The Complete Guide to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park was the first of the two current water theme parks the Walt Disney World Resort, originally opening in June 1989. The park is know for its massive wave pool whish is one of the world’s largest outdoor wave pools.
As of March 2023, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon features 12 amazing water attractions, 13 food & beverage locations, a merchandise shop and locker rooms. The park typically opens at 10:00 AM and closes around 5:00 PM or 6:00 PM, remaining open later during peak summer months.
A single-day admission ticket with no blockout dates costs $69.00 per adult ages 10 and $63.00 per child ages three to nine years old. Tickets with blackout dates are priced at $64.00 per adult and $58.00 per child; blackout dates for 2023 run from May 27th to October 1st.
Highlighted by the “Miss Tilly” shrimp boat on top of Mount Mayday, the story behind Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon is that a “typhoon” ravaged central Florida leaving behind an array of ships, surfboard and fishing equipment throughout the park. Mount Mayday is also a geyser that erupts every half hour during the day.
As of March 2023, there are 12 water themed attractions at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon that range from those orientated towards children to several “thrill” rides.
Typhoon Lagoon Wave Pool
What’s a water park without a wave pool! The centrally located Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool is the largest wave pool in North America and produces swells of up to six-feet in height. These rides are perfect for bodysurfing and frolicking in the water.
Surrounding the pool is ample seating with lounge chairs spread out along a white sandy beach.
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon also offers a private surfing session for experienced riders. During this session guests will enjoy a three-hour session that includes 100 waves (broken into sets of 25) along with experienced instructions to provide as much assistance as possible. Starting at 6: 45 AM in the morning or 5:30 in the evening, this experience is limited to a maximum of 40 guests, including spectators. Park admission is not required and more information can be obtained by clicking here.
Currently not available is Disney’s “Learn to Surf Like a Pro” surf class. These two and one-half hour surfing classes are perfect for first timers or beginning riders. Classes are limited to 12 students ages eight & older and surfing equipment is provided.
Crush ‘n’ Gusher
One of the most exciting attractions at the park is Crush ‘n’ Gusher which is a 400-foot long water coaster that takes riders on a wild ride with twists and turns and is propelled uphill by powerful water jets. The attraction ends by putting riders in Hideaway Bay.
Crush ‘n’ Gusher is limited to guests 48 inches in height or taller.
The fastest and steepest water slide at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon is Humunga Kowabunga. On this five-story body slide, riders plummet down Mount Mayday in the dark at a 60-degree drop before splashing into the bottom.
Humunga Kowabunga is limited to guests 48 inches in height or taller.
Castaway Creek is the parks lazy river. Guests will enjoy floating down the calm river as it circles the entire park.
Other amazing attractions at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon include:
- Ketchakiddee Creek
- Keelhaul Falls
- Mayday Falls
- Gangplank Falls
- Storm Slides
- Bay Slides
- Mountain Trail
- Miss Adventure Falls
Food & Beverage Options
From hot sandwiches to salads as well as ice cream, beer and cocktails, there are plenty of food & beverage options at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon.
- Learning Palms
- Happy Landings
- Lowtide Lou’s
- Hammer Head Fred’s Dive Bar
- Typhoon Tilly’s
- Snack Shack
- Let’s Go Slurpin’
- Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company
- Surf Doggies
- High ‘B Dry
- Artic Dots Ice Cream
- Mini Donuts by Joffrey’s Coffee
- Tropical Amity Outpost
From sundries to beachwear as well as sunglasses and towel / umbrella rentals, guests will find everything they need for a day of fun in the sun at Singapore Sal’s.
Special Events at Typhoon Lagoon
Guests will enjoy a special, separately ticketed three-hour nighttime event called Disney H2O Glow After Hours at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon.
Guests will enjoy not only access to the parks existing attractions, but special entertainment (with Disney Characters) as well as snacks & beverages throughout the evening. This special event is held on select nights from May 20th to September 2, 2023 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM.
2023 dates include:
- May 20th and 27th
- June 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th
- July 1st, 3rd, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th and 31st
- August 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th
- September 2nd
The cost for this event is $75.00 per adult ages 10 and up and $70.00 per child ages three to nine. Annual Passholder and eligible Disney Vacation Club members get a discount of $16.00 off the regular price.