Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jun 26, 2010
    September from NY 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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    We are planning our first trip to Disney and spending 5 nights at a WDW resort. Our children are 3 and 1 1/2. Is it worth it to add the waterparks option or should we just stick to the parks?

    Hi September,

    If this is a first trip for your family, I think you will absolutely have more than enough options at the four main theme parks and your resort pool to keep you busy exploring during five days. Fantasyland alone can occupy two toddlers for the better part of a day.  If you are visiting during the summer months (when the weather is very warm) and/or your children are big water fans, you could always visit a water park for one day with a single day admission. The Disney Water parks are fantastic, and each has fabulously well-themed areas for tiny tots.   Both Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach have a great "kiddie" area for young children (under 48 inches) 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," with similar attractions for little ones. 

    Again, I think on a first trip, your family will have plenty of magical moments without adding the waterpark option, however, if you chose to include the option (or a one-day admission) there are many attractions and areas for young families to enjoy.

    Have a great trip!

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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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