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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Disney's Typhoon Lagoon

by Ashley Metz on August 6, 2013 6

With the heat and humidity, Orlando can be downright steamy in the summertime -- and even well into fall! When the high temps get to be too much, it's good to have some tricks to beat the heat when you are playing in the parks. And the best trick of all is the water park option!

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon

Today, I’m going to share with you five reasons to visit the water parks, specifically Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park!  Complete with water slides, an enormous lazy river, a huge tidal pool and even an area to snorkel with some pretty amazing creatures, this water park has got it all!  With something for everyone from the thrill seeker to the people watcher, your entire crew will be happy. Let’s jump right in!

1.    Ride the coaster … outside of the theme parks!

Crush 'N' Gusher

One of my absolute favorite things to do at Typhoon Lagoon is to ride the coaster. You might be reading this and thinking, "What in the world, isn’t this a water park?" No, my friends, I did not mistype! I love the coaster ... the water coaster, that is, better known as Crush ‘N’ Gusher! It’s fast speed, twists, turns and drops will make your heart race! You can choose from three different courses (Pineapple Puncher and Coconut Crusher for up to three riders or Banana Blaster for up two riders). Disney’s awesome imagineers have created a truly one-of-a-kind water slide that you simply cannot miss!

2.    Stretch your vacation days!

Adding the water park option to your tickets is a great idea. Not only are the water parks fun, but they also allow you to stretch out your vacation!  With Disney's Water Park Fun & More tickets, you can add on a number of "fun visits" (a visit to the water park or a number of other destinations) to your theme park tickets. For example, a Water Park Fun & More 4 Day ticket gives you four days at the theme parks and four additional "fun visits," which you could spend at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon. Throwing in a couple of water park days among the theme park days will really help you to stretch out the Disney magic while also giving you a chance to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the parks. It also will help you stretch your Disney dollars (check out Mommy Frog's post that lays out the cost savings).

3.    Swim with the Fishes ...

Snorkeling at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon

At Typhoon Lagoon, you can actually go snorkeling in a man-made coral reef. Snorkel your way across the 362,000-gallon tank and see all sorts of sea creatures, including sharks (don't worry, not the dangerous kinds) and schools of absolutely beautiful fish. Snorkels, flippers and even lifejackets are free with park admission -- just come prepared to have fun! Are you brave enough to swim with the sharks? Give it a whirl next time you visit Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon.

4.    Relax and Renew … Island Style!

One of the best parts about Typhoon Lagoon is that you can be as active or as lazy as you’d like! Lounging in the lazy river is totally acceptable, sleeping while you sunbathe is preferred, and sipping on something delicious while you enjoy the island atmosphere is supreme! Plus, interspersing water park days among your theme park days will offer everyone a chance to relax and renew!

5.    Cool Things Down!

Typhoon Lagoon, Orlando

As I mentioned at the start of this post, Florida is hot! I’ll do just about anything to cool down on a hot day in the parks.  That’s why I propose using at least a few of your vacation days exploring the cool offerings of Disney's water parks.  From the wide variety of water slides to the uber chilly shark reef, Typhoon Lagoon is a cool place to hang out!  Take shade under a cabana, take a dip in the pool, or take a plunge down a rushing water slide. Whatever you choose to do, you can bet that you’ll cool things down at Typhoon Lagoon!

I hope this post has given you some reasons to try Disney’s Tyhpoon Lagoon if you haven't already.  I highly recommend taking at least one day from your next trip to spend at this fun waterpark! Let's have a little discussion in the comment section. Tell us your favorite thing to do (ride, do, or eat) at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon!  Thanks for reading, and until next time, keep it magical!

Related: A Quick Guide to the Water Park Fun & More Ticket

Related: What It's Like to Surf Disney's Typhoon Lagoon

Ashley is the author of Disney: Done Right Blog and a writer for Chip and Co. You can find her on Facebook and Twitter!

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Aug 6, 2013 at 4:23 p.m. Tory Western Says...

The #1 reason to go to Typhoon Lagoon is the wave pool. Did you know you can even schedule surf lessons there before the park opens? Wave pools are typically not an attraction that people get excited about, but once you see the huge wave pool here, you will understand what the big deal is.

Aug 6, 2013 at 11:40 p.m. Ashley Says...

Hi Tory! I've really been wanting to check out the surf lessons! Thanks for sharing in the fun by commenting! :) Ashley

Aug 6, 2013 at 4:04 p.m. S. Davis Says...


Aug 6, 2013 at 11:39 p.m. Ashley Says...

You're welcome! Thanks for reading and commenting!

Aug 6, 2013 at 4:03 p.m. Karin Says...

We went to Disney in June for a week and used the water park fun visits in our tickets and it did stretch our days. We bought 4 day park tickets (visited each park one day) and on the other days we did both water parks and 2 visits to Disney Quest. One week vacation and our tickets were $1200.00 for a family of four. It was $44.00 per person/ per day. Not a bad deal when you think how much an individual day of Disney tickets go for.

Aug 6, 2013 at 11:39 p.m. Ashley Says...

That's awesome Karin! I'm glad you got to stay and play a little longer and save some money! Thanks for reading and commenting! :)

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