14 Tips For Planning a Visit to Walt Disney World’s Water Parks
Did you know that Walt Disney World is home to two amazing water parks with unique theming, fun thrills, delicious eats and more!? There’s so much fun to be had at Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon parks that it’s worth setting aside a day of your Disney visit for some splashtacular fun!
To help you make the most out of your water park day here are also 14 awesome quick tips!
Save With Park Hopper Plus
When planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation, adding the Park Hopper Plus option is in our opinion a MUST! In addition to unlimited entries at ANY of Walt Disney World’s four incredible theme parks during your visit, your ticket also includes visits to other iconic Disney venus like the water parks, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, both miniature golf courses and more! It’s the perfect for families looking to see and do it all!
Take the Bus
Staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel? Then be sure to take advantage of the complimentary Walt Disney World Bus Service. Regular bus services is offered to both water parks from your Walt Disney World resort. Those staying onsite at a Walt Disney World resort can also enjoy complimentary parking for those that prefer to drive.
Choose a Family Gathering Point
If you’re spending the day with a larger group, we recommend choosing a meeting spot or home base that everyone in your party can go back to throughout your water park visit. Some great options include the Beachcomber Shacks and Getaway Glen Umbrellas at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and the Polar Patios and Lodge Umbrellas at Disney’s Blizzard Beach. You can reserve any of these spaces by calling (407) WDW-PLAY or (407) 939-7529.
Whether you are surrounded by water or not, when temperatures start to soar its important to make show your are downing lots of drinks! Family members of all ages want to be sure to drink lots of water. Both water parks also offer special refillable mugs for purchase that lets you quench your thirst at any drink station during your water park visit.
Bring Your Appetites
Both Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon are renowned for some seriously delicious menu items that you won’t want to miss. Highlights include chocolate-dipped key lime pie and guacamole flights to plant-based bratwurst sandwiches. Adults can also enjoy speciality drinks, beer and wine. For lunch, our top picks are The Fish Tacos from Typhoon Tilly’s at Typhoon Lagoon, the Blizzard Burger from Lottawatta Lodge at Blizzard Beach and the mini donuts, which are available at both parks!
Don’t Overpack Those Park Bags
Don’t get bogged down with too much in your theme park bag. Rather, pack lightly as if you were planning a day at the beach. Remember, both water parks offer towel and umbrella rentals for the day. That means less bulky items to carry and less laundry when you get back home – it’s a win-win! Staying onsite? Walt Disney World Resort guests receive complimentary towels at the water parks.
Perfect for Half-Day or Full-Day Itineraries
Both of Disney’s water parks make a great addition to any Disney vacation and can easily fit into your busy itinerary. Plan a full day at the water parks to see and do it all or visit for a few hours to cool off- the choice is yours! Here at MickeyBlog, we’re fans of spending a full day at the water parks and then heading Disney Springs for some evening fun!
Take Advantage of PhotoPass
Disney’s PhotoPass service is the perfect way to capture professional photos of your vacation. You’ll find PhotoPass photographers located throughout the water parks. They’ll let you focus on having fun while they get the perfect shot. For those opting to take your own pictures, purchase a waterproof bag to protect your phone and easily carry it around the park. You can find waterproof bags in Singapore Sal’s at Typhoon Lagoon and Beach Haus at Blizzard Beach.
Take Surfing Lessons
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to surf or you’re an experienced surfer who wants to catch some waves while you’re on vacation, make sure to go to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon one morning. That’s where we offer surfing programs in a state-of-the-art wave pool that creates the perfect wave every time and offers the perfect venue for surfing, no matter what your skill level. Classes take place before the park opens meaning you can also enjoy your surfing experience without the crowds!
Pack That Sunscreen
Make sure to apply sunscreen multiple times throughout the day and spend time in the shade to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. You can purchase sunscreen in Singapore Sal’s at Typhoon Lagoon or Beach Haus at Blizzard Beach.
Mingle With Your Favorite Characters
The theme parks aren’t the only places to meet your favorite Disney characters. Don’t miss your chance to spend time with Goofy at Disney’s Blizzard Beach or Lilo and Stich at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon during your next visit to our water parks.
Consider an Annual Pass
The Water Parks Annual Pass includes a year of admission to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Disney’s Blizzard Beach and an endless amount of fun! If you plan on going to the Disney Water Parks more than once in one year, you’ll definitely want to check this out.
Unplug From the Real World
The Disney Water Parks make it easy for you to unplug and focus your attention on enjoying the moment and spending time with your friends and loved ones. If you like, you can easily rent a locker to securely keep all of your electronic devices out of mind and out of sight. A day of relaxation and fun awaits you!
Dress the Part
Part of the fun of visiting Walt Disney World Resort is the chance to incorporate your favorite Disney characters into your personal style. From towels and swimwear to clothing and thoughtful souvenirs, Blizzard Beach’s Beach Haus and Typhoon Lagoon’ Singapore Sal’s have everything you need for a Disney-inspired fashion moment at our water parks.
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