Walt Disney World’s Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach
Theme parks are a huge part of Disney’s financial success. The waterfall of earnings at Disney For Disney, success begins at the box office, where it saw a remarkable 35% increase in revenue to $1.8 billion in the first quarter and where operating income more than quadrupled to $475 million. Thor: The Dark World was a box office success, continuing Marvel’s successful run, but the animatedFrozen was a huge surprise hit that seemed to stay atop the box office for months. Once Disney has box office success, it can push content to media networks and theme parks, which are its two biggest moneymakers.
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The group session is available either before or after the park’s public opening hours and it’s BYOB (bring your own board). And if you’re looking for lessons to launch a new surfing passion, consider signing up for 2.5-hour group lessons (with a max of 12 people) at the park during sessions taught by local pros that take place prior to Typhoon Lagoon’s opening hours (beginner surf boards are provided). Note that while Blizzard Beach has a wave pool it does not offer a similar program. Tips: Sunscreen, goggles and pool toys are available for purchase at both parks but you’ll pay a premium, so make a stop at one of the cheap souvenir shops along International Drive or at an area Walgreens or CVS to stock up on supplies like that in advance. The water parks can get extremely crowded, especially during the hot months of summer and the busy spring break period (March and April).
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