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Here's Why Walt Disney World is Better When The Weather Sucks

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It’s entirely possible that the only reason you’re reading these words right now is that you saw this article’s headline and clicked the button in an angry huff, eager to scroll down to the comments section to unload on how stupid I am. 

That’s totally fair! I’ll admit, what I’m about to write could seem unpopular. However, I do think that if you bear with me, I can at least convince you that I’m not completely mad.

The theory goes like this:

Walt Disney World is an amazing place to visit, full of incredible design, wonderful spectacle, and an awful lot of small annoyances. Those annoyances are often exacerbated in the summer, when oppressive heat and large crowds descend on the park and fill every inch of space to capacity.

But what if I told you there was a way to reduce the crowd size at Walt Disney World, and that in doing so, a refreshing cool-down would befall the entire Vacation Kingdom? What if I told you I could reduce wait times dramatically across the board, and all you have to do is wear a funny acrylic poncho in return? Would you take that deal?

That, ultimately, is the promise behind visiting Walt Disney World on a rainy day. For some, precipitation can mean tragedy has befallen their once in a lifetime vacation, and a contingency plan must be created. But, if you’re prepared, you might find that the rain is your best friend while visiting Walt Disney World.

Here’s why: 

It’s easier to cool off

 lorenjavier, Flickr (license)

Image: lorenjavier, Flickr (license)

Most of the time, when you visit Walt Disney World, you will be struck by the heat and humidity of central Florida. If you aren’t from the South, it can be oppressively intense and unlike anything you’ve experienced before. That, alone, can be enough to ruin a vacation.

And so, when rain is in the forecast, it’s often a blessing in disguise for this reason: Rain can be the perfect cooler for a midsummer Florida day.

In one capacity, a rain shower can help eliminate overwhelming humidity throughout the atmosphere — moisture that can cause a frustratingly sticky feeling of wet, thick air. Quite literally, it can help the temperature feel cooler.

Secondarily, you can just opt to take off your poncho for a moment if you want to enjoy the rain shower on your head — giving you a free and easy cool down such that you can continue on your tour of the parks without too much overheating.

One of the most common complaints about a trip to Walt Disney World is that it’s too hot — rain can help remedy that problem. 

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