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Walt Disney World to Try Out Reservations for Popular Water-Park Rides

Updated on March 28, 2017
Disney's Typhoon Lagoon
Disney's Typhoon Lagoon | Source

Walt Disney World will soon be trying out a reservation system to combat long lines at its more popular water attractions at the resort's water parks.

According to Dewayne Bevil of the Orlando Sentinel, the theme park resort will begin experimenting with a "virtual queue" system at the Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon water parks.

The test project has already begun and will last until early April when results will be available to see if the "virtual queue" system will help in alienating long lines at the park's more popular water rides and attractions.

As two of the most visited water parks in the world, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon has, for years, struggled to relive long lines at the parks water attractions. But as its main rival, Universal Orlando Resort, will introduce a similar system at its new Volcano Bay water park when that park opens in May, Disney World is jumping in the game to try to stay step-for-step with Universal in relieveing, and possibly eliminating, long lines at its popular attractions.

The system will be tried out on a rotating basis. On Mar. 27, the system debuted at the Downhill Double Dipper slide at Bizzard Beach, and the reservation system may come to Slush Gusher and Summit Plummit at Blizzard Beach, and the brand new Miss Adventure Falls ride at Typhone Lagoon.

The system will have visitors arrive at the ride and, in leu of waiting in line, will have the option of taking a printed rubber-band that will have a reserve time to come back to the ride.

The reserveation system is just the latest in a slew of new attractions and techenologies that are desingned to keep the Mouse on top of Orlando's theme park empire. Look for mroe on what's coming to Orlando's theme park resorts in May 29th's installment of "Sunshine Life."

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