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What is the Valleyfair Rain Policy? | Easily Explained

When you're visiting a theme park, rain is one of the few things that you can't control, that can still impact your experience.

In this page, we will go over what Valleyfair's rain policy is.

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What Happens if it Rains in Valleyfair?

In Valleyfair, the park remains open when it rains. If it is a light shower, outdoor rides will remain open but if the rain begins to pick up and/or thunderstorms are on the horizon, outdoor rides will temporarily close.

umbrella in the rain

They will open back up when the weather is suitable to continue.

The rides that will naturally be affected the most by severe weather are the outdoor rides.

When it rains, the park will monitor the weather and re-open rides accordingly as the weather improves.

Refunds During Rain

Unfortunately as of the time of this writing, Valleyfair does not offer refunds if your day is impacted by severe weather.

You'll want to familiarize yourself with our Best Valleyfair Tips guide that will ensure that you arrive to the park extremely prepared, and know all of the 'hacks' to maximize your time and money.

Preparing For the Rain

Our Poncho Choice

Poncho's in particular are very cheap, and very worth it.

This unisex, lightweight reusable poncho has worked wonders over the years at dozens of theme parks.




Our Umbrella Choice

The most reliable umbrella that we've used over the years has been the Repel Umbrella.




The main reasons are that it's:

  • Wind Resistant - Won't Bend or Fold During High Winds
  • Portable - Easy to Put Away After Use
  • Only Takes 1 Button to Open and Close
  • Non Slip Grip Allows For an Easy Hold Even During Severe Storms
  • Can Be Used For Both Men and Women 

Many visitors are prepared for the rain when they come to the zoo, but they forget about the wind!

Don't overlook the fact that there will be plenty of wind if there's rain.

Download the Valleyfair App

The Valleyfair app is extremely useful as in seconds you can find out:

  • Ride Wait Times
  • Where the Rides Are
  • Use the App to get Directions Live (it uses your location)
  • Car Finder Feature

valleyfair app

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