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Disney World Waterpark Admission


by Calvin
(Ontario, Canada)


Do you need a park pass to go to the waterparks in Walt Disney World? Or can you just pay to get in the waterpark?



The surf beach at Typhoon Lagoon

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Dad’s a walk in the (water)park Answer




There’s nothing Dad likes more on the hot days of summer daydreaming about splashing around at Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. If I lived near Orlando, I’d be headed there right now! The Walt Disney Water Parks are easy to pop in on – you don’t need to have Magic Your Way park passes, and you don’t even need to get your tickets in advance – just pick them up at the gate and you’ll be slipping and sliding in no time!


There are two ways to buy your admission to Walt Disney World’s waterparks. The first, as I’ve just said, is to buy your ticket at the entry gate. A single day will cost you $55.38 for an adult and $46.86 for a child. This is the best option for people who are planning a day trip, or who just want to go to one waterpark during their Walt Disney World Trip.


The other option is to buy the Waterpark Fun & More add-on to the Magic Your Way tickets (which you can get from Dad’s friends at The Official Ticket Center) you’ll use throughout the trip. If you plan on trying out both parks, visit either park more than once, or plan to visit DisneQuest at Downtown Disney, the add-on makes the most financial sense. It costs slightly less than 2 days single admission to the parks, and it’s good for one entry per day the entire length of your stay!


Now, all of this might sound a little pricey, but I can assure you that these waterparks are well worth the cost. Typhoon Lagoon will transport you to a relaxing tropical isle, and Blizzard Beach makes the fantasy of visiting a ski hill in Florida come tor life! These are not your run-of-the-mill waterparks – trust me.


Both Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach have themes and attention to detail that rival Disney’s theme parks, and they’re both jam packed with activities to keep the whole family busy all day long! Each park features special areas for toddlers, kids, and teens, plus body slides, tube slides, a family raft ride, a lazy river, and a giant wave pool (Blizzard Beach’s pool is milder but Typhoon Lagoon’s pool is pretty wild!)


Each park also offers some unique experiences. At Typhoon Lagoon you can snorkel with fish and little sharks in a cold saltwater pool or check out the Crush ‘n Gusher water coaster! Blizzard Beach has a real working chair lift and you can head next door to play a round or two of mini golf at WinterSummerland.


The Walt Disney World waterparks have thrills to rival the attractions at any of the theme parks, and provide a great opportunity to make family memories together. They even have PhotoPass photographers on hand to capture your favorite moments.


To make the most of your day, just like at the theme parks, Dad’s best advice to to go armed with a great PLAN. The team at can help – they have suggested plans for the waterparks just like they do for the theme parks to help you minimize waits. After all, who wants to stand in line in the hot sun while you could be relaxing in a refreshing pool?


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Dad’s Bottom Line


Calvin, you can absolutely buy your ticket at the gate. A day at Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach should be a walk in the (water)park – once you decide which one to visit!


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