Need waterpark tips!

Discussion in 'Disney World Tips' started by englishteacha, May 15, 2010.

  1. englishteacha

    englishteacha Have courage and be kind.

    Apr 2, 2006
    We're going to Typhoon Lagoon! I know to bring sunblock and to wear watershoes, but I'm looking for some other tips. We've only been to small waterparks and usually bring nothing more than a car key with us and carry our towels. Our car is always so close by that we leave everything else there!

    I think we probably will need to rent a locker for our car keys, and our WDW tickets, along with the sunblock and such. Would you bring a picnic lunch or buy there? Should I bring a waterproof camera? Do you put your towels in your locker or do you put them on a chair? Anything else I should know? Any precautionary tales? Thanks from a pale Mainer!
  2. TinaLala

    TinaLala Hold My Table at Ohana's I'm on My Way!

    Jun 3, 2006
    The biggest tip I can tell you about Typhoon Lagoon is the floor of the wave pool is ROUGH!!! Make sure you wear your water shoes and DO NOT get down on your knees or the wave will rip your knees apart. YES the wave pool is that strong!
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  4. lisasuebj

    lisasuebj Mouseketeer

    Jun 4, 2009
    I would bring only what you can fit in a locker. Unless someone is gonna stay with your stuff you really don't wanna be weighed down with anything. We just put everything in a locker and walk around with only our locker key. You can go back from time to time to reapply sunscreen.
  5. MidgeD79

    MidgeD79 5 generation photo. I'm a great-grandma!!

    Jan 26, 2005
    We have been to the water parks several times and never rented a locker or had anything stolen. We bring a huge cooler on wheels with lots of light snacks and bring our re-usable re-fillable mug. You just need to buy a new bar code each day you visit. We don't eat "meals" there because we're too hot! Get there first thing in the morning and "mark" your spot. We wrap our towels around the back of 3 chairs for 5-7 of us. The younger kids bring small pails and shovels and the older kids love the wave pools and slides. I can't pick a favorite water park because they each off unique attractions. Have fun!:cool1:
  6. jeepinweezle

    jeepinweezle Earning My Ears

    May 8, 2010
    We just get a locker and go have a ball.
  7. alloyd1170

    alloyd1170 DIS Veteran

    Mar 7, 2004
    If you're going to wear your sunglasses, then I suggest a retainer that can be tightened. My dh lost his good ones on a raft ride when a wave washed them off his head.

    A waterproof case that you can wear around your neck is helpful to carry you cash or any cards (including photopass cards) so you don't have to run back to the locker ever time you want to buy something.

    And if you plan to take your own photos, a waterproof camera (buy at home to avoid the high price at WDW). Olympus makes some nice underwater cameras, and Kodak just came out with play sport-a flip type video camera/digital camera that is good up to 10 ft underwater. I got one but have yet to use it.
  8. New Wave Dave

    New Wave Dave Earning My Ears

    Sep 18, 2009
    We only put our clean clothes and our valuables in the locker, (wallet, cell phone)
    we put towels, snacks, beach bag with sunscreen etc on a chair
    We have never had anything stolen and never had anything moved
    we like bringing our own towels but you can rent them there

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