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  • On Jun 19, 2019
    Chelsie from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are taking our 5 year old daughter on a surprise Disney trip early next month. We would like to take her to one of the water parks as well. Is water park admission included in a regular Disney ticket purchase or do we need to purchase separately?

    Hi Chelsie!

    I love that you are surprising your daughter with a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Walt Disney World Resort has incredible experiences for Guests of all ages, but I have really loved exploring the theme parks with my preschooler. Be sure to consider adding Memory Maker to your vacation so you can capture all of the magical moments you have with your little princess!

    You have quite a few options for your Walt Disney World Resort admission tickets and the benefits of each ticket will vary with the options you add. Standard Walt Disney World Resort theme park tickets include entry into one theme park per admission day of your ticket and you can add the Park Hopper Option to your ticket if you would like to visit multiple theme parks per day. However, neither of these tickets includes water park admission. To visit the water parks, you will need the Park Hopper Plus Option on your ticket, which will allow you to visit Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex or select golfing or miniature golfing experiences on each admission day of your ticket. You also have the option of purchasing a 1-day water park ticket if that fits your itinerary better. You can check out the Walt Disney World Resort Ticket Guide for additional information. If you have already purchased your theme park tickets, you can upgrade them to add the Park Hopper Option or the Park Hopper Plus Option or purchase additional tickets by visiting any of the theme park ticket windows, Guest Relations locations or Disney Resort hotel lobby concierge desks!

    Chelsie, in my experience with my little ones, the FastPass+ System has helped us have a smooth vacation by minimizing our time waiting in queues. So be sure your FastPass+ reservations are all set for your trip to make the most of your time in the theme parks. Also, don't forget to download the My Disney Experience mobile app because it's my favorite way to manage all of my vacation reservations right from my phone!

    Let us know if we can help you again as you finalize your vacation plans. T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to two little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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