EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jun 7, 2009
    Valeta 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.

    Our first trip to WDW is Aug 22-29, 2009. Which water park would be best for 4 1/2 year old boy and 7 1/2 year old girl? Our daughter swims like a fish and loves slides while our son has just started getting his face wet and is more timid in the water.

    Hi Valeta,

    Both Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach are great options for both of your kids.  Each park has a fabulously-themed "kiddie" area for young children (non-swimmers) with mini slides, splash areas and sprinklers.  At Blizzard Beach, this area is called "Tikes Peak" and is a mini replica of the entire park.  It was wonderful , shaded areas with picnic tables and lounge chairs, and is a great place to "set up camp" for the day.  At Typhoon Lagoon, the kiddie area is "Ketchakiddie Creek".  In my opinion, there are more attractions for little kids at Blizzard Beach, however, both have plenty of options for small children.

    Both parks also have tons of intermediate and more adventurous slides, pools and raft rides for your more daring older daughter.  At Typhoon Lagoon, there is a giant wave pool and an opportunity to go snorkeling with sea life.  At Blizzard Beach, there is an amazing family raft ride (Teamboat Springs) that all of you can ride (no swimming required).  It's not scary and a great way to give your son a "taste" of his water park future!   Both parks have great Lazy Rivers.

    Life vests are available for all guests free of charge, so be sure to pick one (or two) up if it would make you or your children feel more comfortable.  Finally, I recommend bringing your own towels for the day, as there is a fee to "rent" the water park towels.

    Have a great day splashing around!

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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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