• On Dec 6, 2016
    Kimberly from MO 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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    If we do the Blue Lagoon Dolphin Encounter, does 15 minutes feel like a good amount of time...Atlantis offered 30. Do you feel like Blue Lagoon is as high of quality/experience as what might Atlantis offer? What else is there to do at the Blue Lagoon?

    Welcome aboard, Kimberly!

    My daughter and I loved our Dolphin Swim at Blue Lagoon, and relished every single moment of what seemed like a very thorough, engaging, gentle, and long-lasting experience with those beautiful creatures! Notice that there are two different options at each location: an encounter, and a swim (which is longer and includes a push or ride across the water with the dolphins - worth every extra penny in my opinion!). The encounter is a wonderful experience too, especially if you have young ones who are not old enough for the age range for the actual dolphin swim. But, if you can, I highly recommend choosing the swim over the encounter, as you'll get more time and more interaction with the dolphins.

    When my daughter and I experienced the dolphin swim at Blue Lagoon, there were only four of us in our group, including the two of us, so it was a very interactive encounter since there wasn't a crowd. We had a half hour or so in the water with two dolphins who let us pet them, gave us kisses, retrieved gifts of rocks for us from the bottom of the pool, and lots more interaction.

    While I haven't experienced the dolphin swim or dolphin encounter at Atlantis, I would certainly choose the Blue Lagoon swim again and again! After our swim, we got to spend the rest of the day lounging on the gorgeous Blue Lagoon beach, which is much nicer than the beach at Atlantis, in my opinion. There is more of an island feel to it, and lots to explore, away from the hecticness of a big resort. However, we have also toured Atlantis with Disney Cruise Line and loved checking out that amazing resort. So, choose which sounds more up your alley, Kimberly, and have so much fun!

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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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