PHOTOS & VIDEO: What Happens When a SEVERE Thunderstorm Arrives in Disney World

Mushy sneakers, wet hair, and drenched clothing are just a few of the side effects of a wild Florida downpour. No matter how much you plan ahead and check the forecast, Central Florida weather is notoriously unpredictable!

The rainy Florida weather has arrived!

Ever wondered what it looks like when the sky opens up and a big ol’ thunderstorm rolls into town? Lucky for you we braved the storm and have the photos to prove it!

It started out as a normal day at Disney World. Disney’s Hollywood Studios was hustling and bustling, the sky was a little overcast, and we were ready for a nice spring park day! (Or so we thought…🌩️ )

One minute you’re dry…

After we checked the weather forecast, we noticed that Orange county and Osceola county were placed under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch (Disney World is located in both counties). It was time to brace for rain — LOTS of rain!

…the next minute you’re soaked!

By around 4PM, a severe thunderstorm rolled through Hollywood Studios. Pretty much everyone ran for cover or went indoors to avoid the downpour.

In the event of such a large rainstorm, it’s usually best to look for Disney’s indoor attractions and shows that will keep you out of that yucky weather. Now’s not the time for a scenic stroll through Batuu!

If you’re planning a trip to Disney World this spring, don’t forget a poncho! We also recommend bringing a pair of shoes that can survive a little water — no one likes walking around with wet socks.

Bring a poncho or rain jacket!

If you happen to find yourself in Disney World this weekend, good luck and stay dry! In the meantime, stay tuned for all the latest Disney news and park updates.

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Have you ever been caught in a severe thunderstorm at Disney World? Let us know in the comments!

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