Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Orange Loop. Today we are sharing the best Disney attractions to visit if it’s a rainy day at Disney.
Pop up showers and afternoon storms are something that happen during most visits to Walt Disney World. It’s Central Florida after all. But if you have a park day that is going to be filled with rain clouds, Epcot is a great park to visit.
Most of Epcot’s attractions are inside so you’ll only really be in the rain when you are running from place to place. And Future World is great because there is usually multiple things to do in each pavilion.
While some of the queue is outside, if you visit during the right time of day you won’t be outside for long. The ride itself takes about 15 minutes. Afterwards there are several interactive games in the Project Tomorrow area to enjoy.
The Seas with Nemo & Friends
At The Seas with Nemo & Friends you can track down Nemo in the attraction. After the ride take your time and visit the 5.7-million-gallon saltwater aquarium and exhibits to see Nemo’s pals in real life. Sea Base has fish feedings at 10:00 AM and 3:30 PM. A Cast Member will describe the rays, sea turtles and fish in the aquarium. The second floor’s Observation Deck is also a must see.
There is also an indoor play area for the little ones and when you finish your tour of the aquarium stop by Turtle Talk with Crush. The show lasts about 15 minutes and is a lot of fun for kids of every age.
The Land Pavilion
If I were spending a rainy day at Epcot I would probably spend most of my time in the Land Pavilion. This is where you’ll find Soarin’, one of the park’s most popular attractions. If you don’t have a FastPass spending some time in the queue won’t be so bad on a rainy day. 🙂 You can also visit one of my favorites, Living with the Land. It would also be the perfect time to check out the Behind the Seeds tour. It is a one-hour tour of the fish farm and 4 greenhouses that make up The Land Pavilion. It costs $20 for adults and $16 for children under 10. Visit the desk outside of Soarin’ for times and availability.
The Land Pavilion is also the perfect spot to grab lunch. Sunshine Seasons is one of my favorite quick service locations at the parks. If you don’t want an entire meal it’s also a great spot to grab snack. Their bakery case has so many great options!
At the Imagination Pavilion you can visit Figment and ride Journey Into Imagination. This attraction doesn’t usually have much of a wait but most of the queue is indoors. Afterward you can hang around in ImageWorks which has an interactive play area where you can use your imagination to make music, digital pictures and more. You can even create your own Figment.
Test Track is one of the few attractions in Future World that may not be operational during the rain since part of the ride is outdoors. It just depends on how hard it is raining and if there is lightning in the area. If you can ride there is lots to do afterwards with the the vehicle you designed during the attraction. You can visit:
- What’s Your Score? – Discover how well your newly-designed vehicle scored during the test drive.
- Showroom Showoff! – Make a 15-second commercial of your design and then email it home to share with family and friends.
- Give It a Spin! – Steer your vehicle over challenging terrain, through a variety of obstacles and conditions at this smaller, virtual test ground.
- Photo Finish – Pose for a picture with a Chevrolet dream car or your concept vehicle against a dramatic backdrop, including a snowy mountaintop, an underwater scene or even a lunar landscape.
There are also several that you can check out. I’m not sure if they are still doing it, but if you visit the desk and sign up to receive some information from GM they will give you a pin from the Tomorrowland film for free.
Take my advice, take the less intense (Green Team) experience if you experience any motion sickness at all. Even a little. I typically don’t get sick but the Orange Team almost did me in. After your mission visit the Mission: SPACE Advanced Training Lab.
- Mission: SPACE Race – It’s astronauts versus ground control in a race to see who can send their rocket from Mars to Earth first. Up to 56 cadets can play at once. Whose team are you on?
- Expedition Mars – You’ve got 4 minutes to use a joystick and jet-pack button to explore the surface of Mars and find your 4 fellow astronauts. Good luck, cadet!
- Space Base – Junior space explorers will be inspired to reach for the stars and crawl into wormholes on this fun interactive playground.
- Postcards from Space – Create and e-mail a video postcard—starring you—to anyone in the universe you please.
Universe of Energy
Universe of Energy is where you will findEllen’s Energy Adventure, a film and a ride that lasts 45 minutes. And who doesn’t love dinosaurs!
check out the other great posts from the Blogorail!
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail Orange | Rainy Day Attractions at Disney Loop:
- 1st Stop – My Pixie Dust Diary | Magic Kingdom
- 2nd Stop – Frontierland Station | Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- 3rd Stop – Rolling with the Magic | Epcot
- 4th Stop – Adventureland Pam | Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- 5th Stop – Family Travel Escapades | Disneyland