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Viisting Blizzard Beach with a Young Family
We spent a fantastic two days at Blizzard Beach on our last holiday and can’t wait to go back. As our family are still relatively young we didn’t go for the slides which are too big, I thought I’d give you an insight to visiting this “ski resort” with young children rather than daring teens.
Travelling to any water park with youngsters may be daunting but remember this is Disney and they cater for every age from the very young to the very not so young.
The story of Blizzard Beach is that Once Upon a Time a freak snow storm hit Orlando and left Florida’s first ski resort, well no Disney Park is without its own story.
When we arrived at the “ski resort” we headed straight for Tikes Peak, here you will find plenty of shade which is especially handy if you are travelling with youngsters. At Tikes Peak we found plenty of sun beds, many of which are under shaded wooded canopies. We found as we had a four and ten year old with us it was the ideal place to base ourselves for the day.
Tikes Peak is aimed at toddlers and young children with very gentle slides and water play areas. Once my youngest braved this area we headed for the Training Camp next door.
Next to Tikes Peak is Ski Patrol Training Camp. Here the slides were a little more adventurous though not too scary; here your children can walk across icebergs and take a t-bar ride which ends in a big splash.
My children also enjoyed Melt Away Bay this bay is made up from the melting snow coming from Mount Gushmore. The water here is not too deep and there are plenty of rings about for you to bob along in. One word of advice though, the floor of this area is very rough and we found pool shoes very cheap in Wal-Mart and they are great for using at any water park.
A few handy tips:-
We were allowed to take a cool box into this park so whether you take drinks with you or buy them in the park they will keep them cool.
We also found the pool shoes not only handy to wear in the water but also walking around the park, the floor does get very hot and you can find yourself running from puddle to puddle to keep your feet cool.
Children are better wearing the all in one type swim suits which offer UV protection; remember even wearing these type of clothes you still need a sunscreen under them.
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Page added on: 6 January 2008
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