Typhoon Lagoon {Disney Day 2}

On our trip to Disney this time we did the Water Park & More option instead of the Park Hopper.  If I had it to do over again I would have waited to add this until after we checked in at the hotel.  The weather was a gorgeous 75 degrees in January when we checked in but the forecast called for much cooler weather and rain later in the week.  So…I had to rearrange all of our reservations so that we could go to the Water park on the warmest day that we were in the parks.

It was still a little cool that morning so we slept in and made it to Typhoon Lagoon around 11:30.  I was a little hesitant about going because the weather was only going to be in the 70s and I was worried that the water would be too cold.  However, the water is heated year round so we gave it a try.  (The water still felt really cold to me but I am pretty pathetic when it comes to cold water.)  It didn’t seem to bother the girls.

Neither of my girls can swim so I was relieved to see that they had plenty of life jackets available at no cost.  There were also lifeguards everywhere.

We declined snorkeling through the salt water exhibit.

We did walk down into the viewing area to check out the fish though.

We walked around the entire park which is centered around an enormous wave pool. 
We parked ourselves in the children’s splash area and the girls entertained themselves for an hour.  They would have stayed longer but we were forced to drag them back to the hotel.
I bet the girls rafted down this little ride about twenty times each.

Meanwhile, me and this cat soaked up a little sun.

All in all, we had a great day at Typhoon Lagoon.  I’m so glad that we were able reschedule our week to accommodate mother nature.  Because you know it would have killed my frugal soul to waste those tickets.
A few tips:
  • You don’t have to purchase the water park option when you book your tickets.  You can always wait until you get there and add them if the weather cooperates.
  • Bring your own beach towel.  You can rent them at Typhoon Lagoon for $2 each but they aren’t as large as a normal beach towel. 
  • Drive to the water parks.  We rode the buses to all the other parks.  I knew we would be wet and I wasn’t trying to wait around for a bus and then ride the entire route back to the hotel in a wet bathing suit.  But that’s just me.  There was hardly anyone there so we were able to park up front and parking was free.  #bonus
  • Kids meals are served in sand pails!  My girls were so excited to get their meal in it and then used them to play in the sand by the wave pool.
  • If you ride the lazy river all the way around the park, you will get soaked.  There is a waterfall that you go under and there is no way out after you miss the last exit out of the lazy river before it.  Just warning you!
  • We had no trouble finding lounge chairs anywhere in the park but I have heard if you go when its really busy you need to get there early to get a chair.
What did I miss?  Feel free to leave other tips in the comments below!
p.s. I’m linking up to Serenity Now & Tatertots & Jello!

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