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things to do in the rain?

Discussion in 'General' started by Tom Morrow, May 20, 2009.

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    think i may be over planning but worried about the afternoon rain showers which will happen during our stay in florida

    what is there to do at disney to keep us all happy?
     
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    Typically, the Florida afternoon rain showers only last about 15 to 30 minutes. Growing up down in Tampa, we used to say that it would rain every day at noon and 5. You could set your watch by it. But typically, they don't last long at all. Put your ubiquitous yellow poncho on and enjoy it.

    Tom :)macwave:... I ain't afraid of a little rain!)
     
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    :yeahthat: Tom's got the right idea :yes: Stick on a poncho and continue with whatever you were doing.
     
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    :yeahthat:same answer from me too!
     
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    MystikPiglit Peace, Love and Mickey Mouse

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    I detest ponchos so my advice is -

    Pop into a shop and browse around.
    Sit and have a drink or a bite to eat.
    Go into a sit-down show.
     
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    I can't *imagine* why!
     
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    :lol: Actually to be fair it's not the ponchos I loathe as much as the inconsiderate people who brush against me when they are wet and I'm not.... :nono: Okay, rant over.
     
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    I like taking a mini umbrella and not using a poncho. :D But yep, just keep going!
     
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    :yes:
     
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    Yup!!!! That's what we do.:thumbsup:
     
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    would dance naked be the wrong answer? :unsure:
     
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    P'raps, Brit. P'raps. :D

    I too dislike ponchos. It's too hot for them regardless of the rain. I use a huge umbrella, but that comes with it's own problems, especially if the rain is driving (and at a slant which happens often). One thing you need to remember about central Florida, is that unlike the coasts, there can often be two rainstorms per day. The west coast sea breeze makes its way inland as does the east coast and often both kick up storms. Sometimes they collide and then whoooheeeeee wicked storms! :eek:

    Keep in mind that if the storm includes lightning as it often does, you should NOT remain in the outdoors and carry on. You should take cover immediately and stay safe until the lightning abates. Florida is the lightning strike capital of the world, and it's not unusual for real problems to be the result of those deadly strikes.

    What to do in the rain? Be in your hotel/resort room resting. :yes: Remember the summer's heat and humidity will wear you right out!!!

    Be in an area where you can enjoy indoor activities. Many folks head to Disney Quest (and therein is the problem... many folks do this). Films at the Cinema are another option.

    We used to book our largest meal of the day during the early afternoon so that we'd be indoors and not rushed when the storms hit. Works quite well sometimes. not so well other times.
     
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    only if you are in Fantasyland.... :tongue:
     
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    I agree with everyone else. It's unusual for it to rain all day in Florida. Most days you get acouple afternoon showers and that's it. Just enough to drive the humidity through the roof and drench everyone in sweat. :wink:
     

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