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  • On Apr 16, 2015
    Becky from KY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We arrive for our 3rd family visit in 17 days! My 5 year old is upset that she has never seen a beach despite our trips to WDW. Was wanting to give her a beach experience, do either of the water parks have a "beach" or should I take her to a reso

    Hello, Becky,

    Oh my goodness, 17 days until your 3rd trip!!  To give your daughter a beach experience, my first thought was to visit Disney's Beach Club Resort as it is themed from top to bottom with a beachy-feel. You don't have to be staying there to visit, but you may find it easiest to consider dining at the resort to truly experience it aside from actually staying there. A favorite spot at the resort is Beaches & Cream Soda Shop, which captures the nostalgia of an old-fashioned soda shop. The other thing about the resort is the pool, which is truly like a beach. It has a large sandbar area for children to play in, a lazy river, and even a sand bottom pool. While the pool is restricted to only resort guests, you can still walk alongside it and see al the different features. You could also do an internet search for Get to Know Stormalong Bay at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Pool Area to read a detailed article on the pool. It could be your next resort destination for your next trip!

    Of the two water parks, I think Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park is the "beachiest" of the two. The Surf Pool has some pretty intense waves that are an absolute hit with my sons. In fact the waves are so intense you can even take surfing lessons at the water park. You can also actually scuba dive there at Shark Reef. If you'd like, life jackets are complimentary at the water parks; you'll just need to leave an id like a driver's license. 

    I hope these give you a few ideas of how to bring the beach experience to your daughter. Wishing you a magical trip!  -Kara
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I am a retired teacher with a family of 3 adult sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.  Learn More About Kara

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