Disney World Adding New Water Park Perks for Resort Guests in 2025

Disney World has announced that new water park perks will be added in 2025 exclusively for guests staying at Disney-owned resort hotels. These perks will provide resort guests with additional benefits and discounts when visiting Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach water parks.

New Water Park Perks

The new water park perks coming in 2025 include:

  • Early entry into the water parks – Resort guests will get early access to the water parks 30 minutes before the general public each day. This will allow guests to beat the crowds and get on more slides before the parks get busy.
  • Exclusive lounge area – A new resort guest lounge will be added to both Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. The lounges will feature air conditioning, charging stations, TVs, and exclusive food and beverage options only available to resort guests.
  • Discounted cabana rentals – Resort guests will receive 20% off cabana rentals at both water parks. The private cabanas provide shade, lounge chairs, towels, a refrigerator with bottled water, and a safe to store valuables while you’re in the park.
  • Priority access to select slides – Resort guests will have their own line with quicker access to popular water slides like Summit Plummet at Blizzard Beach and Humunga Kowabunga at Typhoon Lagoon. This will save guests time waiting in the regular lines.

Resort Guest Benefits

Along with the new water park perks, Disney resort guests already enjoy several benefits at the Walt Disney World theme parks and hotels, including:

  • Early theme park entry – Access to the theme parks 30 minutes before opening each day
  • Free transportation via buses, monorails and Skyliner
  • Charging privileges with MagicBand room key
  • Pool-hopping privileges to visit any Disney hotel pool
  • Free standard parking at hotels and theme parks
  • Package delivery service to hotels from shops in the parks

Disney has not yet announced if any of the existing resort perks will be discontinued or changed when the new water park benefits are added in 2025.

2025 Updates

In addition to the water park perks coming in 2025, Disney World has several other updates and new experiences planned for resort guests that year:

New Disney World Resort Hotel

A new 900-room Disney hotel will open near Epcot and Hollywood Studios in 2025. The hotel is rumored to have a futuristic theme and feature modern amenities like virtual reality and interactive gaming elements in guest rooms.

Skyliner Expansion

The Disney Skyliner transportation system will be expanded in 2025 to connect to more Disney resorts. Routes to Disney’s Art of Animation, Pop Century and Caribbean Beach resorts will be added.

Refreshed Hotel Rooms

Several Disney hotels will finish room renovations in 2025, including Disney’s Polynesian Village, Wilderness Lodge and Beach Club resorts. Refreshed rooms will have new furniture, fixtures and design details.

Fantasmic! Returns

The popular Fantasmic! nighttime show will return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2025 after an extended hiatus. The show features Mickey Mouse in a musical extravaganza with dancing water screens and fireworks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some of the most common questions about the new 2025 water park perks:

What hotels qualify for the new water park perks?

The perks are exclusive to guests staying at any Disney-owned resort hotel. This includes the Deluxe Villa resorts like the Beach Club and Animal Kingdom Lodge.

When specifically in 2025 will the perks debut?

An exact date has not been given yet. The perks are only confirmed to launch at some point in 2025.

Do Annual Passholders also get the new perks?

As of now, only Disney resort guests will benefit from the new water park perks. Those with regular park tickets or Annual Passes will not have access.

How much of a discount is offered on cabana rentals?

Resort guests will save 20% off the regular price of cabana rentals at Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. Exact discounted pricing has not yet been shared.

Can resort guests use Early Entry and lounge access on the same day?

Yes! Guests can take full advantage of Early Entry into the water parks and then relax in the exclusive new lounge areas once the parks officially open.


The new water park perks debuting for Walt Disney World resort guests in 2025 provide several nice benefits and conveniences when visiting Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. Early entry, discounted cabanas, and exclusive lounges should make for a more enjoyable and hassle-free experience for hotel guests. Along with awesome new experiences like the Skyliner expansion and additional hotel rooms, 2025 is shaping up to be an exciting year for enhancements all across Disney World. Resort guests will find the theme parks and hotels more compelling than ever with new attractions, shows, and perks in the works for 2025 and beyond.