Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Jul 12, 2009
    Craig from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Traveling in Aug 09 with two kids age 4 1/2 and 3. Is Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach a better choice for a day of water fun?

    Craig:

    Both water parks offer plenty for any age, but as I've mentioned before on this panel, I prefer Blizzard Beach for my 4-year-old over Typhoon Lagoon for several reasons:

    • The children's area is better defined:  Tike's Peak seems more manageable to me.  I can put my child on a slide and see where he ends up.  Not so at Typhoon Lagoon where vegetation tends to block your view.  (I found myself running along my little guy in the ankle-deep water.  Hated it.)
    • Seating:  The seating for families seems more plentiful not only in the children's area, but throughout BB.
    • Slides:  Both parks have a lazy river, but the ski lift at Blizzard Beach is an added bonus, and its family raft ride longer.  Once your pre-schoolers get used to the slides at Tike's Peak, you can take them over to the longer slides in the pre-teen area.
    Two advantages Typhoon Lagoon has over Blizzard Beach, Shark Reef and its wave pool, aren't pluses for young children.  The water is rather chilly at the Shark Reef, and the water too deep.  And on our last trip, we held our young son in the wave pool most of the time, as it was clearly too deep for him and unpredictable when the waves came crashing in.  It's much better to leave that water park for a future visit when your children are a little older.

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
    Whitney
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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