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  • On Feb 5, 2022
    Jill from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have purchased our tickets for April 3-8. I have a water park and sports option with genie. Does this allow us to visit a water park the same day as another park without having a hopper ticket?

    Hi Jill,

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney! Right now, Blizzard Beach is closed for refurbishment, and a re-opening date hasn't been announced, but it doesn't matter. You are going to have a splash-tastic time at either water park. Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach are both uniquely themed with fun for the whole family, from toddlers to teens. Whether you're looking for a daring adventure, or just want to float down a lazy river, Disney water parks have you covered.

    Your Water Park and Sports option that you've added to your tickets will allow you to go to BOTH a water park and visit one of the four theme parks in the same day. You won't need to reserve the water park, but you will still need to make a reservation for the park you plan to go to, even if your plan is to go to the water park in the morning and head to a theme park in the evening. 

    You mention having Genie. I'm not sure if you are referring to the FREE version of Disney Genie that helps all guests plan their individual itineraries and offers suggestions to make the most of your vacation, or if you are referring to purchasing Disney Genie+ that allows you access to Lightning Lanes on over 40 attractions throughout Walt Disney World.

    If you are talking about having Genie+, and if your plan is to go to a water park and then head to a theme park in the evening, I recommend booking your first Lightning Lane in the morning before you even head out for the day or while you're at the water park. Lightning Lane reservations show first available options, so you probably won't have to start booking at 7 AM, but you'll want to start checking, and when you see an opening for an attraction you want, go ahead and book it. Then, 120 minutes later, you'll be able to make a reservation for another attraction. That way by the time you get to the theme park, you will already be able to ride some of your favorite attractions without having to wait in long lines. 

    If you have the time, taking in a round of mini golf at Fantasia Gardens or Winter Summerland is a fun activity for a midday break or spending a relaxed evening outside of a theme park.

    Hope this helps. Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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