The Water Parks
Are you planning to attend the water parks? You’ll want to consider the behavior of locas and tourists when you plan your park days. The water parks are less busy on weekdays, because locals raise attendance on the weekends. Tourists tend to start their trips at the beginning of the week. After attending the main parks, tourists often go to the water parks later in the week. This means that it may be better to attend on a Monday or Tuesday.
If you don’t want to get to the park at opening to save a chair, then go after noon. More people are leaving than entering after this time. If you try this technique during the hotter summer season, be aware that Blizzard Beach is a smaller park, so it closes more often for capacity reasons than Typhoon Lagoon. But even if a park needs to close, it usually happens a few hours after opening and the park reopens to new arrivals by around 2pm.
The water parks offer a refillable mug that is separate from the Disney resort mug. You pay for the mug and receive free refills the day of purchase. You can bring the mug back and pay for a sticker that will allow refills each day you return to a water park.
Both water parks have lazy rivers and rides to suit the tastes of a wide range of guests, but each park has unique features, as well. If you’d like to attend both water parks in one day, and are taking Disney transportation, the most direct route from either park would be to take a resort bus to Coronado Springs resort and transfer there. A taxi ride between parks would cost about $12.