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Summer in Orlando is beautiful.  The warm sunlight is plentiful, and many welcome the chance to enjoy the outdoors.  When you want to go out to nature parks, beaches, or theme parks, it can be disappointing when the summer rains come crashing down.  Fortunately, there are plenty of things to do on a rainy day here in this beautiful city. Whether you live here and are looking for something new, or you’re just taking advantage of some vacation time, there’s plenty to do while waiting for the sun to return.

A photograph of the front of the Regal Pointe Orlando movie theater. Movies are some things to do on a rainy day.

Movies at Regal Pointe Orlando

Rainy days make the perfect movie days, and the Regal Pointe theater on International Drive is a great place to watch them.  Their reclining chairs, complete with fold-away food trays, allow you to relax and settle in for the show.  If you want a more immersive experience, the theater also offers 4DX and IMAX showings for some movies.  So, if the rain has you looking for something to do, get some popcorn and soda. There’s always something playing at Regal Pointe.

A photograph of a young girl digging for fossils at the Orlando Science Center.

Dinodigs at Orlando Science Center

Even in the rain, you can still have fun exploring if you go to the Orlando Science Center.  Go to their DinoDigs exhibit and you’ll find giant replicas of the remains of many prehistoric animals.  The fossils are staged in scenes that resemble the landscapes they used to roam in.  If you take a stroll to the Jurassic Ridge dig pits, you can unearth some of the fossils yourself.  Amidst the backdrops of ancient times, a rainy day in Orlando can quickly be forgotten.

A photograph of a collection of cars in the Dezerland Car Museum

Car museum at Dezerland

Driving in the rain may be troublesome, but you don’t have to worry about that at the Dezerland Car Museum.  New to Orlando, this vast collection of cars is sorted into a number of different sections.  Some rooms are dedicated to cars from different countries, and other displays are focused  on the era the cars were built in.  There are also rooms dedicated to Hollywood, with an assortment of celebrity-themed cars and replicas from movies.  You can even see an assortment of Batmobiles while you wait for the rain to clear up.

A photograph of wax sculptures from the Madame Tussauds wax museum.

Madame Tussauds at Icon Park

Many people go to Icon Park for its massive Ferris wheel, swing ride, or a chance to walk around the wide, open area.  It’s a great place to visit and, if it happens to be a rainy day in Orlando, you can head over to Madame Tussauds.  The wax museum has a wide collection of incredibly realistic sculptures of celebrities, and the people you’ll see there change regularly.  At the end of your tour, you can also get a wax model of your hand.  If you want some fun on a rainy day, take some selfies with celebrities. It’s sure to be a fun afternoon.

Two teams of players solving puzzles.

Escape rooms at The Escape Effect

Escape rooms are truly one of the best things to do on a rainy day. Whether it’s been raining all day or there’s a sudden storm in the afternoon, a rainy day in Orlando shouldn’t stop you from enjoying your day.  At The Escape Effect, bad weather isn’t a problem at all.  When you venture into an ancient Greek temple or a medieval castle, the sound of rain overhead disappears.  Immerse yourself in the atmosphere as you work your way through the puzzles.  In our escape rooms, you can forget all about the rain. 

The perfect things to do on a rainy day

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