Social post: What’s your best tip for enjoying the parks in the rain?

Social post: What’s your best tip for enjoying the parks in the rain?

Social post: What’s your best tip for enjoying the parks in the rain?

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Maxine Brewster
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Maxine Brewster

just wear your poncho and keep going …..

Christopher Lewis
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Christopher Lewis

Invest in a poncho first off…then try and beat the rest of the crowds to the indoor simulator rides lol

kc4ixi
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kc4ixi

Just go out and have fun!! A couple of years ago we were at the Magic Kingdom when a downpour began. We didn’t even worry about ponchos, just went out and had a blast. It was really easy to get on Dumbo since everyone else was trying to get out of the rain. It was some of the most fun we have had! A lot of people leave when it rains, or don’t even go to a park so the crowds are always less.

Drew Henderson
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Drew Henderson

get a grip & get on with it! you’ll be dry 5 minutes later anyway haha

Jennifer Dupont
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Jennifer Dupont

There is something to be said for playing in the rain as an adult. Splash in the puddles, take lots of photos and laugh. A fun day in and of itself. The fact that you are in an Orlando theme park makes it fun times 1000!! 😀

Ron DeViso
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Ron DeViso

#1 – You’re probably going to get wet.
#2 – There are some attractions that will be closed.
#3 – The ground might be slick, be careful.
#4 – Have a great time!

Jason Lanick
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Jason Lanick

getting to a shop or restaurant before it rains.we beat it today at Discovery Cove.

Jo Bloggs
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Jo Bloggs

We still had an amazing time running from ride to ride in torrential rain. Get on The Revenge of the Mummy if you need to dry your clothes and warm up a bit.

Nicola Burke
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Nicola Burke

Just carry on as normal. That’s what we have done this week. A bit of rain doesnt hurt anyone. 🙂

Zander122
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Zander122

Take pictures of the kids as they jump in the puddles.

Christian Guthrie Hill
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Christian Guthrie Hill

I would suggest grabbing a poncho and using the time to see all the shows. Or, go crazy and ride all the water rides!

TheFishFace97
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TheFishFace97

Jump around in the rain and have fun. It makes the trip more fun if you don’t let it ruin your day. Just run around in it and have fun.

Sylvia A Cardo
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Sylvia A Cardo

Hit the indoor rides, shows and a poncho is your best fried! Packing mine for this weekend already!

Tracey Nicol-lewis
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Tracey Nicol-lewis

Go to a water park you get wet anyway, that’s what we did

April Carpenter Thomas
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April Carpenter Thomas

If there is lightening, they will close the rides for safety. Just make a b-line to the closest indoor ride and prepare to wait. We will use this time to eat in the park, or we’ll go out to our van and eat the lunch we packed in our cooler.

Bianca A. Nunez
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Bianca A. Nunez

Hit the indoor rides buy a poncho a umbrella won’t help much

Aengus Mackenzie
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Aengus Mackenzie

bring poncho’s from home , much cheaper and your family will be easy to identify in the sea of universal ponchos

Callhimatourist
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Callhimatourist

It’s great definitely a welcome relief from the heat more if a fun convenience than an inconvienience 😀 I have very fond memories of the parks in the rain 🙂

Sandra Craig
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Sandra Craig

We always head to Mels before the crowds build up and have a yummy burger lol xxx

achatts
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achatts

Pray for a hot day – dress in swimwear and get to the park on time, do all the water rides and who will know its even raining!

Ryan Kenney
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Ryan Kenney

yup

Nicole Stamberger
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Nicole Stamberger

Just suck it up and have fun!! Walk under coverings as much as possible but if you get wet you get wet no big deal. When it’s in the 90’s all a poncho will do is make you even hotter. Those things are ovens. Laugh in the rain and create fun memories.

Tammy Stewart Westbrook
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Tammy Stewart Westbrook

When we vacation we don’t let a little rain stop us unless the ride closes and in that case we get under an awning and people watch!! 🙂

cubbish
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cubbish

Even though I’m English I was completely taken aback by the near monsoons in Orlando! Don’t hide from it, just get out there and get drenched!

forestpagan
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forestpagan

My best memory last year was coming off the last hulk ride before it closed for a storm, then sitting by the lake looking across to hogwarts and taking pictures of the lightning looking as if it was striking the towers! Brilliant! Always fun to see a reallky good storm….:-)

Tony Armijo
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Tony Armijo

Go to the dollar store or publix and pick up a poncho and an umbrella.

Jessica An
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Jessica An

It’s just rain…go with it. Ditch the ponchos, get some water shoes and have fun. Until the lightning comes, then EAT.

Universalfreak1208
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Universalfreak1208

Best advice- When you see rain in the forecast, unless it is a huge storm it is usually a good thing. This creates less crowds, which means shorter lines! If it is raining, go to Universal Studios as most of the park is indoors. If you don’t care about getting wet, then you should be the only ones walking in the rain, but the only ones hitting everything!

JeremyLawrence
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JeremyLawrence

Last time we were there we left the park and ate at Margaritaville, when we returned to the park after the rain had slowed down and eventually stopped, the park had pretty much cleared and wait time were low. All of the rides had returned to normal operation with very little wait times. I suggest leaving the park and grabbing a bite to eat indoors at City Walk when it rains!

Andre Somma
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Andre Somma

First off, before you leave the hotel be sure to shower and put on good deodorant. Then don’t forget to put on your good waterproof shoes. During the inevitable 4:00pm daily summer storm and subsequent outdoor attraction suspensions find a good spot under shelter while you wait for the 15minute storm to pass. Then prepare for it to get very muggy after the storm passes as the water evaporates off the ground once it heats up again. Stay hydrated and be sure to reapply the deodorant that you brought with you in your park backpack.

redneckotaku
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redneckotaku

Get a dollar poncho at Wal-Mart or the Dollar store and keep in your pocket. Just have a dry pair of shoes to keep your feet from getting wet. Then Hope from attraction to attraction in low crowds.

WendyL
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WendyL

Put on ponchos and have fun! You’re on vacation!

Bas
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Bas

Be a man and don’t give a s***. It’s still warm and the sun will be shining again within 30 minutes, so you’ll be dry in no time. Use this time to do some of the busier attractions, as people will be hiding in the cafeteria.

Heather Bedor
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Heather Bedor

The best park to enjoy in the rain is Hollywood Studios…every attraction is indoors…and mostly shows…so you’re not stuck waiting on a long and gigantic line because the theaters can seat a ton of people comfortably. Happy visiting!

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Tony Armijo
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Tony Armijo

Rain or shine, moisture wick clothing. Dries fast. Small sling back pack with poncho or small umbrella, water bottle, snacks, plastic zip lock bags and sunscreen.

trishd
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trishd

Do the water rides, that way, when the sun comes back out, you’ll only have got wet once. xx

annabanna
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annabanna

Shop til  ya drop

Sugarlumples
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Sugarlumples

Definitely do the water rides! Grab a poncho and go with the flow. You’re on vacation, try not to stress. 🙂

Amy Files
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Amy Files

We always pig out at the Monster Cafe during the rain. If we are at IOA we go to the Dino Institute area and play.

CassieRyan
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CassieRyan

A few hours in the Florida sun after the rain clears up and you’ll be dry anyway. Don’t mind the rain, enjoy the water rides and just go for it! If it’s expected pack a change of clothes in the car or in a sealed plastic bag and you’ll be fine without the air conditioning giving you pneumonia.

Kathryn Simpson
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Kathryn Simpson

Plan lunch at 3 when the rain is sure to come, usually gone by the time you’re done. Ponchos are ovens agreed. Not a bad idea to pack dry socks in a backpack. Water parks are dead when its raining all day so those are good bets, you’re already wet!

Angela Buckley
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Angela Buckley

No outdoor rollercoaster in rain usually because rain in florida = T storms. Seaworld is a good park to go to on a rainy day-plenty of theatres covered and less rides. Epcots also a good plan because you can spend plenty of time in future world inside ‘the seas’, ‘the land’ or ‘innoventions’ 🙂
Buy a poncho or take one with you if its expected to be rainy season, it will be put to good use! Make sure you clean them and dry them out after every use back at the hotel/villa though or they can get mouldy.

Jill Sands Curtis
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Jill Sands Curtis

Bring a cheap rain poncho from home to wear, and go on your merry way!

iamdollie
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iamdollie

We carry inexpensive rain capes with us in the bottom pocket of our daughter’s wheelchair, along with a collapsible Universal umbrella.  We only use them for downpours, which can even feel great in the hot summer months.  We’ve spent the whole day in a pouring rain before, only because we live 1-1/2 hours away and I’ll not waste our time due to a little Orlando rain.

Mercedes Sanchez
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Mercedes Sanchez

buy their cheapy rainy plastic coats, and enjoy the rain and the fun, what else can you do after expending 90 dollars for your tickets?????

Danny Maynard
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Danny Maynard

The world is mud-luscious and puddle wonderful! I love rain!

Jared Collins
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Jared Collins

We always purchase ponchos at the dollar store- much cheaper than inside the parks. Also use nice flip flops for no soggy socks and shoes. This is true for both water rides and rainy days.

Moshe Zafrany
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Moshe Zafrany

Thanks for the tips. We are planing a September vacation. Rain for sure…

Robert Thomson
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Robert Thomson

Get wet and enjoy!

Heidi Bliss
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Heidi Bliss

a great idea is to go to USF as most of the rides are all inside and close together so you don’t get very wet