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  • On Mar 1, 2013
    Nicola Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi lovely mums and dads. How long should we plan to stay at a water park? Dd's 5 & 8. Assume it is best to get there on opening before it gets too hot and busy? Shivering in the uk, looking forward to some sun at the end of this month :) thanks so m

    Hi Nicola,

    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question! My family absolutely loves the Walt Disney World Water Parks. Whether at Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park or Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, we love splashing the day away!

    I do recommend getting to a water park about 20 -30 minutes before the scheduled opening time. You are more likely to find lounge chairs where you want them by arriving early. Also, you are visiting Walt Disney World at a fairly crowded time of year. Especially on very hot days, the water parks can fill up very fast, so arriving early is a great strategy. Definitely go on rides that build lines first thing in the morning. Rides such as Teamboat Springs at Disney's Blizzard Beach and Crush 'n' Gusher at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon will build up longer lines as they day goes on. You'll be amazed at how many more rides you get in if you concentrate on those types of attractions first thing in the morning! When you've done with rides that have lines, you can relax in the wave pool or float around the lazy river.

    How long you will spend at the water park depends on your family. My seven-year-old daughter can easily spend entire days at the water parks - and wants to! If you only want to spend part of a day, definitely make it the morning, but if you have children who love the water, there is enough to do to spend from opening to closing at either water park. Be sure to check the schedule of park hours for exact opening and closing times for the day you want to visit.

    I hope this helps answer you question, Nicola! Have a great time at Disney's water parks.
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I am a wife and mother who works in children's technology design and research. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your Disney vacation!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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