Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Aug 4, 2009
    Shonelle from VA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My 3 year old niece and I are going to Disney on Sep 7th. I am considering going to a water park on this trip. Which one offers the best play area for kids? She is 42 inches tall. Are there any rides that she is tall enough for at the water parks? thx

    Shonelle:

    Last year our family had water park annual passes and fell in love with all the activities they have to offer.

    After visiting both parks numerous times, I found that I was more comfortable with Blizzard Beach for my then-3-year-old.  Although both Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach both offer lazy rivers and "kiddie" areas, I preferred Blizzard Beach for several reasons:
    • I could see my son on the kiddie slides easier than at Typhoon Lagoon, where I found myself running along beside him and fighting rocks and limbs.
    • After he got used to the kiddie slides at BB, we went over to the pre-teen area to check out its slides.  He did fine.
    • There seemed to be more activities we could do at Blizzard Beach together as a family: The family raft ride is longer at Blizzard Beach; there's a sky lift; and then there is, of course, a white, sandy beach.  Of note: There are only four attractions that your neice wouldn't be tall enough for (although I don't know that I would do all of them with a 3-year-old).
    • BB's bobbing wave pool with inter tubes was more his speed versus Typhoon Lagoon's large wave pool.
    I wouldn't turn down tickets to Typoon Lagoon, believe me, but if I'm comparing for a 3-year-old, Blizzard Beach has the leg up!

    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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