Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 07-03-2013, 02:03 PM   #1
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 94

Water Parks??

Going in September '14.
Two adults, three kids. DD4, DS8, DS10

I've been convinced after a few posts and responses from you the better idea is to buy 4 day tickets, no park hopping. We are staying Sunday thru Saturday, and I know we will want to spend time at the resort just relaxing and swimming because that's how we are. Previously I was thinking 3 day park tickets and adding the water park fun and more option....three days for parks, two days for water parks, etc and resort time.

What do you experienced DWers think of the water parks? I feel like, after reading here so much, that we are going to want to spend more time at the parks because, really, if you've been to one water park, you've been to them all, and we live in Texas, so we've spent countless hours at Schlitterbahn.
smorkovsky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2013, 02:23 PM   #2
DIS Veteran
Perditamarie's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Manchester, NH
Posts: 3,074

In all of our trips, we haven't "graduated" to the water parks yet! Want the kids to be stronger swimmers and really, I dont think they will be much into thrill slides yet, so we can still wait. Also, it is not as relaxing for Mom and Dad. They do love, love, love the resort pool though, so we do that every day, and tour the parks in the am and evening.

The more park days you have, the less expensive they become...I believe I have read on here you see the fiscal benefit after an investment of 3 (could be 4) days. Anyway, I am a big fan of lots of park days, with daily pool breaks... especially as you have "schlitterbahned".
Perditamarie is offline   Reply With Quote
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 07-03-2013, 02:44 PM   #3
Note to the ladies who forgot to check - we don't mind. Signed, "The guys"
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Missouri, USA
Posts: 14,356

We absolutely love the water parks, and we've been to many others. But 3 park days is really shorting yourself IMO. We did 4 and could have really stood another Epcot day.

If you do go, BB would be the better choice for the 4 year old IMO.
Gumbo4x4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2013, 02:54 PM   #4
DIS Veteran
momto3pirates's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 573

We love the water parks, but I agree with PP that you will want 4 days in the parks. Maybe spread it out and take a day in the middle for a water park.
Me, DH, DS18, DS15, DS11, DD2
1995-Disney Honeymoon-Dixie Landings
2004-boys first trip-offsite
2005-Port Orleans Riverside
2006-summer-All Star Sports,Thanksgiving-AS Music
2007-Adults only anniversary trip-AKL
2008- summer PoP
2010-summer at BLT,Thanksgiving at POP
2011-summer at BLT, Thanksgiving at GCH
2012-summer DLH, Thanksgiving-AKL-Jambo
2013-summer VGC, Thanksgiving-US/IOA
2014-summer VGC, Thanksgiving-AKL
momto3pirates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2013, 01:44 AM   #5
Cheshire Figment
Friend of Figment
Cheshire Figment's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Poinciana, FL (20 miles to WDW)
Posts: 38,537

Originally Posted by smorkovsky View Post
What do you experienced DWers think of the water parks? I feel like, after reading here so much, that we are going to want to spend more time at the parks because, really, if you've been to one water park, you've been to them all, and we live in Texas, so we've spent countless hours at Schlitterbahn.
Several years ago while working the Gate at TL I was talking to some Guests waiting outside the Gate prior to Park opening. They had said they lived near New Braunfels and went often to Schlitterbahn.

I happened do be at the Exit Gate when they left and they said to me "we now have a new favorite water park".
41 WDW Stays Totaling 321 nights between 1987 and mid-2003. (When "commuting" from Northern Virginia.)

Now Working Part Time at Walt Disney World! Currently at Everything Pop Merchandise after nine years in Guest Services/Ticket Sales.

A few very helpful links which are on DisBoards:
Everything About WDW Tickets and this one disABILITIES FAQs
Cheshire Figment is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2013, 04:16 AM   #6
Are We There Yet?
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Indiana
Posts: 4,663

Honestly, I doubt you would be disappointed either way. But, based on our experiences, I think just focusing on the four major parks is a good choice for your first trip. The hotel pools are also very nice and enjoyable.

We did just the four parks on our first trip (When the kids were 5 and 7). We added the water parks on the second trip (when the kids were 10 and 13). They were a huge hit. We've been to three excellent water parks near home and enjoyed them every time, but Disney does water parks like they do theme parks, with something just a little bit "more."

This time we are splitting our trip between two of the major parks and the two water parks. I'm going to miss the two parks we cannot fit in to our schedule, but I'm really looking forward to those water park days.

Really, every park has something to offer, and you can't go wrong.
Looking forward to:
A tale of four sisters: A mid-life celebration.

January 2017.
indimom is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:10 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.