One of the first major water fun areas you will see after you enter the park is the Typhoon Lagoon Wave Pool. Set as a main focal point, this is no ordinary swimming pool, no, this amazing pool is turned into an area that will attract the young and old alike. You might have been to other Water Parks that have a wave pool but most of them are nothing more than a really big watering hole that is capable of making fun waves. One of the main differences at the Disney Typhoon Lagoon Wave Pool is the way that the attraction is presented. You will not see walls of concrete surrounding this monstrosity but you will see a design of wooden plank walls as well as a rock formation built as a fantastic backdrop housing the large reservoir of water that creates the extraordinary waves.
Is it like the Ocean?
Well, not really, but sort of. You will get to be in a clean swimming pool setting with up to 6 foot waves that will start at the back of the pool and move forward gaining momentum and size while splashing down on everyone in the pool area. You will not have to worry about having a calm day at the beach because the waves here never stop, sure they will give you a breather but they don’t ever stop coming. To make sure that you know when the big waves will be created, a Chalkboard with times is posted nearby as a way to keep track of the water fun schedule. Since there are shallow areas at the lagoon that have breakers to keep the major wave action to a minimum, this is also a great place to bring the little ones to play in the shallow water while you sit back in one of the nice lounge chairs on a sandy beach. The kids will also enjoy 2 small water slides that empty into the bay and are designed with a small slope to have fun but not allow for picking up too much speed along the way.
Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool
When this wave pool was created back in the late 80’s, a lot of thought went into the project because this design was created to offer more than just splashing in a few waves. The developers set their sights on making this pool special by producing waves that were as close to the real thing as possible. There was a reason for this, to be able to actually surf on waves inside of a Water Park. That’s right, you can actually surf these waves. Well, you can’t just take your surfboard out in the rough waters and go at it, there are way too many people in this pool during operating hours. That is why you can sign up for Surf School at Typhoon Lagoon and take instruction from a professional surfer prior to the opening of the park. Where else can you go to have a nearly private surf lesson on man made waves?
Wave Pool / Surf Pool at The Typhoon Lagoon Water Park in Orlando
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon
1145 Buena Vista Drive
Orlando, FL 32830
US and Canada: 407-939-5277
You Should Know
- Attraction Information
Typhoon Lagoon Wave Pool Information
One of the First of its Kind
Largest Wave Pool in North America (At the time it was built, it was the Largest Wave Pool in the World)
500 Feet Wide and about 450 Feet Long
Waves alternate between 6 foot and Bobbing waves
Chalkboard shows daily schedule for different types of waves
Zero Depth Entry points
2 Bay Water Slides
Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool Information
Additional Cost of $150.00 (At the time of this posting)
Surf for about 2.5 hours before the park opens to the public
Professional Surf Instructor
Up to 12 People can sign up
Pool is not used for anything other than Surfing during this time
Whether you are coming to the park during normal hours to splash around in the Lagoon Pool while waves come crashing down on you or you are here to surf early in the morning with a professional instructor, this amazing wave pool is one that has all of the other beat. This is an experience that everyone should have while they are in Orlando.