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  • On Jan 16, 2009
    Carmela from MD 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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    What water park is appropriate for my 4 yr old and 1 yr old kids? Thanks

    Hi Carmela,

    Both of Disney World's water parks, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach have wonderfully-themed areas for small children.  Typhoon Lagoon has "Ketchakiddie Creek", a large water play area with kid-sized slides and splash areas.  It is surrounded by a sandy area that is great for playing.  Blizzard Beach has "Tikes Peak", which is basically a miniature version of the larger park itself, with slides, an inner tube ride, splash areas and a wading pool.  Both of these areas are for the use of children 48 inches and under and their families, and are surrounded by well-shaded areas with lounge chairs and some picnic tables. 

    My kids are huge water park fans.  We prefer Blizzard Beach for their age group.  In my opinion, it has a larger selection of water attractions that would keep both your pre-schooler and toddler happy.  There are a variety of mini-slides (straight, curvy and one you ride on a tube) and an absolutely adorable "sand castle" that has tiny slides that your little one should like. Both parks have huge pools at the center of the park.  Typhoon Lagoon is famous for its wave pool.  Blizzard Beach's main pool is a bit "calmer".  My kids also get a huge "kick" out of the fact that the park (based on the premise of a skiing village that encountered a heat wave) has holiday music playing much of the day.   Obviously, these are just my family's thoughts.  Both parks are wonderful and your kids should have a blast in either.

    Whatever you chose, have a great time!
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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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