We’re sharing our top tips for the best day in the sun at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.
Sure, Walt Disney World’s theme parks get a lot of attention – but during the summer, there’s really no better place to cool off and have plenty of Disney fun than the two water parks! And if you’re looking to enjoy a frosty drink or take a ride on a thrilling water slide, Typhoon Lagoon is worth a visit. There’s so much to explore at this Disney water park. All you have to do is decide how you’d like to spend your day.
Whether you’re looking to have a relaxing day waterside or try some exciting splash-generating slides, we’re sharing our top tips for visiting Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. Keep reading to plan your day and maximize your sunny-day fun!
What is Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon?
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park is located off of Buena Vista Drive, across from Disney Springs and Disney’s Old Key West Resort. Opened in June of 1989, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park is a mecca for all things water and tropical paradise – a breath of fresh air if you’ve just spent multiple days inside the Disney World theme parks!
What’s the vibe? Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park is themed after a legend (a Disney Legend, that is). The story goes that a typhoon came in and wreaked a lot of havoc and destruction on a tropical paradise, turning it into Typhoon Lagoon. You’ll find ship pieces, surfboards and fishing gear thrown about the water park.
Additionally, Typhoon Lagoon is home to one of the world’s largest outdoor wave pools. This, combined with slides and water thrills for every age group and interest level, make the park a great place for the whole family to enjoy.
Sample Itinerary for a Day at Typhoon Lagoon
So, you’re looking to spend a day at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon but don’t know where to start? Here’s how we would attack a day at this water park.
Find a Spot to Camp Out: When you first visit Typhoon Lagoon, you should make your first priority finding a place to make your home for the day. If you aren’t someone who loves the sun, then doing this first thing is important to secure a spot in the shade. Once you’ve secured your “home base,” you can set your essentials down and get ready for the attractions!
Crush ‘n’ Gusher: Next, we recommend heading for the Crush ‘n’ Gusher. This water coaster with a unique name has a multitude of slides, and it’s a popular attraction that you should visit earlier in the day if you want a short wait.
Storm Slides: After an exhilarating ride on Crush ‘n’ Gusher, we recommend heading to the Storm Slides. Composed of a combination of three winding slides, they’re quite exciting. Kids who love thrills will enjoy this water attraction.
Humunga Kowabunga: Another exciting attraction to visit at Typhoon Lagoon, Humunga Kowabunga features a five-story drop body slide. This one will definitely get your heart pumping!
Lunch at Leaning Palms: After all of the excitement of Crush ‘n’ Gusher, Storm Slides, and Humunga Kowabunga, you’ve probably worked up quite an appetite. Making a stop at Leaning Palms is a great option to refuel! Whether you decide to enjoy the Caribbean-Spiced Salad with Chicken, the Barbecue Chicken and Grilled Pineapple Flatbread, or an All-Beef Hot Dog, this midday spot will help replenish your energy (and satisfy appetites for all ages).
Wave Pool: A stop at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Wave Pool. Since it’s one of the largest in the world, the Wave Pool at this water park is a must-visit – and there’s room for plenty of of fun, even on busy days.
Grab a Drink at Let’s Go Slurpin’: What’s a day in the sun without a delicious drink? Head over to Let’s Go Slurpin’ for a delicious mid-afternoon Pina CoLAVA or Typhoon Tilly.
Castaway Creek: Finish your day the lazy way… the lazy river way, that is. A 2,000 foot-long lazy river winds around Typhoon Lagoon, and it offers the perfect way to finish up an exciting and exhilarating day. You can take a lap or two to cool off and chill out before packing up.
Don’t forget to head back to the bus stop if you’re staying at a Walt Disney World resort! It’s the easiest and most relaxing of transportation options.
Must-Hit Spots at Typhoon Lagoon
If you have time after visiting the spots we mentioned in our itinerary, there are a few more spots we recommend you visit.
Miss Adventure Falls
You and your family can hop aboard a white-water voyage on Miss Adventure Falls. A four-person raft takes you on an exciting voyage that is sure to get you more than a little wet.
Love a good waterslide? A visit to Gangplank Falls is in order. Visit rocky caverns, waterfalls and bridges as you spin and slide from side to side in an inner tube.
If you love trying some delicious grub, then a visit to Typhoon Tilly’s is just the ticket. Home to Land and Sea options like Chicken Strips, Battered Fish Baskets and Fish Tacos, it’s a great spot for a snack throughout the day.
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