Leave your umbrellas at home! According to our sources, even if it rains, Disney’s Main Street is still the place to go. In fact most Disney Parks are still the place to go. Why leave your umbrellas at home? Because it’s harder to walk in a crowd full of people holding an umbrella. Either pack ponchos in advance or buy one at the many shops that conveniently have them available for sale the minute the first drops appear on the sidewalk.
Why not stay inside? Well Disney Parks were designed for the rain. Disney world is in Florida, after all. Just think about it. Most of the lines for the rides are covered and the rides are inside. The only park that is absolutely not recommended in the rain is Disney’s Animal Kingdom, because most of the animals go indoors to the animal habitats.
In the Magic Kingdom, Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, Jungle Cruise, Magic Carpets of Aladdin, Dumbo the Flying Elephan, Tomorrowland Indy Speedway, Liberty Belle Riverboat, Astro Orbiter, and Swiss Family Treehouse close during lightening.
At Epcot, only Test Track closes in the rain.
At Hollywood Studios, Lights, Motors!, Action! and Fantasmic close during the rain.
Characters prefer to stay indoors in the rain and photo pass photographers are not allowed to take pictures directly in the rain.
My biggest piece of advice? Wear sneakers. The sidewalks and roads get extremely slippery. And don’t worry about your hair. Just have fun!