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NEWS: Disney Announces Opening Date for New Waterpark Attraction

Back in August of 2016, Disney announced a brand new family raft attraction and expanded seating area would be coming to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park. The opening date has been announced and we can’t wait! All the details are below.


Here are some exciting details from Disney Cast Member Allison Montgomery:

Miss Fortune Falls will be a family-style raft attraction that takes guests on a splashing journey through the fabled Captain Mary Oceaneer’s past. Legend has it that Captain Oceanear, a treasure-hunting heroine, traveled across the sea collecting unique artifacts before she became stranded at Typhoon Lagoon many years ago by a rogue storm.

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Aboard treasure rafts, guests will ascend to the top of the attraction before plunging into a white-water adventure where they will be able to spot some of the treasures Captain Oceanear gathered from around the world.

With a ride time of two minutes, Miss Fortune Falls will be among the lengthiest attractions at both Disney Water Parks.

Construction is almost complete and I’m happy to announce that the attraction will open March 12!

As the final touches to Miss Adventure Falls are being added during the next few weeks, we will give you an exclusive first look at some of the unique artifacts collected by Captain Mary Oceaneer – a sea-faring treasure hunter whose haul was caught in a rogue typhoon.

Here’s a sneak peek at Captain Mary Oceaneer’s dive bell, just one of the many items from her journeys around the world.

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It’s one of the precious treasures you will spot from your four-person raft, as you twist and turn on this fun-filled white-water experience.

We can’t wait to ride the new attraction and will you bring you all the details. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on Disney news.


RELATED ARTICLE: 7 Reasons We Love Typhoon Lagoon

by Christy Caby

Typhoon Lagoon is one of the two Disney water parks.  A lot of guests never incorporate the water parks into their plans, making the assumption that they are just like any other water park that you may visit.  This is definitely a mistake!  Typhoon Lagoon is awesome and perfectly themed as a water park that was left behind after typhoon came through and hit the park.  If you need more convincing, here are 7 reasons why we love Typhoon Lagoon:


7 – There is a water coaster.

The Crush ‘n’ Gusher is amazing!  Not only is it a true water coaster that you enjoy while being propelled through the blackout tubes while riding on one of the tubes that are provided.  Then just when you think it can’t get any better, the attraction is actually 3 attractions in 1.  There are three different courses:  Pineapple Plunger, Coconut Crusher and the Banana Blaster.  Each of the experiences is different, so you definitely want to ride all of them.  You can either ride solo, or you can ride with one other person!  It is a really fun experience that you aren’t going to want to miss!

6 – The wave pool is amazing!

The wave pool is designed to send a huge perfect wave every minute or so.  The waves are huge and perfect enough to surf on, which makes great fun for diving into the waves or riding them all the way back to the zero-entry point.  The entire wave pool area is huge and can hold a ton of guests, so even on a busy day there is a lot of room for a lot of guests to catch the waves.

5 – You can book surfing experiences.

If you love to surf, want to have a surf party or want to learn to surf, all of those options are available to you!  Before the park opens you have the opportunity to book private surfing classes at varying levels that can help you reach your dream of getting on the board.  The wave pool emits a perfect wave every time that will give you the right conditions to learn to surf.  You can also book a surfing party for a group where you and your friends can enjoy the waves and surf together before the park opens!

4 – The kids’ area is a blast.

Ketchakiddee Creek is an awesome play area for kiddos of all ages to enjoy water fun!  In the center of the area is a huge boat to play on.  There are barricades with water blasters and tons of fun!  There are smaller slides, plus a small lazy river for the kids to enjoy!  It is such a great time that the kids will be happy playing in this area for hours and hours!


3 – Tons of great slides and attractions.

There are several slides, a raft ride, water coaster, wave pool, lazy river, kiddie area and more.  There is definitely enough to keep you engaged and excited for the full day at the water park.  Don’t forget to make time to relax and enjoy the sun and warm weather, too!  Definitely plan your day so that you get to experience everything at the park, and revisit some of your favorites!

2 – Cabana and umbrella rental options.

If you like the idea of a little more private experience with additional comforts, then you will be glad to know that you have a couple additional rental options that you can take advantage of for your group.  You can rent the Getaway Glen Umbrellas for around $60 (depending on the time of year, it may be more or less).  With this rental you get 4 chairs, a table, and umbrella and towels.  There are no other services included, and there are 25 total available for rent. If you want all the bells and whistles, then you will want to look into one of the Beachcomber Shack Cabana rentals.  There are 12 of these available for rent and they accommodate 6 people.  The shack is fully covering and provided great protection during an afternoon storm or rain.  Included with the rental are cushioned chairs for the entire group and tables.  You also get refillable mugs to use at the drink stations all day long, a locker for your group to store all valuables, towels, a cooler of ice with waters and an attendant that will check on you throughout the day and help with food orders and deliveries so you don’t have to worry about a thing! The cost for the rental is around $345 (depending on the time of year, it may be more or less).  These can definitely enhance your experience while at Typhoon Lagoon.

1 – You can bring in your own food.

This can definitely cut down on the costs during your visit to the park.  While there is a nice selections of options to dine on there, you can also bring in your own picnic.  You are allowed to bring in coolers, so you can have beverages and enjoy whatever meal you bring in on the beach or in another location around the park.  The only thing to keep in mind is to not bring in any glass bottles, and remember that you won’t be allowed to bring in alcoholic beverages.


About Chad & Cindy Nykamp

After years of multiple Walt Disney World vacations, Cindy and Chad's dream of living in Orlando came true in 2010. After friends and family made them their go-to-people for Walt Disney World advice, Cindy and Chad launched in August 2015 to share their knowledge and love of Disney. Chad and Cindy have been Disney World Annual Passholders for years, DVC members, together have raced more than 70 runDisney races, and particularly love cruising on the Disney Cruise Line. Chad and Cindy also regularly represent at Walt Disney World media events. While attending these events, they get an insiders view of all the new things that have come to Walt Disney World. These experiences have helped them gain knowledge and expertise they happily pass on to their followers. They still can't believe how lucky they are to have such an amazing opportunity and will continue to share Disney with anyone who will listen!