Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
If you skipped Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress in favor of more exciting attractions when the sun was shining, a sudden rain shower may be just enough motivation to enter this Disney World classic.
Located in Tomorrowland, the Carousel of Progress was originally created by Walt Disney for the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair.
The attraction features an interesting 21-minute show about how technology has shaped our modern-day world.
This educational and time-consuming attraction may be just what you are looking for on a rainy afternoon at Disney World.
Mickey’s PhilharMagic is a 12-minute 3D show featuring Sorcerer Mickey, Donald, and scenes from classic Disney films like The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Beauty & the Beast, Aladdin, Peter Pan, and Fantasia.
With an indoor queue line and pre-show, Mickey’s PhilharMagic is a great attraction to pass the time while you dodge the rain.
Tomorrowland’s Space Mountain roller coaster is one of the most popular rides at Disney World, which means long standby wait times. This is usually a negative, but if you are planning on riding this attraction anyway, why not go when it’s raining?
Space Mountain’s covered and air-conditioned queue line provides comfortable protection from the elements before you step aboard this thrilling Disney attraction.
Tomorrowland Video Arcade
Located at the exit of Space Mountain, the Tomorrowland Video Arcade provides another fun respite from the rain.
The cost to play these games is not included in park admission, but it still provides a fun and dry option to keep kids entertained until the rain stops.
Pirates of the Caribbean
Pirates of the Caribbean first opened back in 1973 and is still as popular as ever. In fact, it tops our Best Magic Kingdom Rides list.
The attraction has spawned a hugely popular Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise starring Johnny Depp.
The queue for this attraction is almost always long, but it’s entirely air-conditioned and covered, making this a top ride to escape the hot and rainy weather.
Dumbo’s Indoor Playground
If you have young children, you may want to seek shelter from the rain inside the big-top tent of Dumbo the Flying Elephant.
Instead of a waiting line, this attraction has an indoor (and air-conditioned) playground, complete with slides, climbing nets, and an area for toddlers.
A Cast Member will hand you a pager to hold your place in line as your children have fun in the play area. They won’t even realize that it’s raining outside!
Country Bear Jamboree
If you find yourself in Frontierland when the rain starts falling, the Country Bear Jamboree Audio-Animatronics attraction – starring a hilarious batch of singing bears – provides a good refuge to escape the bad weather.
This classic Disney World attraction was one of the last Walt Disney helped to develop before his death in 1966.
Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
A section of the queue line and pre-show of this classic Disney attraction is outdoors, but entirely covered and protected from the elements.,
The show itself is indoors and usually has very little wait time.
Relax and listen to the singing robotic birds while you wait out a passing shower.
Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
The Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor is a 400-seat comedy club with a refreshing air-conditioned main queue area.
This is a great spot to escape the rain, so long as the queue line is short enough that it doesn’t stretch outside.
Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid
The queue through Ariel’s Grotto provides cover from the rain before you enter this fun indoor musical and adventure ride.
The attraction itself takes riders through a dazzling display of visual effects and Audio-Animatronics as it retells scenes from the classic Disney movie “The Little
Other Magic Kingdom attractions to escape the Rain
- Buzz Lightyear’s Space Rangers Spin
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Stitch’s Great Escape
- the covered outdoor patios of Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant
See our Magic Kingdom Secrets and Oldest Rides at Disney World pages for more interesting tidbits about this Disney theme park.