Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Jul 11, 2015
    Caryn from NY 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.

    My family will be in WDW in October this year. We have never been to the water parks and I am wondering which of the two would be best for an 8 year old?

    Hi there Caryn!

    How exciting to be visiting the Walt Disney World Resort this October! My family has spent quite a bit of time at both of the Disney Water Parks.  Although we love both Disney's Blizzard Beach and Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, my family would have to give the edge to Blizzard Beach. Disney's Blizzard Beach is our favorite water park for its unique theming and exciting water slides. What truly sets Blizzard Beach apart for my family is the Ski Patrol Training Camp, an area designed for school-age children and tweens. Ski Patrol Training Camp has a really cool zip line and floating iceberg course that you cross while grabbing hold of a suspended rope overhead. My ten-year-old twin boys could spend hours in this one area of the park. 

    I do want to mention that the Disney Parks Calendar indicates that Disney's Blizzard Beach will be closed from October 25 - January 2, 2016.  Please know that operating hours are subject to change, so you may want to check the calendar for Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park and Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park a little closer to your date of arrival. 

    I hope this information is helpful in making the best decision for your family. Please don't hesitate to visit me again if you have any additional questions that I can assist you with. Best wishes for a magical trip, Caryn!

    Happy Planning,
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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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