EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Mar 6, 2009
    Kim from NL 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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    Hi Tanya! I don't swim. Last yr at BB I spent the whole day in the castaway creek! Fun, yes but I'd like to join my kids on some things this year at the water parks. R there any family slides/rides/rafts that don't end with an over your head plunge? THX

    Hi there Kim!

    Thanks for writing to me!

    My husband is going to be grumpy when he finds out I'm putting this out on the panel, but he's not a good swimmer, and LOVES Blizzard Beach!  (In fact, I found out that he couldn't swim when we was trying to impress me by snorkeling on our honeymoon.  It wasn't pretty!)   He is, however, our family's number one waterpark fan.  In fact, he starts every visit with a ride on Summit Plummet (a 120 foot free-fall slide).  I never said he was normal!  Anyway, my point is that there are lots of attractions, from mild to "crazy", that actually end in very shallow water.  The Toboggan Racers end in almost no water (you "race" the guest next to you and ride a mat down to the bottom), and Teamboat Springs is an amazing family raft ride that your whole family can share (it also ends in shallow water).  Similarly, Typhoon Lagoon has attractions that "end up" in shallow water that you can stand in.  In addition, both waterparks have life jackets available for any guest who would like one.  They are very comfortable, and may give you some extra peace of mind.  You can also feel free to ask any of the lifeguards (there are tons of them!) who work in the parks about the specific experience on a particular attraction.  They are very helpful, and can help you decide what you are comfortable with.

    I hope you have a wonderful time at the parks!

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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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