Walt Disney World Adds Water Park Perk for 2025 Resort Guests 

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For me, nothing is better than the excitement that comes with the first day of a vacation. Here at the Walt Disney World Resort, we’re about to make those already awesome arrival days even better with a NEW perk.    

Start Your Vacation at a Disney Water Park       

Disney Resort hotel guests arriving in 2025 can enjoy admission to one of our water parks, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park or Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, on their check-in day – included in their stay. Our water parks have something for everyone: big thrills, lazy rivers, wave pools, interactive play areas for younger kids and even water slides the whole family can enjoy together. The fun can start on day one at a Disney water park when you stay in the Disney Resorts Collection! And, yes, to all the Disney Vacation Club Members, Annual Passholders and cast members, you can enjoy this benefit on check-in day for your Disney Resort hotel stay, too! Click here to learn important details about this benefit and water park availability. 

Tip: Be sure to check the water park operating hours closer to your 2025 arrival to plan your check-in day. 

More Disney Resort Hotel Benefits  

There are so many reasons why I prefer to stay at a Disney Resort hotel. Here are a few of my favorites:   

  • Close to the theme parks: If you plan to visit one (or all) of the Walt Disney World theme parks, then nothing beats the convenience of staying at a Disney Resort hotel. Many resorts are just a hop, skip and a jump to a theme park! When I am on vacation, simplicity and ease are top planning priorities for me, so the theme parks being so close to where I sleep is perfect.   
  • Complimentary transportation: Not only are the theme parks near my resort, but they’re easy to get to. With several complimentary transportation options, such as buses, boats, monorails and Disney Skyliner, I can get anywhere I need to go.   
  • Extra time in the theme parks: Disney Resort hotel guests can get extra time in the theme parks with 30 minutes of early theme park entry. Guests staying at Disney Deluxe Resorts or Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts can maximize their time with extended evening hours at select parks on select nights. Early theme park entry and extended evening hours require valid admission, a Disney Resort hotel ID and a park reservation, if applicable. Psst – both will continue through 2025!   
  • Early access to dining reservations: Don’t forget this perk: Disney Resort hotel guests can make dining reservations for their entire stay (up to a 10-night stay) 60 days before the first day of their vacation. This helps make planning simpler, so you don’t need to check every day for reservation openings.   
  • Recreation & fitness activities: Even during a vacation, wellness is one of our top priorities. Our Disney Resort hotels offer several wellness activities through Disney Family Wellness. Some of my favorites include dancing to Disney songs, family fun walks and, yes, even pickleball! Check DisneyWorld.com to see what activities are available at your resort. 

Of course, the magic of our Disney Resort hotels also includes the theming, attention to storytelling and world-class guest service you cannot get anywhere else. 

If you prefer to pack light, then check out our MagicBands that let you enter the theme parks (with valid admission, of course), unlock your Disney Resort hotel room, link Disney PhotoPass photos, charge food and merchandise purchases to the Disney Resort hotel room you’re staying at and more – just with a tap of your band. Disney Resort hotel guests may receive a special price on a MagicBand+ if they purchase online before arriving for their stay. 

When can I book my 2025 Disney Resort stay? 

If you just can’t wait for your Disney vacation, then get ready: Walt Disney World Resort stays and theme park tickets for 2025 are available to purchase beginning February 27, 2024. There is something for everyone and you can customize your visit by choosing from a wide range of options, including value Resorts like Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Disney’s All-Star Music Resort. Once you book your stay, start your countdown clock for your 2025 check-in day where you can enjoy fun in the sun at a Disney water park. 

If you’re like me and need a dose of Disney magic in 2024, there are special offers available now for 2024 Disney Resort hotel stays and theme park tickets. Book now to get one step closer to day one of your vacation (aka the best day ever).    

For my 2025 travelers, I’ll catch ya at a Disney water park!