Typhoon Lagoon is a tropical themed water park situated in the Walt Disney World Resort. Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon is one of two Disney water parks, the other being Blizzard Beach. The Typhoon Lagoon park was built in 1989 and appeals to kids of all ages.
Although Pacific typhoons usually don’t make appearances in the Atlantic seaboard, according to Florida folklore the Typhoon Lagoon at Disney is a result of this rare phenomena. As a result the park was born and Miss Tilly, a washed up shrimp boat, finds itself on Mount Mayday in the center of the park for all to see.
This Disney water park has evolved from this terrible storm and now contains several thrilling elements:
- 9 water slides plus Gang Plank Falls, a newer element in Typhoon Lagoon
- Surf pool with waves approaching 5-6 feet and a large area for loungers
- Snorkel Shark Reef with brightly colored fish and sharks in the aquatic habitat of the park
- A lazy river for all to enjoy in their watery trip around the park
- 10 kid’s play areas including Ketchakiddee Creek, a water park for small children and toddlers
- Crush N’ Gusher water coaster-esque ride for big kids and adults that undulates and turns for about 30 seconds on a multi-coaster course. Our older ones loved the Crush N’ Gusher ride.
The Typhoon Lagoon hours typically run from 9:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the summer. Always consult the Disney Typhoon Lagoon website for specific information. For the Typhoon Lagoon seasonal calendar, please click here. The address for the Typhoon Lagoon water park attraction is 1145 East Lake Buena Vista Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830.
All in all, our family enjoyed the Typhoon Lagoon immensely. Enjoy our review of Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon along with the Typhoon Lagoon photos.
In a subsequent post, we’ll also review Blizzard Beach and answer the question which Disney water park we liked best – Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon?
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