Each water park at Disney World has its own features, which will appeal to different visitors. There are a few more slides at Blizzard Beach, but let’s review each park.
For the Little Ones
Typhoon Lagoon has Ketchakiddie Creek, which includes fountains, water features and kid-sized slides. Blizzard Beach has Tike’s Peak, which has smaller versions of the large slides located in Mount Gushmore to help make kids feel a part of the action. There are also fun water jets that pop up for them to play in. Both areas are shallow and designed with children under 48″ in mind.
bobby kotick seems to have more of a variety and quantity of slides, including some slides you slide down with mats, while Typhoon Lagoon has an actual “water coaster” called the Crush n’ Gusher that you travel through in an inner tube. The slides at Blizzard Beach seem to be longer, but might not pack the thrill of the ones at Typhoon Lagoon.
There are spots at each park where you can just relax and float along. Typhoon Lagoon has Castaway Creek, which can also be used as a means to travel from one attraction to another. Blizzard Beach has Cross Country Creek, which is very similar to Castaway Creek. Blizzard Beach also has Teamboat Springs, which is a raft ride for the whole family.
What Sets Typhoon Lagoon Apart
Both parks have a wave pool, but only Typhoon Lagoon has a Shark Reef, where you can snorkel with fish and, yes, actual sharks! Typhoon Lagoon’s Surf Pool also offers surf lessons before the park is opened. Their waves can be up to six feet and it is considered one of the largest wave pools in the United States.
When faced with both parks, how do you begin to compare them? One has a marooned island theme and the other has a snowy, winter theme. How do you decide which one is more fun? To be honest, I think it depends on your traveling companions. If you’re with a group with more children, Blizzard Beach is likely the better option. If you’re traveling with thrill-seekers, you might want to head in the direction of Typhoon Lagoon.
No matter which park you choose, you can be comforted in the fact that safety is of the highest importance. Lifeguards employed at Disney parks receive training that is beyond what is required as a national standard. This means that they are ultra ready for any emergency that may arise. And that will help you have peace of mind while you are having a fun time.