• On Jun 11, 2016
    Samantha from NY 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 are going to Disney in October 2016 with our 4 year old and looking to go one of the water parks. She isn't an experienced swimmer so I was curious which water park would be best and has the best kid friendly activities.

    Hi Samantha, 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us a question. Although my little guy loves the water, he isn’t much of a swimmer yet. But that hasn’t kept us from enjoying Walt Disney World Resort’s Water Parks with him! 

    While I don’t think that you can go wrong with either one, my favourite water park with little ones who aren’t particularly strong swimmers is Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park. The main reason why it’s such a hit with the toddler set is due to Tike’s Peak, an area designed with them in mind. When he’s not splashing away in the wading pool or digging in the sand, my little guy loves going down the smaller slides that they have in that area. Even though he’s tall enough to ride some of the bigger slides in the rest of the Park, he’s still a little bit too scared to try. 

    One final reason why I recommend Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park to families with children who aren’t strong swimmers: the wave pool is much smaller at Blizzard Beach. I find it easier to keep track of my little guy there than in the enormous (but really cool) Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.

    I hope my answer helps you plan your upcoming vacation. Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions!

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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