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Spend the Day Cooling off at Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach

Hey yall! Yesterday I wrote about a family who turned their backyard into a mini Blizzard Beach. Today I have more good news about two Walt Disney World water parks. Summer brings lots of awesome things, warmer weather and the sunlight lasts even longer. Walt Disney World is taking advantage of all the summer has to offer by extending two special offers in the water parks.

The sign outside Blizzard Beach - Photo by Eric Manllinson

See the hours right out here.

Dad is always talking about how Extra Magic Hours (EMH) are a great benefit for staying on site. I totally agree. There have always been EMH for the main parks: EPCOT, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Disney Hollywood Studios. On selected days the park either opens early or stays open late for guests staying at one of the Disney resorts. This is a great chance to ride your favorite ride with less of a crowd around. I suggest taking full advantage of these.

For the first time ever Walt Disney World has extended the EMH to include the two onsite water parks, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. At Blizzard Beach, Tuesday and Thursday mornings are selected as EMH. The park will open at 8 a.m. for resort guests and then 9 a.m. for the general public. At Typhoon Lagoon Wednesday and Saturday are the EMH days. This is a great chance to get an early start to your day at the water park. These hours will run through late August.

A boat with a 4 sale sign on it a Typhoon Lagoon. It needs a little work.

Disney usually does a better job of covering up this kind of thing – Photo by Auntie Rain

Typhoon Lagoon is also offering some new entertainment to the park. “Tropicals” a Caribbean steel drum band will be playing in the park from 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Look for them by the Crush’n’Gusher water coaster.

Lilo and Stitch can be hard characters to find and snap a picture with. You might be able to catch them at Ohana but they are pretty illusive creatures. If you need to get a guaranteed shot of them then check out the High’N’Dry sundries shop at Typhoon Lagoon because they will be visiting there until September 8th.  Keep an eye on Stitch; you do not want him getting loose. Remember what he did to Cinderella’s Castle a few years ago, we do not wanta repeat episode.

Lilo and Stitch in Animal Kingdom

That blue guy scares Dad – Photo by Princess Ashley

While you visit Typhoon Lagoon make sure to try out Tropicalamity a new food and beverage tent. Munch on pita wraps, chicken salad, or a sub and listen to the island music and relax. With this tent being by the Crush’n’Gusher guests can listen to the steel drum band on the weekends as they munch on their food. Weekends are a great time to go to the water parks because the other parks are always super busy on the weekends.

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