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  • On Aug 30, 2012
    Robert from FL 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.

    Can you tell me Disney's rules regarding bringing an adult size Coast Guard approved life vest from home for use on waterslides at the water parks and hotel pools? I can not float on my own - I know I can rent a vest but I feel safer using my own.


    You are fine to use a life vest at any of the swimming pools. However, they are not permitted on water slides. For an adult, though, this may not be too much of a problem. The water at the bottom of the slides, both at the resort pools and at the water parks, is not very deep. My daughters can touch the ground, and I would say it only comes to my waist or slightly above on most slides - I am 5'7". So while you can't wear a life vest, you should be able to put your feet down and stand.

    Also, you can look at the park pages to see that on most of the slides you will either come down into very shallow water (a couple of inches deep), or you will be on a floating raft. I can't recall any slides at the water parks where I was dumped underwater. And before you enter the slides, you can always see the end of the ride first, to decide if you are comfortable with the way you will be exiting the water.

    Hope that helps!
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, Kentucky

I'm a member of the original 2008 Moms Panel and am happy to be back again to help you plan! We are DVC members who visit 2-3 times per year with our 3 young daughters, and I am only one visit away from being able to say I've stayed in every Disney resort! Learn More About Heather

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