Typhoon Lagoon is a water park located at the Walt Disney World Resort.
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 centerpiece of the park is
"Miss Tilly," a shrimp boat impaled upon a mountain named "Mount
Mayday" that erupts a 50-foot (15 m) geyser of water every
half hour, right before the bells of the watch sound on Miss Tilly.
The parks’ mascot is named “Lagoona Gator” who is related to
Beach’s mascot Ice Gator.
In 2008, the park hosted approximately 2.06 million guests,
making it the most visited water park in the world.
Mount Mayday, located behind the surf pool, features “Miss
Tilly” as well as many of the park's waterfalls and slides.
Humunga Kowabunga: Three enclosed "speed slide" flumes
that hurtle riders downward five stories in seconds (Height
Restriction: 48” or taller).
Storm Slides: Three body slides (Jib Jammer, Stern
Burner and Rudder Buster) that send riders from a height of three
stories down twisting, winding channels to a splash pool at the
Gang Plank Falls: Family raft ride featuring large
four-person inner tubes.
Mayday Falls: Tube slide flume with winding "rough
Keelhaul Falls: Tube slide flume with smoother ride,
spiraling down through a water fall and cave.
Forgotten Grotto: A cave walkway through Mt. Mayday
Overlook Pass: A walkway across the slope of Mt. Mayday,
with small waterfalls.
Hideaway Bay, 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
- Crush 'n' Gusher: Water coaster where two to three person rafts
are propelled by water jets through hairpin turns and drop-offs.
This attraction includes your choice of the water coaster slide
"Banana Blaster", "Coconut Crusher", or "Pineapple Plunger" (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.
The largest section of the water park houses the feature
attraction as well as many shaded, white sandy beaches to relax and
Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool: Wave pool, which alternates on
a 90-Minute surf (6 foot high) waves/30-Minute bobbing waves
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
Whitecap Cove: Zero depth entry tidal pool near “Surf
Doggies”, adjacent to the “Surf Pool” and is surrounded by sandy
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: Hosted by NAUI, snorkel through an
unheated, saltwater reef populated with stingrays, bonnethead,
leopard sharks and tropical fish. Snorkels, masks and lifejackets
(if needed) 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.
Hammer Head Fred’s Dive Shop: Snorkels, masks,
lifejackets and unheated showers provided.
Continuous flowing, 2,100-foot (640 m) "lazy river" that
slowly circles the entire park, passing through gentle waterfalls,
lush rainforests, mist screens, and Mount Mayday itself. Riders can
float on their own or in inner tubes provided. Think of this as the
"water metro line" for the park: you can get on or off at several
"stations" or "landings" convenient to the various rides.
It takes some experience to learn which entrances are most
convenient to the ride you want, but there are large maps at each
landing to aid navigation through the river. If you wish, you can
ignore the rest of the park and make a day of floating down the
Ketchakiddee Creek: a play area for young children
featuring 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. A small sandy beach is also
provided (Height restriction: 48” or under).
Leaning Palms: Previously the Placid Palms resort, the
main counter service restaurant. Surrounded by shaded seating
areas. Located near the main entrance.
Typhoon Tilly’s: Offers snacks, breakfast, lunch, and
dinner. Located near the “Shark Reef”.
Happy Landings Ice Cream: Offers ice cream and
refreshments. Located in between “Getaway Glenn” and “Castaway
Let’s Go Slurpin’: Bar located on the beach by the wave
Surf Doggies: Classic car with hot dogs, pretzels and
beverages, on the beach by the wave pool.
There are 2 designated picnic areas located in the park. However
there are no restrictions as to where to have a picnic.
Getaway Glenn: Located behind "Happy Landings" near the
front of the park.
Hideaway Bay: Located near Crush 'n' Gusher and the
Coolers are allowed in the waterparks. The only restricted items
are glass and alcohol.
North Pearl: Jewelry store featuring pearls. Located in
“Hammer Head Fred’s Dive Shop”.
Singapore Sal’s: Main merchandise store offering
souvenirs, swimwear, footwear, etc.
High ‘N Dry Towels: Rental location offering locker and
towel rentals and complimentary lifejackets.