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NEWS: What’s New at Disney Water Parks This Spring

As much as we love the four Disney theme parks, the incredible Disney water parks should not be overlooked! Now that we’re nearing the month of April, the temperatures are starting to heat up here in Central Florida. Spring is a great time to visit one of the Disney Water Parks! Disney has announced new food options and a money-saving option, the Splash Pack. Catch all the details below!





 

Here are all the details from Disney Cast Member Trenise Ferreira:

Things are heating up around Walt Disney World Resort, quite literally, and one of the best ways to enjoy the beautiful weather is a fun and relaxing day at Disney Water Parks! This spring, we’re rolling out some new offerings that are sure to make your visit to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon or Disney’s Blizzard Beach even more “cool” and magical.

Aside from signature attractions such as Summit Plummet, Crush ‘n’ Gusher and two relaxing lazy rivers, Disney Water Parks offer unique food and beverage options that you don’t want to miss. After a day of splashing around, be sure to get your hands on the new menu items available this season.

Chow down on the Blizzard Burger at Blizzard Beach, topped with cheddar and a sweet and smoky ham-jam on a pretzel bun, served with coleslaw and steak fries. There are also new plant-based rice bowls, and for dessert, chocolate-dipped key lime pie.

You know what goes perfect with those options? A milkshake! Choose from salted caramel, peppermint, chocolate, or vanilla.

Credit: Disney

Over at Typhoon Lagoon, munch on the guacamole flight with vegetable, pineapple bacon, and shrimp varieties, or enjoy a jerk chicken rice bowl or a plant-based bratwurst sandwich. And while you’re relaxing in the sun, be sure to have a Blue Typhoon Colada or Tropical Storm in your hand.

These are just some of the new food and beverage offerings available at Disney Water Parks, and I am getting hungry just thinking about it!

And your day enjoying Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach just got more convenient, thanks to the new Splash Pack.

For the first time, guests can bundle and save 20 percent by purchasing the Splash Pack, which includes select food entrées and dessert options, a refillable Disney Water Park mug and a Disney-themed towel to take home. Guests will be able to choose from “Lilo and Stitch,” “Toy Story,” “Finding Nemo” and of course, Mickey Mouse-themed towels as a souvenir from their fun-filled, water park day. Available March 26-May 4, Splash Packs costs $44 per person, plus tax. Purchase this limited-time, convenient offering at Singapore Sal’s at Typhoon Lagoon or the Beach Haus at Blizzard Beach.

It’s easier – and yummier! – than ever to spend a day soaking up the sun at Disney Water Parks, making them a must-do during your Disney vacation.

RELATED ARTICLE: 10 Do’s and Don’ts for Disney’s Water Parks

by Mike and Jamie Sylvester

It’s ALWAYS the perfect time of year to take a dip and have some fun at one of Disney’s Water Parks! Offering two Water Park options, Disney has put their magic touches on both Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. Whichever Water Park you decide to make your splash in, here are a few do’s and don’ts you’ll want to be aware of before jumping in.





 

1 – DO Your Research

Two awesome water parks, but just one day planned for water park fun? Choosing between Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon is no simple task. That’s why we highly recommend guests take the time to do a little bit of research before picking which water park will work best for the family. Blizzard Beach is known to be a more thrilling water park while Typhoon Lagoon is regularly the most popular due to their incredible theming and other attractions. Check out the parks layouts and attractions and see which one works best for you! If you have the chance to enjoy both parks, a little bit of research might just help save time since you’ll have a better understanding of the parks before you even set foot in them!

2 – DON’T Just Plan for Summer

One of the greatest things about Disney World is its climate. While most of us tend to freeze over the fall, winter, and even early spring months – Disney World typically rocks out warm temperatures. It’s not always easy to imagine swimming outside of the summer months, but chances are you’ll find Disney’s Water Parks comfortable year-round. Plus, the pools are slightly heated when the weather does dip! So, don’t just think about summer plans. Work around refurbishment dates for the water parks, and beat the crowds during the off-season times.

Crush n Gusher

3 – DO Snag the Ideal Spot

Stake out that shady spot first thing in the morning and you will be so thankful you did in the long run. These spots go quick, as no one likes to spend a full day out in the direct sun. Putting your gear and towel down at a shady spot early on will make the day that much better later. Of course, you could look into renting a Cabana but this does cost money and it’s necessarily worth it if you can find shade for free!

4 – DON’T Wait for Crowds

We can’t stress this one enough! While you might like to warm up and/or build up the guts to drop straight down the mountainside on Blizzard Beach’s Summit Plummet – major attractions like this get crowded quick. Head to the popular attractions first and you’ll beat the crowds and save yourself a lot of wait time.




 

5 – DO Bring the Necessities

Get that packing list out and check it twice before heading off to a water park. Sure, most everything you really need can be rented or purchased right on site, but you’ll save your wallet by planning ahead. We suggest you bring your own towel since it costs money to rent towels at Disney’s water parks. We also suggest brining along sunscreen (a must have!), sunglasses, water shoes (hot pavement), and an underwater camera for fun!

6 – DON’T Overlook Swimsuit Regulations

Of course, you’ll remember to pack your swimsuit, but don’t forget to check it out before heading to the park. Does your swimsuit have any metal pieces on it? If so, you’ll want to purchase a new swimsuit, as any swimsuits with metal pieces (such as a metal buckle, clasp, or jewelry) are not allowed when going on raft rides. And ladies – while a two-piece suit might be great for a tan, if you are planning on doing some of the wild attractions (such as Summit Plummet at Blizzard Beach), you may want to look for a one piece so you’ll be comfortable knowing all parts of your suit remained in place and aren’t left on the slide behind you!

7 – DO Look into Renting a Locker

You’re going to have a great time whether you do or do not rent a locker. We personally feel a little safer knowing we have the ability to lock up some of our belongings while we leave our beach chairs and go explore the park. Completely up to do, but it can’t hurt to think about it and plan for it in advance.

Summit Plummet at Blizzard Beach

Summit Plummet at Blizzard Beach

8 – DON’T Forget Your MagicBand

Guess what – your MagicBand is durable and waterproof! Plus, much like the theme parks, you can scan your MagicBand to make payments if you have set it up in advance as a Resort Guest prior to your arrival to the water park. Water parks do have PhotoPass Cast Members and it’s always fun to have them snap a few pictures and easily attach it to your MagicBand memory.

9 – DO “Treat” Yourself

Well, you are at Disney World after all and snacking at the water parks is no different than snacking at the theme parks. Some of the signature treats are the Sand Pail Sundae at Typhoon Lagoon and/or the Mini Donuts at Blizzard Beach. The quick service food offers a good variety, but it roughly as one would expect at a water park. We do however recommend purchasing one of the water park refillable mugs if you plan to make a stop at the soda fountain multiple times throughout the day.

10 – DON’T Necessarily Take the Bus

As Disney Resort Guests, the complimentary bus transportation is a wonderful thing and something we typically highly recommend! We do however suggest that if you have a car, you look at the option of driving versus taking the bus. Both Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon are typically shared buses, which means they tend to have more than one stop. For example, the Typhoon Lagoon bus will likely also pick up and drop off at Disney Springs. If you’re able, it’s sometimes nice to just jump in the car with you’re sun tired and water logged self and head straight back to the resort.

We’d love to hear from you! What are some Do’s and Don’ts you’d recommend for the Disney Water Parks?



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About Chad & Cindy Nykamp

Chad and Cindy met during their college days and both being huge Disney fans, it was a match made in heaven. They took their first family vacation to Disney World in 2004. Chad had gone as a child, but this would be Cindy’s first trip-a trip which she had dreamed of since she was a little girl. The trip was magical and began a Disney obsession that hasn’t stopped since. They traveled back year after year, sometimes many times a year. They watched their three kids grow up at Disney and inherit the same love of Disney. In 2010, their dream of living in Orlando became a reality. With Disney World as their backyard playground, they enjoyed even more time in the parks. Friends and family soon made them their go-to-people for Disney advice. With their love of Disney and desire to share that love and knowledge they gleaned over the years, they decided to launch DisneyLists.com in August of 2015. They still can’t believe how lucky they are to have such an amazing opportunity and will continue to share Disney with anyone who will listen!