Mom And Son Spaceship Earth
  • On Mar 25, 2009
    Nicole from BC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I have never been to Disney World!! I am going this April 16th for an unknown number of days (any suggestions?) with my husband and 6 year old boy and 9 year old girl. Will it be too cool to go to one of the water parks? And which one is better?

    Nicole:

    First of all, I hope that you enjoy your first trip to Disney! 

    Last year, our family went to Disney World in March and we went again this March.  Both times, it was warm enough to enjoy the water parks, so I would think April, would be just as warm.  (And we're from South Mississippi!  It may feel like even warmer to someone from British Columbia!)  By the way, the water is kept at a comfortable level at the parks, so you won't find it ice cold.

    As for which is better, that's a tough one to answer.  My preference is Blizzard Beach with its many slides and large "preteen" area with a ropes course and tamer slides for my school age kids that aren't quite ready to go 120-feet straight down on Summit Plummet.  With the ages of your children, I would think that the scales might tip in favor of BB for this reason.  However, Typhoon Lagoon sports its own slides, a giant wave pool and a snorkling area so you can swim with the fish (Shark Reef).  (Shark Reef's waters are not warmed but kept at a temperature optimum for the fish.  Last July, the water was very cold to me, so I would imagine April might be frigid....)  Lazy creeks circle both parks, and each features a family slide, although Blizzard Beach's seems longer to me.

    If your family enjoys slides, activities, and a "water park" feel, I'd say go with Blizzard Beach.  If you like wave pools and want more of a bahamas feel, Typhoon Lagoon may be more your style.

    Wishing you a magical vacation!
    Whitney
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

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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