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  • On Jul 12, 2009
    Patricia 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.

    I'll be traveling with both a 4 yr. old and 6 yr. old. I was just wondering which water park you would recommend. They both love water, but only the 6 yr. old can swim.

    Hi Patricia!

    My kids (5 and 7) love the Disney Water parks, and we ensure that we include at least one visit each trip.  Both Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach have 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 has 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.

    Both parks also have tons of intermediate and more adventurous slides, pools and raft rides for more daring kids, that might entice your six year old.  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. 

    Life vests are available for all guests free of charge at both parks, 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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