Visit The Magic Kingdom On Rainy Days
The Magic Kingdom may be the best theme park of the four Disney World Parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, & Disney's Animal Kingdom) to choose to visit on a rainy day. A high percentage of the attractions are inside and the distance between attractions is shorter than the other parks.
Since the Magic Kingdom is typically the busiest Disney World Park, you may also get the benefit of shorter lines than you would otherwise see.
TouringPlans.com (The official website for The Unofficial Guide To Walt Disney World) Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar.
Even though it was rainy that morning, instead of sleeping in my family got to the Magic Kingdom a little after 8:00 AM (It had actually opened at 7:00 AM with Extra Magic Hours that morning).
Our reward was a virtually empty Magic Kingdom. We were able to walk on to Space Mountain, which maintained a 120 minute + wait during the week in the afternoons and evenings.
Arriving at a Disney Park at opening is typcially rewarded with short wait times for the most popular attractions. When you combine this with rain the benefit is even greater.
If you dress properly and bring umbrellas or ponchos you can still stay dry and enjoy the day.
Don't spend two hours in lines waiting to ride your favorite Disney World Attractions. Actually I wouldn't recommend spending over 20 minutes in line.
After spending 7 days at "peak" Disney World crowds levels, I can confidently say that you really can see the attractions that you want without spending hours in line.
Top Disney World Parks Crowd Busting Tips
- Remember that arriving at park opening is the single most important key to avoiding long waits.
- Don't let rain keep you from visiting the parks. Be prepared with umbrellas and ponchos.
- Make use of the Disney World FastPasses.
- If you absolutely want to see/ride an attraction, do it first so that you don't miss out on it.
- Build in a "flexible day" in your vacation plan to go back to the park that you still have attractions to see.