Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Feb 17, 2010
    Devin from AL 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 waterpark would be best for kids aged 2 & 4? Also, do these waterparks offer floatation devices for rent or are we allowed to bring in our own?


    Our family prefers Blizzard Beach to Typhoon Lagoon when it comes to entertaining our little guy. There's more seating for families in the Tikes Peak area than I found in Typhoon Lagoon's Ketchakiddee Creek, plenty of shade, and less sand to get in everything. The kiddie slides are better defined, too, and I feel I can keep my eye on my him better as he goes down the slide.  In fact, at Typhoon Lagoon there was simply too much foliage and I found myself running beside my son as he went down its odd kiddie slide "creeks" so I wouldn't lose him.  At BB, once he felt comfortable with the kiddie slides, we moved our son to the older kids' area at Ski Patrol Training Camp and its slides, and he loved those slides, too.

    There are also many things to do together as a family. Although both parks have a family tube ride, Blizzard Beach's is longer and you can take a ski lift (a ride in itself) up with a little one, rather than stairs. And there's plenty of sand at Blizzard Beach--near its beach and not along all the paths like at Typhoon Lagoon--that you can still have some fun with it. 

    The best news: you don't have to rent life vests. Your ticket covers them. You'll find them in the Tikes Peak area and when we last went, there were also vests in the Ski Patrol area also. You are welcome to bring your own, too. Our best peace of mind, though, was seeing so many lifeguards around the park.

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!

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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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