A holiday at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida has many possibilities for wishes to come true as there are dreams to dream. It features two ‘splashtacular’ Water Parks where you can chill out and cool off with each Water Park overflowing with thrill rides, chill rides, relaxing lounge areas, wave pools and much more.
Let’s take a look at what you can look forward to at each Water Park.
DISNEY’S TYPHOON LAGOON WATER PARK
Go against the tide at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. It blows other water parks away! ’Cause after the storm of storms blew through, it left this tropical paradise full of twisting slides, sandy beaches and the largest inland wave pool around in its wake. Here you can soak up the sun with twisting tides, roaring rapids, wonderful waterways and relaxing rivers.
* Surf Pool: Big waves roll in every 90 seconds in this azure blue lagoon which is over two football pitches long. Don’t miss thrilling Surf Lessons.
* Gangplank Falls: Raft ride in a giant inner-tube with enough room for four people.
* Sandy White Beach: Time for sunbathing and castle building. Lounge chairs provided.
* NEW! Miss Adventure Falls: This family-style raft ride is the longest Disney Water Park experience.
Fun for the Little Ones
* Ketchakiddee Creek: Pint-size water slides, waterfalls and fountains for small children. Maximum height 122cm.
* Bay Slides: Twin body slides offer scaled-down thrills for tiny tots.
* Storm Slides: A trio of curving 91.5-metre body slides.
* Crush ‘n’ Gusher: The only water coaster of its kind in Central Florida, there’s plenty of gushing water with cavernous twists and exciting turns.
* Humunga Kowabunga: Guests might be hearing their own screams when they plunge 65 metres down Mount Mayday.
* Mayday Falls: The highest water slide at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.
Chill out at Castaway Creek where you can grab an inner tube and ease into the relaxing retreat of this continuous, flowing river that winds its way around the whole Water Park.
DISNEY’S BLIZZARD BEACH WATER PARK
Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park is the polar opposite of other water parks…a melted ski resort, with a ‘snow-capped’ mountain in the middle of Florida! Not to worry though, the water is a divine 21ºC. This place is packed with downhill thrills and plenty of ways to chill.
* Ski Patrol Training Camp: T-bar drop, inner tube slides, and the floating iceberg walks are popular with pre-teens.
* Chairlift: In true ski resort fashion, there’s a chair lift — here it takes guests to the top of Mt Gushmore, home to Summit Plummet.
* Teamboat Springs: 65-metre family raft ride over rushing waterfalls.
* Toboggan Racers: Eight hilly tracks provide a great opportunity to race friends to the bottom.
Fun for the Little Ones
* Tike’s Peak: Kid-size version of the Park complete with a mini Mt Gushmore.
* Cross Country Creek: Running the whole way round the Park, this makes for an undemanding and relaxing way to drift peacefully along, down a mountain and through melting snow caves.
* Runoff Rapids: Flume ride in tubes big enough for two people.
* Summit Plummet: One for the daredevils, this will see them plunge at more than 89kms per hour down one of America’s highest water slides.
* Slush Gusher: Downhill speeds of 56kms per hour.
* Downhill Double Dipper: Competitive compadres can race side-by-side in tubes down slick, 15-metre slopes.
* Snow Stormers: Guests take on the snaking curves of one of three slalom-like flumes.
If you need to take time out to chill, you can do so at Melt-Away Bay, an oasis at the foot of Mt Gushmore. This one-acre wave pool is the perfect chill-out zone. You will be able to listen to the sound of the surf as gentle azure waves lap the shore, or grab an inner tube and bob merrily out at sea.
* Start at the back of each Water Park and work your way towards the entrance – you will find it much easier once it’s time to leave.
* If you don’t feel like zipping down water slides, both Disney Water Parks have ‘lazy rivers’ that circle the entire Park, so you can just hop in and relax!
* You can hire towels and lockers in the Water Parks — it’s lovely not having to carry wet towels around with you afterwards, and the lockers keep your belongings safe. Life-jackets are available free of charge.
Want to go and make a splash? Contact United Europe to tailor-make a truly magical, once-in-a-lifetime Disney family holiday for you.
The Water Parks are open all year round, but are subject to closure for refurbishment as well as weather closures.
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