With the first snowfall coming down in central Indiana as I type, I have never been more ready for a trip to Walt Disney World. This time around, we added the Water Park Fun and More option to our Park Hoppers. We will be visiting in September and I know from experience it will still be blazing hot down in Lake Buena Vista that time of year. What better time to try out the 2 Disney water parks on WDW property, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach? I’ve never been and neither have my little boys, who will be 6 and 7 by then. So, what do the water parks have to offer our family? Today I’m sharing with you what I’ve learned so far about Typhoon Lagoon.
Even though it will all be new to us, I was excited to discover recently that Typhoon Lagoon is adding a new attraction, due to open Spring 2017! According to the official Disney Parks blog, Miss Fortune Falls is themed around Captain Mary Oceanear – legend has it that she was a “treasure-hunting heroine who traveled across the sea collecting unique artifacts before she became stranded at Typhoon Lagoon many years ago by a rogue storm.” This is a raft style family attraction and it sounds like lots of fun.
Aside from this new ride, we’re looking forward to checking out Castaway Creek (a lazy river style attraction), Gangplank Falls (another family rapids raft ride), and the water slides – Keelhaul Falls, Mayday Falls, and the Storm Slides. Additionally, we will spend time cooling off in Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool (a wave pool), and maybe even Ketchikiddee Creek (a play area for kids under 48″). All of these are attractions we can enjoy with the kids. There are also a couple of thrilling slides that require guests to be 48″ or 60″ – I am not sure if I’ll be able to work up the nerve to try those!
If you work up an appetite, don’t worry – there are 6 quick service locations where you can grab a snack and use your Disney dining snack or quick service meal credits. You can find everything from ice cream and refreshing drinks to a full meal.
Towels, lockers, and cabanas are all available for a fee. If that’s not enough, you can also sign up for group or private surfing lessons (for a hefty fee)! I don’t know about you, but I’m already getting excited for some fun in the sun at Typhoon Lagoon. Do you have a favorite attraction there?
Candice was raised in east Tennessee. While in college, her best friend dragged her to a Walt Disney World College Program recruiting session at the University of Tennessee and the rest is Disney history. In the Fall of 1999, Candice became a quick service food hostess for Sunset Ranch Market and Fantasmic at Disney-MGM Studios – or what is now known as Disney’s Hollywood Studios. While soaking up her time as a cast member, she met Ryan, a neighbor and a fellow college programmer who worked as a custodial host at Epcot. Four years later, Candice moved to the Midwest and married that boy from across the hall. They now live in Greenwood, Indiana with their two little boys. The Disney-loving foursome took their first family trip to The Happiest Place on Earth in 2013 and Candice is eagerly planning their return. Candice also works full-time at a community mental health center and enjoys taking photographs and blogging at Mommy in the Midwest.