Our ticket package comes with an additional free entry to one of the 2 water parks of disney world, Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach. We chose Typhoon Lagoon.
It’s not linked to the monorail too. But not to fear, free bus.
After slathering up with sun screen and changed into our swim suits, we went walking around the park. Not very big.
This is the wave pool, but I don’t think the waves are big enough for surfing. Didn’t really see the fun to this. Everyone was just sitting in the water facing the direction of the incoming wave. The floor was rough too. I think many people had a few scratches here and there.
We took a lazy ride on the Castaway Creek. Just grab a tube, sink in it, and let the water flow you effortlessly around the whole park.
Good thing we got on it first thing in the morning, because by the afternoon, almost every inch of this Castaway Creek was filled with people.
There’s one cool feature about Typhoon Lagoon. You can snorkel with sharks and sting rays. Not the great white. But mini harmless ones. It was so fun, that we went twice.
There are also a few rides, the Crush n Gusher, which we could both sit together. We went down on this twice, because there were 2 different tubes to go through.
As you come down this ride, there’s a photographer ever ready to take your photo.
Obviously I didn’t purchase these photos (as you can see from the watermarks on the photo). Because one photo is so expensive, something like USD15 per photo.
We managed to sit on every ride, except for one, because it was too extreme.
Overall, a fun and sweet day.
Tonight, we went to another Disney Resort for dinner. We either take the bus or the boat. We shall take the boat.
This is the jetty behind our hotel, to catch the boat to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.
View of our hotel from the jetty.
Another view of another part of the hotel. If I’m not mistaken, this building is for Disney club members.
Here comes the boat. Free!
Selfie on the boat.
Welcome to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.
So much more character to the hotel.
We ate at one of the restaurants in this hotel. Very interesting experience. When there was a table ready for us, the waiter said something like this “I’m afraid it’s a loooonnngggg walk to your table. I hope you’ll all be alright with it”.
And I kid you not, our table was literally 5 steps away. I said to the waiter “WOW… that was a LOONNNGGG walk!”. And he replied, “I know right?”.
Your first impression will be that the waiters are incredibly rude. But actually, it is all in great fun. Just play along with them. If you need ketchup, you just have to shout for it, and then you’ll be given like 20 bottles of ketchup. One lady ordered a large cup of soda, and the waitress made her a really tall tower of straws. You have to be there to experience it. Great fun.
I ordered a vegetarian dish, Red Quinoa cakes with salad. Nice, but very filling. I think the quinoa was expanding in my tummy as I ate.
If you even come to Disney World for a holiday, I highly recommend staying in this hotel, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. So much more character. The only disadvantage is that there are no monorails connected to it. It’s the bus or the boat, which can be quite slow. The other hotel I would recommend is the Disney’s Polynesian Resort. Both these hotels are family friendly.
IF you are a couple, and would like a more “princess-y/romantic” setting, then I would recommend Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. When we went there, Mat’s friend said, “whoa, so white”. There’s a mini chapel there too if you are thinking of getting married, equipped with a horse carriage and etc…
There are many many other Disney resorts. But those are the ones that I came across.
So, here ends my blog about Disney World. The very next day, we had to fly home ㅠ ㅠ.
We transited Newark Airport again, because my husband wanted to avoid JFK. Had lunch here at one of those “high tech” cafes. You order your meal through the ipad thingy, and also pay through it using a credit card.
While eating, you can also play games and win prizes. I kept playing with the free coins, and won 2 mini chocolates. Not bad eh?
You can just see New York in the horizon.
The air hostesses on our flight back weren’t as good as the one we flew to Newark. For some reason, they were not as attentive. But anyway, Praise God it was a good flight.
And Praise God once again for the amazing opportunity and provision for this trip to Disney World!