Typhoon Lagoon vs. Blizzard Beach: Where Should I Go To?

by | May 13, 2015 | Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, WDW Blog

Have a hard time deciding which of the Disney World water park to visit? Let’s see which one is for you: Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon.

Do you ever have a hard time deciding which of the two water parks you want to visit?  Based on different age groups, let’s think about where you should go for some fun in the  sun/water: Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach?

Disney World Water Parks for Toddlers

What’s more adorable than babies splashing around and playing in a water park?  Not much, right?  So, now’s the time to take a look at the best water park to visit for the toddlers in your family.  I have to say that Blizzard Beach is the better choice of WDW’s two water parks.  I know what you might be thinking… “Blizzard Beach?  The one with that crazy slide and crazy steep drop?”  Yes, exactly – Blizzard Beach!  Summit Plummet is not the only type of attraction in this park.

There is so much for little kids to see and do here as well.  Tike’s Peak is an area devoted to children 48 inches tall or shorter.  Here, your kids will find small slides and several aquatic activities to explore.  Melt-Away Bay is a one-acre-sized wave pool.  This is much less intense than the Typhoon Lagoon Wave Pool that you can find there.

Disney World Water Parks for Pre-Teens

In between the youngest of youngsters and the adventurous teens, let’s talk about where pre-teens should go for some water park fun.  Typhoon Lagoon would best serve this age group.  With just enough thrill on attractions like Gangplank Falls (medium intensity), pre-teens will get to experience just enough adventure – not having to contemplate the fear of Summit Plummet or spend too much time in the many toddler-friendly areas of Blizzard Beach.

Also, if a pre-teen is looking for a pretty frightening attraction to conquer, but not nearly as scary as Summit Plummet, Humunga Kowabunga should not be taken lightly!  This takes you down 214 feet at a 60-degree angle in the dark!  (By the way, the Ski Patrol Training Camp in Blizzard Beach is loved by pre-teens!)

Disney World Water Parks for Teens

Blizzard Beach is the place to go for teens!  The thrills just keep on coming – Summit Plummet, Downhill Double Dipper, Snow Stormers, Toboggan Racers – even Teamboat Springs is good for a few great drops.  Even though this park has plenty to do for your young toddlers, it also has lots for teens to enjoy.  Blizzard Beach is the perfect place to show your most daring (and aquatic-based) #DisneySide.

Photo by 'Pics from the World of Disney'

Photo by ‘Pics from the World of Disney’

Disney World Water Parks for Adults

This one might be too close to call… Let’s declare it a tie!  Ultimately, both water parks have plenty to see, do, and eat for family members of all ages.  Both have extreme attractions, relaxing lazy rivers, white-sand beaches, and restaurants that serve adult beverages.

If you’re looking for some thrills, relaxation, and memories – you can’t go wrong with either choice.  Depending on if you’re visiting with your children, and if so, their age, this debate is a pretty even split.

Which water park will you visit during your next vacation to Walt Disney World?

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