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  • On Jul 18, 2016
    Vickie from WI Asked

    Four weeks and counting until we land in the happiest place on earth. We've never been to either water park so looking for some tips. Should we have water shoes/flip flops, bring our own life jackets, towels? I appreciate the input!

    Hi, Vickie! After countless visits to Walt Disney World Resort, my family finally decided to try out the Disney Water Parks last summer. We loved them so much that we purchased Water Park Annual Passes! There are so many exciting attractions at both parks, but I think we are all quite partial to the overall tropical oasis theme of Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I do have some quick tips for you, no matter which park (or hopefully both!) you plan to visit.

    You are welcome to bring towels from your Resort hotel, or you may rent them for $2/towel. You can also rent a locker, perfect for storing any treasures you may have brought. I feel like water shoes are a must. The ground can be quite hot in the summer and you will want a little something on your feet when visiting the restroom. Life jackets of all sizes can be found across both water parks at no additional cost. If you have MagicBands, be sure to bring them, as they are an easy, waterproof way to pay for towels, refillable water park mugs, merchandise, and food while at the park. Speaking of, be sure to save room for a dozen mini-donuts or the Sand Pail ice cream bucket at the parks! They are a water park must-do! You can also use your MagicBand to link the DisneyPhotoPass pictures you take to your account.

    I found it worthwhile to arrive early to both parks, which helped us grab good, shady spots to make our home base for the day. The Florida sun can be a scorcher, so you really will want a shady chair. I usually find good area towards the back of the parks, as most people grab chairs closer to the entrance early on. When you get too hot, just hop in the lazy river or the wave pool. A word to wise at Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool - hang on! I find it to actually be much calmer the further out we swim.

    I hope these tips help you, Vickie. Feel free to stop by if you want to talk more about Disney Water Parks!

    Brandy B.
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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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