Disney World has numerous water fountains and hydration stations located throughout the parks, where you can refill your water bottle for free. You can also purchase bottled water from various vendors and restaurants in the parks. It’s important to stay hydrated while exploring the parks, especially during hot and humid weather, so make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day.
Why Worry About Water?
Florida can be like the Devil’s Front Porch hot, and you might think you know hot, but the humidity will get you. We see it all the time, people who are not used to the heat and humidity having a bad day because they didn’t properly hydrate.
A good rule of thumb in a Florida summer – If you are feeling thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Sip water throughout the day to keep your body happy.
There are several reasons why staying hydrated with water is important while visiting Disney World:
- Prevent dehydration: Walking around the parks, standing in lines, and being exposed to the sun can cause dehydration, which can lead to fatigue, dizziness, and other symptoms. Drinking enough water helps to prevent dehydration.
- Maintain energy levels: Staying hydrated can help to maintain your energy levels, allowing you to fully enjoy the park without feeling tired or sluggish.
- Regulate body temperature: Drinking water helps regulate your body temperature, which is especially important on hot and humid days in Disney World.
PRO-TIP: If you are overheated and experiencing some symptoms of dehydration, take a break! You are welcome to go check out a baby care center in any of the 4 parks. These areas are quiet, tranquil, and blasting some air conditioning!
Why Bring Water Bottles to Disney World
With the need for constant rehydration, it’s a great idea to bring in your own water bottle! Disney World provides many opportunities to fill your bottle for free with water bottle refilling stations and free ice water!
You can find tons of different water bottles on Amazon, from ones for kids, to silicone ones that collapse when not in use, you can find the perfect fit for you and your family.
Water Bottle Refill Stations
Recently, Walt Disney World has begun modernizing their water fountains to include a water bottle refill area. Many of these drinking fountains have even been designed to match the land that they’re in!
Disney World provides several drinking fountains throughout the parks for the convenience of guests. These drinking fountains are typically located near restrooms, food and beverage locations, and other high-traffic areas.
FUN FACT: Attractions that Imagineers know are going to be huge hits are actually built with bathrooms and drinking fountains in the queue!
You can ask any Disney World employee for assistance with finding the nearest drinking fountain or consult the park map for their specific locations. Additionally, you may find helpful information about park amenities on the official Disney World website or mobile app.
Here is a list of some of the restrooms throughout the park that have water bottle refill stations:
Magic Kingdom Restrooms
There are several restrooms located throughout Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.
Some of the most popular ones include:
- Main Street, U.S.A: located near the entrance of the park, behind City Hall.
- Adventureland: located near the entrance to the Magic Carpets of Aladdin.
- Frontierland: located near the entrance to the Country Bear Jamboree attraction.
- Fantasyland: Tangled bathrooms located between Liberty Square and Fantasyland
- Tomorrowland: located near the entrance to Space Mountain attraction and another one near the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover attraction.
Some of the more popular restrooms in EPCOT are:
- Future World East: located near Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind and Test Track.
- Future World West: located near The Seas with Nemo & Friends attraction and the Imagination! Pavilion.
- World Showcase: located near each of the countries in the World Showcase. Some notable locations include the American Adventure Pavilion, the China Pavilion, the France Pavilion, and the Mexico Pavilion.
- The Land Pavilion: located near the entrance to the pavilion and the entrance to the Soarin’ attraction.
- World Celebration:: located near the center of the park, across from Test Track.
Animal Kingdom Restrooms
Animal Kingdom can be a more difficult park to navigate. These are some of the most popular and easiest-to-find restrooms in the park.
- Oasis: located near the entrance of the park.
- Discovery Island: located near the entrance to the It’s Tough to be a Bug attraction.
- Africa: located near the entrance to Kilimanjaro Safaris.
- Asia: located near the entrance to Kali River Rapids.
- Pandora – The World of Avatar: located near the entrance to Flight of Passage and Na’vi River Journey.
Hollywood Studios Restrooms
It is very important to know where all of your water access is in Hollywood Studios because of how open and exposed to the sun this park is. Here are some of the restroom locations.
- Hollywood Boulevard: located near the entrance of the park, next to Guest Relations.
- Echo Lake: located near the entrance to Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular and the entrance to Star Tours – The Adventures Continue attraction.
- Animation Courtyard: located near the entrance to the Disney Junior Dance Party and the entrance to the Star Wars Launch Bay attraction.
- Sunset Boulevard: located near the entrance to Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.
- Toy Story Land: located near the entrance to Toy Story Mania!.
Disney Springs Restrooms
Don’t let the phrase “shop till you drop” become a reality for you when you visit Disney Springs. Just like the 4 theme parks, Disney Springs is loaded with drinking fountains and bottle refill stations outside their restrooms.
- The Marketplace: located near the Once Upon a Toy store and the World of Disney store.
- The Landing: located near the entrance to The Boathouse restaurant and the entrance to the Lime Garage.
- Town Center: located near the entrance to the Uniqlo store and the entrance to the Orange Garage.
- West Side: located near the entrance to the AMC Disney Springs 24 theater and
These are just some of the locations of the restrooms, but there are many other restrooms throughout the park. You can ask any Cast Member for directions to the nearest restroom or consult a park map for specific locations.
Free Ice Water
Did you know – all Quick Service restaurants in Walt Disney World offer free ice water to guests upon request! You can simply ask a Cast Member at any quick-service restaurant for a cup of iced water, and they will be happy to provide it for you.
Sometimes in the hottest part of the summer, Quick Service locations will even keep trays of ice water out for you to just walk up and get as many as you need.
As long as the location has a fountain beverage-style dispenser at their location, then they will have the free ice water.
It’s a great way to stay hydrated during your visit, especially on hot and sunny days, and save some money!
Buying Bottled Water
Even though Disney World offers multiple ways to give you free water, they of course have a bunch of ways for you to spend money on water. Every snack cart, quick service, or walk up snack stand sells bottled water.
Since Disney World has a contract with Coca-Cola it is Dasani bottled water.
This water is always served cold, and it comes with a price. Bottles of water sell in Disney World for $3.99 per bottle. Yikes.
If you’re someone who only likes to drink bottled water, try this instead…
Bring Your Own Water Bottle
Walt Disney World has no rules against bringing in your own food and drinks. As long as you don’t bring in alcohol, glass, or loose ice (don’t ask), then you’re fine to bring in whatever you want! And this goes for water, too.
Think about it: One bottle of water costs $3.99 in Disney, but a whole case of water costs about that at the Walmart just outside of Disney.
Consider either making a pit stop at the local grocery store or ordering grocery delivery before coming to the parks on your next vacation. It will save you hundreds!!
Read More: Our Favorite Disney World Water Bottles
So, Florida water has a flavor. Out of the mouths of babes, our kids call it “Gator Water”. It could not be more accurate. It truly tastes like swamp and reptiles.
Don’t worry! Here are a few tips on how to make the water more drinkable:
- Ice, ice, baby! We fully take advantage of the ice water at Quick Service locations because when the water is ice cold you can’t taste anything.
- Flavoring packets: You can carry water flavoring packets in your park bag no problem. Plus they have flavors for everyone. You have dye-free, sugar-free for the grown ups and Kool-aid for the kids
- Mio: Mio is a squeeze in flavoring that is great because you can control the amount of flavoring you get. They also have caffeinated versions!
- Bottled water: The sure fire way to not taste “gator water” is to just drink bottled.
I am a mother of three that has refused to grow up. Adulting is for the birds, so I go to Disney World every chance I get for that magical escape from reality. I believe that Haunted Mansion is the best ride in all of the Disney Parks, and I am fervently in team Happily Ever After for fireworks spectaculars, (sorry, not sorry, Enchanted). Finally, I hope I never grow tired of skipping down Main Street, USA, and my dream come true would be “friends with” the Fairy Godmother in my old age.
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