What can a one year old do at the water parks?

Discussion in 'Disney for Families' started by jbethel77, May 15, 2019 at 2:14 PM.

  1. jbethel77

    jbethel77 Mouseketeer

    Aug 29, 2013
    My older daughter (9) is wanting to try out the water parks & maybe take a drive to the Kennedy Space Center for a day. I think she’s getting a little tired of doing the same stuff at the 4 main parks.
    Problem is, we also have a 13 month old. When looking at the water parks online, I’m not seeing much outside the splash area for her to do. The family raft rides say “any height” but I’m assuming we can’t hold her & she’s not old enough to hold onto handles etc by herself..
    Is there anything I’m missing?
    Are there a lot of shaded areas to take her for a break?

    Last edited: May 15, 2019 at 2:22 PM
  2. Dolewhip Dreaming

    Dolewhip Dreaming Earning My Ears

    Pretty much just the splash area. There is a lazy river that goes around both parks and you would be able to hold her there (the water is only 3ft deep) and there is plenty of shade in both water parks!
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  4. Klayfish

    Klayfish DIS Veteran

    May 19, 2016
    Blizzard Beach has an entire area for really little ones called Tykes Peak. You could also take DD1 in the small pool in Ski Patrol, which is the area right next door. You could hold her while floating around the lazy river or while in the wave pool (it's a zero entry pool so you can stay as shallow as you want). TL has an area for babies too, but BB may be a bit better.
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  5. scrapquitler

    scrapquitler DIS Veteran

    Aug 15, 2007
    my son was 9 months old when we took him to the water park. I just rode around on the lazy river holding him most of the time we were there while DH and DD rode the water slides and the wave pool.
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  6. jenmsmith

    jenmsmith Mouseketeer

    Apr 29, 2016
    If it’s in the budget, I’d recommend getting a cabana. We also have a big age range, and I appreciate having a dedicated space to hang and relax with the baby while the big kids can play all day.
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  7. blackpearl77

    blackpearl77 DIS Veteran

    Mar 26, 2014
    I've only been to Typhoon Lagoon but they have a huge toddler splash pad area - and some parts of it the water is only a couple inches!
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  8. Nsaudra

    Nsaudra Mouseketeer

    Feb 7, 2018
    At Aquatica they have a whole area for under 3, we know cause we got kicked out for being to big..lol they have a slide a little bigger than the little tikes one

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