Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Aug 24, 2012
    Jennifer from BC 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.

    We are planning our first WDW trip in March 2013 with our two boys (2 and 17) and I am wondering if we should really spend the extra money on the water park option during our 8 night stay? Are the water parks a must to get the entire WDW experience?

    Hi Jennifer!

    Thank you for visiting the Moms Panel!

    My family loves the water parks.  So do I !   It gives us a fun day, or half-day, at somewhere much slower-paced than the theme parks, but with plenty to do - for all ages to enjoy.  I am not very adventurous when it comes to water, but I do enjoy the Surf Pool (shallow end!!) at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon and drifting around Castaway Creek.  I also enjoy relaxing on a beach chair with a magazine and a coffee, while my family tours the park.  

    The same goes for Disney's Blizzard Beach - there is fun for everyone, and there is another opportunity to float along in an inner tube raft in Cross Country Creek, and bob around in Melt-Away Bay.

    At both parks there is a safe play area for young children, and much more adventurous attractions for older teenagers.

    As an experience, the water parks may not be an absolute necessity, but they are a thoroughly enjoyable way to spend a relaxing day, with enough there to spend a whole day if you wish, and we never miss a visit to both parks when we are staying at Walt Disney World Resort.

    If you have any other questions, please come back and ask me - I would be happy to help you plan your magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Susan, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Sue from England, and am very proud to be a member of planDisney since 2012.  Walt Disney World is my happy place, and I look forward to answering your questions when you are planning your magical vacation at Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Susan

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