Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Feb 27, 2009
    Gretchen from VT 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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    Hi Moms Panel-I will be traveling to WDW 7/09 with my 2yr old princess and I am trying to decide which would be more fun for her...Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon? I LOVE your panel-thanks for all the help.

    Hi Gretchen!

    Thanks for the feedback.  We love our roles on the panel!  I've been taking my kids to the waterparks at Disney since they were one, and both are hooked!

    Both waterparks have very well-themed areas for small children (under 48 inches tall).  Blizzard Beach has "Tikes Peak", which is set up like a mini-version of the larger park.  It has small slides,a tube ride, wading area and giant "sand castle" that are sure to delight your tot.  This area is well-shaded, with wooden cabanas and many palm trees.

    Typhoon Lagoon has "Ketchakiddie Creek" which is also a play area for little ones with slides, splashing pools and sand.  Here, too, you can find shaded cabanas and trees.

    Both parks are great.  When my kids were smaller, we found that the kiddie area at Blizzard Beach was more elaborate and could keep them busy longer.  Whichever park you chose, I recommend arriving early in the day.  The water parks are very popular, and the "prime real estate" (i.e., shaded cabanas, picnic tables, etc.) tend to be secured early in the day by anxious visitors.  While people come and go during the course of the day, and space frees up, if you want a place to call "home" for the day, I'd definitely go early.

    I hope your princess has a magical vacation!

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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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