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How to Beat the Summer Heat at Walt Disney World!

 

Well we’re coming into that time of year when it is going to be hot and humid in Florida.  So how can we handle the heat and enjoy your Disney World trip?  Let’s talk about a few ideas for beating the heat.

 

1. Visit Parks in the Morning

Visit the parks first thing in the morning before the worst of the heat sets in.  Getting in early is a great way to get in a lot of rides before the crowds get high and the temperatures get higher.  Then when it starts getting too hot you can escape the parks for a while.  If you are staying on property you can easily head back to your resort.  The resorts are a great place to relax and get out of the sun or stay in the sun but head to the incredible pools.  Another idea is to go out for a nice lunch.  There are so many incredible restaurants at the resorts.  Get some suggestions from your travel planner and make early reservations.  Many restaurants have lunch specials that can also save you some money.  Now that you are all rested up and recharged you can head back into the park in the evening after the temperatures become more manageable.

 

2. Water Parks!

Another great idea is to head out to a water park. Disney World has two incredibly themed water parks.  Both Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach would be an ideal way to spend a day with your family enjoying the Florida sun and keeping cool at the same time.  There are water rides to suite all members of your family.  It’s a great time to splash around, keep cool and relax.  The water parks also have cabanas for rent that will keep you nice and shaded and give your family a great place to retreat.  Make sure when booking your trip you add on access to the water parks so you can enjoy all the fun they have to offer.

 

3. Disney Springs

If swimming is not your thing how about beating the afternoon heat with some excellent shopping. Disney Springs is a mecca for outstanding shopping and dining.  You will find 110 different shopping options; which you will be sure to find just what you are looking for.  When you get hungry there are 63 dining spots with so many cuisine options that you are sure to find just what will hit the spot!   The afternoon is a great time to visit Disney Springs because the crowds are very low and getting a dining reservation is much easier.  It is a great way to spend the afternoon before heading to the parks for the evening.

 

I hope that these suggestions can help you when you find yourself in Disney World during an extremely hot time. Disney World in the hot summer months makes for an incredible vacation, you just need to come into it prepared and with a plan and you will be set for making wonderful vacation memories with your family! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to plan your summer vacation!

Tickets on Sale Now for H2O Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon! Walt Disney World!

 

I hope you are ready to GLOW! Last summer Disney introduced a brand-new offering called H2O Glow Nights! This special ticketed event took place in the evening hours at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park! This special offering was a huge hit and we are excited to tell you that based on last year’s success Disney has announced that the event will be making a return for summer of 2019! Tickets for H2O Glow Nights are now on sale!

 

 

H2O Glow Nights will take place on Thursdays and Saturdays from May 30th through August 24th 2019 (except for June 20th). This extra-ticketed event is a GLOW party! You can experience typhoon lagoon in the evening hours, a time that this water park is typical never open during. This special event transforms Typhoon lagoon into an exciting party atmosphere!

 

 

This event has a limited number of tickets sold for each night which mean those who attend can anticipate enjoying the park with low crowds! A huge perk of the event is that you can experience shorter wait times for the park’s attractions!

 

 

The event officially runs from 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM, but guests attending the party are allowed entry to Typhoon Lagoon as early as 6:00 PM! When you arrive be sure to bring your appetite! H2O Glow Nights also features special food and beverage offerings that are available for purchase! Another exciting element of the party is the character meet and greets! You will get to hang out with Toy Story characters such as Woody and Jessie!

 

Miss Adventure Falls Now Open at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

 

The return of this fun special event coincides with the 30th Anniversary of Typhoon Lagoon in 2019 making this the perfect way to celebrate! Tickets are now on sale, the cost when purchased in advance is $59 per person plus tax for adults and $54 per person plus tax for children ages 3 to 9. On the days of the event, the ticket price will be raised to $69 per person plus tax for adults and $64 per person plus tax for children.

 

 

Plan your visit to the Walt Disney World Resort by contacting your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner. Our knowledgeable team can help you create a vacation package that fits exactly what you are looking for in you next getaway!

10 Fun Facts About Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

Today in Disney history is a milestone for Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, which opened its doors on April 1, 1995.

In honor of the anniversary, here are 10 fun facts about this place.

Today in Disney history is a milestone for Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, which opened its doors on April 1, 1995. In honor of the anniversary, here are 10 fun facts about this place.  Summit Plummet, the park’s signature attraction, measures 120 feet tall. The park’s storyline described the park as being Florida’s first ski resort – which quickly melted into a fun water park due to the temperature. One of the “ski resort” elements that still remains is a chair lift, which takes guests from the beach to the top of Mt. Gushmore.  The park debuted an original character, Ice Gator, as part of it’s storyline. When it comes to speed, guests can slide up to 55 mph on Summit Plummet and 25 mph on the Downhill Double Dipper. Teamboat Springs is the world’s longest family raft ride. Up to six can ride per raft.  Tike’s Peak, an area for young children, features a scaled-down version of Mt. Gushmore. Teamboat Springs features a 1,200-foot series of rushing waterfalls.  One of the park’s more unusual snacks are mini donuts, which are prepared fresh and offered up with chocolate, white chocolate or raspberry dipping sauce. In 2012, the park joined 500 host locations to help set the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson.
1.  Summit Plummet, the park’s signature attraction, measures 120 feet tall.
2.  The park’s storyline described the park as being Florida’s first ski resort – which quickly melted into a fun water park due to the temperature.
3.  One of the “ski resort” elements that still remains is a chair lift, which takes guests from the beach to the top of Mt. Gushmore.

Summit Plummet, the park’s signature attraction, measures 120 feet tall.

4.  The park debuted an original character, Ice Gator, as part of it’s storyline.
5.  When it comes to speed, guests can slide up to 55 mph on Summit Plummet and 25 mph on the Downhill Double Dipper.
6.  Teamboat Springs is the world’s longest family raft ride. Up to six can ride per raft.

Summit Plummet, the park’s signature attraction, measures 120 feet tall.

7.  Tike’s Peak, an area for young children, features a scaled-down version of Mt. Gushmore.
8.  Teamboat Springs features a 1,200-foot series of rushing waterfalls.

Summit Plummet, the park’s signature attraction, measures 120 feet tall.

9.  One of the park’s more unusual snacks are mini donuts, which are prepared fresh and offered up with chocolate, white chocolate or raspberry dipping sauce.
10.  In 2012, the park joined 500 host locations to help set the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson.

Disney’s Water Parks Showcase Entertainment, Eats and More Through Summer 2012

Typhoon Lagoon Packs in New Seasonal Offerings, Both Parks Offer Extra Magic Hours Through Late August

Summer 2012 brings a splash of fun for the whole family at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Disney’s Blizzard Beach water parks, with entertainment, new dining options at Typhoon Lagoon and Extra Magic Hours at both parks.

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon -- As summer heats up in Central Florida, water parks of Walt Disney World Resort offer guests the chance to relax and refresh

Entertainment
Now through September 8, characters Lilo and Stitch can be found just outside of the High N’ Dry sundries shop at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon; at Disney’s Blizzard Beach, guests can chill out with Goofy, who can be found roaming the water park.

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon -- As summer heats up in Central Florida, water parks of Walt Disney World Resort offer guests the chance to relax and refresh

New Dining Option
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon guests looking for summer fare beyond the normal park offerings may visit Tropicalamity. The new temporary food and beverage tent, located near Crush ‘n’ Gusher water coaster pool area, features a variety of eats, including chicken jerk pita wrap, citrus chicken salad, hot meatball sub and cold Italian sub.

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon -- As summer heats up in Central Florida, water parks of Walt Disney World Resort offer guests the chance to relax and refresh

Summer Extra Magic Hours
Guests staying at Walt Disney World resort hotels can take advantage of Extra Magic Hours on select days and times at both Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Disney’s Blizzard Beach through late August.

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon -- As summer heats up in Central Florida, water parks of Walt Disney World Resort offer guests the chance to relax and refresh

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon

  • Saturday mornings before the park opens, from 8-9 a.m. through August 18.
  • Wednesday mornings before the park opens, from 8-9 a.m. through August 22.

Disney’s Blizzard Beach

  • Tuesday mornings before the park opens, from 8-9 a.m. through August 14.
  • Thursday mornings before the park opens, from 8-9 a.m. through August 23.

About Disney’s Water Parks
Walt Disney World guests visiting Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park escape to a tropical paradise left behind by a storm. Surfboards, fishing gear, boats, including the iconic shrimp boat, Ms. Tilly, once strewn about by a typhoon, add to the ambiance.

Guests visiting Disney’s Blizzard Beach will discover a melting wonderland where a freak snowstorm hit Florida. Icicles, ski gear and steep slopes grace the ski resort landscape, home to some of the most thrilling water rides in the United States.

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