When the summer temperatures begin to rise, many Guests make sure to add a water park day to their itinerary at Walt Disney World Resort. The Disney Parks Moms Panelists also love the water parks and have some great must-do tips for your next vacation day at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park or Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park.

Kari suggests arriving at the water park of your choice as soon as it opens. “Have a plan where you want to go. Enjoy the attractions and then grab lunch. The afternoon is perfect for Castaway Creek or Cross Country Creek. This is the great way to maximize your time at the water parks.”

If your family is traveling with a less than adventurous little oneLynne highly recommends visiting Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. In her opinion, there is a great balance of water-based attractions for non-thrill seekers at this park. She also loves that her little one can enjoy the relaxation of the “lazy river,” Castaway Creek.

If you ask Jan, Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park is the place to be with tweens and teens. “Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park is an extremely fun-filled way to spend a day! There are so many water slides, body slides, activities, delicious meals, and the list goes on! I highly recommend it. My family never misses a visit there on our Walt Disney World Resort trips.”

A fan of both water parks, Jane says she and her family always make a point to visit Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach. Her top tips are to arrive early, find a shady spot and to wear beach shoes to protect toes from the sometimes hot and sun-soaked walkways.

And speaking of shade, Lindsey P. reminds guests they can always rent an umbrella if the sun is a bit too much for them. Need more than an umbrella? Beachcomber Shacks and Polar Patios are always an option if available on your planned day, they are first-come-first-served at each respective water park. Lindsey also adds, “don’t forget about the newest attraction at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, Miss Adventure Falls! Captain Mary Oceaneer will send your party on an ocean raft ride, whizzing past a talking parrot. It’s the longest water park ride in Disney history!”

And from Kari and Lynne, their absolute number one tip is to not leave Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park without eating as many mini donuts as possible!

For more great tips on everything from water parks to mini donut locations, be sure to visit DisneyParksMomsPanel.com for a personalized response from our knowledgeable panel.