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12-09-2011, 07:57 AM
Our Trip in a couple days is going to have rain. We have done DL many time in the rain, but never with our kids. 1 and 3. We have a stroller and carrier.
Any tips and advise from people who have done rain with kids?
12-09-2011, 08:16 AM
In my experience dry feet can be the difference between happiness and unhappiness when it's rainy at DLR. So our kids wear snow boots to keep their feet insulated and dry.
Have plenty of indoor facilities at the ready for if/when there's a torrential downpour. For instance:
-Animation Building (there are about 6 or seven things to do in there: the three chambers down below, the zoetrope, Animation Academy, Turtle Talk with Crush, or just lounge in the giant room)
-Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln
-Hyperion Theater (although you have to time it perfectly to walk right up and in)
12-09-2011, 08:38 AM
Innoventions and the Animation Studio were high on my list of things we will be doing a lot more of than usual.
Great idea about snow boots!!!! Thank you.
12-09-2011, 10:21 AM
Poncho or some sort of rain cover for the stroller!
12-09-2011, 12:16 PM
Cathy - That is on my list. I am trying to find kid size ones too. Thank you
12-11-2011, 01:28 PM
So our kids wear snow boots to keep their feet insulated and dry.
Your comment reminded me of a very cool moment during my last WDW trip in September. The skies opened up one afternoon and it flat POURED during the last leg of the MK train's circuit. I and about 40 people were stuck up on the top level of the train station, just waiting for the rain to stop. It was coming down so hard that for a while you couldn't even see the castle! The cool thing was the sight of 3 little boys, around 6 years old or so, coming down Main Street. They were properly dressed in rain ponchos and rubber boots, and they were slogging along in the deepest water they could find, just kicking rain everywhere and having a blast!
One man's yuck is another child's playground!!!
12-13-2011, 10:01 PM
Dan, this makes me think of some trips I took with my kids on rainy days at the park. We called 'em duck days, because we just let the water roll off us like ducks. I had the kids decked out in raincoats, rain pants, and rain boots. Impervious. We had a great time. This was past the time when we used a stroller, but back in those days, we would have an extra poncho for the stroller to try to keep it dry.
The one thing that's yucky about all that wet rain gear is what to do with it in the hotel room. For that purpose, I bring suction cup hooks so I can hang stuff up and let it dry, any and everywhere in a hotel room.