Typhoon Lagoon

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon is now Walt Disney World’s oldest water park, but it is still a fan favorite!  With a few recent ride updates, this park is a great way to spend a warm, sunny day at WDW!

The theme of the park is based on a typhoon that tore apart a formerly beautiful tropical getaway. The result of the storm left ships and surf boards thrown all over the park. The large boat, which is the icon for the park, is Miss Tilly, which became stuck on a mountain named Mount Mayday.  Mount Mayday erupts with a large water geyser every half hour.




Attractions:

  • Crush ‘n’ Gusher – The newest attraction at this park and our favorite! We could seriously just ride this all day. This is basically a “water coaster” and it offers three tracks to ride. You can ride by yourself or with a buddy. Tip: if you’re riding with a buddy, have the person in the back try to bounce the person in the front off the raft as you hit the water at the end of the ride! Super fun!
  • Humunga Kowabunga – For the braver at heart, this is a straight slide which drops in the dark! Not nearly as high as Blizzard Beach’s Summit Plummit, this 5-story drop still gives a thrill!
  • Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool – We love this wave/surf pool because it’s great for those who just want to chill with some waves but also for those who want to really take on some large waves. This wave pool is also used for surfing lessons, so you can imagine how big the waves can get! The size of the pool is also very large, so no need to worry about being cramped. Definitely add this to the must do list because it’s a signature attraction of Typhoon Lagoon.

Eateries:

  • Happy Landings Ice Cream – It just feels right to indulge in a sweet treat while at a water park and this ice cream shop is the place to do that!  The signature selection here is the Sand Pail, which includes 2 flavors of soft-serve ice cream, waffle cone and cookie pieces, hot fudge, and sprinkles.  If you’re going to order this, be sure to have friends to share it with or go make some friends because it’s huge!
  • Snack Shack – A great place to grab a quick snack in between rounds on the lazy river.  The location is actually just off one of the lazy river stops, so it’s a good one to grab a cold drink or a hot dog!
  • Typhoon Tilly’s – The place to go to sit down, take a break, and dig into some BBQ pork sandwiches, fried shrimp, or chicken wraps.  This is a quick service restaurant inspired by the shipwreck that left Miss Tilly stranded on Mount Mayday.  This restaurant is located a bit away from most of the attractions, so plan accordingly if you are going to eat here.

 




Interesting fact about Typhoon Lagoon – it is the only Disney park located inside the city limits of Lake Buena Vista.  The other Disney parks are all located within the city of Bay Lake.