Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Apr 24, 2009
    Luciana from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are spending 6 days in June at WDW with a 4 and 2 years old kids. Is it worth visiting water parks with them? I do not want to have a too intense, busy trip...and am not sure if adding water parks will be too much for them.

    Hi Luciana!

    My boys are two years apart, and when they were 4 and 2, we started adding the water parks to our itinerary.  You obviously  know your children best, but I think the water parks can be a welcome, less-high paced reprieve from a busy day in the parks.  My boys are partial to Blizzard Beach, which has a wonderfully-themed area for small children (under 48 inches tall) called "Tikes Peak".  It is essentially a "tiny" version of the larger park, and has great slides, raft rides and wading areas for little children.  Because this area is filled with tiny tots, it also has tons of shaded cabanas and lounge chairs that offer the perfect spot to call home for the day (or part of the day).

    We find a day at the water parks to be relaxing as compared to the four main theme parks.  We find a shade cabana in the morning, park our "stuff" and enjoy some down time with our children.  It's also a great way to escape the summer heat.  Even in the middle of the summer, it's hard to be hot when you are soaking wet!  If you chose to go, I strongly recommend arriving early (as close to the park opening as possible.)  The water parks are very popular, and can get crowded.  It's easiest to find a great, shady spot early in the day.

    Again, you know your kids and what their interests are best.  We love going to the water parks, and almost always include a day or two on our itinerary.

    Whatever you decide, have  wonderful trip!

    Tanya
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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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