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“Magic Kingdom in the Rain”

Walt Disney World Resort
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$199.00*
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1-Day Admission to Disney World Theme Park with...
Ranked #6 of 452 things to do in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This world-famous resort consists of four theme parks (Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, MGM Studios, Animal Kingdom), three water parks, more than 20 hotels, eight golf courses and a myriad of attractions.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed May 16, 2013

Our first day at Disney Worlds' Magic Kingdom was on a day that set a record in Orlando for the most rain on that day. We had over 1.7 inches. It rained steadily with occasional downpours.We only had 4 days so we had to make the best of it!

I do have a few tips if you are going on a rainy day.
1) Attitude is everything. You will get on any ride without waiting if it's pouring. Riding on Dumbo twice in a row with my granddaughter was a good as it gets, regardless of the weather. No wait, just get back on after the ride ends.
2)There are enough inside attractions that you can get out of the rain,especially if it pours.
3) Plastic ponchos are highly overrated. While the Disney ones (now $ 8.50) will work in a slight rain, in pouring rain, they don't get the job done.
The best solution is a waterproof-breathable jacket with a hood, Gore-tex, Hyvent etc. all work pretty well. With a hood you can walk around and stay dry in even pouring rain. Well worth the investment. But DON'T expect to be able to buy anything like a Gore-tex jacket at Disney. It seems to be Ponchos or nothing.
4) Sandals are the way to go in the rain. Puddles are a target, not a problem. That said, if you don't like sandals, like me, synthetic socks in running shoes work great. Your feet are wet, but the synthetic socks won't cause blisters. Stay away from cotton socks and you'll be fine.
5) Same is true for shirts. Synthetic (UnderArmour, Columbia, etc )workout shirts keep you dry under your jacket as you move around.
6) Shorts are the only option for pants. You choose the material and length. Wet legs dry fast once you're under cover and are warmer than wet pants in the pouring rain.
7) Umbrellas finish second to ponchos, they're bulky, hard to deal with when you go inside, and in hard or wind driven rain, pretty much useless. Leave the umbrella at home.
8) Smile and learn from the kids, rain is for laughing, and puddles are for splashing. You're at Disney World! You can wait for the sun or learn to dance in the rain. My granddaughter taught me to dance in the rain. Thanks Mia!

53  Thank WillinMKE
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

My husband and I and daughter ,son in law went to Disney World for one week. We did 2 days at Magic Kingdom and 1 day at Animal Kingdom the best was Magic kingdom the fireworks and parade a must see very Magical word of advice 2 weeks a must to much to see.

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Reviewed May 16, 2013

We love Disney, always have. This time a little disappointed as every coaster we tried to ride in every part was down.

Thank Ycoley
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

make you pay over 97$ per park per person and they are small parks now. and kids only get 10$ off tickets.

2  Thank Jerry T
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Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

We have come to Disney since I was a child as floridians and have held passes for around 20 years. When purchasing my three year old's annual pass for the first time which he was so excited about (we have a five year old with a pass too), the cast member informed us the price for a three year old is now the same as for an adult. I questioned this and she said they did this because people were buying one annual ticket for a child and getting the free parking so they wanted to stop that by charging the same for everyone. First of all this makes no sense to charge the same then for both annual and seasonal passes and secondly that is truly trying to squeeze families everywhere they can. I am so disappointed that disney would charge the same now for three year olds, who can't even ride all of the rides that older kids and adults can. This was done without informing any pass
holders and a poor explanation. Disney should be ashamed of this practice.

4  Thank Carolannemo
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