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We are major Disney fanatics in our house. We seriously love all things Disney and every year our family visits Walt Disney World in Orlando. Actually we just got back from our 2016 Walt Disney World vacation about two weeks ago. I’m not claiming to be an expert, but I definitely know my way around the parks. Normally when we go to Walt Disney World, we get the Park Hopper ticket which allows us to go in and out of the 4 parks, but doesn’t include the two water parks. This year we got the Water Parks and More option, so we were able to go to the water parks as well. The “more” part of the Water Parks and More option included mini golf. Our family took advantage of the “more” this year as well, but really enjoyed our time at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, too.
Since we stay on Disney property, we don’t rent a car and rely on Disney’s bus transportation to get us where we wanted to go. Since it takes time to get from our resort to where we’re going, I like to be prepared with everything I need for the day and that especially goes for one of the water parks.
Here is my list of items to bring with you to the waterpark in order to have a great time with the family:
When you visit either of the two Disney water parks, you can rent towels there for $2 each – or bring your own. If you are looking to save a little cash, I recommend bringing your own towels. Whether you bring them from home or buy them in one of the gift shops down there to keep as souvenirs, you should plan to bring your own.
As with all Disney parks, you can bring your own snacks/lunch/drinks with you – the water parks are no exception. You can buy food at the water parks at the multiple snack stands or quick service lunch locations, but if you want to save some money, bring your own with you.
3. Water shoes/flip flops
In Florida it gets hot. Very hot. By mid-afternoon you could very easily burn the bottoms of your feet by walking on the pavement barefoot, so make sure you have appropriate footwear with you.
This one is a no-brainer, but if you happen to forget your sunscreen at home – you can buy some at the water parks.
5. A Change of Clothes
No one wants to ride home in a wet bathing suit, so a change of clothes will eliminate an uncomfortable ride back to the resort.
It gets bright out there, so don’t forget shades for the whole family.
If you are staying on the Disney property, you will get MagicBands and if you are on the Disney Dining Plan, you are able to get food/snacks at the waterpark by having your food purchases deducted from your plan. If you are just going to one of the Disney water parks for the day, bring some cash with you for locker rentals or any food purchases you might want to make.
8. Portable phone charger
If you think you might drain your phone battery by posting pictures of your fun to social media all day, remember to bring a portable phone charger with you so that your phone doesn’t die midway through the day.
9. Huggies Little Swimmers for your littles
Huggies Little Swimmers are made with unique absorbent material that won’t swell in the water and they have stretchy sides for a great fit in and out of the water! Huggies Little Swimmers have extra-protective leak-guards designed for water play that lock-in the mess. They have easy-open sides to make water side changes a breeze, so you can get back to having fun in the sun. Plus they come with adorable designs featuring your child’s favorite Finding Dory characters from this summer’s movie.
If you have little ones who are not potty trained yet, Huggies Little Swimmers are a must-have for a day at one of Disney’s water parks or a quick swim at the pool back at your resort.
There’s definitely something to be said about being prepared and with a minimal amount of planning, you can have a really successful day at the water park.
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