Ultimate Guide to Packing for a Disney Water Park Day
Even the most devoted Disney travelers never make it around to visiting one of Disney World’s water parks. However, if you find yourself suffering from Florida’s excessive heat but still want your daily dose of Disney then they’re the perfect place to go. Whether it’s Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon or Disney’s Blizzard Beach it makes for a fun day for the whole family! Before you set off on your Disney water park day, here are some tips on what to pack.
Bring Your Swimsuit!
I know what you’re thinking…duh! It is a Disney water park after all…but better to be safe than sorry! If you do not have on a swimsuit, they will not allow you to go in the water. Plus, you’ll need to make sure that your swimsuit is sturdy and stays in place! Some of the waterslides are known to cause some major wardrobe malfunctions, so unless you plan on simply sunbathing ladies…bikinis might not be the way to go.
Flip Flops/Water Shoes
While you can be barefoot at the water parks, I would suggest bringing either flip flops or some form of water proof shoes. You’ll need them to travel to and from the parks and it’s also a good idea to wear them if you need to use the restroom.
The last thing you want to do is ruin your vacation by getting a sunburn, so make sure to pack enough sunscreen. It is also important to make sure to apply it multiple times throughout the day in the event the heat and/or water makes it disappear.
If you like wearing sunglasses, make sure to bring them with you to the water park. There’s not much shade in the water parks and you’ll be glad you had them. The only time you’ll need to remove them is when you’re on a ride. Then you can simply hold them in your hand!
You can rent towels at the water parks, however it will cost $2 per towel. This will save some room in your bag, though, I prefer to bring my own towel simply because it’s beneficial for the ride back your home or resort.
For those with little ones, floaties are essential. Life vests are free to rent at the water parks, but if your children prefer something a little less bulky such as arm floaties or puddle jumpers then they’re definitely a must pack.
One of the awesome things about Disney’s water parks are that they allow one cooler per family to be brought into the park. If you want to save money by packing your cooler with water, snacks, and a lunch, you certainly can.
However, if you’d rather not lug around a cooler with you, there are plenty of places within the parks to find food and drinks. Just remember to bring your cash. They’ll also accept credit cards, dining plans at the water parks.
Change of Clothes/Plastic Bag
The last thing I would recommend packing is a change of clothes for the ride home. It’s important to bring a plastic bag to put your wet swimsuits in too. If your using the Disney bus system changing into dry clothes can definitnely be beneficial.
The busses have strong air conditioners (I’m in no way complaining, it’s actually one of the things I love most about them) and in a wet swimsuit it can get cold, not to mention you’ll leave the seat wet for the next guest.
Packing for your Water Park Day
Once you’ve packed for your trip, there are a few other things to note when planning a day at one of Disney’s water parks. One, make sure to check the weather beforehand. The parks will close down in bad weather and ticket refunds are not given.
Also, there are lockers to rent for $15 dollars if you would rather put wallets and phones somewhere safe. Lastly, remember to arrive early. While there are a good number of chairs to choose from, if you arrive early you’ll guarantee yourself a spot to stake your claim to. Have fun and enjoy!
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Hello Disney Fans! Janie here. I was a Disney kid growing up and now that I am an adult I love it even more. Whether its movies, music, parks, or games I just can’t get enough of it. I visit Disney World at least twice a year and even when I’m not there it’s all I can think about!