water park question
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we will be visiting the water parks the next time we go to dw, my youngest dd will be 3 or turning 3 while we are there, my other dd will be 7 almost 8, which water park would you suggest for us to visit. I have only been to Typhoon Lagoon and that was over 20 years ago.I'm hoping to keep both kids happy.
We enjoyed BB better than TL but I guess it depends upon what you like. We're not necessarily into all the slides so BB had enough other stuff to keep us happy. Plus too, we're not fond of the large waves at TL. It has knocked me over ever time I've been in it. It slammed someone into Lenny's head when we were there and it also not only knocked Abby down but also washed her into 2 people who got knocked down because of her. It's just too easy if you ask me to get hurt because of it. Luckily none of us were seriously hurt but the things that happened in one day to us show the potential is there if you're not very vigilant. Even though Lenny and Abby are both very strong swimmers, I couldn't relax until they were out of the wave pool at TL. For me especially with the way my body reacts to stress, that is no way to spend vacation - on edge and stressed with worry.
I also vote for BB. There are quite a lot of shady / covered areas but it helps to get there early to secure a spot. Unfortunately there isn't much shade in the lines for the slides so heavy duty sunscreen is a must.
We prefer TL. I personally think TL has more for kids. To us, BB was all about body slides and we don't like that. TL had lots more that we enjoyed. Took my DD to TL when she was 5 and then to both water parks when she was 9. We definitely prefer TL.
Both parks have kiddie water slide/play areas. BB has more extreme slides but also a gentler wave pool. More of a bobbing pool, where Tl has the wave pool. But it does have a shallow area to being zero entry. I think there's something for everyone at each park. IMO TL seems more shaded, but you can find shaded areas at BB too.
Really it's a draw. Each park has something to offer.
I also am trying to decide between the two parks. Great info. I have a 10, 8, and 5 year old at the time of travel and none of them are strong swimmers. Trying to figure out what park would have the most for them. I am thinking BB? How deep is the water in the area where you exit the slides? Are you allowed to wear life jackets?
We love water parks, in fact we live near one and have season passes. Although both WDW water parks are great I think the best one for a family your kids ages is TL. We found BB geared more toward older children (pre-teen +) plus there was alot of walking between rides involved. We go to WDW well informed and although we had map in hand we got a little confused and spent extra time trying to find the entrance to a ride. My advice is to read read read what people have to say about both water parks, their helpful hints and go from there. Download the maps of both parks and get a feel for where things are located and what's best for your family.
No matter what park you pick, you will have a great time! Just get there EARLY for a good spot!
We went to BB last week. A first for us. Had 4 boys with us - two 10yr old boys one of which is not very adventuresome with rides, a 7 yr old OK swimmer and a 6 yr old who still wears a life vest.
We arrived at 11, it opened at 10. Took a bit to find free chairs. Tons more shade then I was expecting and we eventually found some shaded seats.
Lots of sandy area where little one can play in the sand.
The wave pool was fine for all of us. In the deepest part the 10 yr olds were being knocked over in the waves but as long as you stuck with a tube you were ok. All 4 kids went to the preteen area the most. My 6 yr old wore his vest the whole time on slides. There were areas for smaller kids but I was not really paying attention to them.
The day went by super fast. Next thing we knew it was 3 and we were ready to go.
I do not think you can go wrong with either park. Though if you have kids and like wave pools from what I have read I would stick with BB. I have heard a lot about the one at TL over the years being very strong. I know my mom jokes how once she was thrown onto a strange man and rode him to shore.
Editing to add - bring water shoes!!!! The ground in the wave pool is rough and I got a few scrapes. Also the paths get very hot in the sun.