Comparison with the Castaway Creek at Typhoon Lagoon
The lazy river, Castaway Creek, at Typhoon Lagoon floats you through tropical landscapes and typhoon debris. Castaway Creek is smaller than the one at Blizzard Beach coming in at only 2,000-foot-long and 5 entrtances.
Otherwise it is pretty much the same as Cross Country Creek. The themeing for Blizzard Beach’s lazy river is just a touch more kid engaging. (but just by a smidge)
1. Free Use of Life Jackets
Throughout the park you will find stands filled with life jackets for the little ones or even adults that aren’t quite comfortable in the water.
You can pick one up at any stand and return it to any stand. This is a great convenience because you may only want a life jacket for a specific ride.
2. Lost Child Area
Disney is great with the kids and that goes double for any that may have misplaced their parents. At the front of the park you will find a covered area for lost children filled with games and coloring activities.
Tip: Once a child has been found the lifeguard will contact all of the other lifeguards with a lost child notice, description/name of child and description/name of parents.
If you have lost a child all you need to do is approach any lifeguard notify them and they will know at once if they have been located.
Funny thing is that this is not only for kids. I was actually lost one night. I could not find my family and I ended up in the lost child center. The same process happened for me but unfortunately my husband never contacted a lifeguard. (so I got some great coloring done instead)
As you can tell I think Blizzard Beach is wonderful for the younger set. It has a lot of option for those still in diapers and those just beginning to swim.
In talking with some of the Cast Members they also agreed. They called Blizzard Beach the calmer water park. And in this case that is just what we are looking for.
Somewhere we can watch our kids enjoy themselves and build up their confidence for those bigger thrill rides down the road.
If you would like a little more visual input I have also included a video of some of these attraction.