Disney World is home to four theme parks, Disney Springs, multiple resorts and two water parks. These water parks are Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. Both of these water parks host multiple waterslides, huge pools, special young children sections and more. Many guests opt for a water parks and more ticket option to take advantage of these incredible water parks during their Disney World vacation. For more on the different types of tickets click here. Typically we choose not to visit water parks during our vacations because we find our resorts pools have more than enough to entertain us over the course of our vacation. But there was one vacation where we got to visit Typhoon Lagoon without paying a cent. This is how.
On our daughter’s first vacation to Walt Disney World, we were staying at Boulder Ridge Villas at Wilderness Lodge. At the time, the resort was getting an overhaul with the planned addition of DVC Copper Creek Villas. Because of this, the pool closed during our stay at Boulder Ridge. The resort was providing transportation to the neighbouring resort, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, for guests to use their pool during their stay. We decided this didn’t meet our standards of Disney service. It was an inconvenience for us to head to another resort for our pool time, especially while I was pregnant and our daughter was on 18 months old. We spoke to some cast members at the front desk and they gladly gave us day passes to be used at Typhoon Lagoon.
We were thrilled with the chance to explore the water park with our little tike. We had visited Typhoon Lagoon the year before on a vacation with my sister and brother-in-law but had totally overlook the amazing area they have exclusively for younger visitors. We spent the morning playing at Ketchakiddee Creek where the whole area is designed for children 48 inches and smaller. There’s a tube slide, playground, splash area, and lots of seating to sit and relax. By early afternoon it was time for us to pack up as we had plans to meet friends for dinner. And to be honest we were exhausted, by we I mean me (5 months pregnant) and our daughter.
The big take away, if part of your resort is under refurbishment, making it sub par to your expectations, then speak up. There should be some way for you to be compensated. In our case it was a free day at Typhoon Lagoon, for you it may be a free room upgrade or a gift card. All you can do is ask, if you don’t you’ll never know what you may have been offered.
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