Ideas for Surviving Disneyland in the Rain

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Ideas for surviving Disneyland in the rain is coming from first-hand experiences. My last four trips to Disneyland have been some wet ones. I don’t know about my luck with these trips, however, it has taught me a lot about what to bring and what to do. Today, I would like to share some ideas on what to do at the Disneyland Resort when it is raining.

Ideas for Surviving Disneyland in the Rain

While being at Disneyland during the rain is not an ideal way to see the Disneyland Resort, however, if you are prepared, and go with a good frame of mind (In addition to knowing what to do.) You can make the most out of your visit!

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While inside of Disneyland:

First of all, let’s start at the park that started it all. Disneyland!

Visit the Main Street Opera House/Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln

First on the list of ideas for surviving Disneyland in the rain is to visit the Main Street Opera House Featuring Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln. This is a great place to hang out inside for a while. In the preshow area, Disneyland has items on display that changes all the time. From art drawings and costumes and props from the latest Mary Poppins movie to a scaled model of Disneyland on opening day.

They also have the Disneyland 50th anniversary show with Steve Martin playing. And much much more.

In the next room, there is a model of the United States Capitol Building and a pre-show video about Mr.Lincoln. Which all leads up to the 16-minute show in the theatre.

Check out the Main Street Cinemas

Second, on the list of ideas for surviving Disneyland in the rain is to check out the Main Street Cinemas. Heading towards the castle on the right is the Main Street Cinemas. Inside there are multiple screens playing some of the first Mickey Mouse cartoons. This is a fun way to pass the time indoors and see Mickey in his first acting roles!

Go Shopping

Third, on the list of ideas for surviving Disneyland in the rain is shopping! Another great way to get out of the rain. However, keep in mind that others will be doing this too. It may get a little crowded. Also, be careful when walking around. While Disney makes every effort to add carpets, there are still some wet and slippery spots.




Experience Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room

If you can handle waiting outside in the rain for this show, Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room is a great show to get out of the weather. With the show lasting just over 15 minutes, it can be a nice break and rest for the feet.

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The entrance sign to Enchanted Tiki Room in Disneyland.

Ride the Mark Twain Riverboat

Another idea for the list of ideas for surviving Disneyland in the rain is the Mark Twain Riverboat. The very top of the Mark Twain Riverboat will be closed, however, there are still two levels that you can ride around the Rivers of America on. This is another great way to stay out of the elements for 15 minutes.

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Mark Twain Riverboat coming in the final part of its journey.


 

 

 


Ride Pirates of the Caribbean

Next on the list of ideas for surviving Disneyland in the rain is to ride Pirates of the Caribbean. If you can brave the elements while waiting in line, Pirates of the Caribbean is a great way to pass the time indoors. This attraction is 20 minutes long. That is a good amount of time well spent.

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Check out Star Wars Launch Bay

Another way to beat the rain at Disneyland is to check out Star Wars Launch Bay in Tomorrowland. This is the place to meet a lot of your favorite Star Wars characters. Which makes it a good place to escape the rain.

Ride the Disneyland Railroad

Another ride on the list of ideas for surviving Disneyland in the rain is the Disneyland Railroad. The Disneyland railroad goes around Disneyland with stops in New Orleans Square, Mickey’s Toontown, Tomorrowland, and Main Street. You can ride to a specific station or ride all the way around. While the trains are covered you may still get a little wet. However, for the most part, this is still a good way to survive the rain.

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One of the trains for the Disneyland Railroad.

If you are in California Adventure:

Now let’s take a look at some ideas for surviving Disneyland in the rain.

Soarin Over the World

While most of the cue for Soarin Over the World is indoors, there is some of it outside. But once you get inside it is dry and warm. One of the best ways to survive the rain in Disneyland.

Go to the Animation Building in California Adventure

Next on the list of ideas for surviving Disneyland in the rain is the Animation Building. In Hollywoodland on the right is the Animation Building. Once inside, there is a huge room with lots of screens all the way around the room. It shows clips from animated Disney movies with music. There are some seats in the room, however, a lot of people will sit along the floor. Not only is it a great place to escape the rain, but it is also a great way to escape the heat in the summer too.

In addition to this room, there are other rooms that branch off that has more things to experience. For example, Turtle Talk with Crush, Animaters Academy and Sorcerer’s Workshop.



 

 


Ride the Monster’s Inc attraction

Next on the list of ideas for surviving Disneyland in the rain is to ride the Monster’s Inc attraction. Most of the line is under cover, with a little section being not covered. However, for the most part, it is a great way to stay out of the elements.

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The entrance to Monster’s Inc. ride in California Adventure.

Ride Little Mermaid Ariels Under Sea Adventure

Finally on the list of ideas for surviving Disneyland in the rain is to ride Little Mermaid Ariels Under Sea Adventure. The line for this ride is covered. Therefore, it makes it a great way to stay out of the rain. Not to mention the ride itself which is just over 6 minutes long.

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The Little Mermaid Ariels Undersea Adventure attraction in California Adventure.

A few things to know before you go:

Due to the rain, Disneyland will close some attractions and some of the entertainment. Also, some rides will break down a lot due to the rain as well.

Ride Closures:

Disneyland

California Adventure

  • Golden Zephyr
  • Goofy’s Sky School
  • Jumpin Jelly Fish
  • Luigi’s Rollickin Roadsters
  • Redwood Creek Challenge

Entertainment Changes

Outdoor Shows and Parades will be canceled, however, they have a rainy day cavalcade. Which consists of Disneyland characters in the Main Street Vehicles going along the parade route.

Ride Breakdowns/Closures

Monorail (Disneyland)

Cars Racers (California Adventure)

In Conclusion

Disneyland may not be the most fun in the rain, however, I hope that today’s post helps to show that you can still have fun no matter the weather.

A quick rundown of the ideas for surviving Disneyland in the rain:

  • Visit the Main Street Opera House/Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln
  • Check out the Main Street Cinemas
  • Go Shopping
  • Experience Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
  • Ride the Mark Twain Riverboat
  • Ride Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Check out Star Wars Launch Bay
  • Ride the Disneyland Railroad
  • Soarin Over the World
  • Go to the Animation Building in California Adventure
  • Ride the Monster’s Inc attraction
  • Ride Little Mermaid Ariels Under Sea Adventure

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About Melisa Rice 126 Articles
Melisa has had a love for Disneyland that started at a very young age. Her family traveled to Disneyland every year or two when she was growing up. As she got older, she began to read anything she could get her hands on regarding Disneyland. If you ask her anything about Disneyland, she is always willing to share her knowledge. As a former Manager of a video store, she has a wealth of knowledge about movies as well. In addition to these experiences, she also loves to take landscape photography, do crafting, bake cakes for her nieces and nephews. But most of all, she enjoys reading the Bible.

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