Welcome to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, a water theme park located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida near Orlando.
The park, which opened on June 1, 1989, is home to one of the world’s largest outdoor wave pools. The theme of the park is the “Disney legend” of a typhoon that wreaked havoc upon a formerly pristine tropical paradise.
Its centerpiece 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 it. Its mascot is “Lagoona Gator.”
The park is open all year-round and admits approximately 2.2 Million visitors per year and is currently the second most visited water park in the world.
Children get to join the fun on these beginner waterslides, which are mini versions of the thrilling Storm Slides. Kids can get their feet wet on 2 slides that offer gently curving downhill slopes and, of course, a final splashdown!
Bob along through refreshing cool mists, shady grottoes, thundering waterfalls, overhead rope bridges and lush rainforest landscapes on your gentle journey through the cavernous tunnel carved into Mount Mayday.
Crush ‘n’ Gusher
Enter an abandoned fruit-processing plant and prepare for a thrilling “water coaster” ride down a 400-foot-long tube slide.
Find a partner and choose from 3 “fruit chutes”—the Pineapple Plunger, Coconut Crusher or Banana Blaster—or go bananas and crush it solo!
Whoosh through rocky caverns, drenching waterfalls and under rustic wooden bridges on this 300-foot long waterslide—all while spinning and banking from side to side.
Feel the force of whitewater rapids as you rush along a course lined with boulders and palm trees. Whoosh through caverns and spin below waterfalls—before an exhilarating splashdown at the bottom.
Kids under 4 feet tall can frolic in shallow pools populated by whimsical crocodiles, squirting seals and playful elephants. Let them explore mini waterslides, splash in a cave with a waterfall and take aim with a water cannon aboard the leaky tugboat S.S. Squirt.
Big kids, teens and adults will enjoy the gritty thrills of this medium-wild ride that begins in the shadow of Miss Tilly, the shipwrecked shrimp boat atop Mount Mayday and the icon of Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park. Swerve through caves, under bridges and past thundering waterfalls—this one’s a rush!
Miss Adventure Falls
From your 4-person raft, feel a rush of excitement with family and friends as an aquatic conveyor belt chutes you into action. Then, hold on tight as you spy precious artifacts collected from all around the globe.
No matter which you pick, you’re in for an aquatic adventure as you zip, twist and turn your way past rocky outcrops and lush greenery, through grottoes and down into an epic 3-story-high waterfall finale.
Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool
Wade into the warm water where gentle waves lap the white sandy beach. Swim out and listen for the thunderous “sonic boom” and the squeals of delighted swimmers as little ripples become big kahunas. Keep watch and feel the excitement build as a cresting wave heads your way—and get ready to paddle!
Happy Landings Ice Cream
Drift by for root beer floats, sundaes and other treats at this hut tucked beside Castaway Creek. Or grab a “shovel” and dig in to a Sand Pail—2 kinds of soft-serve topped with waffle cone and cookie pieces, hot fudge, sprinkles and more!
Leaning toward a quick bite and a beer? Find all that and more here: burgers, chicken nuggets, pizza, hot dogs, sandwiches, salads and wraps! Plus, wet your whistle with an assortment of beverages, including a featured ale and wine.
Let’s Go Slurpin’
Shimmy over to this shack on the beach and loudly inhale surfside specials frozen or on the rocks, select beers or any drink from the full bar menu. Try the rum-based Miss Tilly or the strawberry margarita, made with Herradura Reposado Tequila.
Drop into Lou’s when the tide is low and buoy your appetite with a selection of wraps and sandwiches, each served with chips. Or, just kick back and relax as you soak up some suds—including beer, wine and frozen cocktails. Open seasonally.
After making waves in the Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool, hang 10 over to this walk-up window for some on-the-go grub—like sandwiches, salads and more—or tasty sweets and ice cream treats. Adults can even chill out with a frozen alcoholic beverage!
Steer your crew toward this shipwreck-inspired eatery to find featured items like fried shrimp, fish baskets and chicken wraps. A perfect storm of dessert items, soft drinks, draft beer and wine are also available.