Click here for

You're Reading TravelASSIST MAGAZINE and Victoria's ABOUT Guide

About the Water Parks at Walt Disney World

Trying to decide on which of the three water parks to visit? Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon are the most exciting and River Country is more relaxed. Blizzard Beach will be the most crowded- attracting teenagers and locals alike to amazing slides such as Summit Plummet - a 160-foot fall angled 60 degrees creating 50-mph speeds. Typhoon Lagoon is a good choice for families with kids of various ages as it has rides to attract them all. Both Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach take a full day to enjoy.

River Country is a tamer park, good for some time to relax and unwind. Preschoolers will love the Ol' Wading pool specifically designed for them with 4 small slides, and a mere 18 inches of water, so parents can relax a bit. Note: River Country water is a lake and not heated in cold weather. This park can be enjoyed in less than one day easily.


  • Some of the Park Hopper packages come with a day of admission to a water park; otherwise the price ranges from $15 to $28 per day.

  • Bring rubber soled water shoes. There is a lot of walking on hard, hot pavement.

  • Women and girls: Wear one piece swimsuits! Slides can cause involuntary toplessness.

  • Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach can fill up as early as 10:00 a.m. during peak seasons. Arrive before opening time on holiday week.

  • Don't bring snorkels, rafts or other equipment; Disney only allows its own. However, you can bring your own towels.
  • Disney World Water Parks TIP: Drop by any local store that sells camping gear and look for a polypro camp towel for use at the Disney water parks. Their weight is less than cotton and they will dry much faster. In spite of the small size which makes them easy to stash and carry, camp towels absorb vast amounts of water so you can dry more with less.

    Copyright ASSIST Information Services