Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park Reopening Jan. 2, 2022

by | Dec 28, 2021 | WDW Blog, WDW News

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For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park will reopen to the public on Jan. 2, 2022.

While most other Disney attractions have reopened as access to masks and vaccinations increased, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park has remained closed to the public since the initial pandemic shutdown. Now, the water park will reopen on Jan. 22 to let guests once again enjoy the wonderfully wet attractions and delicious menu items. 

Let’s get excited about everything we can do after the Typhoon Lagoon water park reopening!

AvailableTyphoon Lagoon Attractions

Your favorite Typhoon Lagoon attractions are back, providing fun for the whole family! Here’s a round-up of some of the park’s most popular attractions.

Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool

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Catch the perfect wave at the Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool. Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

Catch some waves at America’s largest outdoor wave pool! Unlike the ocean, the Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool guarantees the perfect wave every time, so you can maximize your surf time.

Miss Adventure Falls

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Miss Adventure Falls is fun for the entire fam. Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

Kids and adults of all ages will enjoy a ride on Miss Adventure Falls, which puts you on an inflatable four-person raft for a wild and wet adventure! While you enjoy the white water thrills, see if you can spot some treasure scattered around by Captain Mary Oceaneer.

Crush ‘n’ Gusher

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Ride the Crush ‘n’ Gusher with a friend or solo. Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

For older kids and adults taller than 48 inches, Crush ‘n’ Gusher is a must. This raft ride is similar to a thrilling coaster but with water chutes instead of a track. The ride is designed as an abandoned fruit-processing plant and features a 400-foot-long tube slide. You can choose from three different “fruit chutes”: Pineapple Plunger, Coconut Crusher, and Banana Blaster.

Castaway Creek

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Take a break with a flat along Castaway Creek. Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

Castaway Creek is a scenic lazy river that surrounds Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon. Along the way, you’ll see waterfalls, grottos, rope bridges, and rainforest landscapes as you float around the park in an inner tube.

Humunga Kowabunga

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The entire family will love Humunga Kowabunga. Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

Do you find water slides boring? You certainly won’t be bored when you ride Humunga Kowabunga! On this ride, you’ll shoot down Mount Mayday at a 60-degree angle for 214 feet in the dark.

Surfing Programs

Whether you’re a wannabe or an avid surfer, you can schedule some time to perfect your wave riding at Typhoon Lagoon. You can either sign up for a group session or a private lesson in the wave pool. 

Typhoon Lagoon Food

As well as fun attractions, you can enjoy some tasty treats at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon reopening. Here are a few to get excited about.

New DOLE Whip menu items

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Which DOLE Whip flavor will you choose? (The correct answer is ALL OF THEM.) Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

At the Snack Shack, you can find a variety of DOLE Whip flavors, including mango, pineapple, lime, and raspberry. Not sure which to choose? You can also mix and match flavors to see if you can find a new favorite!

Spice up your DOLE Whip by adding tequila, coconut rum, or dark rum. Or choose a new Moana-inspired cone to see how far you’ll go with your DOLE Whip obsession.

50th Anniversary menu items

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The EARidescent Ice Dream Cone is a must-eat at Typhoon Lagoon. Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

To celebrate Disney World’s 50th anniversary, you can find some unique menu items at Typhoon Lagoon. These include the following:

  • Walt’s Chili Nachos
  • EARidescent Ice Dream Cone
  • Walt Disney World Popcorn Bucket
  • 50th Anniversary Refillable Mug

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Written by Catherine Hiles

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Catherine Hiles is a mom of young kids and therefore an avid Disney+ watcher. While it's her kids who request Disney soundtracks to play in the car, she often finds herself driving solo while belting out "Into the Unknoooooooooooown!" She also enjoys eating and running, although not at the same time.
Catherine Hiles

Written by Catherine Hiles

Catherine Hiles is a mom of young kids and therefore an avid Disney+ watcher. While it's her kids who request Disney soundtracks to play in the car, she often finds herself driving solo while belting out "Into the Unknoooooooooooown!" She also enjoys eating and running, although not at the same time.