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9 Reasons We Love Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon

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 nine reasons why we love Typhoon Lagoon:


9 – There is a water coaster.

The Crush ‘n’ Gusher is amazing!  It’s 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 three attractions in one.  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!

8 – 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.

7 – 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!

6 – 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!


5 – You can get DOLE Whip!

Food and beverage items remain one of the main attractions at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and this year there will be several new items. A few new additions in 2023 are fruity new DOLE Whip flavors like watermelon, mango, pineapple, strawberry and raspberry available at Snack Shack; a Pineapple Upside Down Cone at Happy Landings; and a Barbeque Chicken and Grilled Pineapple Flatbread at Leaning Palms.

Plenty of traditional favorites are available, too, such as the Moana and Hei Hei Ice Cream Cone and the iconic Sand Pail Sundae, as well as savory snacks like Hand Battered Fish Tacos and Fish and Chips.

Adults can pair their delightful bites with tropical beverage items. Among the new drink offerings in 2023 are the Kungaloosh Kooler, the Crush ‘N’ Gushed Red and White Sangrias, and the Mayday Mojito Flight.

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4 – Tons of great slides and attractions.

There are several slides, a raft ride, a water coaster, a  pool, a lazy river, a 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!

3 – 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 of additional rental options that you can take advantage of for your group.  You can rent the Getaway Glen Umbrellas.  This rental provides four chairs, a table, an umbrella, and towels.  No other services are 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 six people.  The shack is fully covered and provides 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 water 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!  These can definitely enhance your experience while at Typhoon Lagoon.

2 – 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 selection of options to dine on there, you can also bring in your own picnic.  You are allowed to bring in coolers to have beverages and enjoy whatever meal you bring 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.

1 – H2O Glow Disney After Hours 

H2O Glow After Hours lights up starting May 20 on select nights through September 2. The glowing guest-favorite party allows guests to enjoy their favorite attractions under the stars for three hours (8-11 p.m.) after the water park closes to daytime guests, giving everyone easier access to their favorite Typhoon Lagoon thrills. Tickets are now on sale for the limited-capacity event on the Walt Disney World Resort website. It’s one of our favorite special ticketed events and we highly recommend it!

Other event details include:

    • Glow lighting effects and décor
    • High-energy DJ dance parties
    • Surprise character appearances
    • Exclusive adult-only area
    • Complimentary ice cream treats, popcorn, and selected beverages
    • Exclusive glow-themed food and beverage

Learn more about H2O Glow After Hours by clicking here.

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Hi! I’m Kristin, and I am a wife and mother of 2 young boys (ages 5 and 2). I first fell in love with Disney when my mom took me when I was a child. After that I proceeded to go to WDW for my senior trip with my friends, and I completed a year in the Disney College Program (working in merchandise at Mickey’s of Hollywood at Disney’s Hollywood Studios). I shared my love of Disney with my now husband and sucked him in. We vacationed at Walt Disney World 2-3 times per year. We decided that what maked more sense was just moving to Orlando so that we could live the Disney life and be here for all of our favorite events and seasons every year. That is exactly what we did! Now we are at the parks a couple times a week and go for most events and major holidays. We can’t get enough and get to experience Disney in a whole different way.
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