7 things to do in Epcot when it rains

When you visit Walt Disney World it's useful to know that it rains, a lot. During summer there's lots of rain, and while it is sometime a welcome relief from the hot sun there are times when you really don't want to be standing around in a ride line while you get rained on. There are lots of ways to avoid the rain, so many that I probably shouldn't cover them all in one post, so for this one here's 7 things you can do in Epcot when it rains.

The Land

7 Things To Do In Epcot When It Rains | Head for The Land where you can learn about living with the land, planting and growing food.
Head inside to learn, see amazing sights, and grab something to eat.

The Land is a place you can learn about the world, take a ride on a boat in Living With The Land. You'll learn how Disney is learning about plant and food growth and using their knowledge to help them grow food that is actually used in restaurants like The Garden Grill

There's also Soarin' which is a brilliant ride where you fly over amazing sights around the world like the Great Wall of China. 

The Land houses a food court too, so if you happen to be peckish you could grab something to eat while it's raining outside. Be aware though that lots of other people could have this thought too.

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. 

Dolly Parton

The Seas with Nemo & Friends

7 Things To Do In Epcot When It Rains | The Nemo ride is great fun as well as getting to see lots of ocean life.
Inside the seas you can see all sorts of sealife. I LOVE it.

Another large area you can walk around inside is The Seas with Nemo & Friends. Head for the ride entrance, and once you've spotted Nemo with his buddies you hop off the ride and get to walk around the aquarium checking out all the fish. There's dolphins, I saw manatees once, and plenty of sharks. There's always Disney Cast Members on hand to answer any questions you have and sometimes they even hold shows with the dolphins where they do tricks or play with their toys. It's a brilliant way to get out of the rain.

O Canada!

7 Things To Do In Epcot When It Rains | Canada is a beautiful place, both the pavilion and the country!
I never knew how beautiful Canada was!

Once the spots of rain start outside head into the Canada pavilion where you can watch a short movie about Canada. To be honest I thought this would be really boring, I didn't know much about Canada (and still don't) and thought there wasn't much point watching it. But, it was a brilliant movie because it showed me how wrong I was. Canada is a beautiful country and I would like to visit one day - and that's because I watched O Canada! 

You do have to stand to watch and it is "circle-vision" which means there are screens all around you. It's an interesting concept, if you get motion sickness at all it could trigger that but there's always the exit so not to worry.

The American Adventure

7 Things To Do In Epcot When It Rains | See past and present presidents as well as hearing amazing a capella voices!
Learn about American history, and maybe even hear the Voices of Liberty!

Listen to the re-telling of American History while you sit in a theatre. Listen to America's past, and present, presidents tell the story of their history - their wins as well as a few fails. It's an interesting show and one we have seen a few times. We like to use it as a way to get a rest but it's also a great way to escape the rain.

Mexico Pavilion

7 Things To Do In Epcot When It Rains | Mexico is amazing inside - check it out!
Go inside the pavilion to spot some beautiful glass figures.

This is one of my favourite places in Epcot and I'm always happy to spend some time inside. To start with there's a boat ride - Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros - which takes you through Mexico searching for Donald Duck. Then you could try out a margarita in the bar or walk around the small market checking out all the colourful figures and things they have on display. During our last visit we bought BP a dragon, which he loves and has it in his room taking pride of place on his mantlepiece. 

Predicting rain doesn't count. Building arks does. 

Warren Buffett

Mission Space

7 Things To Do In Epcot When It Rains | Mission Space - A great ride with a play area near the exit!
Go through the shop to find the play area near the exit of the ride.

A ride that takes you into space and all the way to Mars! For those that don't like rides though, there's always the waiting area near the exit of the ride - which you get to through the shop. I've waited in this area a few times because I don't like the more intense version of Mission Space, but my boys do. It's a handy place to wait around, there are seats and a play area for younger visitors as well as something for the older kids too. Definitely a good place to shelter from the rain.

Club Cool

7 Things To Do In Epcot When It Rains | Club Cool - where you can get FREE drinks in Walt Disney World.
Try out free samples of Coca-cola inside!

While it gets quite busy when it's raining it's still a good place to shelter if the rain gets heavy fast and you're in the area. Really it's just a small shop, but they have FREE samples of Coca-Cola flavours from around the world for you to try. We stop into Club Cool whenever we need a quick drink, when it's raining, or when we just need to get out of the sun for a while. It's a great little stop.

7 Things To Do In Epcot When It Rains | There's lots of ways to get out of the rain - or even enjoy it!

There are so many other things to do in Epcot when it rains but these are my favourites. Don't forget there's World Showcase in Epcot which means you can visit each of the pavilions around the World and there's always something interesting to see.

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