The Walt Disney World Resort is home to two uniquely themed water parks – Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon. When visiting the Central Florida area the Disney water parks are a great way to keep cool in the hot summer sun. They are also the perfect break from the busy theme parks which can be found throughout the area – both in and outside of Disney World.
Each one of the water parks offer guests an watery experience, with memories to last a lifetime. Though each of these two water parks have their differences, travel tips for both are similar. Let’s take a look at some tips which will help make your Disney water park adventure easier.
If you plan to open the water park arrive 30 minutes early. This will give you plenty of time to park (if you are not using Disney Transportation), purchase your tickets (if you have not done so already), rent towels and grab your inner tubes. This also allows you time to select your perfect location in the park before the crowds arrive.
Sunscreen and water shoes
It is a good idea to buy both sunscreen and water shoes before leaving for your Walt Disney World vacation. This is primarily because these items will cost quite a bit more when purchased at the theme park, than at your local grocery store back home. The water shoes are a good idea because with all of the running around from water slide to water slide. The concrete in the hot Florida sun can sometimes get to be too hot to even walk on.
Go later in the day
It can get brutally hot during the summer months here in Central Florida. Plus, summertime means those pesky afternoon showers that you can set your watch by. Both of these reasons lead to the first tip: Try to visit the water parks in the afternoon, especially on days when the water park stays open later. The afternoons get cooler and the storms have already driven away the crowds.
Walt Disney World Travel Examiner’s Tip: If at all possible, avoid the water parks on the weekends or major holidays. These days are the busiest, because both locals and visitors rush to the water parks.
This is primarily for the women and girls. Wear a one-piece swimsuit when visiting the water parks. You do not want a piece to fly off when enjoying a water slide, exposing yourself to the world. Just something to consider.
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