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When you think of Walt Disney and the parks associated with the name, I bet you forget about Typhoon Lagoon, Disney’s own water park! Located in Lake Buena Vista, FL, at the Walt Disney World Resort, Typhoon Lagoon is open from 10 am to 5 or 6 pm depending on the day. This park is also open year round, including heated water in the wintertime, with an annual closing in the autumn or winter for maintenance. For these reasons it is best to check the hours and days before you make your trip. There is no parking fee for Typhoon Lagoon.


There are three themed areas inside Typhoon Lagoon. For a lazy river ride, take a spin on the Castaway Creek inside an inner tube, this attraction circles the park, passing by caves, waterfalls, a rainforest, and Mount Mayday.

Hideaway Bay

Hideaway Bay is a sandy beach area and is located behind the dressing rooms, it features two attractions;

  • Crush ‘n’ Gusher
  • Sandy White Beach

Do not overlook Hideaway Bay, if you are looking for a water coaster head over to the Crush ‘n’ Gusher. For a relaxing beach experience, the Sandy White Beach is the place to be.

Mount Mayday

Mount Mayday is located behind the surf pool and features seven attractions;

  • Forgotten Grotto
  • Gang Plank Falls
  • Humunga Kowabunga
  • Keelhaul Falls
  • Mayday Falls
  • Overlook pass
  • Storm Slides

Mount Mayday is a man-made mountain and includes many of the park’s waterfalls and waterslides. For a cave walkthrough Mount Mayday, go on over to Forgotten Grotto. If you are looking for a family adventure, check out Gang Plank Falls, a four-person inner tube raft ride. Humunga Kowabunga is three enclosed slides that send you down five stories. Keelhaul Falls and Mayday Falls are both tube slide flumes, Keelhaul has a smoother ride while Mayday has a rough rapids type of feeling to it. Overlook pass is a waterfall walkway across Mount Mayday.  For three body slides, named; Jib Jammer, Rudder Buster, and Stern Burner, hit up the Storm Slides.

Typhoon Lagoon

Typhoon Lagoon is the largest section of the park and features five attractions;

  • Bay Slides
  • Blustery Bay
  • Learn to Surf
  • Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool
  • Whitecap Cove

The main attraction is the Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool, a wave pool with 6 foot high waves. Toddlers need attractions too, and that is where the Bay Slides come in to play, send your little one down a beginner slide. Blustery Bay and Whitecap Cove are two zero-depth entry tidal pools. Blustery Bay is located near the clock tower and Whitecap Cove is located near Surf Doggies. Learn to Surf can be done for an additional cost for those who want a two and a half hour surfing lesson.

Restaurants and picnic areas

  • Happy Landings Ice Cream
  • Leaning Palms
  • Let’s Go Slurpin’
  • Lowtide Lou’s
  • Snack Shack
  • Typhoon Tilly’s

All the food service at Typhoon Lagoon is quick walk-up service. There are two picnic areas inside Typhoon Lagoon, the Getaway Glenn is located behind Happy Landings Ice Cream and the Hideaway Bay is located near the dressing rooms. You are allowed to bring snacks and food into Typhoon Lagoon, the main restrictions are no glass bottles and no alcohol.