If you’re visiting for longer than 5 days and you need a break from pavement, then you may want to consider going to one of Disney’s 2 water parks, which feature thrilling water attractions, kid zones, cabanas and lounge areas with food and cocktails, wave pools, and more.
Disney’s Blizzard Beach
Blizzard Beach has a quirky theme — its story is that it was built as an alpine ski resort but its lack of success compelled them to transform it into a wintry-themed water park complete with polka music! True to its theme, the Summit Plummet attraction is a ski jump turned water slide that features a near-vertical, 120-foot, free fall drop from the top of Mount Gushmore. Learn more at https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/destinations/blizzard-beach/
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon
Typhoon Lagoon’s backstory is that it’s what remains after an epic Typhoon struck the pristine paradise and transformed it into the water park it is today, which includes one of the largest wave pools. TripAdvisor® cites Typhoon Lagoon as the #1 water park in the United States, with Blizzard Beach coming in at #4, according to the 2018 Travelers’ Choice® award. Learn more at https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/destinations/typhoon-lagoon/
Things to Know
Each requires separate admission – either a separate ticket or by adding the Park Hopper Plus option to an existing ticket, for a limited amount of visits.
One water park usually closes for refurbishment during the winter each year, so be sure and check the schedules using Disney’s interactive park calendar. Scroll to the bottom of each park calendar to view.
You can view and download water park maps here.