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  • On Jun 25, 2012
    Ruth from Cayman Islands 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.

    Planning to go to BB w/ our 3.5 & 8 yr old DDs. Looks like they have separate play areas--how far apart are they? Where can I see a map? Is TL better convenience wise for their ages? Don't want to split up our family.

    Hi Ruth!

    Your family will love Blizzard Beach!

    There is something for everyone at this water park, including family-style raft rides, areas for little ones and thrill rides for older children.

    I found a great map of Blizzard Beach on an unofficial Disney site, wdwinfo dot com. You can review the map to see exactly where the Tike's Peak (children's area with slides, fountains and jets for little kids) compared to some of the thrill rides, such as Summit Plummet.

    I can understand your concern about wanting to keep your kids together. My kids are also spaced in age (9 and 5) and they often have separate areas of the park that they want to explore. Often the entire family will go over to the attraction that my older child wants to ride and my husband will go on it with him while I stay with my little one. Then we go over to the smaller kid area and my son will enjoy an ice cream cone or snow cone while she plays.

    The other option is to experience attractions that they can both enjoy, much as the wave pool.

    You can also find a map for Typhoon Lagoon on the wdwinfo site. This will help you decide which park will better fit your needs based on the attractions you want to experience. Blizzard Beach does have more thrill rides, which are great for older children, while Typhoon Lagoon has several family attractions, such as Castaway Creek and the wave pool.

    I hope you have a magical vacation!

    Magically,
    Stacy
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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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