Finally! A "seasonal" pass that's long overdue for part of Disney World

Teen pro surfing phenom Caroline Marks, the 17-year-old who recently earned a spot on the first-ever
Teen pro surfing phenom Caroline Marks, the 17-year-old who recently earned a spot on the first-ever / Kenton Phillips, Florida Today via Imagn

Get ready for a new seasonal pass for Walt Disney World, and it’s one that fans of the water parks will love. 

When seasonal passes are mentioned for WDW, it’s usually for the four main parks, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom. The water parks of Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach are rarely mentioned as there can be “off-seasons” for them. 

In fact, when WDW reopened after the pandemic, the two water parks had alternated times, with one open while the other was closed. That makes it harder to get the single-day passes for them. You can link them to the multi-day pass for an extra fee, but for those who just want a quick afternoon there, seasonal passes aren’t an option…until now. 

As of now, WDW offers a seasonal pass for both water parks, which is priced at $79 for adults and $73 for children aged 3-9. The passes allow you to access either Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach, whichever one is open, anytime you want until May 24, 2024. 

That’s only ten dollars more than a single-day pass for either park. Note there’s the usual fine print of the passes being nonrefundable and nontransferable and excludes some special events. There are no blackout dates, so you can make it up in case a park is closed due to weather or other issues. 

Currently, Typhoon Lagoon is the water park open as Blizzard Beach is undergoing some seasonal refurbishment. It also makes sense the island-themed park is open for the summer and then the winter-themed one coming perhaps in November. That would match last year when Blizzard Beach was open from November of 2022 until the spring of 2023 while Typhoon Lagoon was closed.

So, with this new pass, guests (especially local ones in Orlando) can enjoy either of these Disney water parks to the fullest whenever they want, a deal many believe is long overdue.