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It’s Monday, and time for another edition of Riding the Rails with the Magical Blogorail. This week, we’re discussing Disney Water Parks.
Now it’s confession time: in all our many trips to Walt Disney World, we have never visited one of the Disney water parks.
Well, there are a few reasons:
- Often we visit during what is the winter here in PA. It’s much warmer in Florida, but not really what I’d call “water park weather.”
- Our kids are so varied in age that it just hasn’t even seemed to work out. Someone would be stuck in the kiddie area all day.
- With the 4 parks, Downtown Disney, and all the resorts, we find plenty to do without even thinking of water parks.
But, that being said, I’d love to experience each water park just once in my life. And, who knows . . . maybe I’d love them so much that I’d need to add them to my regular vacation To-Do List.
I thought it would be fun to put together a list of the things that appeal to me about each water park. So, here goes . . .
Discover frosty fun for the whole family at Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park, a one-time ski resort that has melted into a watery wonderland. Zip down the slushy slopes of Mount Gushmore on one of the world’s tallest and fastest waterslides. Float down the tranquil river and sunbathe on the white-sand beach. Children under 48 inches tall can even splash around in their own water play area with a snow-castle fountain and kid-sized waterslides. ~Disney website
I’m not a huge fan of winter, so the theming of this park doesn’t have great appeal to me. I do love that the “ski lift” is done in what I think of as more summer colors (pink and mint green) to counteract all that white “snow”.
The lazy river here, called Cross Country Creek, sounds like a lot of fun – with interesting sites to see along the way.
The Ski Patrol Training Camp – with all the obstacle course type attractions – looks like a blast for kids. I’m wondering why it’s geared to kids, though. I’d kinda like to try it myself! Trying to walk across those big chunks of “ice” while holding onto the ropes above looks like so much fun.
There appear to be a bunch of different water slides, for all ages and thrill seekers. Honestly, I had no idea what all was here ’til I started researching it.
Escape to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park for a storm of fun in the sun! Snorkel with sharks, stingrays and tropical fish in the coral reef. Plunge down rushing rapids, sunbathe on the sandy beach and glide down the lazy river on a relaxing raft ride. After an epic typhoon hurled surfboards into palm trees and tossed boats like toys, the storm-soaked Mount Mayday became a topsy-turvy oasis of water-filled adventure! ~Disney website
I will admit that this park has always help more appeal for me. If I were to pick just one of the two to visit, I’d go for this one.
Again, the lazy river here sounds neat. The idea of the rainforest theme appeals to me more than the polar theme (even though that one sounds cool too).
As scared as I am of sharks, Shark Reef – with the ability to actually swim with tropical fish, stingrays, and sharks (which I’m assuming are small and harmless) – really intrigues me.
Again, there are a plethora of different waterslides here that scream “FUN!” to me.
So, which Disney Water Park is your favorite?