Disney's Typhoon Lagoon
This 56-acre water park would
most likely be the choice of FISH if they could choose an amusement
park, as Typhoon Lagoon features some of the wettest and wildest
attractions at Walt Disney World. Before Blizzard Beach opened, Typhoon
Lagoon was the largest water park on property. It is still immensely
popular, with its twisting tides, roaring rapids, wonderful waterways
and relaxing rivers. Typhoon Lagoon also features a special area where
guests can snorkel among live sharks and other tropical fish. Excluding
the snorkeling area, all water is heated to a toasty 75-80 degrees
Castaway Creek -
This 2100-foot continuous river raft ride lets guests aboard
inner tubes meander through rain forests, caves, open
grottos, waterfalls and a waterworks area. Children must be
accompanied by an adult.
Gangplank Falls - Huge inner tubes holding four
guests careen down rapids and through special water effects
and rock formations on this 300-foot family raft ride.
Humunga Kowabunga - Travel at speeds up to 30 mph as
you are whisked down one of the triple enclosed slides and
through caves on this 214-foot ride. Must be 48 inches to
Keel Haul Falls - Hop aboard your inner tube and slide
down one of the "soft foam" slides, passing through caves,
waterfalls and special effects along the way.
Ketchakiddee Creek - This children's play area
features ten different activity areas with slides, floating
boats, music and ball fountains, waterfalls and squirting
animals. Designed just for children under 48 inches tall.
Mayday Falls - Similar to Keel Haul Falls, travel
down the "soft foam" slides and enjoy the scenery along the
Shark Reef - This coral-reef environment features an
observation area, both above and under the water. This is
your chance to snorkel with live sharks and other tropical
fish. Equipment is available at no fee at Hammer Head Fred's
Dive Shop. Guests may also use their own snorkeling
equipment (tempered glass mask only, NO fins allowed). Life
jackets are available at High & Dry Towel Rental (must leave
driver's license for deposit).
Storm Slides - This series of body slides propels guests
through caves, waterfalls, geysers and features a 36-foot
drop into bubbling pools.
Wave Pools - Surfs up at this body-surfing wave pool
with waves up to six feet tall. A continuous two-hour cycle
begins when the park opens (subject to change) and features
90 minutes of surf waves, five minutes of calm, ten minutes
of bobbing waves, five minutes of calm, ten minutes of
bobbing waves and finally ten