Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 10, 2015
    Amber from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Bringing my two year old end of April, what water park is best? Do they supply life jackets that fit him or should I pack? How far is travel time from art of animation? Swim diapers allowed? What about diapers in resort pool?

    Hi Amber! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! We love helping you plan your vacation! I really think that my kids love spending time in the resort hotel pool and the water park. This is when they are at their happiest! We have some phenomenal family memories from our time spent playing in the water while on vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort!

    Our absolute favorite park to visit as a family is Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park! There are so many family oriented places such as Melt-Away Bay and Teamboat Springs. My kids also love the kiddie area Tikes Peak and could spend hours here.  If you want to spend the majority of your time near Tikes Peak, I recommend getting to the park early and getting a spot early since often the chairs around this area fill up quickly. Life Jackets are available for free at Snowless Joes. While they are free, the last time we were there we needed to show them our driver’s license and put a credit card on file or give them a $25 refundable deposit. This was refunded to us when we returned the life jacket. You can also bring your own life jacket if you feel more comfortable. Towels are $2.00 to rent and you also can bring your own. Also since your child is of diaper age, he is required to wear a swim diaper while at the water park and in the resort hotel pools. I also should add that life vests are also available for free at the resort hotel pools!

    I have never actually paid extra close attention to travel time from Disney’s Art of Animation Resort to Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, however if I had to guess, I would say it takes approximately 10-20 minutes depending on traffic! In my opinion it doesn’t really seem like too long of a ride and my kids love riding the bus!

    I hope that you and your family have a splashtastic time!


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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

Hi there! I'm Heather from Buffalo NY, a planDisney Alumni and proud mom of three. By day, I'm an oncology nurse, but my heart belongs to Walt Disney World. Having navigated the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, teens, and multigenerational groups, I live to turn dreams into magical vacations. When I'm not exploring the wonders of Walt Disney World, you'll find me sailing the high seas on Disney Cruise Line. Adventure awaits - let's make your Disney dreams come true!  Learn More About Heather

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