Mom And Son Spaceship Earth
  • On Jul 23, 2014
    Connie from NC 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 have never been to a Disney water park, so which one would be best for our DD4 and DD8? DD4 may or may not be 40 inches @ time of trip and DD8 is not a strong swimmer. Thanks so much:)


    Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon both have plenty to offer the younger set. However, when I had my choice when my kids were the ages of yours, we tended to head to Blizzard Beach.

    Because our favorite slide at Typhoon Lagoon (Crush 'n' Gusher) required you to be 48 inches, I usually had to stay back with one or two of the children so the older ones could go. Additionally, Typhoon Lagoon's wave pool was too strong for not only me but my younger swimmers who, like yours, were not particularly experienced, so over time, we tended to opt more for Blizzard Beach. There, we found its pre-teen Skip Patrol Training Camp full of adventures, the family raft slide actually longer than TL's, a fun chair lift to get you there, and a large pool area that was more our speed. If you have to make a choice, Blizzard Beach would get my vote.

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
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My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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