Typhoon Lagoon is a water park located within the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Orlando. The park, which opened on June 1, 1989, is home to the world's largest outdoor wave pool. The theme of the park is the "Disney legend" of a typhoon that wreaked havoc upon a formerly pristine tropical paradise. Ships, fishing gear, and surfboards are strewn about where the storm flung them. The centre piece of the park is "Miss Tilly," a shrimp boat impaled upon a mountain named "Mount Mayday" that erupts a 50-foot column of water every 30 minutes. The parks’ mascot is named “Lagoona Gator” who is related to Blizzard Beach’s mascot Ice Gator.
Mount Mayday Attractions
- Humunga Kowabunga: Three enclosed "speed slide" flumes that send riders downward five stories in seconds reaching speeds of 39 mph (Height Restriction: 48” or taller).
- Storm Slides: Three enclosed body slides (Jib Jammer, Stern Burner and Rudder Buster) that send riders from a height of three stories to a splash pool at the bottom.
- Gang Plank Falls: Family raft ride featuring large four-person tubes. (riders roll raft up to start of attraction).
- Mayday Falls: Tube slide that sends riders down rocky falls.
- Keelhaul Falls: Tube slide that sends riders through caves and waterfalls.
- Forgotten Grotto: A cave walkway through Mt. Mayday.
- Overlook Pass: A walkway across the slope of Mt. Mayday, with small waterfalls.
formerly “Out of the Way Cay”, is a sandy beach area located behind the dressing rooms. It is in the most hidden part of the park and features the newest attraction at Typhoon Lagoon.
- Crush 'n' Gusher: Water coaster where two or three person tubes are propelled by water jets through hairpin turns and drop-offs (Height Restriction: 48” or taller).
- Sandy White Beach: Beach area with lounge chairs as well as a wading pool area adjacent to Crush 'n' Gusher.
this is the largest section of the water park and it houses the feature attraction as well as many shaded, white sandy beaches to relax and recuperate.
- Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool: Wave pool, which alternates on a 90-minute surf (6 foot high) waves/30-minute bobbing waves cycle. Bay Slides: Beginner slide designed to send toddlers down gentle slopes that end in a secluded corner for the “Surf Pool” (Height restriction: 60” or under).
- Blustery Bay: Zero depth entry tidal pool near the clock tower, adjacent to the “Surf Pool” and is surrounded by sandy beaches.
- Whitecap Cove: Zero depth entry tidal pool near “Surf Doggies”, adjacent to the “Surf Pool” and is surrounded by sandy beaches.
- Learn to Surf: Hosted by “Craig Carroll’s Cocoa Beach Surf School” a two and a half hour surf lesson before the park opens (additional cost). All needed surf gear provided.
Two saltwater reefs separated by a sunken tanker provide guests with an experience with Caribbean, sea creatures.
- Shark Reef: Snorkel through an unheated, saltwater reef populated with manta rays, bonnethead and leopard sharks and tropical fish. Snorkels, masks and lifejackets provided free of charge. An adult must accompany children under 10 years of age.
- Sunken Tanker: Underwater viewing area of the reefs. Viewing provided through tankers portholes.
- S.A.S Adventure: A 30-minute “Surface Air Snorkeling” experience. Using a “pony” tank, a small regulator, and a buoyancy vest experience the “Shark Reef” in a different way (additional cost). All participants must be at least 5 years of age.
A 2,100-foot (640 m) "lazy river" that calmly encircles the entire park, passing through waterfalls, lush rainforests, mist screens, and Mount Mayday itself.
- Ketchakiddee Creek: a fun play area for young children with small slides and fountains. There are water features that spray everywhere including a tugboat and a mixture of whales and seals throughout the play area.
TIP: As in Blizzard Beach you can buy the refillable Drink Mugs that cost $10 and you can fill it all day from the soda fountains. If you return another day you can get a new sticker for your mug for $7.