The back story to Typhoon Lagoon is the tale of a huge storm and a ship stranded high on a mountain by a giant wave – who knew! This 56 acre tropical tanning zone is blessed with a big 4 foot surf wave that runs the entire length of a huge lagoon every few minutes. Nobody seems to mind the wait. On the contrary - they seem to enjoy the anticipation! Unlike the long lines that riders have to endure for the Tower of Terror, Space Mountain, and the like the wave pool's cool waters seem to help keep everyone mellowed out, even on especially hot and humid Florida afternoons. That's part of the appeal of Typhoon Lagoon - it's a great place lounge in the water, chill on a lounge chair and get some sand between your toes. . The immersive tropical theme and lush landscaping everywhere you look simply helps reinforce that.
Photos of Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
Navigating The Park
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon is a special family-friendly water playground for you to explore.
Along with the rides and beach areas there are also 2 designated picnic areas. Coolers are allowed in the park. The only restricted items are glass and alcohol.
]Mount Mayday, is the towering ‘natural’ rock edifice located behind the giant surf pool. Its craggy features are the resting place for the beleaguered shrimp boat “Miss Tilly” as well as many of the waterfalls and slides. This man-made mountain not only provides launching areas for the water slides but also allows them to hide all the plumbing!
More daring souls have to try the Humunga Kowabunga – brace yourself for the slide of your life as you hurtle 214 feet downhill at a 60-degree angle. Holy guacamole! Three side-by-side enclosed body slides provide high-octane thrills, chills and spills for big kids, teens and adults. You won’t know what’s coming next as you zoom downhill in the dark, dropping 5 stories in seconds. It’s guaranteed to make your swimsuit disappear and is consequently a popular gathering place for amused onlookers!
Three terrific body slides with wonderfully evocative names like Jib Jammer, Stern Burner, and Rudder Buster send daring riders swooshing downhill from a height of three stories along twisting, winding channels which of course end up in a splash pool at the bottom.
Gang Plank Falls
Come get swept away by rushing rapids down a 300-foot-long waterslide aboard a 4-person inner tube. Big kids, teens and adults can all climb aboard together and whoosh through rocky caverns, and underneath drenching waterfalls and rustic wooden bridges on their slippery way down the mountain — all the while rotating one way then the other, and banking from side to side.
Big kids, teens and adults will enjoy the grittier thrills of this medium-wild ride that begins in the shadow of Miss Tilly, the shipwrecked shrimp boat that sits atop Mount Mayday. A little more intense than it’s neighbors this one swerves through caves, under bridges and past thundering waterfalls— definitely a rush!
On this one, you’ll feel the force of the whitewater rapids as you rush along a watery course lined with big boulders and lush palm trees. Keelhaul Falls is best described as a thrilling raft ride with a tropical twist, as it sends you careening through caverns and a waterfall before an exhilarating splash at the bottom. Look out for some surprises along the way including a watery spin or two.
Forgotten Grotto is an intriguing cave walkway that guests can take a stroll through – it winds through the inside of Mt. Mayday
Overlook Pass is a pleasant walkway allowing park visitors to venture across the slopes of Mt. Mayday, featuring small waterfalls.
]Guests of all ages can take a pleasant break from the active water park attractions by taking advantage of the sandy white beaches. There are also ways to enjoy multi-person rafts on the Crush ‘n’ Gush & Miss Adventure Falls ride
Crush ‘n’ Gusher
Crush ‘n’ Gusher is a water ‘coaster’ themed, strangely enough, as a large tropical fruit-processing plant. Powerful jets of water propel riders in one- and two-passenger rafts uphill, while gravity sends them soaring through one of three tube slides.
Miss Adventure Falls
Miss Adventure Falls, is the latest family raft ride filled with drops, twists, and banked turns. It incorporates a scene with an animatronic character which issomething more typically reserved for a Disney theme park ride. Guests load into large, circular rafts and ride a conveyor belt to begin the journey. As they ascend the lift, they get to meet Duncan, a talking parrot, cracking wise aboard a wrecked ship. According to the ‘legend’, the parrot and the vessel both belong to Captain Mary Oceaneer, aka Miss Adventure. As they navigate the two-minute course, visitors can see some of the treasures that the famous explorer has amassed in her travels around the globe.
Sandy White Beach
Expansive clean white sandy beaches are a hallmark of any Disney water park and of course Typhoon Lagoon is no exception.
You can also chill out during your day of play in your own shaded private area called a Beachcomber Shack — complete with lounge chairs, a locker, a cooler and more! Renting one of these is a great way for your group to relax together – they accommodate up to 6 guests and come with a variety of premium amenities including towels, cushioned seating, a locker, refillable drink mugs and a cooler stocked with ice and bottled water. In addition attendants are on hand to help you get the most out of the water park and to take food orders (separate dining charges apply).
Typhoon Lagoon is the largest section of the park and has some unforgettable rides and attractions to explore. Everything from 6ft high wave pools to beginner areas for toddlers to enjoy safely. This area of the park also provides plenty of shaded areas to take a break from all the fun and sun. Also, enjoy your time on beautiful white sandy beaches and take in the sun.Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool
When ‘Miss Tilly’ blows her stack its time to either ride it like a pro or bob like a cork! Hear the thunderous “sonic boom” and the eager squeals of swimmers as the gentle waves in the Typhoon Lagoon surf pool become big kahunas. Look over your shoulder and feel the excitement build as a cresting wave heads your way. There’s no avoiding this one…..stand poised to paddle for all you’re worth. Then hang on as you’re swept ashore by forces rivaling those of Mother Nature.
Ahoy families with little ones – Bay Slides are specially designed to send toddlers down very gentle slopes that end in a secluded corner of the surf pool.
Blustery Bay is a take it easy type of zero depth entry tidal pool near the clock tower, adjacent to the big surf wave area and is surrounded by clean white sandy beaches.
Whitecap Cove is a very relaxing zero depth entry tidal pool near “Surf Doggies”, adjacent to the big surf pool and is surrounded by clean white sandy beaches.
Learn to Surf
Hosted by “Craig Carroll’s Cocoa Beach Surf School” guests can sign up for a two and a half hour surf lesson before the park opens – an additional costs involved but what a cool thing to do! Classes are taught by total pros on select days, so whether you’re starting from scratch or just want some pointers on your pop-up and stance, you’ll get the pointers you need!
Castaway Creek may just be one of the loveliest lazy rivers at any water park anywhere, with myriads of lush flowers and tumbling waterfalls lining its banks. The 2,000-foot-long river is also one the longest you will encounter and it will take you around 20 minutes to circumnavigate, including a stretch that takes you into a tunnel under Mount Mayday.
Ketchakiddee Creek is a very popular play area designed specifically for young children featuring small slides and fountains. There are lots of clever water features that spray everywhere including a tugboat and a mixture of whales and seals. A small sandy beach is also provided so there are some castle building opportunities!
Before You Buy Your Disney Tickets
Park Hours, Parking & Transportation
Throughout peak months the park is open every day from 10:00 am until late – we suggest you call 407-824-2222 for specific opening hours when planning your visit or go online.
Location & Info
Location: 1145 East Buena Vista Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32830
Telephone: (800) 934-7639 or (407) 824-2222[