Cast members can get into the two WDW Disney water parks – Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon – for free – until December 31st! No additional blockout days are planned for this year. You can also buy 1/2 price tickets ($28.50) for family and friends at the gate. Cast members must be with guests.
The water parks are scheduled to close for an extended periods for their annual refurbishments:
Blizzard Beach will be closed for its annual refurbishment October 28, 2018 through January 5, 2019.
Typhoon Lagoon will close for its annual refurbishment on January 6, 2019. The refurbishment is planned to continue through to March 17th, reopening to guests on March 18, 2019.
At Typhoon Lagoon, the new Miss Adventure Falls ride is open! Guests LOVE it!
Read all the details about the new Miss Adventure Falls here: Miss Adventure Falls is Open!
Sun’s out, guns out!
Let’s go!!!! 🙂
Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon (our favorite!) are open daily.
The water park’s hours are currently from 10am – 8pm daily.
CM Tip #1: The water parks do close for the daily afternoon thunderstorms, so always check before you go! If the thunderstorms happen too close to closing, the water parks just close for the day and don’t reopen.
CM Tip #2: The water on the rides is not heated! Some guests think the water is a little too “refreshing”! [Note: Both water parks were closed due to cold weather for several days in January, February, and March of this year when the daily temperature was below 65 degrees. The cast members working there were temporarily re-deployed to other Park locations. Expect some closure days in late December due to cold weather at Typhoon Lagoon.]
Check on water park hours: Disney’s Water Parks Hours
Lions and Tigers and Strollers, Oh My!
This is not Caroline’s first time in the Disney College Program. Along with her sister, she was previously accepted into the program a few years earlier. Back in Colorado, Caroline was wishing for a little more pixie dust to brighten up her life. On a whim, she decides to apply to the exclusive Disney Alumni Summer Program.
Now that she’s back, things get wild.
Wild, as in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where Caroline is assigned to work in Stroller Rental. While not the most glamorous position in the park, it’s often ground zero for humanity at its best and at its worst.
While Caroline makes many “Magical Moments” for deserving guests whose pixie dust has gone temporarily sideways, she also receives magical moments of her own through the friendships she makes, going to Disney cast member exclusive events, and all the spectacular dining opportunities at Disney World.
Caroline tells all – from the ins and outs of Disney’s secret training class called Traditions; to learning how to be a happy cast member during on-the-job training; to what it’s like to interact with fellow cast members and the guests who are ready to explore the most magical place on earth.
Join Caroline as she takes you on a wild ride through her adventures in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. But be careful, it’s a jungle out there!
Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.
Book link on Amazon.com: Adventures in the Animal Kingdom
About the Author:
Caroline’s love for all things Disney, and desire to grow up to be a Disney princess, is the reason she always wanted to work for Disney. Her dream came true working as a cast member at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Caroline is the co-author of the book, Two Girls and a Mouse Tale, about her adventures working at Disney World with her sister.
She is currently a 7th grade middle school Social Studies teacher in Colorado.
Daily blog link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/