Typhoon Lagoon at Disney World

Typhoon Lagoon at Disney World

Typhoon Lagoon in incredible water park at Disney World
I am a huge fan of waterparks and I must say Disney World’s Typhoon Lagoon did not disappoint. It has everything that you need for an excellent day including a kids area, lazy river, wave pool, tube slides, body slides, and a water coaster.
 Typhoon Lagoon

 What I loved about Typhoon Lagoon:

  • They had an extensive kiddie water park with sand to play in and tube rides for small children.
  • There is so much to do with a large wave pool, body slides, snorkeling, a lazy river, tube slides and more.
  • Wave pool – I know I already mentioned the wave pool, but it is massive and according to my children the best wave pool in America.
  • Free Life Jackets – You can bring your own life jackets for the kids, but there is really no need to, because they offer kids life jackets for free. You pick them up in the same area you would get a locker.
  • Bring your own food and cooler – You can bring in a full size cooler. Unlike the other Disney parks where you can only bring in soft sided coolers, there are no restrictions on them here. We took in a large hard sided cooler filled with food, because we knew we were be there all day.
  • Bring in a stroller – We took our stroller for the baby to take his nap in. We found a spot in the sand near the kiddie area and set up for the day!

Typhoon Lagoon Lazy river

Kid’s area at Typhoon Lagoon

 Includes a large ship where you can spray water at people, tunnels, and tube slides just for kids, tiny slides on a splash pad and soft things to climb on.
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Snorkel Zone at Typhoon Lagoon

 
Something unique that I had never seen at a water park, was the snorkeling area. If you do not have snorkel gear with you do not worry, because you can check out goggles and snorkels for free. The water is quite cold, because there are sting rays and sharks in there! That’s right you get to swim with sharks! (Sadly, I have heard that they are going to remove this area. As of our last visit April 2016 it was still running.)
Typhoon Lagoon
 
This is a picture of the bottom of one of the bigger tube slides.There are two large tube rides and a family tube ride.
 
Typhoon Lagoon

Surf Lessons at Typhoon Lagoon

Before your trip, consider making reservations for surf lessons at Typhoon Lagoon. It’s always great to work in a special experience or two, like a tour or an event. This is one of only a few opportunities to learn something from experts at Disney. The surfing lessons take place at the Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool in the mornings, before the park opens. Continental breakfast is even provided. Plus, they include photography of your session. Sessions last only 2.5 hours and they only allow 12 students at a time, so you need a reservation. The cost per session is $190.

Meet Characters

At Typhoon Lagoon you can meet Lilo and Stitch. These characters are a lot of fun to interact with. Lilo and Stitch are two of the less common characters and they fit in perfectly in the tropical setting of Typhoon Lagoon. 

Bring Snacks

There are plenty of places to get refreshments at the Disney water parks, but they aren’t cheap. They aren’t on any top ten lists for best food at Disney World either. These aren’t bad places for a bite to eat, and swimming makes you hungry. However, you can really help your budget out by bringing some snacks and beverages of your own, so you can avoid the marked up pricing.

Know the Dress Code

There is a code to follow when it comes to attire. You have to keep it appropriate for a family environment, but keep safety in mind as well. Avoid wearing anything with exposed metal, or buckles, rivets and zippers. If you have any of these you will not be allowed on any attractions. Some specific attractions will not allow jeans or wetsuits to be worn.

Another thing to consider is diaper age children. They are allowed, but they must wear either swim diapers, or plastic pants while in the pool area.

 
Random tidbits about Typhoon Lagoon:
  • The lazy river has smaller tubes for children.
  • If it rains everyone leaves. Wait it out and you will have the water park all to yourself!
 Typhoon Lagoon
 
Oh, and whatever you decide to eat here be sure to get some of Joffrey’s Mini donuts. This will be the best Disney World snack you have ever had! (Well, maybe?) These mini donuts are delicious and you can get white chocolate, chocolate, or raspberry dipping sauce. We eat 2 or 3 dozen every time we visit.
Joffrey's mini donuts are the best Disney World snack
 

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By | 2019-09-06T09:39:42-07:00 September 9th, 2010|Disney World, water park|0 Comments

About the Author:

Meagan is the author and host of Mommy Travels, a family travel and lifestyle blog. She has been traveling the world with her three kids for over a decade and loves sharing her adventures and tips with others.

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