Just in time for summer, we have the low down on Typhoon Lagoon, one of the two water parks at Disney World. It took our family quite some time to make our way to Disney’s water parks and I wish we would have gone sooner! It gets so muggy in Florida that water play is always high on our vacation list. Somehow, I thought that the pool resorts would be enough fun, but the water parks add another dimension to Disney World! This summer Typhoon Lagoon will be hosting H2O Glow Nights! I’ll tell you more about that later.
Typhoon Lagoon is located near Disney Springs and is 56 acres. Disney lore is that a powerful typhoon blew through a tropical island, scattering ships, surfboards and fishing equipment all over and wherever it landed, it stayed and is decorating this tropical paradise today. It’s not as large as the theme parks, but I really enjoy the vibe of Typhoon Lagoon.
Palm trees are everywhere, the pools are made to look like the open sea and there’s sand to play in! The park is open year-round, with scheduled closures for maintenance during the winter months, but Blizzard Beach remains open during that time, if you’re in the mood for water rides. Tickets to the water parks are separate from the theme parks and are NOT included in the Park Hopper ticket, but AttractionTix WDW Tickets do include both Water parks
1 Day with Blockout Dates $64 for ages 10+ $58 for ages 3-9 Plus tax
1 Day $69 for ages 10+ $63 for ages 3-9 Plus tax
Blockout dates include summer and early fall so keep that in mind while planning and purchasing tickets. Waterpark tickets are similar to Park Hopper, if both parks are open, you can visit both with your admission ticket as you like. Park hours are usually 10 AM to 5 PM during off season and 10 AM to 8 PM during the summer.
The park is centered around the Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool, and the rides and attractions spray out from there, with bridges and walking paths connecting everything. There are 11 attractions to explore.
Attraction Height Requirement
- Bay Slides 60 inches or shorter
- Crush ‘n’ Gusher 48 inches or taller
- Castaway Creek Any Height
- Humunga Kowabunga 48 inches or taller
- Gangplank Falls Any Height
- Ketchakiddee Creek 48 inches or shorter
- Keelhaul Falls Any Height
- Miss Adventure Any Height
- Mayday Falls Any Height
- Surf Pool Any Height
- Storms Slides Any Height
There are quick service restaurants and small snack stands. The Disney Dining Plan is accepted here at the restaurants as well. Some of the locations are seasonal and will be closed outside of the summer season.
- Happy Landings Ice Cream- Open year round. Ice cream options include waffle cones, ice cream pail sundaes and Mickey ice cream bars.
- Let’s Go Slurpin’– Year-round bar with beer, cocktails and great frozen drinks.
- Leaning Palms– Year-round. Burgers, pizza, turkey legs and rice bowls. Alcohol is also served here. The frozen pink lemonade is my favorite!
- Lowtide Lou’s– Seasonal stand that offers sandwiches and wraps.
- Typhoon Tilly’s– Seasonal. Fried shrimp and fish baskets. Draft beer and wine options.
- Snack Shack– Seasonal. Seafood options like tuna sandwiches and shrimp cocktail. Try the Pina Colada here!
All of the dining options here are quick and light. It’s great so you don’t feel too full and you can get back to the water quickly!
- Towel rentals $2 each or bring your own
- WDW resort guests with a MagicBand receive complimentary towels
- Free life jackets
- Locker rental $10 small $15 large for full day use
- Locker room has showers
- 2 designated picnic areas but you aren’t restricted to those areas
- Coolers are allowed
- glass containers or alcohol are not allowed
- FastPass+ is not available
- No PhotoPass available
- Diaper aged children are allowed in water with swim diaper
- Appropriate swim attire is required
- No parking fees Yay!
The Beachcomber Shacks are private shaded areas for rent, similar to wooden pergolas. They can accommodate up to 6 guests and come with chairs and a cooler. There are beach attendants available to take food orders (separate fee) and it includes these amenities:
- Cushioned seating
- Refillable drink mugs
- Stocked cooler with bottled water
Getaway Glen Umbrella
These large umbrellas are perfect for 4 people relaxing without getting too much sun! Besides the umbrella, the rental includes:
- 2 reserved loungers
- 2 beach chairs
- Drink table
You can rent either of these options by calling (407) 939-7529.
You can book a 3-hour private surf lesson that begins before the park opens. You’ll get your chance at surfing 100 waves! There are only 25 spots per class so you get a great chance at hanging ten without the crowds. There are add on options, like food packages, available too. Book online at Disneyparks.com/Surf
The Splash Pack is a new option that is available at both water parks. It’s a bundle that includes select food, drinks, a refillable water park mug and a Disney towel. Packs are available from March-August of this year, 2019 and they can only be purchased on the day of use. Price is $44 per person plus tax.
H2O Glow Nights
H2O Glow Nights debuted last year and I am so happy that it’s returning this summer! The night time water park party lasts from May 30th to August 24th. This is a hard ticket event, which means that in addition to your entry ticket, you must purchase the event ticket.
Partysaurus Rex, from Toy Story is the host and he brings all his co-stars, Buzz Lightyear, Woody and Jessie. Guests will enjoy shorter attraction wait times, character meet-and-greets, special drinks and snacks, and a dance party with a live DJ. This event is a lot of fun for adults and kids. The best part is that tickets are limited, so the crowds are small!
Typhoon Lagoon is not a huge water park by Orlando standards, but it’s very clean and is kept up to date. The small touches, that only Disney can do, makes the whole experience well worth the ticket cost, which is also a pretty good deal considering you gain entrance to both parks. If you haven’t been to this water park yet, put it on your to do list!
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