will have the crowd dancing and splashing in puddles, letting you enjoy the rain even if you think it would ruin your day in Disney.

The moral of the story is that you shouldn’t let a little rain interfere with your magical Disney World trip. Whether it’s a little rain or a lot of it, Disney has you covered to ensure this getaway is one filled with memories on end. With a little faith, trust, and pixie dust, you’ll be able to adventure in a way you’ve never experienced Disney before.

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