First of all, you probably need a poncho. An umbrella is great for light showers; but we highly doubt you want to carry around a cumbersome umbrella all day, especially if you have little ones and a shopping bag or two. Plus, if it's a heavy rain, an umbrella isn't going to keep your clothes dry anyway. That's why we recommend getting a poncho for you and the kids which are available at most Disney gift shops. Although, it may be more cost efficient to purchase ponchos at your local grocerty store before you leave, as Disney's can be a little pricey. Your own ponchos will help you and the kids stand out, which is something very handy when you're in a crowd!
Secondly, we suggest wearing clothes that are made of a waterproof material, such as athletic shorts or light t-shirts or even water-resistant jackets. This way you will still stay dry and warm.
Now we have to talk about shoes. After all, shoes and aching feet are probably the most common complaints you will hear at WDW. While some guests are most comfortable in flip-flops, they are sure to be slipping and sliding in the rain; and some shoes can rub blisters when they get wet. Therefore, plan accordingly! You'll be glad you did!
Rainy Day Character Cavalcade- During some really wet and rainy days, when it's unsafe to put on the three o'clock parade, the Magic Kingdom puts on a "Rainy Day Character Cavalcade." This alternative parade features Cast Members dressed in rain boots and slickers as characters ride by on some of the Main Street Vehicles! Is it as great as the standard parade? Not really. However, it does add some magic to the dreary weather and shows that Disney will do what they can so that nothing stands in the way of a great, Disney day. Check out a video below!
Shopping - Most of the shops on Main Street USA are conveniently connected, meaning you can just move from shop to shop without ever venturing out into the weather! (We also use the connecting shops as an alternative to the crowded streets!) Anyway, a little bit of rain is a great excuse to do some souvenir shopping, and Main Street USA is one of the best places to do it.
Resorts - WDW resorts try to help out with the rain by providing towels for guests coming in out of the weather or with supplying games and activities in the lobby for kids!
So as you can see, you can still enjoy a magical day at the Magic Kingdom regardless of the weather! What's your favorite thing to do in a Disney downpour? Share with us!