Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Magical Blogorail Blue: Disney in the Rain

Welcome to those of you joining me from Cooking with Mickey and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the final stop on our Magical Blogorail.

There are so many fun things to do at Disney when it rains.  Our family typically puts on our Disney Ponchos (and yes, I prefer to have the REAL thing rather than carry our own cheap ones from home- even though I suggest that in my blog to save money!) and presses on in the parks doing what we can.  We have been known to dance around, splash in puddles and ride rides.  But, we usually try to find the indoor attractions to enjoy while the rain falls.  It can be miserable being soaking wet when the rain stops!  But, there are several other options for those of you who don't want to get soaked or wear a fashionable rain poncho.

1) Find a restaurant or shop in the park and hang out until the rain stops.  All of the parks have great restaurants where you can grab a snack, small meal or drink and hang out.  There are also multiple shops in all the parks to keep you and your family occupied while the rain falls.  MouseGears at Epcot and the shops on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom are my favorites.

2) Head back to the resort for a nap.  This is always a good option if you have small children or if it's the end of your vacation and you could use some rejuvenation!  The rain showers at Walt Disney World tend to be short, so heading back to the resort to catch some zzzz's will fill that time nicely.

3) Head back to the resort to swim (unless it's lightening, then you need to stay clear of the pool).  Most people stay away from the pools when it's raining, but as long as there is no lightening, the pools are usually empty during rain.  What a fun way to have the pool all to yourself!

4) Go to Downtown Disney and shop, eat, watch a movie, visit DisneyQuest or go bowling.  Downtown Disney at WDW has so many options for families.  There are several sit down and counter service restaurants to choose from.  They now offer bowling at Splitsville- a 50,000 square foot facility with bowling, billiards, shopping, food and more and a movie at AMC- a 24 screen theatre complete with food and snacks.

5) Hop on the monorail and ride continuously until the rain stops- or hop off at the Monorail Resorts, look around and visit the lounge.  The Contemporary, Polynesian and Grand Floridian are all three deluxe resorts where I often dream of staying on a vacation!  I love visiting these resorts, looking at the food options and gift shops.  Each resort is uniquely themed and offers it's own magical touches.  During the rain is a great time to visit these resorts and stay dry!

What do you like to do at Disney during the rain?

Thank you for joining Magical Blogorail Blue this month. We will be back Friday, June 14 with an all new theme. Keep checking in with our blogs in between loops to keep up to date with our Disney info, photos and stories. If you are looking for more Disney magic, you can make your way over to The Magical Blogorail website to see all our members and their blogs, as well as all our previous loops.

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:

1st Stop ~  Pursuing the Magic
2nd Stop ~ Disney Babies Blog


  1. We love MouseGear for rainy days in Epcot too! So much to see! Monorail resort hopping is another great one. They each have their own unique offerings.

  2. Noah's first trip he was 6 months old so we went back to the resort every day for naps... and it was timed perfectly with Florida's afternoon thunderstorms! Never think to go swimming though..

  3. Gotta love the mid afternoon nap! I just wish I could get one at home too!

  4. If I could only STAY at a monorail resort one day...

  5. great thing to do!! So many times we get caught up in the parks, we never experience all there is to do at the resorts!