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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nickysMay 10, 2024

You won’t. Dues can only pay for the running of the resort, including transport.

seabreezept813May 10, 2024

🤣 we'll be getting to Caribbean Beach in August at 11am. I already decided we're wearing bathing suits under our clothes on the plane so we can hang at the pool until our room is ready. But definitely much more convenient to just be at the hotel so you can settle in once it's ready!

tissandtullyMay 10, 2024

dues go up either way so whatever

Fido ChuckwagonMay 10, 2024

Ooh, it DVC owners pay for this “perk” out of our annual dues I’m going to be pissed.

DisneyFanatic12May 10, 2024

Is it easy take advantage of this? Not for everyone. But this is a crazy over exaggeration. The waterparks have showers if showering before getting back to your room is a concern. Not knowing when your room is ready, to me, is exactly the same as going to the parks or Disney Springs before you room is ready. Easier, actually, since you just leave your stuff at your chair at the waterparks rather than hauling it around everywhere, if you don’t want to go to the bell hops. You also don’t have to get to your hotel all wet, just bring a set of dry clothes with you. Change in one of the changing rooms at the waterpark, have some fun, shower and put on dry clothes, go to your hotel room. Not easy for everyone depending on how you like to vacation, but certainly not any more difficult than going to a park IMO.

tissandtullyMay 10, 2024

A lot of people hang out at the pool before check-in time also check-out day pool time is one of our rituals, to each their own I guess

TouchdownMay 10, 2024

There’s nothing I want to do more when getting off an airplane and not having my room ready then rummaging throgh my suitcase for a bathing suit, changing in a public bathroom, dropping off my suitcase with a bellhop and going to a waterpark with no knowledge of when my room will be ready and knowing that when I get back to my room, now in a wet swimsuit, I’ll need to wait for the bellhop to bring my luggage before I can shower and put on dry clothes. Just brilliant Disney, absolutely brilliant. This perk should be everyone staying on site gets into the water parks for free the entire length of their stay, not just arrival day.

larryzMay 10, 2024

If anyone's wondering why they aren't implementing this in 2024, my guess is that it will take that long to get the accounting set up for the hotels division to cede revenue to the water parks division.

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.