5 TIPS - BEAT THE RAINY SEASON IN ORLANDO
CAUTION: YOU MAY GET WET!
5 TIPS TO BEAT THE RAINY SEASON
One of the best things about Orlando is that 90% of the year it’s warm and sunny. Unfortunately, Florida is surrounded by water, which means that we get a lot of rain, especially during hurricane season (June 1-November 30). The bad news is that during that time, Orlando gets rain pretty much every single day. The good news is that most of the time it only lasts about 30 minutes to an hour and the rest of the day is just as dry and sunny as “The Sunshine State” nickname suggests. The problem is that most people don’t know how much it rains here (or that it doesn’t last very long) and don’t plan accordingly. However, that’s no reason to let the weather ruin any part of a vacation, so here’s a few tips on staying dry no matter how wet it gets outside.
- Bring a poncho or rain jacket.
- You can find a cheap poncho at stores like Walgreens or CVS before you leave, but if you forget, the parks do sell ponchos in almost every store. Ponchos and jackets are super helpful against the rain and are also super easy to carry with you in a backpack or bag of some sort.
2. Bring an umbrella.
- Although also really good with helping you keep dry, umbrellas are clunky and annoying to carry around all day, especially if you end up not needing it.
3. Find an indoor show or ride.
- You’re going to have to wait out the rain anyway—might as well wait in a line. Although most of the ride queues aren’t fully indoors, many of them are covered so you have some shelter from the rain, and they do usually end up indoors at some point. You can also easily find an indoor show of some kind at every park, and most of them run every few minutes, so you shouldn’t have a problem getting in.
4. Find a restaurant.
- Finding somewhere to stop and eat is a pretty good way to get out of the rain as well as take some time to sit and relax instead of constantly moving around the parks.
5. Chill in the hotel room.
- If you’re just looking to get out of the rain, I wouldn’t really recommend going back to your hotel room, because the rain usually doesn’t last long enough to make the trip there and back worth it. However, it is a really good way to relax, regroup, take a nap or change clothes if needed, grab some snacks or a bite to eat, or grab something you forgot when leaving the first time, so do take it into consideration if necessary.
Unfortunately, “Caution: You may get wet” isn’t just a warning sign on water rides—it’s a warning to anyone coming to visit Orlando and most people aren’t prepared for it. Although there’s no real way to avoid rain, if you follow these tips you should be able to work around it pretty well. Good luck, and may the weather be ever in your favor.