Breaking News: Disney Announces Planned Reopening Dates For Water Parks

Disney announces planned reopening dates for water parks

Since early-2020 Disney’s two water parks, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach have been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. This week Disney released a water park update exclusively to licensed travel agents to begin preparing to welcome guests back to the water parks. Get your swimsuits ready because Disney plans to reopen one of their two water parks in March 2021. 

Keep in mind that the reopening of the water parks will be dependent on state and local government approval and is subject to change. Those hoping to return to the water parks should also expect there to be various safety measures implemented at the parks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

See the official information released this week for the planned reopening of the Disney water parks below.

Walt Disney World Water Parks Update

By: Disney Destinations September 17, 2020

With a phased approach to reopening, we have continued to welcome Guests and Cast Members back to our theme parks, Disney Resort hotels and Disney Springs area. While Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park remain closed at this time, pending state and local government approvals, we currently plan to reopen one of the two Disney water parks on March 7, 2021. We may adjust our proposed reopening date, and if that happens, we will let you know what to expect in a future update.

Like the other areas of Walt Disney World Resort, we will welcome back Guests and Cast Members to our water parks in a responsible way, with a plan focused on health and well-being. We will provide more details on our phased reopening plan, including a decision on the specific water park that will be reopening first, at a later time.

We realize that some Guests with existing tickets and some Annual Passholders are impacted by this update. We are offering options to Guests with an existing Premier Passport, Platinum Plus Pass, Water Parks Annual Pass, Water Parks After 2 Annual Pass or tickets that include the Park Hopper Plus Option or Water Park and Sports Option.


If your clients have a ticket that includes the Park Hopper Plus Option or Water Park & Sports Option, we are offering options including:

Keep: Your clients may use their current date-based ticket with the existing add-on options at other experiences available during their visit.

Modify: Tickets, as well as Disney Resort hotel packages with tickets, may be modified. To discuss the options, please call the Disney Reservation Center.

Cancel: If your clients do not want to use their ticket, they also have the option of cancelling the ticket or package. To discuss the options, please call the Disney Reservation Center.

At this time, Guests can purchase new tickets that include the Park Hopper Plus Option or Water Park and Sports Option for admission March 7 and later. We will resume sales of Water Park annual passes and 1-Day Water Park Tickets at a later date. 


We will automatically extend unused, unexpired 1-Day Disney Water Park tickets through Dec. 31, 2021. As an alternative, Guests may instead choose to cancel their ticket. To discuss the options, please call the Disney Reservation Center. Also, if your client is unable to visit by Dec. 31, 2021, they may apply the value of a wholly unused ticket toward the purchase of a ticket for a future date.


Water Parks and Water Parks After 2 annual passes will be automatically extended for the period in which both water parks were closed. As an alternative, water park Passholders may instead choose to cancel their pass. To choose this option, please call (407) 939-2732.

For fans of the Disney water parks this is great news! If like me you can’t wait to return to the warm Florida weather, wade around in the wave pool, and float down the lazy river, check back with us here for more updates. We’ll keep you posted on as more information is released by Disney on the reopening of the Disney water parks. 

Katherine Rand
DVC Shop Editorial Team

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