10 Things You Must Experience at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
A visit to Typhoon Lagoon is a fabulous addition to any Disney World vacation. We especially like this option for 1) those who have already visited the main four parks a few times before, 2) those who are huge water park fans, and 3) those who have a week or more to explore all that Disney World has to offer.
This awesome water park offers something new and different from the usual theme parks while holding onto that incredible theming, storytelling, and Disney magic that all Disney attractions have to offer.
We consider this a half-day park, meaning one could easily visit for a few hours in the morning and rest up in the afternoon before having some evening fun elsewhere—and if you go early enough in the day, you may even be able to miss the crowds!
Wondering what to do during your time spent in this super fun water park? Here, in no particular order, are our top ten suggestions.
1. Crush ‘N’ Gusher
Ever been on a water coaster? If not, Crush ‘N’ Gusher definitely needs to be on your must-do list.
This attraction actually uses water to propel riders uphill in addition to the usual waterslide drops. This makes it possible for the ride to last much longer and adds to the fun for sure.
Better yet, this particular attraction features three different paths, meaning you can ride multiple times without experiencing the same thing twice. Two of the slides are for double riders while one is good for solo riders, so keep this in mind when planning your day.
#2: Surf Pool
Typhoon Lagoon’s Surf Pool is one heck of a wave pool. In fact, it’s the biggest wave pool in all of North America and features swells up to six feet high! Guests can even choose to take surfing lessons in this awesome pool if they’re willing to throw down some extra cash.
3. Miss Adventure Falls
The star ride of Typhoon Lagoon, Miss Adventure Falls, is an incredibly fun family raft ride that takes guests on a journey through the wrecked ship of Mary Oceaneer to view her incredible fortune. Of course, there are plenty of twists and turns along the way, and the animatronic parrot really makes this a unique water ride.
4. Humunga Kowabunga
Thrill seekers will adore Humunga Kowabunga. This insane trio of slides sends guests down 214 feet of enclosed tube slide at a crazy 60-degree angle. As you can imagine, this is both terrifying and incredibly fun.
5. Sand Pail Sundae
At some point during your visit, you’re sure to get hungry. Obviously, you will want to grab some real food first, but after you’ve had your sandwich, hot dog, or fish, be sure to grab dessert as well. Why? Well, because Typhoon Lagoon is actually home to one of our very favorite Disney desserts: the Sand Pail Sundae.
Wondering what in the world a Sand Pail Sundae is? Well, let’s just say, it’s enough dessert to put a smile on anyone’s face.
First, an entire sand pail is filled with twist soft-serve ice cream. It’s then topped with crushed cookies and cone pieces, sprinkles, hot fudge, caramel, whipped cream, and a cherry. This makes for a super fun and enormous dessert your entire family can enjoy together.
Another family ride, the rafts of Gangplank Falls accommodate 4 guests at a time. This attraction is of moderate intensity, meaning it’s enjoyable for those who like a little speed, but still gentle enough for younger family members.
It’s a simple enough ride, featuring turns, gentle drops, and a few waterfalls.
7. Keelhaul Falls
A fast-paced solo raft ride, Keelhaul Falls offers guests a super fun ride down Mount Mayday. This is another ride that is gentle enough for younger children while still being fun for older guests, and the splash-down at the end is the perfect ending to this fun slippery slide down the side of a mountain.
8. Storm Slides
Like the Crush ‘N’ Gusher at the top of our list, this attraction features a trio of three different slides. However, Storm Slides is different in that all three slides are for solo riders only. Additionally, these are body slides, meaning there is no tube involved. In our opinion, this makes the whole experience just a bit more thrilling.
9. Castaway Creek
Ready to slow down and relax a bit? Castaway Creek is the perfect place to do just that. Grab a tube, kick up your feet, and relax as you let this lazy river carry you away.
One interesting thing about the Disney water parks is the fact that there are some unique character meet-and-greet opportunities. Currently, guests are able to meet Lilo and Stitch during their time at Typhoon Lagoon. If you’re lucky, you may even catch them both at once. Be sure to bring a camera!