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What do you do at Disney when it rains?
Good question! I thought of several things that we could do (and have done) at Disney in the rain — things like browsing the shops at Downtown Disney, having a down day in our room, or going to DisneyQuest. However, when I think back over our past trips, one of my fondest memories happens to be of a rainy day and a certain quest that I was on for our family.
Back in 2005, we took a family trip to Disney. My parents went along, so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to accomplish something that I had on my Disney Bucket List – take a family picture in each country of World Showcase. After all, my dad would be there to serve as photographer. This would be easy! But, I hadn’t factored in the possibility of rain.
Around World Showcase . . . in the rain
We began our journey in Mexico – heading clockwise around World Showcase. Not only did we want to get our family picture in each country, but we also had to stop at all the Kidcot Fun Stops along the way. The girls were armed with their passports and masks on sticks. It was a beautiful day – not too hot, not too cold . . .
Things were going quite well, until we hit Italy – and it started to pour . . .
Needless to say, the park pretty much cleared out. And, for a brief moment, I thought that my goals had been too lofty. I mean, how could we accomplish it in the rain?! But, I’m kinda stubborn. (Ask my family if you don’t believe me!) So, we donned our lovely ponchos and pressed on . . .
As you can see in the pictures, it is only the Disney Die-Hards (or those who are crazy) who stay at Disney in the middle of a downpour! We stuck it out! The girls had a blast meeting and spending time with the Cast Members from all the different countries. They were the only ones at each of the stops, so they had plenty of time to visit and learn.
We made it!
Sure, we might have been a little bit wet. But, looking back on that time, I have to say that it is one of the best memories of Walt Disney World that I have. And, I would do it all again in a heartbeat!
I can’t believe how much my girls have grown! Now, we are a family of 5. You know, come to think of it, I might have to try this “Pictures Around the World” theme again sometime. And, I’d even do it in the rain!
What is YOUR favorite rainy day attraction at Disney?
If you’d like more ideas for what to do at Disney on a rainy day, the Blogorail has lots of great ones to share!