Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Jan 3, 2012
    Cathy from NB Asked

    Going to Disney in March with 6 yr & 2 yr old sons. Which water park is best for a young family? My older son is 48" and loves big water slides, but I want my younger son to have fun too. Thanks!

    Hi, Cathy! Of Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach, I'd have to point you towards Typhoon Lagoon as a more family-friendly water park. Blizzard Beach is definitely geared more toward teens, and features thrill slides and body slides. The slides are built on a "mountain," and there is definitely a lot of climbing, although there is There's a ski lift up to the tallest slide in the park. Typhoon Lagoon has fewer thrill and body rides, and offers more tube rides. There is a place where you can borrow snorkel gear and "swim with the sharks" (the sharks are actually behind glass, but you could never tell). And your bigger kid will love the Crushin' Gusher, a tube water coaster! Try the awesome wave pool, but be sure to hold on to your little ones; the waves are powerful enoughh to knock over the little ones even towards the zero entry of the pool. There is a great deal of climbing, through, to get to the top of the tube rides -- and you'll be carrying your own tubes. Be ready to help your little ones carry the large tubes! Both parks have lovely lazy rivers, but Typhoon Lagoon's seems longer, and you can use it to get around the park, in a certain area. The children's area at Typhoon Lagoon is larger than the on at Blizzard Beach, too. Have a great time - and happy splashing! See you later, celebrator, -Deborah B.
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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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