• On Mar 29, 2018
    Tabitha from GA 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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    I have two sons, 11 and 13, who love the water and are adrenaline junkies. However they are not the strongest swimmers. Will they be okay to try all the slides at Typhoon Lagoon?

    Dear Tabitha,

    I'm so glad that you decided to come back to visit us again here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your great question about planning ahead for your upcoming visit to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park is one of my family's favorite destinations, and we also love the water slides, so I understand their desire to jump right into that cool welcoming water! The great news is that there are complimentary life vests available for anyone who would like one, and I have frequently taken advantage of those for my children if they are on one of the more thrilling slides. Any of the slides in which you are sitting in an inner tube is absolutely fine for life vests. Any of the slides that is considered a "body slide" (where there is no inner tube) does not allow a life vest (or anything else with buckles). 

    Every family is different, but be sure to check out the end of each of the slides that they would like to go on, because some of them (like Humunga Kowabunga, for example) end in only a few inches of water as opposed to a large pool. 

    Hope that helps with your magical planning!

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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