Last week, we explored the first of two Walt Disney World water parks, Blizzard Beach. Today, we’ll explore the other one…Typhoon Lagoon.
Like I’ve done with all other theme parks, we begin with a general walk through to get a general idea of what’s around. Doesn’t this video make you want to go? Let’s go explore Typhoon Lagoon closer.
The centerpiece of Typhoon Lagoon is Typhoon Lagoon Giant Surf Pool. This video gives you a taste of what awaits you when a 6 foot wave comes your way without having to deal with the water. Although, it does look like it might be a little fun.
Next up is the lazy ride around Castaway Creek. This attraction might be the perfect way to relax for a while. We saw a similar attraction last week when we visited Blizzard Beach. Just like the Lazy River attraction, Castaway Creek takes you slowly around the perimeter of the park.
After a lazy trip around the park, let’s head over to Ketchakiddee Creek. This is the place to be for the kiddos. It features small kid sized slides and some water play areas.
I know what you’re thinking…let’s get to the more adult sized attractions. So, first up will be Keelhaul Falls. It’s a water slide that starts off a little slow and picks up speed as you make your way down. It doesn’t look too thrilling and may be more of a beginner kind of slide.
Next, we ride Mayday Falls. This is a tube slide flume with winding “rough rapids” feel. This one looks like it’s a little faster than Keelhaul Falls.
Hey! A ride you can do with your friends! Gangplank Falls is a raft ride that you experience in a four-person inner tube. Although, this ride is much tamer than the raft rides in the other Disney theme parks, it looks pretty fun!
The Humunga Kowabunga looks like the big slide at Typhoon Lagoon. What’s interesting about this slide is that the flumes are enclosed. I’ve read that the slide sends you down five stories in seconds reaching speeds of 39 mph!
Like slides that whip you around? Storm Slides is the place for you. There are three body slides that each have their own name (Jib Jammer, Stern Burner and Rudder Buster)! The video above captures all three! This attraction sends riders from a height of three stories down twisting, winding channels to a splash pool at the bottom.
Okay, this might be my favorite part of the water park. Shark Reef is a nice break from the more slide attractions. You get to go snorkeling here! Watch the video above for a snorkeling adventure without having to get wet!
Are you kidding me? A water roller coaster? Crush n Gusher at Typhoon Lagoon is just that.This video takes you down the coaster three times. I think that this is the thrill seeker’s best attraction at Typhoon Lagoon!
That’s a wrap from the last water park. So, which park do you like best? I’ve never been to either. I really liked the theming of Blizzard Beach. However, Typhoon Lagoon has some unique experiences. I think both water parks would make for an excellent break from the Walt Disney World theme parks during the heat of the day.
I’ve now covered all the theme parks and water parks of Walt Disney World. So, I’m sure that you’re wondering where I’ll go next. There is still more to explore at Walt Disney World. You’ll have to check back next Friday to see where I go next. Have a great weekend y’all!