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Melissa resides on Florida's beautiful Space Coast with her husband and four Disney-loving boys. She frequently allows skipping school for Disney World visits...because making memories is more important than math. Their family has also been seen on HGTV's hit show "My Yard Goes Disney."

10 Favorite Ice Cream Treats At Walt Disney World Resort

Frozen Treats

On a hot Florida day, nothing says vacation better than indulging in an ice cream treat of your choice. Here are ten of our favorite ice cream desserts around Walt Disney World: 10. Mickey Bar – You can never go wrong with a classic Mickey Bar or Mickey Sandwich. Just like the name implies, these ice cream bars and ice ...

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10 Things You Need To Know About Disney’s Water Parks

Mickey

10. Weather Rain is a normal part of Florida weather, and a little shower won’t close down the water parks. But lightning in the vicinity certainly will! For safety’s sake when there’s a lightning strike nearby, everyone will be ordered out of the water. Also, FYI, at Blizzard Beach when there’s a thunderstorm approaching (but not yet near enough to ...

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10 Things You Need To Know About Disney’s Water Parks

Sand Pail Sundae

9. Food and Beverages Food and non-alcoholic drinks are allowed inside of Disney water parks, so feel free to pack snacks or even a picnic lunch. There are also plenty of quick service options around the water parks, some with delicious, unexpected options and some with traditional burger-and-nugget fare. Leave room for the Sand Pail, a huge ice cream sundae ...

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10 Things You Need To Know About Disney’s Water Parks

Bandaids

8. First Aid If you have need of minor first aid, check with a life guard first. At some stations they are equipped with bandaids, etc. If the lifeguard does not have the supplies you need, they will direct you to the First Aid Station where you can get the help that you need. We’ve visited the First Aid Station ...

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10 Things You Need To Know About Disney’s Water Parks

Toddlers at Disney

7. Little Ones Even the littlest members of your family will have a great time at both Disney water parks. Yes, there are certain slides that have a height restriction. But the great thing is that there are amazing spaces designed just for kids. Typhoon Lagoon has Ketchakiddie Creek with spray cannons, small fountains, slides, and a splash creek. Blizzard ...

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10 Things You Need To Know About Disney’s Water Parks

Blizzard Beach

6. Attractions What can you expect going to a Disney water park? Well, a little of everything and a lot of water. Both parks have a great variety of slides, some that you ride on tubes, some that you ride on your bum, some that you ride on mats, some that you ride as a family. Both have lazy rivers ...

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10 Things You Need To Know About Disney’s Water Parks

waterpark

Disney water parks are a personal favorite of mine. With affordable ticket prices, amazing theming, and LOTS to do, the water parks are fun for the whole family, especially when it’s hot outside. Here are ten things you need to know if you’re considering a trip to Blizzard Beach (the melty ski-slope park) and Typhoon Lagoon (the storm-swept tropical park)…

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10 Things You Need To Know About Disney’s Water Parks

Disney Park Tickets

1. Tickets When you purchase a water park ticket, you get two for the price of one! Yep— water park tickets are all hoppers, so you can visit Blizzard Beach in the morning and Typhoon Lagoon in the afternoon, or vice versa. As usual, kids under three do not need a ticket at all. Pricing depends upon the season, or ...

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10 Things You Need To Know About Disney’s Water Parks

2. Security Multi-day tickets for water parks are secured by fingerprint scanning, just like in the main parks. For better or worse, there is no security checkpoint at either water park right now. But you can find a list of security regulations including proper attire and proper packing on the official Disney website.

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10 Things You Need To Know About Disney’s Water Parks

DIsney Parking Lot

3. Parking Parking is free at both Disney water parks! (Or you can pay for front row spaces.) Be sure to lock your car for security purposes—if you’re worried about keeping up with your keys, you can always rent a locker. Don’t forget to note your row number too. (It’s not quite as well-marked as the main parks, so it’s ...

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