Cross Country Creek
The lazy river, Cross Country Creek, at Blizzard Beach is my favorite thing to do at the water park. Parents and kids can enjoy this 3,000-foot-long flowing river that covers the entire park. There are 7 entrances to the creek spread out across the park. This means you can make a quick exit if anyone gets scared or is in need of a restroom. (there is an entrance directly opposite one of the Tyke’s Peak exits)
Blizzard Beach offers three types of inner tubes to get you around the. The single rider, double rider and the kids tube that has no hole. This last inner tube is perfect for the little ones because there is no risk of them slipping through the center. But even if they do head into the water. The water is only 2.5 feet deep and there is a lifeguard always visible to assist if needed. The current and depth are also perfect to swim/wade alongside the inner tube (just in case you need to hang onto someone).
Don’t think this is just your average lazy river, Disney has added some wonderful touches to keep your attention and make children squeal with delight. You will pass through a polar cave that sprinkles cold (VERY COLD) water down upon you. Other elements (that all shoot water) include a snow machine with leaking pipes and the house of the Blizzard Beach mascot, Ice Gator. Just so you know, Ice Gator is not feeling well so watch out.
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.
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.
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.
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)
First Aid Station
Hopefully your day goes as planned but if you should need it there is a First Aid Station at the front of the park next to the Beach Haus gift shop. I say it is always good to know where to find it.
I hope you have enjoyed looking at all the photos and it has given you an idea of how the water park would be for a little one. As mentioned above, there is no real way to go wrong no matter what water park you choose. But I still think Blizzard Beach has more to offer the younger set. Enjoy your trip and let me know how it went.