7 Thrills Not To Miss At Typhoon Lagoon

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon is such an incredible waterpark!! And it’s HUGE with tons of attractions, splashes and food options. These tips will help make sure you get all of the fun and adventure you can out of your day at Typhoon Lagoon!

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Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

When it comes to water parks at Walt Disney World one of the most asked questions I receive is “Which is better, Typhoon Lagoon or Disney’s Blizzard Beach?”  I personally don’t know if that question can be answered because it’s such an subjective question.

Both are great water parks! And both are 100% Disney when it comes to theming, attention to details, service and experience.

The only way I know how to respond is by sharing that I find myself going to Typhoon Lagoon just a little bit more than I go to Blizzard Beach.  That said, I know the reason is simply because Disney’ Typhoon Lagoon has a tropical theme to it, including landscape,  sound tracks and waterslides.

In this post I want to share with you 7 thrills that you simply can not miss when visiting Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon!

7 Thrills Not To Miss At Typhoon Lagoon

1) Miss Adventure Falls

Love this new ride at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon!

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Miss Adventure Falls is the newest waterslide at Typhoon Lagoon, complete with the first animatronic at a Disney waterpark.

This tube holds up to four people and a conveyer belt delivers you to the top for this splashing adventure!  It’s a super fun slide for the entire family!

2) Crush ‘n’ Gusher

Crush 'n' Gusher at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon

Instead of a roller coaster, think water coaster!  Crush ‘n’ Gusher will propel you up hills,  down hills, around sharp turns and exciting dips.  Hold on tight because these three slides are water park thrills you do not want to miss!

Just for a frame of reference, the tube in the picture above is going UP hill!

3) Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool

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When it comes to wave pools, Typhoon Lagoon has the best one I’ve ever experienced.  Throughout the day you’ll experience big waves that hit about every 90 seconds, along with “low tide” with few waves and other periods of constant waves.  One this is for sure, you’ll have a blast in the surf pool!

For an added treat, if you want to learn how to surf, check into the surf lessons that are offered prior to the park opening.  Yup, the waves here are big enough to surf on!

4) Castaway Creek

Lazy day #lazyriver

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Why am I including a lazy river on a must-do thrill list?  Well for me, it’s a HUGE thrill to get to sit back in a tube for a 20 minute lazy ride that circles Typhoon Lagoon!  You’ll hear great music, catch some sun, go under water falls and see some beautiful scenery.

You don’t want to miss Castaway Creek, it’s a lazy river worth taking!

5) Pics With Lilo & Stitch

I hope your 4th is as awesome as mine! Surf’s Up! #disneyside #disney #4th #merica

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One of the fun aspects of going to a Disney waterpark is the occasional sighting of popular characters.  I’ve seen both Lilo and Stitch at Typhoon Lagoon and have been able to have my pics made with both.  Disney’s PhotoPass Photographers are typically hanging around with them too, so you can grab a professional photo!

6) Mayday Falls

There you go, it’s a video of Mayday Falls.  Matter of fact, it’s an incredible video of almost all the waterslides at Typhoon Lagoon.  If it’s thrills you’re after, Mayday Falls definitely needs to be on your must-do list!

7)  The Food!!!


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If you know me at all, you know I love the creativity and taste of the food all throughout Walt Disney World, and the food at Typhoon Lagoon is no exception.

From fresh salads, BBQ Waffles, Hot Mini Doughnuts, Island Nachos to delicious shrimp burgers, the food options are seriously impressive!  Of course, you can expect cheeseburgers, hot dogs and some yummy ice cream treats, but don’t feel like you’re going to miss out on some great food options during your day at the water park.

Honorable Mention – Mini Doughnuts

Even though I mentioned the hot mini doughnuts from Typhoon Lagoon above, they seriously deserve a space of their own.  Whether you’re entering the park or riding the lazy river, the smell of these beauties will draw you in.  Go ahead and give into this temptation – they are delicious!


Details About Typhoon Lagoon

All the details you need to know:

Typhoon Lagoon Prices:  Currently $62 for adults (10+) and $56 for children 3-9.

Typhoon Lagoon Shark Reef:  Bummer!! It’s been closed down, or else it would have definitely been on the list of 7 things to do!  A cast member told me it was shut down because it cost Disney around a million dollars a year to keep running.  It sure was awesome and will be missed!  Rumor also has it that the area is being turned into a bar area.

Typhoon Lagoon Rides:  There are 11 main attractions, with many of them having multiple slides.   You’ll find a full day worth of fun available to you for sure.  Shoot, I can spend hours on the lazy river – it takes about 20 minutes to ride one complete round!

Typhoon Lagoon vs Blizzard Beach:  This is one of the questions I get asked the most about.  Which one is better?  It comes down to a preference in theming.  I love the tropical and beachy feel and theming of Typhoon Lagoon.  It’s theme goes deep, from the lush landscaping, music playlist to the food selection.  I love the tropics!

Blizzard Beach is themed with snow capped mountains, ski slopes and winter feel.  Disney excels at total immersion and Blizzard Beach does not disappoint!  For kids, I believe Blizzard Beach is more visually stimulating and their kids area more appealing.

You’ll never go wrong with either one of them.  The only way I ever know how to answer this question is to confess I personally go to Typhoon Lagoon a little more often than Blizzard Beach.

Typhoon Lagoon Map:  Here is a link to a 2017 Typhoon Lagoon Map that can be downloaded.Typhoon Lagoon Map

Typhoon Lagoon Hours:  As of this post, hours are from 10am – 5pm, but the water park does remain open later during the summer.  Here is a link to check with the Disney World website for your specific vacation dates.

Typhoon Lagoon Wave Pool:  It’s HUGE!!! Matter of fact, it’s North America’s largest wave pool and boast waves up to 6 feet tall.

Typhoon Lagoon Closed:  Each winter one of Disney’s water parks closes for refurbishment.  Be sure to check Disney’s website for your specific vacation dates.  Even during the winter, most weeks will have a couple of days that hit the high 70’s, allowing a wonderful day for waterpark fun!


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