Recently, we've had some unusual weather, where it rained all day -- from dawn to dusk. I thought to myself, there are so many things that people can do on a rainy day in Orlando. I want to share a few:
1. Go Shopping. It is a great way to pass the time! Orlando has some great malls, including the Florida Mall. You can get a workout just walking around the entire mall. The Mall at Millenia offers great shopping, dining and people-watching. In addition, the Festival Bay Mall on International Drive has The Putting Edge (www.puttingedge.com) glow-in-the-dark mini golf. You can have a wonderful golf tournament!
2. Go to Downtown Disney or Universal City Walk. I know it will be raining and you will have to walk in between stores, but you can spend a lot of time at the movie theater, the bowling alley (Splitsville in downtown Disney), watching a show, or dining.
3. Go to the Theme Parks. Don’t let a little rain shy you away from the parks. I don’t recommend going to the parks if you are a roller coaster-lover, because outside rides will close when it rains, but rides that are completely indoors (Spiderman, The Mummy, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride, Soarin’ and more) are functional during the rain. Please check the theme park website or app to see if a ride is open before going to the park. If you make the trip to the theme park in the rain, please sign up for our newsletter and receive 40 Ways to See, Shop and Save in Orlando. This download contains tips to help you with your park attire and tricks if you are caught in the rain.
5. Enjoy family time and relax until the rain passes. It is very unusual for rain to last more than a few hours in central Florida. In fact, it is probably a good idea to check the weather at the destination you are going to because it could be completely dry on another side of town. If it starts to rain, spend a little quality time with your family and then plan your next Orlando adventure. There’s so much to do in Orlando!