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How to Pack for a Day at Disney’s Water Parks

Walt Disney World has two fantastic water parks for Guests to enjoy during their vacations to the magic.

Currently, Guests can enjoy Blizzard Beach until March 18. This is a frosty paradise that is fun for the whole family. From big thrills like Summit Plummet to Tike’s Peak, the entire family will find something fun to do at Blizzard Beach.

Typhoon Lagoon will reopen to Guests after a refurbishment on March 19. Known for the large lagoon wave pool, Typhoon Lagoon is also full of fun for everyone. Crush n’ Gusher is a water coaster for two that is a big thrill.

No matter which Disney water Park you visit, it will be full of fun for everyone. To enjoy either Typhoon Lagoon or Blizard Beach during your Walt Disney World vacation, you should ensure you are prepared.

We have some top tips on how to pack for success when visiting the Walt Disney World water parks.

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Water Proof Phone Case

Start by packing a waterproof phone case. When you are around so much water, it is always safer to have your phone protected. This will help prevent any significant mistakes that end up with a wet phone.

We also like having our phones in the lazy river or in the wave pool to capture some fantastic action shots of the family. With these waterproof pouches, you can rest assured that your phone will stay dry while you enjoy all the water fun.

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Water Shoes/Socks

If you have ever been to a water park, you know the walkaways can be hard on your feet. Combining heat and uneven areas can make walking around the waterparks uncomfortable. We recommend purchasing water shoes or socks for everyone.

Even though you might not be able to wear them on all the water rides due to safety, you will appreciate being able to protect your feet as you walk around for food, restrooms, and even in the sandy areas. These can keep your feet from getting burnt and scraped up.


Sunglasses and Eyewear

As you get ready to enjoy the waterpark, don’t forget to bring items to protect your eyes. You will want sunglasses to keep the sun out, but also think about if you wish to have goggles. These can be helpful for the wave pools and lazy rivers.

Keeping your eyes projected throughout the day is essential. The sun can be extremely harsh, so you must wear sunglasses during your visit.

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Another way to protect yourself from the sun is to wear a hat throughout the day. Hats can be a great way to keep the sun off your face and out of your eyes. There are many waterproof options if you want to wear one while in the water.

Think about what style will be the most comfortable for you at the waterpark. Do you prefer a baseball cap, or would you rather have a cute sunhat? Whatever your style, having a nice hat is essential for keeping the Florida sun off your face.

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We know this might seem obvious, but remember, to use the slides, you won’t want suits with zippers or buttons. Walt Disney World states, “Swim attire must be appropriate for a family environment and without buckles, rivets, zippers or exposed metal.” For some experience, you won’t be able to participate if you have a swimsuit that doesn’t meet the requirements.

Also, you will be walking around to get food and use the restrooms, so make sure you have a coverup if you aren’t comfortable walking around in your swimsuit.


The towels at the Disney waterparks aren’t provided. You could bring some from your Walt Disney World Resort hotel pool; otherwise, plan on packing your own. You can rent them at the waterparks, but we recommend bringing your own or some from your hotel to save money.


Beach Chair Towel Clips

Another suggestion for visiting Disney’s waterparks is to bring clips for your towels. These clips help keep your towel on your chair, which is nice not to worry about when hanging out in the lazy river.

We also like the clips as they help us find our chairs in the sea of chairs that are everywhere.

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Water and snacks (no glass)

Don’t forget to toss in some water and snacks. You can bring in items to the waterparks just like the four main Disney Parks. Remember that you are not allowed to bring in glass or alcohol.

The Disney waterparks have some great dining options, but it is nice to have your own water and snacks to save some money during the day.

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Extra Clothes

Make sure you bring a change of clothes to the Park. Changing out of your wet swimsuit will make you feel much better as you return to your Resort. You will want a quick change of clothes for everyone so you can be dry and warm riding back to your Resort.

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Plastic Bag

To help keep wet items from getting everything else wet in your bag, ensure you have a plastic bag. You can keep your change of clothes in a plastic bag while enjoying the water and then switch out once you are ready to head home. Having plastic bags can help with everything staying dry.

Those are the top items you will want to bring with you when visiting either Blizard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon. Both of these water parks are so much fun for everyone. Consider visiting during your next Disney vacation.

Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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