Guess what! I’m guest blogging for Manda at Manda’s Disney Blog! This is so cool!
I have been asked to write for other blogs in the past, but I’ve never been brave enough to take on the role of guest blogger until now. I truly wish I had the nerve to accept previous invitations…so glad I found the courage at last.
I hope you enjoy this and all the contributions to Manda’s Summer Fun series. You can see all the posts HERE.
My post goes something like this…
Summer at Walt Disney World can be brutally hot…making it the perfect time to hang out at the Disney waterparks! This is my family’s favorite way to beat the heat and why we prefer to visit Florida when it’s at its hottest.
Disney operates two waterparks these days. As you would expect, they’re both much nicer than the average waterpark. Disney’s are richly landscaped with lush tropical foliage and meandering shaded paths. More pleasing to look at and easier to relax in than the stark slabs of steamy hot concrete you find at other waterparks.
Blizzard Beach is located in the Animal Kingdom area of Walt Disney World Resort. Typhoon Lagoon is in the Downtown Disney area. I really love them both but I think that I like Typhoon Lagoon just a little bit more.
Typhoon Lagoon is a stormy island paradise…a beautiful fun place to be marooned for the day. There are numerous slides and a water coaster for thrill seekers.
A kiddie play area is available for your shortest family members…a family raft ride and lazy river for your entire crew.
The big draw for my family is Surf Pool. This giant wave pool is the most amazing I’ve ever been to. Every ninety seconds, the wave machine cranks out waves that can knock you on your bottom. Not kidding…those waves are strong!
If you click on the photo above, you’ll get a fullscreen version…then look closely at my hands. Notice my grip.
It can be a real challenge to hang on to the little ones even in the most shallow portions of the Surf Pool. It’s actually a bit of a workout and I strongly suggest one able-bodied adult per non-swimming little person.
In spite of the risk of getting a face full of water and being dragged to shore, my small fries just love this pool. They squeal with delight when they hear the waves coming and they never want to get out. I either have to physically drag them out with me or bribe them with the promise of something even better.
Disney water parks are high on my family’s MUST DO lists. If you haven’t been to Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach…and you’re curious to go…DO! If you want more specific information on Typhoon Lagoon, click the official Disney link HERE.