UPDATE 3/19: Due to the chilly weather in Orlando on March 19 and 20, Disney has postponed the opening of Typhoon Lagoon until March 21, 2023.
It’s time once again for the swapping out of water parks at Walt Disney World as Typhoon Lagoon reopens for the season, and Blizzard Beach closes for rehab.
Typhoon Lagoon Reopens
On Tuesday, March 21, Typhoon Lagoon will open for the 2023 spring and summer seasons.
Guests can also look forward to the return of one of the water park’s signature attractions: The Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool.
The largest outdoor wave pool in North America, the attraction uses state-of-the-art technology to create controlled waves up to six-feet high. Guests have two surfing options – “open surf’’ for small groups that involve 10 waves or “private surf’’ for groups of up to 25 people.
Other popular attractions that offer everything from exhilarating slides to “water-ful’’ play spaces include:
- Miss Adventure Falls, the fast-paced family raft attraction created, as the story goes, when Captain Mary Oceaneer, sea-faring treasure hunter, got her haul caught in a rogue typhoon, which scattered her treasure across this tropical paradise years ago.
- Crush ‘N’ Gusher, a thrilling “water coaster” that features three 400-foot-long tube slides named for the various fruits they once transported.
- Castaway Creek, a scenic lazy river that encircles the entire water park, offering gentle passage past shady grottoes, gushing waterfalls, overhead rope bridges and lush rainforest landscapes.
- Humunga Kowabunga, offering a choice of three adrenaline-filled body slides set against the steep inclines of Mount Mayday.
Known for its immersive storytelling, unique water attractions, and a variety of family fun offerings, the water park was themed after the fabled tale of a rogue storm and its ensuing tidal wave that wreaked havoc on what once was a pristine waterside paradise.
Full of topsy-turvy architecture, storm-strewn nautical gear and a stranded ship impaled upon the summit of Mount Mayday, each intentional detail brings the maritime legend to life.
Food and Beverage Options
When you play hard at Typhoon Lagoon, it’s easy to work up a hunger and thirst, and this year there will be several new items.
A few gnarly new additions will be fruity new DOLE Whip flavors like watermelon, mango, pineapple, strawberry and raspberry available at Snack Shack; a Pineapple Upside Down Cone at Happy Landings; and a Barbeque Chicken and Grilled Pineapple Flatbread at Leaning Palms.
Plenty of traditional favorites will be available, too, such as the Moana and Hei Hei Ice Cream Cone, and the iconic Sand Pail Sundae, as well as savory snacks like Hand Battered Fish Tacos and Fish and Chips.
Adults 21+ can pair their delightful bites with tropical beverage items. Among the new drink offerings are the Kungaloosh Kooler, the Crush ‘N’ Gushed Red and White Sangrias, and the Mayday Mojito Flight.
H20 Glow Nights
The popular “H2O Glow After Hours” returns to Typhoon Lagoon this summer.
It takes place select nights starting May 20, 2023 and ending September 2, 2023, and allows Guests to enjoy the water park for three hours after it closes to day guests, giving them easier access to their favorite attractions from 8pm to 11pm.
Tickets are $75 per adult, with discounts for WDW annual passholders, and DVC members. More details can be found at the link above.
Blizzard Beach Closes
With Typhoon Lagoon reopening, it’s time for Blizzard Beach water park to close.
Saturday, March 18, 2023, will be the last day to play at the park before it closes for the season. It should reopen sometime in October or November 2023 for the late fall/winter season.