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  • On Nov 8, 2010
    Jodi from SC 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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    Hey.. love reading this panel..i am learning so much..but i was wondering we are taking our 6 yr old Daughter towards the end of Sept..and we are going to the water parks..which one is more suitable for her...Thanks...:)

    Hi Jodi,

    Both Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach are great options for your daughter.  Each park has a fabulously-themed "kiddie" area for young children 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 young children.

    Both parks also have tons of intermediate and more adventurous slides, pools and raft rides for more daring kids/stronger swimmers.  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 as well as some fabulous slides and raft rides that are neither too "lame" or too scary!   Both parks have great Lazy Rivers.  If I had to pick, I'd vote for Blizzard Beach, but both are great choices.

    Life vests are available for all guests free of charge if your daughter or anyone in your family would be more comfortable with one.  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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