Walt Disney World Resort hotel guests to get free water park admission

Feb 26, 2024 in "Typhoon Lagoon"

Typhoon Lagoon reopening
Posted: Monday February 26, 2024 1:00pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Starting in 2025, guests checking into a Walt Disney World Resort hotel will be treated to complimentary access to either Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park or Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park on the day they arrive.

The new benefit is available to guests staying at any Walt Disney World operated hotel, including value, moderate and deluxe categories.  It is also available to guests staying with Disney Vacation Club points.

Walt Disney World Resort stays and theme park tickets for 2025 will be available to purchase beginning February 27, 2024

Important Information About This Benefit

  • This benefit is exclusive to registered Guests staying at a Disney Resort hotel with a check-in date from January 1, 2025 through December 31, 2025. All Guests must be on the room reservation.
  • This benefit is only on the day of check-in, and is valid for admission to either Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park or Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park.
  • Check the park calendar and operating hours closer to your 2025 arrival to plan your check-in day.
  • Usage of this benefit is subject to availability.Water parks are subject to extended rehabilitation, seasonal, capacity and weather closures, or may close for other reasons.
    Each of water park is refurbished annually. These routine maintenance periods are staggered, so Guests should be able to enjoy at least one water park experience year-round.
  • Water park admission is nontransferable, nonrefundable and has no cash value, and excludes activities/events separately priced or not open to the general public.
    Parks, attractions and other offerings subject to availability, closures and change or cancellation without notice or liability. No refund or credit given for any such changes or cancellation. Park admission and offerings are not guaranteed.
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JoeCamelMar 08, 2024

Its the support for entertainment that costs

"El Gran Magnifico"Mar 08, 2024

You see what Disney pays? I will allow you “some money”. :cool:

JoeCamelMar 07, 2024

But those cost real money and the water park perk? Not so much

"El Gran Magnifico"Mar 07, 2024

Bringing back the World Showcase Players would be a nice gesture and would score some points. But the “cherry on top” would be reviving a really, really, big Adventurers Club and letting people hang out there until their room was ready. I’d bet you’d see people tipping large to ensure their room wouldn’t be available until 9 or 10pm. *oh noes. I’ve turned this into a tipping thread.

Mark48Mar 07, 2024

I have a better perk idea . Instead of a useless PR perk such as the water park how about bringing back the street performers as well as improving the state of cleanliness in all the parks??? Sounds like a decent long range perk too me.

celluloidMar 07, 2024

If Disney is counting on that being close to common with this idea, than they show how they have already lost too far for promo to be valuable. Besides, Universal gives you the perks on check out day too.

"El Gran Magnifico"Mar 07, 2024

I miss the old SPG program.

Chip ChippersonMar 07, 2024

I had an experience at Grand Floridian where it was after 4:00 and we still hadn't received our "Your room is ready" text and MDE hadn't updated with the room number. It turns out that the room was ready but whoever was supposed to go check to verify that it had been cleaned properly never went to check. So we only got to go to our room after going to speak with a CM to ask why it wasn't ready yet. Otherwise, who knows how long it would have taken?

John park hopperMar 07, 2024

I would love to see the data on how many guests take advantage of this "perk" IMO it will not be many due to late arrival times--weather closure--breakdowns.

HauntedPirateMar 07, 2024

We also had a very odd room number experience. Wife got a text that the room was ready, but the room wasn't showing in MDE. Then, hours later, the room number would show for some in the room but not others. Very frustrating. One MagicBand from our party didn't work initially because "you didn't check in at the front desk". :banghead:

HauntedPirateMar 07, 2024

Swimsuits are no big deal, throw them in your carry-on bag. We've done it for 2 decades. But using the Minnie Van's? You're now adding an expense to your "free water park ticket". Currently it's $40 for a ride from WL to Blizzard Beach. No thanks.

nickysMar 06, 2024

Some do. But it isn’t completely intuitive, or wasn’t for us. We didn’t get a pop-up message saying our room was ready. When we opened the app and signed in and then looked at our reservation, we saw there was a room number. But we had to keep checking. We didn’t get any texts.

WillmarkMar 06, 2024

It’s not odd; it’s a feature not a bug. If people could use it anytime people might just do that. Disney doesn’t want that. Busy water parks aren’t (likely) the same generators of additional spend the other parks when people aren’t on rides (Disney doesn’t want them on rides either.) Disney wants the appearance of caring about the customers while doing the bare minimum possible. Hence this “perk” and its limited window to use it.

MickeyLuv'rMar 06, 2024

MDE shows when your room is ready, plus you get periodic text messages that start shortly before your announced arrival time if you do online check-in.