Grab your sunscreen and your favorite swimming suit! A trip to Walt Disney World’s Typhoon Lagoon water park is a great way to beat the Florida heat, and there are lots of water slides, waterfalls, water pools, and water attractions to enjoy! Here are Typhoon Lagoon tips, tricks, and not-to-miss highlights:
- Enjoy the Story: According to Typhoon Lagoon lore, a big tropical storm has left the area topsy turvy – there are surfboards stuck through trees, the fruit factory is now a water coaster (with three different chutes to try!), the 2,000 ft lazy river takes you alongside flotsam and jetsam, and a shrimp boat called “Miss Milly” is marooned atop the volcano, Mount Mayday.
- Try the Wave Pool: The enormous swells in the Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool are a guest favorite. Impressive six feet waves appear on schedule (there are times dedicated to calmer waves as well), and you can even book a surf lesson!
- Snorkel with Sharks: If you’re looking for a more relaxed attraction that still has some thrill to it, Typhoon Lagoon offers a manmade coral reef you can swim through to see leopard and bonnethead sharks as well as other sea life. This experience is included with admission, so the equipment is provided free of charge.
- When to Go: Arrive at opening or early in the day for shorter lines – plus all the beach chairs won’t be taken yet. Attractions will close when storms come in and many guests will leave the park, but Florida storms often blow through quickly, and when the sun comes out again, you’ll have the place to yourself!
- What to do First: After finding a great spot with comfy chairs or maybe even a hammock, head to Crush ‘n’ Gusher, one of the only water roller coasters in the world, and home to the longest lines at Typhoon Lagoon. Enjoy a few rides before the lines come, then enjoy the rest of Typhoon Lagoon at your leisure.
- Things to Bring: You can avoid paying a rental charge for beach towels by bringing your own, and don’t forget the usual essentials like sunscreen and sunglasses! Water shoes are smart as the pavement can be very hot for bare feet, and a waterproof camera will let you capture all the aquatic fun.
- Snacks for Swimmers: While you can bring a cooler with snacks of your own, you can also find plenty of eats to try at Typhoon Lagoon’s restaurants. Leaning Palms has a standard lunch menu, Typhoon Tilly’s offers seafood, and Happy Landings is serving up a chocolate fudge sundae in a sand pail. Shouldn’t every water park visit end with ice cream?
What are your best tips for Typhoon Lagoon?