Greetings fellow Disney fans! I don’t know about all of you, but the cold air, snow and ice that has been raining down on the entire East coast has me indoors and dreaming of my next Disney vacation. While watching the news I couldn’t help but notice how are friends in Florida are also experiencing some crazy cold temperatures. It brought back memories from a few years ago in which my family and I found ourselves at Walt Disney World (WDW) in the middle of a cold spell. While plans changed slightly due to the temperatures, it also allowed for us to spend time doing things that we might not have thought about if the weather was warm and sunny. So I thought I would share some of my favorite things to do at WDW when it becomes a little too chilly outside.
- Indoor shows: I will admit that when the weather is lovely outdoors I might not be inclined to sit down to watch a show. However this all changes when the weather is less than stellar. This is a perfect time to check out a show that you might not have time for in your busy touring schedule otherwise. Some of my favorites include The Festival of the Lion King, Finding Nemo the Musical, and Frozen Sing-A-Long.
- Longer Indoor Attractions: In the past Ellen’s Energy Adventure would have topped this list for me (RIP), but we still have some amazing attractions to visit indoors when it becomes a bit too chilly. When the weather is not on your side it makes sitting down to enjoy Carousel of Progress, Country Bear Jamboree, Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room or Living with the Land that much more enjoyable. You can get out of the elements and see what WDW does best, which is theme and audio animatronics.
- Resort Hopping: While I never feel that I need an excuse to spend the day resort hopping, it can be challenging for families to take time from their schedule to visit a resort. However, during the cooler months this is a perfect way to relax, see some new areas of WDW and stay warm. For example, who can resist sitting in front of the roaring fire at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge? Or sitting in the lobby of the Grand Floridian to listen to the nightly orchestra show? Each resort offers some interesting options and when the weather isn’t cooperating this could be a new memory to add to your WDW bucket list.
- Disney Springs: With all of the renovation occurring at Disney Springs it is no surprise this is on my list. This area of Disney offers shopping, eateries and relaxing all within the comfort of heated buildings. This could be a great way to unwind after a day in the parks when you are not ready to end your day, but also done with being outdoors.
This list is by no means complete and I feel that Disney is always adding new experiences for guests. Do you have a must do when the weather is not working in your favor during a WDW vacation? Please feel free to comment below and make sure to stay warm out there!