It’s time to gear up for a day of water fun, endless water slides and Disney magic at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon. But before you hit the waves, let’s talk packing. Specifically packing for a family trip!
We all know that packing for a family can be a challenge (and I hope you’ve got all the help you need when it comes to getting everything ready)! We’re here to commiserate, and help you streamline the process to ensure that you have everything you need for an unforgettable day at Typhoon Lagoon. Need Specifics for how to get to Typhoon Lagoon from the Parks or Resorts? Here’s a quick Transportation Guide for Typhoon Lagoon.
What Sunscreen Should I pack for Typhoon Lagoon?
You can pack your standard sunscreen for Typhoon Lagoon, it does not need to be reef safe, since the water is Pool Water. The Water is cleaned using Bromine, and there is no salt water or Saltwater Animals at Typhoon Lagoon.
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Quick Jump Table of Contents
- Family Packing Essentials for Typhoon Lagoon
- Packing List for Babies and Toddlers
- Full Packing List to make sure you didn’t forget anything!
- Unique Items I bring to Typhoon Lagoon
- You can’t bring these to Typhoon Lagoon
Frequently Asked Questions for Typhoon Lagoon Packing
Are you able to wear Water Shoes at Typhoon Lagoon?
Yes! You can wear Water Shoes at Typhoon Lagoon. In order to wear them on rides, they need to be form fitting with no buckles or clasps. They should be securely fashioned to your feet (so avoid Crocs, and stick with traditional water shoes).
Are the Lockers big enough to store my bags?
The Small Locker can fit a Standard Size bag, and the Large can fit up to two bags. You can always get more Lockers to fit your bags if you plan on bringing in several bags to Typhoon Lagoon.
Since Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon is a hybrid themed Water Park, You might be wondering if Typhoon Lagoon is worth it. You’ll find all the Pros and Cons of Typhoon Lagoon in this guide.
Family Packing Essentials for Typhoon Lagoon
When packing for a family trip to Typhoon Lagoon at Disney, it’s important to pack enough items that you are comfortable and have a great trip, but not so much that you are overwhelmed or have too much to care for (and you can see all the top Tips for a Magical Typhoon Lagoon Trip) . Here’s a list of recommended essentials:
1. Swimwear: This goes without saying, but you don’t see anyone at Typhoon Lagoon swimming in their clothing. Pack items that you know each family member prefers, choosing bright colors for children and those who need added visibility in the water. If you forget swimwear, there is a shop at the front, Singapore Sals, that has swimsuits in all sizes and styles!
2. Towels: Towels are provided for free if you are a guest at a Disney World Resort. You can also rent towels for 2 dollars a piece, or purchase them at Singapore Sals. While Disney provides towel rental services, having your own towels will save time and ensure you have them readily available when needed, but you’ll also have to carry them in.
If you are taking Disney Transportation, or traveling to Disney via Airplane, using the towels at Typhoon Lagoon is the best option.
3. Sun Protection: The Florida Sun is alive and well, even when its cloudy! Pack mineral sunscreen with a high SPF, sunglasses, hats, and UV-protective swimwear. Disney also has Sunscreen, Hats and Sunglasses available for purchase.
I prefer a tinted mineral sunscreen for my face to avoid the white cast (plus a spray sunscreen for me), and then a strong waterproof sunscreen for my kids. Typically I use ThinkBaby SPF 50 or Badger SPF 40, as I like how safe they are for kids while lasting almost 2 hours and do well for kids with sensitive skin. I tend to alternate based on whats on sale on Amazon!
4. Water Shoes: These aren’t a must have for most, since Disney has a sprinkler system that helps to keep feet cool from the hot pavement, but these are helpful!
If you have sensitive feet, or you need assistance with balance to prevent slipping, water shoes can be a helpful option. You can wear Water Shoes on several of the rides (no buckles, or clasps, they have to be a true elastic water shoe).
5. Dry Clothes: After enjoying the water attractions, having dry clothes to change into is essential. Pack lightweight and comfortable clothing for each family member, including underwear, socks, and shoes. There are changing areas AND indoor private showers available in the main bathrooms at the front of the park.
While you can change in the other Restrooms, I prefer the ones with the Changing Areas for more Room. Find these Changing Restrooms at the Front of the Park by the Lockers and Singapore Sals.
6. Waterproof Phone Case: I know my phone is ‘water proof’ but I’m also not taking a chance on vacation! I always pack a waterproof phone necklace when I go to Water Parks, the Beach or Cruises. There’s sand here at Typhoon Lagoon, there’s water everywhere… it just makes it easier to keep everything safe and dry.
7. Snacks and Drinks: While there are LOTS of food options available at Typhoon Lagoon, bringing your own snacks and drinks can be cost-effective and convenient. Pack water bottles, small snacks like granola bars or fruit, and any dietary essentials for your family. With Food Allergies, I tend to pack non melty items, like chips, cookies, and bars.
8. Beach Bag/Water Bag: You know the bag… one that it’s ok if it gets wet and it will dry quickly, but it’s also large enough that it holds lots of stuff! I got mine at Target a few years ago and use it everytime we go.
9. Cash and/or Payment Cards: Ensure you have some cash and/or payment cards on hand for locker rentals, food and drink purchases, and any additional expenses that may arise during your visit.
Lockers take Cards and also cash- and no change. So while there’s an ATM there that spits out 20’s, your locker is only 10 or 15 dollars (you could always rent two!)
10. Extra Essentials: Don’t forget to pack items like extra towels, wet wipes, a first-aid kit, a change of clothes for little ones, and any personal care items your family may need.
Packing List for Babies and Toddlers
- Swim Diapers: Pack an ample supply of swim diapers to ensure your little one can enjoy the water without any accidents. Consider bringing reusable swim diapers for environmental friendliness.
- Extra Clothes: Bring multiple changes of clothing for your baby or toddler, including underwear, socks, and lightweight outfits. Accidents or spills can happen, so it’s always good to be prepared.
- Sunscreen: Protect your child’s delicate skin from the sun’s rays by packing a baby-friendly sunscreen with a high SPF. Apply it generously and frequently throughout the day.
- Hats and Sunglasses: Pack a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses to shield your little one’s face and eyes from the sun. Opt for hats with straps to ensure they stay on during water play. This helps a lot with kids who dislike sunscreen.
- Swimwear: Don’t forget to pack swimwear for your baby or toddler, such as swimsuits or swim trunks. Choose options with UV protection for added sun safety. You can purchase items at Singapore Sal’s if you forget them (or they’ve grown out of the swimwear faster than you expected!)
- Water Shoes: Protect your child’s feet from hot surfaces and provide extra traction by packing water shoes or sandals with good grip. This will make walking around the water park more comfortable for them.
- Snacks and Drinks: Pack a variety of snacks suitable for your child’s age. The quick serve locations have lots of Fruit options, and the Store has Fruit pouches for purchase.
- Baby Wipes: Have a stash of baby wipes on hand for quick cleanups and refreshing your child throughout the day.
- Diapers and Changing Essentials: If your child is still in diapers, pack enough diapers and wipes to last the day. Bring a portable changing pad and diaper rash cream as well.— NOTE: The bathrooms for the Kids area are OUTSIDE of the kids area, so you will be walking to get to the bathrooms. Plan ahead with a quick access Diaper Bag.
- Stroller: Consider bringing a lightweight stroller to navigate the park with ease . It can provide a convenient resting place for your little one and allow you to move around comfortably.
- Water Baby Carrier: There’s lots of options for Water Friendly Baby Carriers, and they are so handy for keeping your hands free while keeping baby close to you.
Full Packing List to make sure you didn’t forget anything!
- UV Rash Guards
- Lip Balm
- Sunburn Lotion
- Water Shoes, Flip Flops or Crocs
- Beach Bag
- Change of Clothes
- Water Bottle
- Portable Charger
Unique Items I bring to Typhoon Lagoon
As you prepare for your day of sun, slides, and smiles, consider packing some unique items that will set you apart and make your experience even more special. While you may have the essentials covered like sunscreen and a cute swimsuit, we’ve got you covered with some unique items that will take your water park experience to the next level.
Autograph Book- You can find Characters at Typhoon Lagoon, but not in the same capacity as the Theme Parks. Typically you’ll find two characters at Typhoon Lagoon, and you’ll want to have your Autograph book available if you enjoy collecting signatures!
Bright Color Rash Guards- If there is ONE thing I’d recommend every parent use at the water, it’s Bright Colored Rash Guards. These make it so easy to see and located your kids and family, and are useful at the Disney Water Parks, the Pool and any other Water Activities. Visibility is Key!
WetBags- Wetbags are designed to hold damp items without leaching all over everything in your bag. We’ve used Wetbags for years, with Grovia being my favorite brand! You can use whatever wet bags you have at home, or head to Amazon to get some for your trip.
Mosquito Repellant- Sadly, Mosquitos are a thing at the Disney Parks, even though people claim they don’t exist… it’s Florida and they exist everywhere! The worst places for Mosquitos are the Water Parks and Fort Wilderness, especially on days when there’s no wind.
Electrolytes- I’d recommend Electrolytes for the Water Park and the Disney Parks! Bring your favorite brand from the store, or grab some from Amazon. My family uses and loves the LiquidIV and the Jigsaw brand (for my allergy kids) plus options like Himalayan Pink Salt.
You can’t bring these to Typhoon Lagoon
While preparing for a fun-filled day at Typhoon Lagoon, it’s important to be aware of the items that are not permitted inside the water park. Disney strives to maintain a safe and enjoyable environment for all guests, and certain items may pose a risk or disrupt the experience.
Among the items not permitted are chairs, tents, oversized umbrellas, and any structures that may impede walkways or obstruct the view of others. These are available inside Typhoon Lagoon for your use- but not for you to bring in from outside the park.
Some of the items include (but are not limited to, there’s a giant list of items not permitted!): Large Coolers, Loose Ice, Alcoholic Beverages, Skis, Tube Floaties, Pool Noodles, Snorkels, Glass Containers, Folding Chairs/Beach Chairs, Large Fans, Wagons or Wagon Strollers.
Disney will ask you to take these items back to your vehicle, or dispose of them. In rare case by case instances, Disney may store your item for you while you are in Typhoon Lagoon.
Additionally, Typhoon Lagoon maintains a smoke-free environment, and smoking or vaping is only permitted in designated areas outside the park. By adhering to these guidelines and leaving these prohibited items behind, you can help create a safe, enjoyable, and inclusive atmosphere for all guests at Typhoon Lagoon.
What to pack for Typhoon Lagoon if you are going during the Holidays
Including this section, because the Water Parks are a favorite for my family during the Holidays! We love going on Christmas Day for lots of reasons (mainly that they celebrate with limited festivities, but the crowd level is moderate to low depending on the weather!)
If you are going during the Holiday Season, you’ll want to pack all of the items above and consider:
- Themed Swim Wear
- Themed Clothing
- Sun Protection
- Light Cover Up (the pools are heated but the outside temperature may be chilling on wet skin)