For the last 25 years, Disney guests have been splashing around at one of the greatest overlooked experiences on Disney property. Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon is home to a wide range of mild to wild water attractions, and is a great place to cool off during the hottest Disney summer months.
Disney is known for its great theming and Typhoon Lagoon does not disappoint. The details show evidence of the island paradise once wiped out by a typhoon; most notably, Miss Tilley’s shipwrecked shrimp boat on the top of Mount Mayday which erupts into a geyser every 30 minutes.
Typhoon Lagoon is full of attractions ranging in intensity. At the center of the park is the surf pool, which is the largest man-made wave pool in North America. Guests can even take surfing lessons at this wave pool when the park is closed. The huge waves of the surf pool is one of the biggest draws to Typhoon Lagoon. Circling the entire park is Castaway Creek, a relaxing “lazy river” loop around Typhoon Lagoon with over 2,000 feet of surf carrying you in and out of caves, shade trees and other surprises along the way.
Along with the awesome surf pool and lazy river, Typhoon Lagoon is also home to some of the most fun and thrilling body and raft slides in the world.
*Humunga Kowabunga: Fast body slide dropping at a 60 degree angle.
*Crush ‘n’ Gusher: Wild water coaster thrill with climbs and dips.
*Storm Slides: 3 mild body slides winding around beautiful tropical scenery.
*Mayday Falls and Keelhaul Falls: Raft slides from the top of Mount Mayday for 1-2 riders at a time.
*Gangplank Falls: Bring along three other friends and make some memories on this team raft ride.
Small guests 4′ and under have their own area with slides, wading pools and interactive water play. Ketchakiddie Creek is sure to delight your littlest swimmers!
What separates Typhoon Lagoon from all other water parks? Other than the creative theming and massive wave pool, the shark reef. Guests can swim with sharks, stingrays and several types of tropical fish, such as the Blue Tang (like Dory).
Because all that swimming is bound to make you hungry, Typhoon Lagoon has several options for food. There are several counter service restaurants serving hot dogs, chicken, burgers and basic American cuisine, most of which carry Disney Dining Plan quick service and snack options. Grab a few friends and share my personal favorite treat at Typhoon Lagoon! The Garbage Pail Sundae found at Happy Landing Ice Cream is complete with chocolate and vanilla soft serve, waffle cone pieces, sprinkles, hot fudge, caramel, whipped cream, nuts and a cherry layered into a sand pail to be scooped out with a shovel. Truly, an ice-cream lover’s dream!
Want to visit Typhoon Lagoon on your next visit to Disney? Here are some tips to help you make the most out of your water park experience:
*Add the Water Park and More option to your ticket. A one-day ticket to Typhoon Lagoon is $54+tax. Adding the Water Park and More option to your base ticket is $63.90 and you will get the same amount of entrances to the water parks as the amount of days you have for your base tickets. For example, if you have a 5-day base ticket, you will get 5 entrances to the water parks. This makes it ideal for an afternoon cooling off time or a great way to use your days off from visiting the 4 theme parks. What a terrific value!
*Bring your own towel and save yourself a $2 rental fee.
*If you must bring valuables to the park, be prepared to rent a locker. Smaller lockers are $13/day and larger lockers are $15/day. Both require a $5 key deposit.
*Wear bathing suits without metal or rivets.
*Life jackets for kids are free to use. Just be ready to leave your ID at guest services.
*Your magic band is safe to be worn in the pools and all the slides and is extremely convenient for scanning at the food locations and with the several photographers there to add to your Memory Maker!
Remember Typhoon Lagoon to add some wonderful magic to your family’s next Disney summer vacation.