Disney's Typhoon Lagoon
According to legend, Typhoon Lagoon was fashioned on the wake of an
unprecedented storm. Hurling debris through beach-house roofs, on to mountains,
and uprooting palm trees, meteorologist continued to tracks it's path. As
legend has it, Miss Tilly's shrimp boat, while journeying from
Safen Sound, discovered itself carried up by tides by
a fierce typhoon. The storm's winds propelled the boat to it's final
resting place haplessly atop Mount Mayday.
This 56-acre water park would most likely be the choice
of FISH if they could choose an amusement park, as Typhoon Lagoon features some
of the wettest and wildest attractions at Walt Disney World. Before Blizzard
Beach opened, Typhoon Lagoon was the largest water park on property. It is still
immensely popular, with its twisting tides, roaring rapids, wonderful waterways
and relaxing rivers. Typhoon Lagoon also features a special area where guests
can snorkel among live sharks and other tropical fish. Excluding the snorkeling
area, all water is heated to a toasty 75-80 degrees year-round.
Castaway Creek - This 2100-foot continuous river
raft ride lets guests aboard inner tubes meander through rain forests, caves,
open grottos, waterfalls and a waterworks area. Children must be accompanied by
- Huge inner tubes holding four guests careen down rapids and through special
water effects and rock formations on this 300-foot family raft ride.
- Travel at speeds up to 30 mph as you are whisked down one of the triple
enclosed slides and through caves on this 214-foot ride. Must be 48 inches to
Keel Haul Falls - Hop aboard your inner tube and slide down one of the
"soft foam" slides, passing through caves, waterfalls and special effects along
Ketchakiddee Creek - This children's play area features ten different
activity areas with slides, floating boats, music and ball fountains,
waterfalls and squirting animals. Designed just for children under 48 inches
Mayday Falls - Similar to Keel Haul Falls, travel down the "soft foam"
slides and enjoy the scenery along the way.
Shark Reef - This coral-reef environment features an observation area,
both above and under the water. This is your chance to snorkel with live sharks
and other tropical fish. Equipment is available at no fee at Hammer Head Fred's
Dive Shop. Guests may also use their own snorkeling equipment (tempered glass
mask only, NO fins allowed). Life jackets are available at High & Dry Towel
Rental (must leave driver's license for deposit).
Storm Slides - This series of body slides propels guests through caves,
waterfalls, geysers and features a 36-foot drop into bubbling pools.
Wave Pools - Surfs up at this body-surfing wave pool with waves up to
six feet tall. A continuous two-hour cycle begins when the park opens (subject
to change) and features 90 minutes of surf waves, five minutes of calm, ten
minutes of bobbing waves, five minutes of calm, ten minutes of bobbing waves
and finally ten minutes of calm.