Exploring Walt Disney World’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

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On our last Walt Disney World trip, my family and I decided to spend a day at the Typhoon Lagoon water park. I enjoyed the park and had a fantastic time.

Like many water parks, Typhoon Lagoon has a wide variety of water slides. In Keelhaul Falls and Mayday Falls, guests sit in inner tubes and zoom down monstrous slides. Both were fun, but simple and not quite as exciting as the other slides of the park, such as Gangplank Falls. This family raft is a four-seated slide where getting wet is inevitable and being soaked is probable. Surprised but ecstatic, my brothers and I were drenched on this exciting attraction.

On Humunga Kowabunga, a set of three slides, riders race down bareback. Storm Slides, another set of three different slides ridden without inner tubes, is full of exciting twists and turns. My family both screamed and laughed as we raced down these exciting slides.

In the middle of Typhoon Lagoon lays the surf pool, whose waves exceed those of other water parks. Incredible and realistic, the waves here tower about six feet high and come every sixty seconds. However, the type of waves alternates every thirty minutes with the less exciting bob waves, and we often missed the exciting waves or only caught the last few minutes of them when we would get to the pool.

In Castaway Creek, the twenty minute lazy river ride at this water park, guests float around the river through caves, tunnels, and trees. This ride is ideal for an after-lunch rest. Also, it has many stops at different sections of the water park, allowing for a fun, restful means of getting around the park. Even my brothers and I enjoyed this attraction, although it was more for the “river” than the “lazy.”

One of the attractions I enjoyed the most is the colossal Crush ‘n’ Gusher, Typhoon Lagoon’s water roller coaster. Three different courses can be chosen here, each of which are extremely exciting. In all three of these, guests are pushed up hills on tracks; then, they slide down through a clear tube until they reach another hill. I preferred spending more time riding all three tracks here than returning to some of the other slides of the water park.

Shark Reef, my favorite attraction, has guests put on snorkels and goggles to swim across a slightly cool, saltwater pool filled with small sharks, colorful fish, and manta rays. Once, a shark swam within arms-reach of me. Although this sounds difficult and scary for children, the sharks and rays usually stay near the bottom of the water and the saltwater keeps guests effortlessly afloat on the top of the water. This attraction is incredibly fun because of the rare opportunity to see manta rays and friendly sharks up close.

All in all, my trip to Typhoon Lagoon was incredibly fun. Guests who choose to visit Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park will have an exhilarating time and not leave disappointed.

My family and I watching the wave pool as we leave Typhoon Lagoon

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