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Disney's Typhoon Lagoon

When you are in the Florida Sun you will quickly realize that the Sunshine State is… well hot. So after a day at one of the theme parks you are going to want a place to cool off. Well with Disney’s water parks you can do just that! This awesome theme park was recently hit by a massive typhoon. Now the retreating waters have created some of the most entertaining waterslides and toboggan courses, just waiting for you to try out! With a massive wave pool and even a tank where you can dive with sharks this park has everything you need to escape the Florida heat!

This 56-acre water park would most likely be the choice of FISH if they could choose an amusement park, as Typhoon Lagoon features some of the wettest and wildest attractions at Walt Disney World. Before Blizzard Beach opened, Typhoon Lagoon was the largest water park on property. It is still immensely popular, with its twisting tides, roaring rapids, wonderful waterways and relaxing rivers. Typhoon Lagoon also features a special area where guests can snorkel among live sharks and other tropical fish. Excluding the snorkeling area, all water is heated to a toasty 75-80 degrees year-round.

Castaway Creek - This 2100-foot continuous river raft ride lets guests aboard inner tubes meander through rain forests, caves, open grottos, waterfalls and a waterworks area. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Gangplank Falls - Huge inner tubes holding four guests careen down rapids and through special water effects and rock formations on this 300-foot family raft ride.

Humunga Kowabunga - Travel at speeds up to 30 mph as you are whisked down one of the triple enclosed slides and through caves on this 214-foot ride. Must be 48 inches to ride.

Keel Haul Falls
- Hop aboard your inner tube and slide down one of the "soft foam" slides, passing through caves, waterfalls and special effects along the way.

Ketchakiddee Creek - This children's play area features ten different activity areas with slides, floating boats, music and ball fountains, waterfalls and squirting animals. Designed just for children under 48 inches tall.

Mayday Falls - Similar to Keel Haul Falls, travel down the "soft foam" slides and enjoy the scenery along the way.

Shark Reef - This coral-reef environment features an observation area, both above and under the water. This is your chance to snorkel with live sharks and other tropical fish. Equipment is available at no fee at Hammer Head Fred's Dive Shop. Guests may also use their own snorkeling equipment (tempered glass mask only, NO fins allowed). Life jackets are available at High & Dry Towel Rental (must leave driver's license for deposit).

Storm Slides
- This series of body slides propels guests through caves, waterfalls, geysers and features a 36-foot drop into bubbling pools.

Wave Pools
- Surfs up at this body-surfing wave pool with waves up to six feet tall. A continuous two-hour cycle begins when the park opens (subject to change) and features 90 minutes of surf waves, five minutes of calm, ten minutes of bobbing waves, five minutes of calm, ten minutes of bobbing waves and finally ten minutes of calm.