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!
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!
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 ...
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!
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!