Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
Slip back in time to the Surfer Beach days and this is the theme used at the Disney Typhoon Lagoon water park. If you are looking for one of the most unique and lush Water Parks in the Country, Typhoon Lagoon is the one you want to visit. Florida residents can take advantage of continued access by getting a year-round pass and also get a discount just for living in the Sunshine State. Typhoon Lagoon water park is a great addition to any Family Vacation.
What can you expect at Typhoon Lagoon?
Start by walking through the ticket booths that look like beach huts with thatch roofs. One booth even looks like the wheelhouse of am old tugboat with the old curved smokestacks towering above. Disney has created a tropical paradise with paths leading through the water park covered with magnificent trees and foliage. The shade is abundant and brings beauty through the entire location. Keeping with true Disney fashion, Typhoon Lagoon is very colorful and laid out in a way that is very appealing to adults and kids alike.
A big surprise at the Wave Pool
In the distance, crashing waves can be heard from the tremendous Wave Pool at Disney Typhoon Lagoon. The Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool acts as the central hub to the water park and is a great place to set up for the day. The Typhoon Lagoon Wave Pool creates continuous fun for all of those who enter but is also designed very differently from any other wave pools you might have seen before.
Most Wave Pools have concrete walls that create the lining and a large tank that creates the instant dumping of water that creates the wave in the pool. Although the mechanism to create the wave works the same, the appearance is very different. It is designed to make you feel as if you are in a Tropical Lagoon with rock walls and waterfalls flowing down the banks. This alone makes for an experience that you do not get at any of the other water parks.
- 2,750 Thousand Gallons in Size (2.75 Million)
- 2 Types of Waves: Bobbing Waves and large 6 Foot Waves every 90 seconds after the horn blows.
- Beautiful Surroundings with Timber and Rock Retaining Walls
For complete information check out our Wave Pool at Typhoon Lagoon page.
So many Water Slides
Make your way around to the different Water Slides at Typhoon Lagoon for an incredible experience. A total of 16 major water slides to fit all of the different ages, heights, and extreme thrill levels are ready for you to give them a try. Whether you are interested in the most thrilling speed slide that drops over 5 stories and hits speeds of about 30 mph or a more gentle to the bottom in a tube, the perfect water slide can be found at Typhoon Lagoon. Don’t forget to take a ride on one of the exhilarating water coasters at the Crush ‘n’ Gusher area of the park.
12 Large Water Slides and 4 Kiddie Slides Throughout the Water Park
- 3 Speed Slides
- 2 Single Rider Inner Tube Slides
- 3 Soft Foam Slides
- 1 Large Water Slide with 4 Person Tube
- 3 Water Coaster Slides
- 2 Smaller but Fun Bay Slides that dump into the Wave Pool Lagoon
- 2 Kiddie Size Slides at the Ketchakiddee Creek Kiddie Park
For complete information check out our Water Slides at Typhoon Lagoon page.
What happened to Shark’s Reef?
Have you ever wanted to go snorkeling but you were a little nervous to get out in the big ocean and try it for the first time? Well, up until 2016, Disney Typhoon Lagoon used to offer this as one of their signature opportunities. Unfortunately, the Shark’s Reef at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon is no longer in operation. It was very special though and many people miss this adventure. Can you imagine, entering a place where you can swim in a more controlled environment with tropical fish and even sharks?. When you would enter Shark’s Reef, you would see the large capsized vessel sitting in the middle of the attraction. For those who did not want to get in the water with the fish, Stingrays, and Sharks, they could safely look on through the portholes below. If snorkeling was what you were looking for, you could put on your snorkel gear, and jump right in. There is always hope that Disney will revive this feature one day at Typhoon Lagoon. We will have to wait and see.
Learn how to surf at Typhoon Lagoon
How many times have you been to the beach and have seen people out in the water, riding their surfboard and having a blast? Have you ever thought, “I sure would like to try that but I wouldn’t even know where to start”? Well, now you have no excuse, head on over to the Surf Lessons section of Typhoon Lagoon water park. It costs a little more to go to “Surf School” but it will be well worth it. You will have an experience that you do not find many other places. Having the Surfing Wave Pool to yourself, along with a few others who want the same experience will be a moment to remember. You will have a professional instructor walk you through the steps of getting up for the first time on a surfboard. Sounds fun right?
- Additional Fees Apply
- Surfs Up before the Park opens to the Public
- Professional Instructor
- Small Groups of 10 to 20 people
For complete information check out our Surf Lessons at Typhoon Lagoon page.
Castaway Creek Lazy River
A water park would not be fun without a Lazy River and that is precisely what you get when you enter Castaway Creek Lazy River. You have probably been to a lazy river before but this one might be a little different from what you are used to. Castaway Creek Lazy River is about 2,000 feet long, which is over 0.3 miles in length. Grab a tube and jump in with some friends and family to enjoy the park at a slower pace. No matter what your speed, most everyone enjoys the simple floating and tranquility that only a Lazy River can provide.
Lazy River Information:
- 2,100 Feet in Length
- Circles the Entire Park
- About 25 Minute Round Trip
For complete information check out our Lazy River at Typhoon Lagoon page.
Ketchakiddee Creek – Kids Splash area water park
Kids will certainly have a blast at the Ketchakiddee Creek section of Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. So much for the smaller ones to do with water slides built just for them. The water play area has water fountain and sprinklers to keep them happy and safe while you enjoy your day watching them play.
Ketchakiddee Creek – Kids Play Area
- Designed for the Younger Crowd
- Water Fountains, Interactive tugboat, mini-rapids and smaller Water Slides
For complete information check out our Kiddie Play Area Typhoon Lagoon page.
You Should Know
- Park Size:
About 60 Acres
Just off of Interstate 4, Across from Downtown Disney on Buena Vista Drive. Please see our Typhoon Lagoon Map page for additional information.
- Disney Typhoon Lagoon Park Hours
Opens at 9:00am and closes at 6:00pm (Times Change Throughout the Season so be sure to check with the Park)
- Typhoon Lagoon Park Rules
- Children Under 10 Must be Accompanied By an Adult
- No Food or Drink in the Pool or on the Pool Decks
- Glass Containers and Alcoholic Beverages are not Permitted
- Height Requirements May Apply at Certain Attractions
- Clothing with Rivets, Buckles, or Exposed metal is not Permitted on Attractions
- For Safety, Diaper Age Children must Wear Swim Diapers
- Shower Before Entering Pools
- Do not Swallow Pool Water
- Smoking is not Permitted Except at Designated Locations (Shown on Guide Map)
- Places to eat at Typhoon Lagoon
There are a number of locations to eat at this amazing Water Park. There are no locations that have full service where a wait person takes your order but there are plenty of Casual Quick Service locations as well as many Snack Bars throughout the park.
- Leaning Palms – Quick Service Restaurant
Offering a Quick Bite with American Beach style flare. Enjoy Burgers, Nuggets, Pizza, Sandwiches and much more while picking up your favorite beer.
- Lowtide Lou’s – Quick Service Restaurant
Get your fill of American food with Caesar Salads, Chicken Wraps, Sandwiches, Burgers and also pickup something sweet from within like a root beer float or your favorite type of Ice Cream.
- Typhoon Tilly’s – Quick Service Restaurant
Grab Lunch at Tilly’s with items like Barbeque Pork sandwich, Chili Dogs or a Fish Basket. There are various drinks as well as Draft Beer at this location in the park.
- Happy Landing Ice Cream
It is what it sounds like. If you are hankering for some great ice cream, Happy Landings is where you want to go. Serving the famous Garbage Pail Sundae that will take a whole family to devour down to regular cones and other frozen treats. Satisfy your need for sweets at this great parlor.
- Let’s Go Slurpin’
For the Adults, if you are looking for the best in frozen drink delight or just want a nice refresher on the rocks, head on over to the Let’s Go Slurpin Shop for something tasty.
- Snack Shack
Get a great Tuna or Turkey Sandwich at the Snack Shack. You can also enjoy a cup of healthy fruit to give you some additional energy throughout the day to ride the waves.
- Picnic Areas
There are a couple of picnic areas designated inside the park. Coolers are allowed but you can not bring glass items or Alcohol into the park area.
- Getaway Glen is located closer to the front of the park behind “Happy Landings”
- Hideaway Bay is located on the right hand side of the park near the Crush ‘n’ Gusher
0.6 Miles from Downtown Disney
6.7 Miles from SeaWorld
6.2 Miles from Magic Kingdom Theme Park
View additional locations on our Map Page
Typhoon Lagoon Parking Fees
Typhoon Lagoon Transporation
- Park your Vehicle in the Parking Lot off of Buena Vista Drive
- Parking is Free at the Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
Disney Transportation available at most of the Hotels and Resorts in the Walt Disney World Resort locations
Typhoon Lagoon Cabanas
- Dressing Rooms
- Locker Rental
- Towel Rental
- Life Jacket Rental
A Few Premium Cabanas are available but you will probably want to call the park and reserve them in advance. Reservations can be made by calling 407-WDW-PLAY. What you get with your Cabana”
- Roped Off Area accessible by Wristband
- 6 Person Maximum
- Towels Provided for each person in the Group
- Complimentary Water Park Refillable Mug for each Guest
- Ice Chest with Bottled Water
- Private Locker
- Attendant to get food and refill drinks (You are responsible for paying for any food that you order – this is not included with the Cabana Rental)
Premium Beach Chair Deal is available at the “High and Dry Towel Hut”
Typoon Lagoon Pets
- 2 Lounge Chairs
- 2 Beach Chairs
- Small Table
- Private Location
Service Pets are allowed at this location
Pets are NOT allowed at this location
If you will not be renting one of the Beach Chair or Cabana options, you might want to get to the park a little bit early. This will give you a better chance of getting your lounge chairs in a good location before they are all gone. Bring plenty of Sunscreen to protect your skin throughout the day. Being around water intensifies the rays and you will want to make sure you are well protected from any harmful rays as you play with your family around the park.
Smoking is not allowed inside the Typhoon lagoon park except in designated areas.
All Pricing is subject to change.
Please note the information and fees provided can change without notice, however, was accurate when published. To confirm all details you will need to check directly with the Water Park before completing your vacation planning.