• On Aug 12, 2018
    Kelly from SC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My husband and son would like to go to Typhoon Lagoon on our next trip. They will be swimming, but not me. Do I still have to pay if I am just going in to watch?

    Hi Kelly,

    Thanks for posting your question about Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I have such wonderful memories of this tropical escape because that's where I take my graduating high school seniors each spring for private surfing lessons. They get the chance to learn how to surf for two hours before the water park opens to the general public. There's something truly magical about being at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park when it is empty (except for a dozen students and a few surfing instructors). If your son is 8 years or older, perhaps he'd be interested in signing up for the experience. Guests who want to participate in this program can call (407) WDW-PLAY, or (407) 939-7529 up to 180 days in advance to reserve their spot in the surfing class. You could attend the lesson with him without paying the surfing fee, if that is your wish. There is a small charge for spectators but the fee includes a delicious, continental breakfast. 

    As for the general admission hours, unfortunately you would be charged the regular entrance fee to Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park whether or not you planned to swim. Even if you are not an avid swimmer, I'd encourage you to give Castaway Creek a try. I could ride that peaceful lazy river-style attraction all day long. Or perhaps you'd prefer to just grab a good book and a shady spot to enjoy the park for the day. 

    Do let us know if you have any additional questions as you plan your upcoming visit to Walt Disney World Resort. We'd be delighted to provide whatever insight you may find useful.

    Wishing you many magical memories,
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Lesson plans, college plans, vacation plans...as a teacher, college counselor, and incurable Disney fan I find myself constantly planning.  I love to share advice with friends who have yet to experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer! Learn More About Jill

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