I'm contemplating going to a water park, but my 2.5 year old son has issues with coats, hats, and shoes so I know he will never tolerate wearing a life vest. What would he be able to do at Blizzard Beach without a life vest? He can't swim. Would he even be able to go down the kiddie slides or do those land in a pool of water? Do you think the cast members would let me attempt to get him to wear a life vest before paying for one? I'm nearly 100% certain it will not fly, but I'd still like to try. Anyone have any thoughts? Should we just wait until he's older. We'll be back often. I've just been having water slide withdrawal since being pregnant so I'm itching to go.