The Disney Moms reader, JOY, asks: Going to Disney for the first time. I want to drink plenty of water, but I heard the water tastes bad there. Any suggestions on how to get my water without spending a fortune on bottled?
A lot of people—my husband included—think there’s nothing wrong with the water at Walt Disney World, but Joy, to be honest, it’s disgusting! I think it’s especially bad in the Liberty Square area of Magic Kingdom. I don’t know why. I know the water is treated and is clean and healthy to drink. I just do not enjoy the taste.
There are a few ways to get around the issue. First, if you’re traveling on the Disney Dining Plan, you can spend snack credits on bottled water. My family rarely uses those on snacks, so it’s nice to be able to grab an ice cold bottle for “free.”
Also, you can get a cup of ice water at any counter service or snack stand in any park for free, and that water is usually alright. It seems to taste better at eateries than at water fountains. Disney Mom Heidi suggested bringing individual drink mix packets to add to the water. Kids especially like those!
And Disney Dad Mike had one more tip. The water tends to taste a little better at the resorts. Mike suggests you fill up water bottles and freeze them in the mini-fridge in your room. Take them with you in the morning, and they’ll stay cool while the ice melts into drinkable refreshment throughout the day. He also says there is a water fountain in Magic Kingdom by the Disney Couture store that was great. I haven’t tried that one, but I’ll check it out in three weeks and comment back to let you know!
You could, of course, consider bringing a case of bottled water with you (if driving) or ordering a delivery from The Garden Grocer. Don’t forget the other types of thirst quenchers. Enjoy a Dole Whip float, sip a sweet tea, or try the international flavors of cola at Epcot’s Club Cool. (Club Cool’s free—but be warned of Beverly!)