Cool the toddler off in Tike’s Peak at Blizzard Beach

The best cure for mid-winter blues in Minnesnowta? If I can’t hop a plane to balmier climates this very minute, the next best thing is getting a jump start on planning our next Disney venture! The fantasy: I’ll feel warmer just looking at pictures of water slides and wave pools. (The reality: We’re still a month out from a spring break trip to Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park.) I’ve still got time to chill here in the Midwest and test this theory.

My first task was choosing the Disney water park best suited for a family with four kids ages 9 and under. I’ve had my own fun at the parks as both a kid and (obviously more recently) an adult, but this will be our first time bringing along our brood. I’m impressed by what Blizzard Beach has to offer our non-swimmers: Tike’s Peak includes fountains, pop jets and mini slides for my toddler and preschooler; Ski Patrol Training Camp caters to my swimmers-in-training with inner tube slides and a zip line.

With all that to occupy them, what do you think our chances are of getting to explore the rest of what Blizzard Beach has to offer?

MH blizzard beach tike's peakUpdate: Our 2.5-year-old daughter loved Tike’s Peak. She must have spent an hour alone beating a path down the multiple kiddie slides and enjoyed going down the larger one on our laps. The water in the zero-depth entry wading pool is comfortably warm (nice in the spring) and the material on the bottom of the pool is a soft but skid-preventing rubber. We definitely sacrificed a chunk of our water park time in Tike’s Peak, but it was worth it to watch Erin having a blast!

Location: Tike’s Peak is located at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, Walt Disney World Resort.

Touring Tip: Kids must be 48″ or shorter to play in Tike’s Peak.

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