Spending time in the water while living in or visiting Florida is a must for at least half of the year. No wonder Walt Disney World water parks are so popular especially during the summer months. I decided to test the "waters" at both Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon water parks to see if one is really better than the other. Not only did I get to decide which was better but I also asked my entourage, including four children ranging in age from 3-10, to help me pick the winner.
We started off at Blizzard Beach. We arrived early and found shady lounge chairs near the Ski Patrol Training Camp area. This is a great spot to be in if you have young children through preteens with smaller slides and activities perfect for their age including a zip line. Tike's Peak is right around the corner which is for babies through those little ones 48 inches or less. Our entire group loved the Toboggan Racers which allows all heights to race head to head against each other. Teamboat Springs is also a great ride for all families to ride together on one large round tube. The main thrill attractions at Blizzard Beach are Summit Plummet and Slush Gusher which both require riders to be 48 inches or taller. These were both closed due to a busted pipe so we were not able to try them. Hopefully next time!
After lunch we traveled over to Typhoon Lagoon for a few quick rides before they closed at 5p.m.. Our tickets allowed us to visit both water parks on the same day with just the one paid admission ticket. Typhoon Lagoon has a completely different feel then Blizzard Beach. Typhoon Lagoon has alot more sandy areas and more of their rides require tubes to ride down on. The thrill rides are Humunga Kowabunga and Crush 'n' Gusher which require riders to be at least 48 inches or taller. Mayday Falls, Gangplank Falls and Keelhaul Falls are all close to each other which makes it convenient to go from one to the next easily and these are open to any size rider.
Both waterparks are extremely fun and all of us (including the adults) had a great time. However, Blizzard Beach was voted as the favorite by my family.
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