[QUOTE=Soundgod;1135349]On May 25, 2009 (yes, I remember the exact day because it was a day trip to meet up with old friends) we were in Epcot watching the Beatles clones around 5:30 when the skies opened up. Well, I was part of the throng holed up in the England bathrooms. We’re talking a serious downpour. And because this was before I had a smart phone, I had to call a friend at home to look at radar to tell me what I was dealing with. The rain did eventually slack after an hour or so, but it never stopped. The rain was so bad that there was standing water under Spaceship Earth.
Edit: OK, the water wasn’t standing, it was draining. Still, the drains were unable to keep up with all the water that was rushing downhill. The area in between SE and the Pin Trader kiosk also had water deep enough to submerge an adult foot.
I eventually got to my car and I was thrilled that I’d thought ahead and had dry shoes, socks, and shirt waiting for me. So, being it was so close to time for Illuminations, I waited in my car to see if that show and Wishes (both set for 9 that night) were going to happen. And they were both rained out. That’s heavy. I’ve seen both shows in light and light steady rain. But this downpour completely rained them out. I can only imagine Fantasmic didn’t happen either.[/QUOTE]
…reminds me of the year we went with a friend and her son in a stroller to Sea World. The storm was so bad that day it knocked out the power to the back up pumps there…the whole park was inundated with water up to mid calf!!! old trash and a slick of oil was floating around. They closed the park and we had to make our way out to the front in a foot of water…I had sneakers on that were ruined because of the oil and dirt…(I didn’t want to walk barefoot thru the dirty water) What a mess. You would have thought they would have battery back up pumps or something right?
Sea World gave us a refund but it had to be used within 7 days…we were not too happy but too soggy to stay and argue about it…