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Encyclopedia > Disney's Typhoon Lagoon
Disney theme park
Disney's Typhoon Lagoon
Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA
Opening Day June 1, 1989[1]
Resort Walt Disney World Resort
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Website Typhoon Lagoon Homepage
Operator The Walt Disney Company
Walt Disney World Resort
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Typhoon Lagoon is a water park located at the Walt Disney World Resort. There are 32 Resorts located on the Walt Disney World Property. ... Fun at a water park A water park is an amusement park that features waterplay areas, such as water slides, splash pads, spraygrounds (water playgrounds), lazy rivers, or other recreational bathing environments. ... Cinderella Castle is the symbol of the Magic Kingdom. ...


The park, which opened on June 1, 1989, is home to the world's largest outdoor wave pool. [2] The theme of the park is the "Disney legend" of a typhoon that wreaked havoc upon a formerly pristine tropical paradise. Ships, fishing gear, and surfboards are strewn about where the storm flung them. The centerpiece of the park is "Miss Tilly," a shrimp boat impaled upon a mountain named "Mount Mayday" that erupts a 50-foot geyser of water every half hour, right before the bells of the watch sound on Miss Tilly. The parks’ mascot is named “Lagoona Gator” who is related to Blizzard Beach’s mascot Ice Gator. A wave pool in use. ... Ships bells are a system to indicate the hour by means of bells, used aboard a ship to regulate the sailors duty watches. ... Blizzard Beach logo featuring Ice Gator Blizzard Beach is a water park located within the Walt Disney World resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ... Ice Gator Ice Gator is the fictional, alligator mascot of Disneys Blizzard Beach water park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. ...

Contents

Mount Mayday

Overview

Mount Mayday, located behind the surf pool, features “Miss Tilly” as well as many of the park's waterfalls and slides.


Attractions

  • Humunga Kowabunga: Three enclosed "speed slide" flumes that hurtle riders downward five stories in seconds (Height Restriction: 48” or taller).
  • Storm Slides: Three body slides (Jib Jammer, Stern Burner and Rudder Buster) that send riders from a height of three stories down twisting, winding channels to a splash pool at the bottom.
  • Gang Plank Falls: Family raft ride featuring large four-person inner tubes.
  • Mayday Falls: Tube slide flume with winding "rough rapids" feel.
  • Keelhaul Falls: Tube slide flume with smoother ride, spiraling down through a water fall and cave.
  • Forgotten Grotto: A cave walkway through Mt. Mayday
  • Overlook Pass: A walkway across the slope of Mt. Mayday, with small waterfalls.

Hideaway Bay

Overview

Hideaway Bay, formerly “Out of the Way Cay”, is a sandy beach area located behind the dressing rooms. It is in the most hidden part of the park and features the newest attraction at Typhoon Lagoon.


Attractions

  • Crush 'n' Gusher: Water coaster where two to three person rafts are propelled by water jets through hairpin turns and drop-offs. This attraction includes your choice of the water coaster slide "Banana Blaster", "Coconut Crusher", or "Pineapple Plunger" (Height Restriction: 48” or taller).
  • Sandy White Beach: Beach area with lounge chairs as well as a wading pool area adjacent to Crush 'n' Gusher.

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Typhoon Lagoon

Overview

The largest section of the water park houses the feature attraction as well as many shaded, white sandy beaches to relax and recuperate.


Attractions

  • Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool: Wave pool, which alternates on a 90-minute surf (6 foot high) waves/30-minute bobbing waves cycle.
  • Bay Slides: Beginner slide designed to send toddlers down gentle slopes that end in a secluded corner for the “Surf Pool” (Height restriction: 60” or under).
  • Blustery Bay: Zero depth entry tidal pool near the clock tower, adjacent to the “Surf Pool” and is surrounded by sandy beaches.
  • Whitecap Cove: Zero depth entry tidal pool near “Surf Doggies”, adjacent to the “Surf Pool” and is surrounded by sandy beaches.
  • Learn to Surf: Hosted by “Craig Carroll’s Cocoa Beach Surf School” a two and a half hour surf lesson before the park opens (additional cost). All needed surf gear provided.

Shark Reef

Overview

Two saltwater reefs separated by a sunken tanker provide guests with an experience with Caribbean sea creatures.


Attractions

  • Shark Reef: Hosted by NAUI, snorkel through an unheated, saltwater reef populated with stingrays, bonnethead, leopard sharks and tropical fish. Snorkels, masks and lifejackets (if needed) provided free of charge. An adult must accompany children under 10 years of age.
  • Sunken Tanker: Underwater viewing area of the reefs. Viewing provided through tankers portholes.
  • S.A.S Adventure: A 30-minute “Surface Air Snorkeling” experience. Using a “pony” tank, a small regulator, and a buoyancy vest experience the “Shark Reef” in a different way (additional cost). All participants must be at least 5 years of age.
  • Hammer Head Fred’s Dive Shop: Snorkels, masks, lifejackets and unheated showers provided.

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Castaway Creek

Continuous flowing, 2,100-foot "lazy river" that slowly circles the entire park, passing through gentle waterfalls, lush rainforests, mist screens, and Mount Mayday itself. Riders can float on their own or in inner tubes provided. Think of this as the "water taxi" for the park: you can get on or off at several locations convenient to the various rides. It takes some experience to learn which entrances are most convenient to the ride you want, but this is also part of the ride's charm: if you wish, you can ignore the rest of the park and make a day of floating down the river.


Other attractions

  • Ketchakiddee Creek: a play area for young children featuring small slides and fountains. There are water features that spray everywhere including a tugboat and a mixture of whales and seals throughout the play area. A small sandy beach is also provided (Height restriction: 48” or under).

Food and beverage

  • Leaning Palms: Previously the Placid Palms resort, the main counter service restaurant. Surrounded by shaded seating areas. Located near the main entrance.
  • Typhoon Tilly’s: Offers snacks, lunch and dinner. Located near the “Shark Reef”.
  • Happy Landings Ice Cream: Offers ice cream and refreshments. Located in between “Getaway Glenn” and “Castaway Creek”.
  • Let’s Go Slurpin’: Bar located on the beach by the wave pool.

Picnic areas

There are 2 designated picnic areas located in the park. However there are no restrictions as to where to have a picnic.

  • Getaway Glenn: Located behind "Happy Landings" near the front of the park.
  • Hideaway Bay: Located near Crush 'n' Gusher and the dressing rooms.

Coolers are allowed in the waterparks. The only restricted items are glass and alcohol.


Merchandise

  • North Pearl: Jewelry store featuring pearls. Located in “Hammer Head Fred’s Dive Shop”.
  • Singapore Sal’s: Main merchandise store offering souvenirs, swimwear, footwear, etc.
  • High ‘N Dry Towels: Rental location offering locker and towel rentals and complimentary lifejackets.

References

  1. ^ WDWNews.com - Walt Disney World Resort
  2. ^ WDWNews.com - Walt Disney World Resort

External links

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Walt Disney World Theme Park Tickets (233 words)
Disney's Typhoon Lagoon promises the most wild, wonderful and wet water adventure known to man or fish.
Disney legend has it that a furious storm once roared across the sea, hurling surfboards into trees, blowing small boats through roofs and impaling a shrimp boat on a peak of a great volcanic mountain.
Left in the typhoon's wake was a water park filled with twisting tides, roaring rapids, wonderful waterways and relaxing rivers.
Reviews on Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Look at tests, reports and read reviews: dooyoo.co.uk (757 words)
Typhoon Lagoon is one of the three water parks held in the Disney Park area.
Typhoon Lagoon is the brilliant Disney water park in Florida (unlike Blizzard Beach, but that is another story) and it even has its little "story": years ago, a hurricane a typhoon and a tornado converged into what is now Typhoon Lagoon and wreaked havoc on the little resort that used to be there.
Typhoon Lagoon is one of Disney’s three water parks, and in my opinion the best of the three.
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