Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Apr 28, 2009
    Jodi Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Planning a trip to Disney in Sept. and planning to take our 6 and 8 yr old girls to one of the water parks for a day. They are somewhat timid around water and not really a fan of heights...which water park would you recommend?

    Based on the description of your girls, I would say that Typhoon Lagoon is the place for you.  Blizzard Beach is well-known for its thrilling, high speed slides whereas Typhoon Lagoon boasts a more subdued grouping of water activities.  The wave pool at Typhoon Lagoon is great fun for all ages; brave ones can get up close and personal with the huge crashing waves while the more timid types can hang back and play in the resulting surf.  Honestly, even my two-year-old son had a good time in the wave pool. 

    That's not to say that there isn't anything at Typhoon Lagoon for the more adventurous set; there are slides for all types of water enthusiasts, from the very beginners to those who crave something a little more thrilling.  But again, the most daring of slide seekers would probably enjoy Blizzard Beach more.

    Typhoon Lagoon is also home to Shark Reef, a place where you can snorkel with various salt-water species.  There's even a family water ride at Typhoon Lagoon called Gang Plank Falls.  Rafts can fit up to four people.  Be wary of this one though; my family is of the opinion that the ride is just an excuse to dump humongous quantities of water over your head.  Not exactly my idea of a good time but, to each his own.

    Have a wonderfully wet experience!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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