June 1st, officially means the start of the storm season in the Gulf, that means rain in Florida. While I have been asked “Does Disney really have a dome they can close over their parks”? The answer is no, there is no dome, but rain doesn’t always mean the day is ruined, there are still lots to do. Let’s take a look at rainy day fun still be had.
Grab a Show
Most of the time, the rain showers are quick and only last a short time. That is normally the perfect opportunity to sit down, grab a show, and let it pass. Each park has quite a few to chose from and most last 15-30 minutes(ish). Here’s some of our favorites…
Festival of the Lion King, a great walk down memory lane with songs from the movie. You can learn a little more about it here. There is also the new show, Finding Nemo: Big Blue opening 2022 and It’s Tough to Be a Bug. A great 4D interactive show in the Tree of Life.
Hollywood Studios has 2 shows that are inside, and both, to our family at least, are a must see every time. Muppet Vision 3D is a great show to sit and let the rain pass. Full of old jokes, corny puns and, of course, the Muppets. For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Singalong is a retelling of the story by the royal historians of Arendelle. Complete with all the songs, the laughter and even some snow falling, it will have you singing at the top of your lungs.
With more indoor areas than the other parks, there are lots of places to wait out the rain. Starting with The Land, a whole building that has shows, a food court, a restaurant, and even two rides. Soain’, one of Disney’s most popular rides, is located in this building and great way to wait out the down pours. Take a lovely little boat ride on Living with the Land. Look behind the scenes of gardens of Disney and how they are using new technology to help change the face of farming.
Just down the “road”, you can spend some time with Nemo and the gang, have a conversation with Crush during Turtle Talk or explore the aquariums. These are just a tip of the iceberg, almost every country around World Showcase has restaurants or stores you can explore, watch a movie, or learn some interesting facts about the host country. So many choices to chose from, you won’t even notice the rain.
The classic Country Bear Jamboree is a family favorite, and another nostalgic way to wait out the storm. The Hall of Presidents will share a little history, and some amazing animatronics. And always, there’s a great, big beautiful tomorrow (you know you sang that), waiting for you on the Carousel of Progress.
These are just some of the places throughout Walt Disney World where you can spend some time waiting out the rain. When all fails, you can always grab a poncho and go for it. Sometimes splashing down Main Street, is in itself, a great core memory. What’s your top way to spend some rainy day fun ?