7 Things Walt Disney World Insiders Love about Disney Water Parks

Christy Caby

You may not think of water parks when you think about a Walt Disney World vacation, but Walt Disney World really does have the best of everything for you to enjoy. The water parks are definitely no exception to this. These parks are absolutely amazing and are both worth a visit when you are on property. Here are 7 things that Walt Disney World insiders love about Disney water parks:

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7. Perfectly themed.

These water parks have extensive stories about their background and how the water park came to be. The story for each water park is present in every aspect of the theming for the attractions, food stands and scenery. Blizzard Beach is a water park that was created from melting snow after a snowstorm hit Florida. Typhoon Lagoon is what is left after the typhoon came through and hit the park, causing things to be pretty tossed around. Both are equally as fun and done to the same level of perfection.

6. Cabana rentals.

The water parks offer the opportunity to rent cabanas for a bit of a private and more relaxed experience while you are there. You get a special seating area for your crew, plus shade covering, which is invaluable on hot summer days. You also receive an attendant, ice and bottles of water and towels for everyone in your party. You can also rent umbrella chairs for a lesser price, which only includes the umbrella chairs and towels. Either option can definitely aid in making your day at the water park more relaxed and comfortable.

5. Refillable drink mugs.

The water parks offer an unlimited refill mug option. You purchase the mug (which can be kept as a souvenir) and then you get unlimited beverages from the beverage station all day while you are there! This can be a huge savings during those hot days and help make sure that you stay hydrated and refreshed while you play.

4. Locker rentals.

It is really nice to have so many lockers available for rent, for a reasonable price. You are able to leave dry clothes, snacks, your phone, etc. secure and dry so that you are free to move about the water park and not worry about keeping an eye on your belongings. I highly recommend that you put everything in the lockers since it will definitely make your day much less stressful and give you one less thing to worry about.

3. Open all year.

Thanks to the beautiful Florida weather and the ability in the waterparks to temperature control many of the attractions, the water parks are open year round. It is nice to be able to visit in winter months and not be bundled up in sweaters and scarves. Only one water park may be open since the winter months are when they alternate taking the parks down for cleaning and refurbishments, but you will still always have an option!

2. Unique experiences.

Disney water parks are unlike any other water park you could experience. At Typhoon Lagoon you can snorkel around the man-made reef with stingrays and sharks! If surfing is your thing, you can also surf in the wave pool before park opening or even have a surfing party. At Blizzard Beach, you can experience one of the tallest, steepest free body slides in the nation. These water parks are extremely impressive and unique to Walt Disney World.

1. Thrill rides.

Are you or a member of your group a thrill seeker? Well look no further. These slides and rides are definitely a rush. You have water coasters, family raft rides, extremely fast, steep and intense slides that leave you hoping that you made it to the bottom with all parts of your bathing suit. Many of the slides have height requirements so get prepared that smaller guests won’t be able to do most of these thrilling attractions.

About Christy Caby

I am a long time Disney addict! This love began as a child and stayed with me in my teen years. I completed the Disney College Program, was engaged and honeymooned at Disney, visited WDW while pregnant with each of our two boys, and have brought our boys since they were babies (they are now 5 and 2). We have over 10 Disney World vacations under our belt. Our recent adventure was a big move from St. Louis, MO to Florida! We knew that we needed more Disney magic that just a couple times of year, and we worked hard to make it happen! Now we hit the parks almost every weekend! We are working to dine at every location, experience every attraction and look for every hidden Mickey! We want to be able to say that we have one it all! We are branching into the Cruise Line and are planning a trip to Disneyland in California next year. To say that we are Disney addicts may be an understatement. When I am not at WDW with my family, I am reading Disney blogs and news, crafting (usually Disney décor for our home), planning Disney vacations for others or working on my dissertation for my doctoral program. I am a Project Manager by profession, so I have mastered fitting everything into a tight schedule! We feel we lead an exciting life where we get to spend a lot of time together doing what we love! I love being able to this love and Disney magic with everyone else so that others can make the most of whatever time they get to have at the most magical place on earth!