Thursday, June 9, 2011

Disney Blog Hop: Disney Summer

Thank you for joining me for this week's Disney Blog Hop! Also a big thank you to Babes in Disneyland and Disney on Wheels for hosting!! Make sure you check out all the other fabulous posts from this weeks hop here!

This week's topic is Disney Summer and since I have never been to Disney in the summer I thought I would talk a little about the water parks. We have never been to either Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon because we have always gone in March, and while the weather was very good, it was never a priority to make it to the water parks. I am not a huge fan of water parks in general. I enjoy going down the lazy river and lounging by the pool with a good book, but I am not really into the slides and other fun activities. However, my husband is a huge fan of water parks and our son seems to be following in his footsteps.

Our next trip to Disney is planned for September 2012 and since it should still be very warm, I have decided to add on the WaterParks and More option to our tickets. We plan on going to each of the water parks once and possibly a second time. I know my husband and son will really enjoy their time there and if I get tired of it, I can just hop on a bus and head to Downtown Disney to shop while they play!

There are two different water parks at Disney: Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon. Since we have never been to either, I have been doing some research about which one would best suit our family. Here are a few things I read about that I thought our family would like about each one:

Blizzard Beach
* Cross Country Creek - this is basically a big lazy river. Like I mentioned before our family loves to hang out in lazy rivers, so this is a definite for us!
* Melt-Away Bay - but only for the beach area! I'm not sure our son or myself could handle the waves in this area, so we would just enjoy a beach chair and playing in the sand!
* Tike's Peak - this will be a lot of fun for our son. He loves to play in the water and this is the perfect spot for him!
* Runoff Rapids - this would be for my husband. I think he would really enjoy doing these slides!

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Typhoon Lagoon
* Castaway Creek - again, we love lazy rivers!
* Keelhaul Falls - my husband would enjoy this one for sure!
* Ketchakiddee Creek - my son would love this area. I really like that they have a separate area for the smaller kids to play in!
* Sandy White Beach - this is definitely an area for me. I can just imagine it now . . .sitting on a lounge chair, reading a great book, just relaxing!

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There really is something for everyone at each of the water parks. If you are more adventurous and like fast, fun water slides, there are a few to choose from at each park. Our family is more laid back and not really into those, but there is still plenty for us to do as well!

I think adding the WaterParks and More option on to your ticket during the hot summer months at Disney is a great way to keep cool and have fun while doing it! I can't wait until our next trip so we can try all these fun things out!

Have you ever been to Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon? If so, what was your favorite part?



  1. It will still be pretty hot in September, so the guys will enjoy the water parks. But I'm with you - give me shopping over water sides any day!

  2. I've not been either Amanda! I might be over for the first time in October but I don't know if it will still be warm enough! They both look fantastic! :D

  3. Hi Amanda! I'm following on GFC from the Disney Blog Hop! You've got a great blog! We went to Typhoon Lagoon in April & it was and all! Our favorite was the lazy river! :)

  4. I'm going in September too. We're not hitting the water parks but I am looking forward to our resort pool. :o)

  5. I've been to both TL and BB...would have a difficult time picking a favorite because they're both so awesome. We visited TL last week.

    I'm a big lazy river fan. We did at least four laps...and got a family photo there thanks to Disney PhotoPass.

  6. you did a much better job with your post!!

  7. Thanks everyone - I can't wait to try it out!

    @dizzneemomma - Do they do a Photopass picture in the lazy river? If so, that would be awesome and I will have to make sure we get one!

  8. We haven't done the water parks either... I'm like you, throw me in the lazy river and I'm good! Hope you guys enjoy it!