Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Aug 8, 2009
    Lisa from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My kids are 5 and 7 want to try the water parks, they aren't up to big slides yet, but are over 48" will there be lots for them to do? The kiddie areas say for under 48" Thanks!

    Lisa:

    Most definitely!

    There's just as much to do at the water parks for the younger set than for the older, more daring guests facing Humunga Kowabunga or Summit Plummet!!

    If you want to go to both water parks, I'd recommend heading to Blizzard Beach first, specifically their "Ski Patrol Training Camp" for pre-teens.  No need for the kiddie pool!  There's an iceberg walk and slides that would be a good place to start before trying the longer, intermediate purple slopes.  FYI: My son just told me the wait for the zip-line was long, so make it your first stop at the camp!  I personally love the view from ski lift (and would ride it back and forth all day if they let me....) and the family raft ride at BB and the lazy river (I need to stop there...). 

    At Typhoon Lagoon, we spend lots of time on Crush 'n' Gusher versus the slides on the backside of the park.  If your kids are good swimmers, check out the big Surf Pool. 

    In my opinion, Blizzard Beach offers more for the younger set and looks more like a traditional water park (on Disney steroids of course).  However, the tropical feel of Typhoon Lagoon will makes it more memorable.

    Wishing y'all 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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