Monday, August 4, 2014

Florida's Rapids Water Park for Toddlers

So I was impressed when I went to Rapids Water Park in Florida.  Growing up I always heard my father complaining when the thought came up to go any place where you had many people in one centralized pool of water.

I got the pleasure of going to the Rapids Water Park in July and I must say I was impressed.  The crowd was comfortable and lines were only long in one or two of the major rides.  The park seemed pretty clean.

The most delightful part was that my three year old got to ride on most of the little and average side rides.  I was afraid he would not because of his lack of swimming and his height  But he did end up enjoying it.  His height at 3 and half years old was just a hair above 40 inches but not quite 42.   So for his height and his level of fear he was one happy camper.

Here are the rides for anyone looking to know what rides might be good for their little ones:

1. Body Blasters   36"requirement
Just make sure you watch that blue one. It tends to be a fast one for the little ones.  My little one came out saying he liked it but would not want to do it again.

Lets just say that is his little man side saying yea that was scary as hell!!! 

2. Old Yeller  36"requirement
This one was a high light for him. Although it did take him a while to get comfortable since we started with the Blue Body Blaster slide and that had him a bit on the nervous side.

Great thing is you always have lifeguards waiting at the pools that are only about 3 feet deep.

3.  Splash Hill 36"requirement
This was his one of the favorites.
These are great because since they don't end at a pool a small one can go on them with no fear of the pool and lack of perfect swimming.

On the blue and green slides you are allow to slide down with them.. so these made him really happy.

4. Splash Hills Large Slides 36"requirement

These were his super favorite.

5.  Splish Splash Lagoon   (No height Requirement)

This one was in the fun baby zone section.
This park made is so easy to accommodated
for the little ages.

6.  Tadpool  (Babies)!!!
Of course you had the area perfect for all toddlers and babies.

My three year old found this after all the bigger rides so he seemed a bit bored but he had his 15 minutes of fun nonetheless.

Overall there are so many more rides geared for the older kids and crowds.  But I figured I  would write about the little ones since every parent dealing with kids of different ages always has the same question.  Will my little one enjoy it?  And in this park if your three year old is 40", the answer is yes.!!!