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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

GIVEAWAY: Win Two Tickets to a Walt Disney World Water Park!


by: guide4wdw - Collin

GIVEAWAY: Win Two Tickets to a Walt Disney World Water Park!  

Today we're sharing something special! Rather than posting a trip planning article, we're giving every one of our readers the opportunity to enter our biggest giveaway to date! Thanks to our friends over at Destinations to Travel, we have two Disney World Waterpark tickets to give away to one randomly selected reader who fills out the form at the bottom of this page and follows the instructions listed! Honestly, it's that simple!

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Why are we doing this? 

First and foremost, the Disney waterparks are vastly underrated in my opinion. Waterparks are often seen as an alternative to entering the four "main" parks. However, that shouldn't be the case. Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon are highly themed, story driven, and just as immersive as Disney's four main Orlando area theme parks. I'll be the first to admit that I don't always visit the waterparks as often as I should, but I do have to say that I'm a little disappointed in myself for doing so.

One of my greatest memories of Walt Disney World was climbing to the very top of Blizzard Beach, hopping on a raft and sliding all the way down TeamBoat Springs. Everyone in the group had a huge smile on their face the entire ride down, and for some reason that's always been one of those simple moments that has stuck with me for years. It wasn't a grand spectacle fireworks extravaganza, or a once in a lifetime experience, but rather one of the simplest elements of a day in the waterparks that created a lasting memory for me and my family.

That's what a Disney vacation is all about! You may not remember a specific attraction or a perfect fireworks viewing spot or even an iconic meal with your family years later but I will almost guarantee you that at some point during your vacation you'll have a simple moment, when you least expect it, that will stick with for no apparent reason whatsoever. Chances are it wont be related to anything you see or do in the parks (even though it could be) but rather the result of just being there in the moment with family.

People say to "enjoy every minute" of your Disney trip, and this simple example is the perfect way to portray that oh so important concept.

The other reason we're giving away these tickets is because, as mentioned in the intro, our friends over at Destinations to Travel offered them up to us and we can't thank them enough for that! It's because of them that we are even able to make this giveaway a reality. Here's a closer look at why they're our recommended Disney travel planner (clickable link).

How do you enter?

We made the entry process about as straightforward as we could have made it. At the bottom of this page you'll find a form. Enter your name and email address, then visit the two Facebook pages listed. For bonus entries, look out for page two of the form before clicking away. Simple enough? The giveaway ends Saturday, November 3rd and you can enter one time per day! 

Why Should You Visit A Disney Water Park?

If you don't win our giveaway, that's okay! No matter what, I highly recommend visiting a Disney water park. While the story above is fairly self explanatory, I'm going to share 3 more reasons why you should visit a Disney Water Park in 2018 and 2019 just in case!

1. It's cheaper than a park day

Believe it or not, water park tickets fall under a different cost structure than standard Disney park tickets when bought individually. With the new pricing changes and date-based cost structure officially debuted and in use, a waterpark day may be a good option if you're looking to cut costs. You can add a waterpark option to your park ticket, but if you simply want to enjoy a day at a waterpark, stand alone tickets are relatively affordable!

2. It's a new experience

It's not unusual for many of us repeat visitors to Walt Disney World to get caught in a rut of doing the same thing each and every time we visit the parks. If you're looking to try something new (which I highly recommend trying something new each and every trip) a waterpark is a great option. Even if you don't spend a full day at the park, pair a waterpark day with a night at Disney Springs or a special table service meal and you're set for a near ideal day on Disney property.

3. It may become a "must-do" experience

If you've not been to a Disney waterpark, you will likely be surprised by the depth of theming but also, and perhaps more impressed by, the entertainment value. The slides and experiences of a Disney waterpark are incomparable to other destinations across the country. They are the standard for cleanliness, the pinnacle of theming, and in my opinion the most enjoyable array of "attractions" of any waterpark I've been to. I've been to waterparks with top tier slides including Wildebeest at Holiday World's Splashin' Safari which was named the Word's #1 Water Park Ride! I have to say, Disney's waterparks still beat it in my mind time and time again. Don't get me wrong, Wildebeest is an incredible slide, but Disney is just on a different level in various aspects. Still take the time to visit Holiday World if you ever get the chance but it's, simply put, a different experience.

If you try a waterpark, I would almost guarantee you that you'll return to that waterpark at some point. I may even add that it could become a "must-do" experience each and every time you visit Walt Disney World. If nothing else, they're the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day!

Your Thoughts

As always, if you have thoughts, concerns, questions, or even some tips of your own to share, don't hesitate to reach out to us on Facebook or your favorite social media platform. Give us a follow while you're there, and we'll keep the conversation going in the future. We're not the largest Disney community, but we're one that's there and one that listens. Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day wherever you are!

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Need a Travel Planner?

If you want or simply need a little bit of planning help to make your Disney vacation dream a reality, check out the quote request form below this article for our friends over at Destinations to Travel. They'll let you do as much or as little of the planning as you'd like and may even save you some money along the way! As always, thanks for supporting those who support us.

Ready to Plan?

Last but certainly not least, if you're starting the planning process, a great place to start are with some of our top planning articles! Looking for dining? Check out Disney World Dining Tips For 2018. Want to start with some more tips? 44 Excellent Disney World Tips for 2018 or Disney World Planning Guide and Tips For 2018 are a great place to begin! Looking to save money on tickets? Check out our friends over at The Official Ticket Center for great deals that even made it into our 2018 Discount Disney World Ticket selections and another great way to help us create more content through your contributions at no additional cost to you! You'll probably even save money along the way. 

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