NEWS: Florida Could Be Affected By Potential Tropical Storm This Weekend

It’s officially hurricane season in Florida and that means Disney World may be faced with some less-than-magical weather over the next coming months.

Rainy day at Hollywood Studios

From June through November, meteorologists, Floridians, and Disney World fans alike will be tracking the tropics to keep tabs on any potential storms on the horizon. Hurricane Agatha became the first storm of the 2022 season, and although it made landfall in Mexico and dissipated on Tuesday, experts don’t think it’s the last we’ll be seeing of Agatha.

When it comes to weather in Disney World, unpredictability is the name of the game — at least over the summer months. The Florida heat can be absolutely detrimental to a Disney day, not to mention that storms can open up from the sky at pretty much any given moment.

Magic Kingdom

Hurricane season officially begins on June 1st, but we had already seen the first major storm of the season — Agatha. This year’s hurricane season predictions call for between 16 and 20 named storms throughout 2022.

After making landfall in Mexico and breaking up into a less powerful system, it looks like the storm might get a second wind. According to the Orlando Sentinel, the storm has an 80% chance of reforming into a tropical storm within the next five days, and a 70% chance of becoming a tropical storm in the next two.

 

 

 

 

It’s still too early to tell where the new storm — which would be renamed Alex — might go or what kind of gusto it might have, but central and south Florida are likely in for a rainy weekend.

Toy Story Land in Hollywood Studios

UPDATE: As of June 2nd, tropical storm watches are in effect for Osceola County and other counties in Florida.

UPDATE: Here’s a look at the 5PM Advisory from June 3rd, 2022.

So, what if you’ve already got your trip planned for this weekend? Don’t worry — we’ve got you. We’ve had some of our best Disney days in the rain, and as long as you can temper your expectations a bit, you can still have a good time.

Guests hiding from the rain.

Depending on how intense the storm gets, certain attractions and other locations throughout the parks may close down. But, if it’s just rain we’ve got some great tips on where you can take shelter in the parks — like the Main Street, U.S.A. shops including the Emporium in Magic Kingdom, the Land Pavilion in EPCOT, Muppet Vision 3D in Hollywood Studios, and our personal favorite: Nomad Lounge in Animal Kingdom.

Check Out More Places to Hide from the Rain in Disney World

We also recommend preparing for inclement weather when you’re packing for your trip, too! Throw a pair of waterproof sandals, Crocs, or a change of socks into your park bag in case your shoes get drenched.

50th Anniversary Crocs

Don’t get caught spending a ridiculous amount of money on a Disney poncho, either. You can get them online from Amazon, Target, and more for much cheaper than you’d spend at Disney World.

Although the weather can be unpredictable, if you prepare for it just a little bit you can still have a great Disney World vacation!

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