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  • On May 21, 2011
    Joycelyn from CA 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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    We are planning our first trip to WDW, which has been very exciting. The cabana rental is not within our budget. Besides the "cabanas" for rental at the water parks, are there any other places that we can "camp out" under the shade?

    Hi Joycelyn!

    I have never rented a cabana at the water parks and have never had an issue getting some shaded chairs.  We usually get to the water parks when they first open, or within the first hour of opening and immediately go hunting for a spot.  A lot of people go for the first shady spot they see, so don’t get discouraged if it all looks taken when you walk by.  Trust me, there is PLENTY more for you. 

    My favorite spot at Typhoon Lagoon to camp out for the day is up to the left of the Surf Pool.  When you enter the park and cross the bridge over the lazy river, take a left and walk the path around the Surf Pool and up.  You will come to an area that has a few covered picnic tables.  (You can also claim these tables for the day if you’d rather have tables)  Just behind the tables is a sandy section that has lots of shaded lounge chairs and has an awesome view of the park.  It’s also close to the beverage refill station.  If this is taken, keep walking around.  There are lots of hidden corners that have complete covers that a lot of people miss.

    Surf’s up!


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Meet the Panelist: Leslie, Florida

I am a stay-at-home mom and wife from Florida who loves to take advantage of every bit of what Walt Disney World has to offer.  From our wedding to birthdays, my family loves to celebrate any occasion at Disney World.  Learn More About Leslie

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