Disney with Little Ones: Water Park Fun… and More!

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I haven’t quite booked our next Walt Disney World vacation yet, but I’m getting close and I am deep in the process of figuring out those big details…dates, resort, and ticket type. Since we are thinking about going in September next year, I’ve been thinking about the Water Park Fun & More option. The weather will still be blazing hot and it might be nice to spend more time in the water and off of the pavement. This Water Park Fun & More option has always been a little mysterious to me. It must be that vague “& More” add-on that throws me for a loop. What all is included in “More”? 

I decided to do some research and get to the bottom of this. “More” refers to either of the 2 water parks (Typhoon Lagoon / Blizzard Beach), 2 miniature golf parks (Winter Summerland / Fantasia Gardens), Disney’s Wide World of Sports, and Disney’s 9-hole Oak Trail golf course. Any of these attractions are considered 1 “Fun visit”. 

The number of fun visits you receive matches the number of theme park days your purchase. For example, if you get a 4 day Magic Your Way + Water Park Fun & More ticket, you have 4 fun visits and 4 single theme park days allotted for each person. Adding the Water Park Fun & More option only costs $68 per person. The difference between the theme park tickets and the fun visits is that you can use multiple fun visit admissions in one day. Theoretically, you could exhaust all of your 4 fun visits in one day.  If you add the park hopper option ($101 per person instead of $68), you also have the opportunity to bounce between parks each of your 4 theme park days.  Fun visits can also be used on the same day you use a theme park admission.  

The theme park admissions and the fun visits expire 14 days after first use. 

Here are some scenarios to try to better explain. With the 4 day Magic Your Way + Water Park Fun & More ticket you could: 

1.  Stay 8 days and spend four in the theme parks and four on fun visits (one fun visit each day on 4 separate days).

OR

2. Stay 6 days and spend 4 days in the theme parks and the other 2 days doing 2 fun visits per day, and have 2 non-park, non-fun visit days to relax and enjoy the resort.

Here’s a possible scenario with the same ticket as mentioned above + the Park Hopper Feature: 

1. Stay 4 days and start each morning at a different theme park, leave around noon to spend a few hours at a water park, and then return to a different theme park in the evening. 

What’s the better option? Still confused? I am…kind of. It doesn’t cost much to add the Water Park Fun & More option to your ticket  and that price doesn’t change regardless of how few or how many theme park days you purchase. This appears to be an extremely affordable way to extend the fun and magic on your vacation at a fair price point. As always, it depends on your vacationing style and how much you prefer to pack in versus relax. 

I think I understand now…and I think we’ll go for the Water Park Fun & More option to change things up on our next trip!

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Candice was raised in east Tennessee. While in college, her best friend dragged her to a Walt Disney World College Program recruiting session at the University of Tennessee and the rest is Disney history. In the Fall of 1999, Candice became a quick service food hostess for Sunset Ranch Market and Fantasmic at Disney-MGM Studios – or what is now known as Disney’s Hollywood Studios. While soaking up her time as a cast member, she met Ryan, a neighbor and a fellow college programmer who worked as a custodial host at Epcot. Four years later, Candice moved to the Midwest and married that boy from across the hall. They now live in Greenwood, Indiana with their two little boys. The Disney-loving foursome took their first family trip to The Happiest Place on Earth in 2013 and Candice is eagerly planning their return. Candice also works full-time at a community mental health center and enjoys taking photographs and blogging at Mommy in the Midwest.

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