When it rains at Walt Disney World, many guests head into the stores and restaurants. Others choose to leave the parks and head back to their resorts.
Rain is frequent but usually short-lived at Disney. And contrary to popular belief, the parks do not shut down during rain. Many rides operate as usual. The only time outdoor rides will close is if there is lightning in the area.
As long as you have the proper gear to keep yourself as dry as possible, embrace rather than escape the rain. Throw on your poncho and head out into the rain. You’ll enjoy much less crowded walkways and shorter wait times for rides.