Disneyland Rainy Day Tips: 10 Things to do in the rain at Disneyland
Rainy days at Disneyland typically bring shorter wait times since local Annual Passholders steer clear of the Parks when it’s gloomy outside. Rainy days can be a lot of fun at Disneyland–if you’re prepared! A nice hotel on a rainy day is a terrific way to enjoy Disneyland. At the Hojo Anaheim, you can get a quality room, at an affordable rate. It’s a 5 minute walk to Disneyland, so if the rain is too much, you can head back to your room for a break.
Whatever you do DON’T BRING AN UMBRELLA! They are a pain to carry around, and you will end up poking someone in the eye. DON’T DO IT!
10. Here’s what to bring:
Stop at Target or Walmart before you hit the Park to save money on ponchos. A poncho with a hood is a good way to go, unless of course, you have a rain jacket.
Rain boots are a must–otherwise your shoes will get soaked as you stroll down Main Street. Flip flops also work well (just bring a towel). The last thing you want is wet shoes and socks, so bring an extra pair just in case.
Get a waterproof bag or bring a Ziploc bag for your phone. A plastic cover for your stroller will help keep it dry (clear plastic painting tarps are cheap, and they work *tip thanks to Calypso). Bring a Sham-wow or a towel to keep things dry.
Get a locker, and take a picture of it with your phone, so you remember where it is.
This is an excellent place to keep dry and wait out the rain if that is your plan. Personally, I’d rather get into a short Space Mountain line, but if you want to keep the kids dry while they’re mildly entertained, this is the place. After this, you can head over to Captain EO.
8. Main Street Cinema
You never have time to stop in here, so you might as well do it while it’s raining! After that, you can cruise through the shops of Main Street, and watch Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln for the first time in years.
7. Meet Mickey at Mickey’s House
Mickey’s House is fun for the little ones. At the end, you get a picture with Mickey himself. After you’re done, go meet Minnie–everything is indoors so you can stay dry and keep the little ones entertained. Here are some cool things you can find inside Mickey’s House.
6. The Enchanted Tiki Room
Food is allowed in the Tiki Room so you can feed your kids in while enjoying the show. You might even meet the famous Maynard while you’re there!
5. Jungle Cruise
This attraction is fun in the rain but there is no guarantee you’ll stay dry.
4. Mark Twain
Take a sheltered tour around Tom Sawyer Island in the rain! It usually closes around 5pm so keep that in mind. Get a magnificent view of the Rivers of America in the rain. Ask if you can visit the wheelhouse, and maybe you’ll get lucky!
3. Space Mountain!
You aren’t going to get wet on Space Mountain, and most of the queue is sheltered. The line should be shorter, but check MouseWait before you walk across the Park in the rain.
2. Disneyland Railroad
Take a grand circle tour around Disneyland as you watch everyone else get soaked. This is a fantastic way to relax with a view of Walt’s magical Park!
The Plaza Inn has a large inside dining room. Did you know that you can also get your Chicken to go? Take it to Coke (Coaster) Corner where you can stay dry and enjoy your chicken dinner as you watch the traffic on Main Street. Head over to the Market House for free coffee refills to keep you warm throughout the day. Keep your receipt to get your unlimited free refills. Get more food ideas on our Disneyland Food Blog and see our popular Disneyland Food Reviews.
Check out our Disneyland Resort Rainy Day Post on MouseWait for more ideas and join the discussion!
Since rain in Southern California is so unpredictable, get MouseWait for iPhone, iPad, and Android and watch the Lounge for real-time updates from Disneyland. Check accurate wait times and see live images coming from the Parks.
When you book your room at the Hojo Anaheim, tell them MouseWait sent you, and they will give you a discount. Give them a call at 800-422-4228 to book your room.
The following attractions are usually closed in the rain: Tom Sawyer Island, Mad Tea Party, Alice in Wonderland, Big Thunder Mountain (closed till the Fall anyway), Gadget’s Go Coaster, Matterhorn, and Tarzan’s Tree House.
UPDATE–more tips from the community! The Finding Nemo Observation room has a warm heater (great alternative to the actual subs, thanks MarshaMouse). Get a grilled cheese and soup combo at the Jolly Holiday (@tinkerschelle), bring a puppy spill pad and sit on the non-absorbent side so your bottom stays dry (@meridashair), If you are prepared, hit Splash Mountain and Autopia (@kmsalling), hang out in the Opera House- sometimes characters hang out there too (@chachalina55). STAR WARS FANS: Instead of the Jedi Training Academy, they usually have a meet and greet with Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, and Darth Maul (@StarWarsLove).
Check out our California Adventure Rainy Day Tips post.
Post your rainy day tips in the comments below!
Rainy Day Calvalcade (video by Coaster): When the rain cancels the parades, this is what happens:
|Print article||This entry was posted by MouseWait on January 10, 2013 at 12:24 am, and is filed under Disneyland Food, Disneyland iPhone, disneyland secrets. Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback from your own site.|
No trackbacks yet.
about 4 months ago - No comments
TweetEmail TweetEmailI hope you’ve been well! Learn about MouseWait’s FROZEN Reunion, Disneyland prepares for Spring with the Springtime Roundup at the Big Thunder Ranch, Big Thunder Returns, and more news below! Get all of the info you need on ONE post regarding our 5th Reunion. The Main Event will be at the Downtown Disney AMC on…
about 9 months ago - No comments
TweetEmail TweetEmailRead below for Candy Cane dates, Viva Navidad full video, Thanksgiving Treats, Olaf’s Frozen Ice Rink, MouseWait Thanksgiving Party this Tuesday, and more! Don’t miss our Thanksgiving Party Tuesday Nov 26 starting at 8pm. You can attend from anywhere in the world via the Lounge, meet up at La Brea Bakery in Downtown Disney, or at…
about 1 year ago - 2 comments
TweetEmail TweetEmailWhatever you do, don’t bring an umbrella! See our Disneyland Rainy Day Tips post for the reason why. If you are like me, Disneyland somehow makes you want to eat everything in sight — from fresh popcorn, to a chocolate dipped pineapple spear, it’s difficult to eat healthy at the Resort. Now there’s a…
about 1 year ago - 4 comments
TweetEmail TweetEmailSee below for the New Year’s Eve Schedule from the Disneyland site. Expect big crowds! Last year the Parks were packed–at 11pm Space Mountain was over a 100 minute wait, Indiana Jones was 130 minutes, and Toy Story Midway Mania was 90 minutes. It will be extremely crowded all day (depending on the weather),…
about 1 year ago - No comments
TweetEmail TweetEmailFor the first time, an interactive thriller at Disneyland encourages reader feedback to shape the upcoming adventures. Read our press release online here or continue below, thanks! Episode One of Season One has been released. Episode Two is set for a mid-December release. Follow the Lounge discussion of the Deadliest Cast Member for real-time…
about 2 years ago - No comments
TweetEmail TweetEmail Below you will find great info on what you can purchase for “In Room Celebrations” when celebrating a birthday or other special occasion at the Disneyland Resort. Special thanks to iDreamAboutDumbo for providing this information! Room Service Suggestions: (Service delivery of $2.00 per check, local tax and 19% Service Charge will be added to…
about 2 years ago - No comments
TweetEmail TweetEmailQuickly learn how to use one of the most powerful features in the Lounge – MyFEED. This allows you to follow your favorites in the Lounge and create your own personalized MouseWait Magazine. It is easy to use and it will change your experience in the Lounge by helping you keep up with your…
about 3 years ago - 6 comments
TweetEmail TweetEmailHere are a few great videos about what Disneyland does at Christmas time – this is a very special time of the year at the parks. Bookmark this page because we will add more as we find them. This page is iPhone compatible, however, we have noticed that the videos won’t play inside the…
about 3 years ago - 1 comment
TweetEmail TweetEmailPlease read the Ground Rules below so we can all have a great experience with MouseWait. This was updated on 11-10-2010 IF YOU ARE NEW PLEASE READ THESE FIRST – ESPECIALLY THE FAQs at the bottom, thank you! THE LOUNGE: Absolutely no profanity (this includes references to profanity like abbreviations, etc). No sexual references,…
about 3 years ago - 1 comment